Self Portrait
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  • Concept, Choreography and Dance: Pirjo Yli-Maunula
  • Light design: Jukka Huitila
  • Costume design: Pasi Räbinä
  • Dress makers: Janelle Heikkilä, Marika Heikkinen
  • Sound design: Jussi Lappalainen
  • Video director: Tapani Launonen
  • Make up design: Virpi Väisänen
  • Photographer: Pekka Mäkinen
  • Production: JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre, Pirjo Yli-Maunula
  • Premiere: in Nuku- centre, Oulu April 14, 2005
  • Duration: 35 min.

Self Portrait is an intimate artistic portrait of a dancer, performed in front of a small audience on an arena stage. The work asks questions on how identity is made up and how people change. The work comments the path of a dancer and the themes it brings up, but also constructs a portrait of a whole person. It could be compared with a painter´s self portrait. Yli-Maunula´s performance offers spectators glimpses of her own experience as a dancer; the body, senses and being a performance artist.

Performance history:
Premiere:
  • 14 April 2005 JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre / Nuku centre, Oulu
Other performances:
  • JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre / Nuku-Centre, Oulu,  16 – 23 April, 2005 (5)
  • Tanssivirtaa-festivaal, Tampere, 20 April, 2005 (1)
  • Festival Mundial danza solos y duetos- festivaal,Venezuela, Caracas, Sala José Félix Ribas, 20 October, 2005 (1)
  • Regional Dance Centre Kuopio, Työnkulma, 4 December, 2005 (1)
  • Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland, Manilla, Turku, 12-13 April, 2006 (2)
  • Barents Dance Festival, Norway, Hammerfest Kino, 29 March, 2007 (1)
  • Canada, University of Calgary, Joyce and Quenten Doolittle Fine Arts Studio 8-9 February,2008 (2)
  • Centre Cultural Jean Houdremont, La Courneuve, Paris, France 21 March, 2009 (1)