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The Rooms


The Rooms is a piece about shared common experience on privacy in our culture. It questions the concept of home and on going gentrification, when people are desperately searching for a space to inhabit, to be alone and to be together, that could be felt like home. 

Choreography and concept: Maria Rutanen

Performance: Rocio Marano and Maria Rutanen

Sound: Electronic Traffic

Nah Dran, Ada studio

Thanks to Gabi Beier/Ada Studio

Berlin 2015

Link trailer:
Review Ada studio writer:

photo: Alex Zampini

Happy Fears

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Two tables, two chairs, two light bulbs, two performers and two bars in the two different evenings. 


Choreography and performance:

Anna Neuber and Maria Rutanen

Sound: Electronic Traffic

48 Stunden Neukölln/48 hours Neukölln -festival

Berlin 2014


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photo: Rocio Marano

The Four Elements

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The Four Elements is a multidiscipline performance that unites live music, dance, poetry, paintings and visual art together. Tuli (Fire) is a solo piece, which is a part of the Four Elements score. The performance is made for a music composition by Luis Pato "The Four Elements". 

Concept: Teija Englund, Luis Pato and Meinert Steensen

Artistic direction: Teija Englund

Composition: Luis Pato

Piano: Teija Englund

Cello: Jan Wahlsten

Dance: Maria Rutanen

Paintings: Anna Leppä

Visuals: Meinert Steensen
Assistant: Katja Menzel-Lahtinen

Poetry: Maria Laiho

Supported by Credere Fund

Lahti, Finland 2012

Cold Café


Cold Cafe explores detailed staccato movements that are performed precisely in timing and unison. 

Duo work choreographed and performed by

Maria Rutanen and Lou Poirier

Sound: Ticklisch

E-WERK Freiburg

Supported by Bewegungs Art


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