Aura Antikainen is a Finnish freelance artist based in Kassel with a focus on movement and performance. Antikainen studied dance throughout her life. First in classical educations finding her way through there to contemporary and conceptual work. She finished successfully her professional contemporary dance studies in Kassel, Germany.
After graduating Antikainen has focused mainly on creations and developing her own research practice whilst working for other choreographers and artists as well. Her personal artistic development led her to the question of how the observation of a spectator, of any kind, of a performer, influences the performance as a whole. This research started in 2019 and has developed into the research of the kinetic narratives of unconscious body language.
Antikainen works as a performer, dancer, choreographer, and as outside support for other productions. She also guides and gives classes.
Her guiding frame into working is to create an equal, gentle, and dynamic atmosphere in order for the work to be fruitful. It is as well important for her to consider how the work can be sustainable both individually and environmentally.
Sibelius Upper Secondary School
SOZO - vim professional dance education
As dancer and performer
Aura Antikainen, Could you stay for tea?, Kulturhaus dock4, deck1 (DE)
Laura Heinecke & Co., Fall into place - oder was wa(h)r ist, Fabrik Potsdam + E-werk Freiburg (restaging)
Cie. still/motion, break. still. I I opening doors
Kulturhaus dock4, Kassel (DE)
Rosalie Kubny, I am where you are, Tubestage Kassel (DE)
Aura Antikainen & Rosalie Kubny
discussion with spaces, obelisk, Treppenstr. Kassel (site-specific) (DE)
Aura Antikainen, Autio, Makasiinimuseo, Padasjoki, (FIN)
Laura Heinecke & Company, SCHWINGUNGEN - Tanz trifft Wissenschaft
For Research Period June Fabrik Potsdam Residency
Bettina Helmrich, Lost in Translation research project, Sneaky Leaks Tanz*werk Kassel (DE)
Aura Antikainen & Iria Arenas, How long do I have to wait?, Hugenottenhaus & Galeria Kollektiva (DE)
Maya M. Carroll, ALL NATURE, graduation piece SOZO, Kassel (DE)
Jianan Qu, Before Content, Kasseler Kunstverein
Johannes Wieland, ares, Staatstheater, Kassel
Galeria Kollektiva - How long do I have to wait?
Einkommen Schaffen! KulturNetz Kassel
Kulturamt Kassel - Could you stay for tea?
As dramaturgical support
DIS-TANZEN SOLO - 4 month research
" i have missed you" (working title)
Iria Arenas - artistic research "Berta"
Velia Hahnemann & Bene Schub, Da sind wir dran
Kulturamt Kassel -
project funding Quite Like You
together with Iria Arenas
Workshops and dance classes
Profitraining: Kassel, Leipizig (2022)
Educational: SOZO - Visions in Motion