CURRICULUM VITAE

Mikko Kanninen

(selected list) saturday 21.7.2012

Education:

- Upper secondary school graduate 1991

- Education 15 study weeks, Helsinki University 1993

- Lahti Folk High School dramatic arts programme 1993-1994

- Master of Arts (Theatre and Drama). Tampere University Department of acting (NÄTY) 1995-1999

- Doctoral study programme of performing arts in Finland (VEST)-researcher school, 2005-2009

- Doctor of Arts (Theatre and Drama). Tampere University The School of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT). (NÄTY) 2012

 

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

- "Theatre as a project of a body" Practice led research about the potentials of a modern theatre work. NÄTY 2005-2011

- "Theatre as a medium." Research project that studies different recording possibilities of theatre performances, their digital life cycle, new forms of the theatre in the impact environment of developing technology and the potential of such recordings to develop into new works of art, theatre videos or theatre medium . Centre for Practice as Research in Theatre 2007-2010

- Speech-synthesis in Radiotheatre. TAUCHI (Tampere University), Radio Theatre(YLE), Aalto-University and Lucifer Sam Audiovisual 2011

- Journalistic Dokumentary Theatre (JODOTE). Artistic researcher, projetc teatcher and performance director. Univercity Of Tampere, CMT. Financing: Koneen säätiö. 2013-1015

 

 

As an actor:

-Aristofanes: Lysistrate (Lahti Folk High School dramatic arts programme, director Marietta Tevajärvi 1993)

-Jim Cartwright: Road (Lahti Folk High School dramatic arts programme, director Jouni Leikkonen 1994)

-Ari Eilola: Lankeemus (Kellariteatteri, director Ari Eilola 1994)

-Marianna Järvinen: Krasnojarsk 26 (Kellariteatteri, director M.Järvinen 1994)

-Sirkku Peltola & Heikki Salo: Beatlehem (NÄTY, director Sirkku Peltola 1996)

-Tankred Dorst: Merlin (Turku City Theatre, director Katariina Lahti 1997)

-Kaj Chydeniuksen lauluja and Sikojen rakkaus (composition and director Kaj Chydenius / NÄTY 1997)

-Hannu Salama: Juhannustanssit /Baile de San Juan (NÄTY/Cordoba, Spain director, Y-J Renvall 1998)

-Henrik Ibsen: Hedda Gabler (NÄTY, director Hanno Eskola 1998)

-Kaj Chydenius: Nummisuutarit -opera (NÄTY/Turku City Theatre, director Yrjö Juhani Renvall 1999)

-Samuel Beckett: Krapp’s Last Tape (director Tero Heinämäki. Circus Maximus Tampere Teatterikulma 1999, Von Kraali teater Tallinn 1999, Lume media centre studio stage Helsinki 2000, Divadlo Archa Praque 2000, Lambuska Festival Petroskoi 2002)

-William Shakespeare: The taming of the shrew. (Turku City Theatre, director Katariina Lahti 1999)

-Heiner Muller: Hamletmachine (Circus Maximus/ZODIAK, Puoli-Q, director J-P Kiljunen 2000)

-Arlander: Maailman ääri - missä kivi puhuu. (Harakka/Radio theatre, director Annette Arlander 2000)

-Samuel Beckett: Cascando, 5X Beckett (NÄTY/Circus Maximus/Helsinki City Theatre 2001, director Annette Arlander)

-Nicholas Wright: Vincent in Brixton (The Tampere Theatre, director Mikko Viherjuuri 2003)

-Jukka Heinänen: Maailman paras - eli virtuaali ja kyborgit kehittyneessä kapitalismissa (Circus Maximus, KIASMA -theatre 2007)

- Anthony Minghella: Made in Bangkok (Tampereen Teatteri dir. Johanna Freundlich 2012)

 

TV, radio and film:

-Elämän suola (guest) director Jarmo Lampela 1997 TV2

-Teppo Räisänen: Etsivä (Film. YLE-tv 2, director Kristiina Repo 1998)

-Aleksi Bardy: Maalaispoika (Film. YLE-tv 2, director Jukka Mäkinen 1998)

-Arvokkaasti! director Kristiina Repo 1999 TV2

-Kultakuume.com director Saara Saarela 2000 Moskito/Nelonen

-Arlander: Maailman ääri -missä kivi puhuu.(Radio theatre, director Annette Arlander 2000)

-Conrad/Viljanen/Seppälä: Hulluuden sydän. Audio theatre 48 min. (Circus Maximus/Radio theatre 2001, director Mikko Kanninen)

-Kotikatu (guest) director Misa Nirhamo 2001 YLE 1

-Paholaisen tytär director Minna Virtanen 2001 Jarowski Drama/MTV 3

-Seremoniamestari: Pysähtyy & kysyy. Actor in a music video. Spinefarm 2001

-Mental Sport director Tero Kinnunen/Esa Leskinen (Film. 2002 YLE 1)

-George Orwell/Mikko Viljanen: Eläköön tuonenkielo !. Audio theatre 42 min.(Radio theatre/Circus Maximus 2002 director Mikko Kanninen)

 

 

As a director:

-Nigel Williams: Class enemy (Kellariteatteri 1995)

-Georg Buchner: Danton’s death (Tampere Student Theatre 1996)

-Juhani Peltonen: The Lion of Finland (Suomen Leijona )(Circus Maximus 1997)

-Peter Handke: They will die away (TTT-theatre Tampere Kosti Elo-stage/NÄTY 2000)

-Samuel Beckett: Not I 5X Beckett (Circus Maximus/Helsinki City Theatre 2001)

-Samuel Beckett: What where 5X Beckett (Circus Maximus/Helsinki City Theatre 2001)

-Sarah Kane: Cleansed (Circus Maximus/Kokoteatteri 2001)

-Kari Hotakainen: Hukassa on hyvä paikka (Seinäjoki City Theatre 2002)

-A&B Strugatski/Viljanen: Stalker (Helsinki City Theatre/ TTT-theatre Tampere / Circus Maximus 2003)

-Jean Genet: The Screens (NÄTY 2004)

-Witold Gombrowicz: Ivona, Princess of Burgundia (NÄTY 2005)

- Erland Josephson: En natt i den svenska sommaren (Theatre Telakka , Espoo City Theatre 2006)

- Sami Keski-Vähälä: Suuri sinivalkoinen juoksija (TTT-theatre Tampere 2007)

-Jukka Heinänen: Maailman paras - eli virtuaali ja kyborgit kehittyneessä kapitalismissa (Circus Maximus, KIASMA -theatre 2007)

- Martin McDonagh:The Pillowman (TTT-theatre Tampere 2009)

-Maria Kyllönen & workgroup: Fragmentierungskunstwerk (Circus Maximus, Betania-hall 2009)

-Esa Leskinen & Sami Keski-Vähälä: The Overcoat (Päällystakki)(Tampere Theatre 2010)

-Esa Leskinen & Sami Keski-Vähälä: Under the European Sky (Euroopan taivaan alla)(Tampere Theatre 2011)

-Hannu Salama/workgroup: NÄKIJÄ/TEKIJÄ (NÄTY 2012)

 

TV, radio and film:

-Viljanen & team: Monitoimikeskus Babylon (tv-pilot/Metronome Television 2001)

-Conrad/Viljanen/Seppälä: Hulluuden sydän (Circus Maximus/Radio theatre 2001)

-George Orwell/Mikko Viljanen: Eläköön tuonenkielo! (Radio theatre/Circus Maximus 2002)

- Ari Numminen: Saari vailla rantoja. Theatre-media DVD. (NÄTY/Centre for Practice as Research 2008)

- Leea & Klaus Klemola: Kohti Kylmempää. TV-version. (Centre for Practice as Research 2008/YLE TEEMA 2009)

- Matkalla Kohti Kylmempää. Tv-documentary. (Centre for Practice as Research 2008/YLE TEEMA) 

- Marja Kyllönen: Äänetös osakas. Audio-theatre 47 min. (YLE Radioteatteri 2010)(PRIX ITALIA -nominee 2011)

- Sami Keski-Vähälä: Last Days of Pompeii. Film 23 min. Blue Ray/Digi BETA. Lucifer Sam Audiovisual productions 2010. (AVEK/YLE)(Honorable Mention Winner in NORDIC GLORY -festival 2012)

- Mikko Kanninen ja Ville Lähde: PISPALA2011. Audio-theatre 35 min. (YLE Radioteatteri 2011)

 

 

Writings:

- Pink Twins Catalogue, a 2 DVD + book. Article on"Pink Twins as an Architectural Dimension in the World"

- Niin&Näin 1/2008. "Uusia näkökulmia teatterintekijöille", book review on Denis Quenoun`s book "Philosophy of the stage"

- Arctic Hysteria: the finnish art review, No 9 june 08, P.S.1 MoMA, New York. Article: "Kinematic Sculpting of Space"

- Helsinki Kunsthalle "Arctic Hysteria" Article: "Pink Twins arkkitehtuurisena ulottuvuutena maailmassa". 8/2009

- "At the intersection Between Art and Research - Practice-Based Research in the Performing Arts". My article: "Possibility of `political theatre`in modern capitalism - Practice-led research inspired by aesthetics of Herbert Marcuse". NSU Press 2010

- Niin&Näin 1/2011. Article. "Teatterin digitaaliset mahdollisuudet". Digital possibilities in modern theatre.

- Centre of Practice as Research "About the future of Theatre. " 1/2012

- Niin&Näin 1/2012. Interview. "Uuden työn näyttämöllä".

- Aamulehti 3.8.2014. Viewpoint. "Taidepolitiikka on hakoteillä"

 

 

Presentations and participations to seminars:

- Shakespeare`s Stage: Royal Shakespeare Company Workshop. Copenhagen 1996

- "Against the screen" – seminar on 18th September 2004 (Tampere University, Pinni B 3116 and Teatterimonttu). Presentation of own research: presentation of artistic work (Jean Genet : The screens, director), outlining the theoretical frame of the research and discussion on these subjects with the audience and seminar guests.

- " 1.Authorship 2.Emotions 3.Bodily form and performing arts". 7th March 2005 (Tampere University, Department of Music Anthropology E021). Presentation on: "Phenomenological questions of the bodily form in practical theatre work"

-"Iwona" -seminar on 7th November 2005 (Tampere University, E3 and Teatterimonttu). "Director studies" e.g. presentation of own research and introduction on ”artistic research”.

-NO Theatre Transversal, Crossing Bordes between Genres, Cultures and Identities. 2-4.3.2006 University Of Trier, Germany.

 - Beckett: Drama ja prose, lectures in University Of Tampere. 6.3.2006. Presentation on:" Prisons and freedoms in acting on Beckett drama."

- Spring seminar of finnish theatre research, University of Tampere 20.4.2006. Performing, research and responsibilities for society. Presentation on: "Phenomenological tradition as a material for practise-based research in theatre".

- RE:SEARCHING. A Nordic syomposium on practice-based research in the performing arts. 20-25.4. 2006. Malmö, Sweden.

- NSU-winter seminar for practice based research in performing arts, Copenhagen, Denmark 22-25.2.2007.

- Tampere City Library 2.4.2007. Presentation on "Aesthetic Dimensions - thougts about modern political theatre while reading Herbert Marcuse."

- NSU-winter seminar for practice based research in performing arts, Gothenburg, Sweden 31.1-3.2.2008. Presentation on "Writings of modern philosophy as an concrete material for embodiment process of an actor."

- "Mikä ihmeen media?" (What an earth is media?) -seminar in Tampere University School of Communication, Media and Theatre 29.4.2011. Lecture on "Theatre as a medium/in a media"

- "To watch a Theatre Performance...". 25.3.2014. University Of Tampere.

- "Live Theatre Broadcast Symposium", University Of York, Great Britain. 25.6.2015. Lecture on "What kind of an Art Form could this new "Digital Theatre" be?"


Grants, posts etc.

- Managing Director of Näyttelijäopiskelijat R.Y 1997-1999

-Cucumber Farmer -band, -arts collective 1993-

-Circus Maximus -theatre (founder member / managing director, director, actor, producer in several productions) 1997-2002, president of the board 2004- 2007

-Finnish Culture Fund 90,000 FIM for preparing Cleansed -play, 2001

-One year Finnish Artist Stipendium 2004. Finnish dramatic arts committee.

-Lucifer Sam Audiovisual productions OY, president of the board 2004-

-Assistant of acting (substitute). Tampere University, Department of acting. 2005

-Researcher. Tampere University, Department of acting. 2006-2010.

- Member of The Union of Finnish Theatre Directors.

-Finnish Culture Fund 15 000 €, for THEATRE AS A MEDIA -project, 2008

- Tampere Theatre festival, artistic director 2011-2015

- Theatre info Finland, TINFO. Board member 2014-

- University of Tampere. School of Commmunication, Media and Theatre. Member of board. 2015-

 




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