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Actor with Broad Horizons

Taisto Oksanen as born in 1964 in Finland and graduated from The Theatre Academy of Finland in 1993. Since then he has worked as a free-lance actor in theatre, TV and Film. Oksanen also teaches drama at the Theatre Academy of Finland and since 1992 has been involved in the EDERED-ecounters; drama workshops for children and youth.Oksanen also moves in the world of dance collaborating with choreographer Sanna Kekäläinen and preforming at the Neuer Tanz festival in Vienna 1998. Internationally, Oksanen is involved in the Baltic/Adriatic project SEAS, collaborating with artists from all disciplines.In Finland, Oksanen has, among others, worked with Q-Teatteri, The City Theatre of Helsinki, Koki Teatteri and The National Theatre of Finland.
Author: Annika Salomonsson

Works

Three Sorelle

Production / Performance,
2004
In Collaboration with Rikard Borggård/Teater Giljotin ( Sweden ) for the SEAS Project. Three Sorelle is an electronic music mini-opera based on the tragic folktale of three sisters living in Kotor.

Verso

Production / Performance,
2002
Contemporary / modern dance World premiere at Turbiini Hall, Cable Factory, Helsinki on 10.4.2002 In her work Verso, choreographer Sanna Kekäläinen is trying to understand and to give form to perishability and the transientness of circulation, which is present in every moment of our lives. Verso takes a serious business and looks for interpretations, possibilities and humour: how can one survive honourably and then vanish into thin air? The idea of vanishing and circulation becomes concrete in the musical structure of Verso, which pits Polish composer Henryk Góreckis work Miserere against Tricky´s urban trip hop sounds. .Verso consists of two parts: the first part is performed by a male dancer (Sampo Kivelä or Taisto Oksanen) and the second part is a solo by Sanna Kekäläinen.

Merits

One year scholarship from Arts Council Finland, 1999
First Prize at the Pieksamäki Theatre Marathon, 1997

Projects

This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

SEAS

Baltikum-Adriatico

(01 December 01 - 30 September 05)

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Kekalainen Dance Company

Edered- Encounters

theatre workshops for children and youth

Q-Teatteri´s home page

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