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Henna Matanuska portfolio

Hula Hoop artist. Stilt artist. Dancer. Performance art. Visual artist. Producer. Teacher.

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Henna Matanuska/ MataHoops 

Hula hoop artist since 2006. Performing private events, art festivals, music festivals, circus festivals all around the world.

Solo works

2012 Urban Abstraction- collaboration with Canadian choreography Rebecca Halls.

2014 Chemical Canaries

2015 I am a Mountain

2017 OVALO (demo )

These are all very my style of hooping. I don´t do traditional hula hooping, I combine more contemporary dance, story telling, quirky moves, art.

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Popova Stilts

Founder of stilt duo Popova Stilts. Performance art and walkabouts. 

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SIRKUS FAKTORI

SIRKUS FAKTORI

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SIRKUS FAKTORI

Founder of the New Circus Centre Sirkus Faktori. We organizing artist recidencies, events, open training space for everyone, workshops for professional artists.

Kollektive Triple

Founder and director of art collective, we made contemporary circus and performance art, 2016 KASVU-GROWTH premiere was at Hiedanranta, Tampere Finland

GROWTH - KASVU is story about personal growth, as an artist but also as a person, three women telling them story, using them own instruments, Hula hoop, Guitar, Electronic music and Balls.

This piece is 35min long and it´s include live music, circus tech, contemporary dance, parts of improvisation and choreography.

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Illusion Theatre Nibiru

Founder and performer. 2008-2009 we made blacklight theatre act called 4% at Telakka, Tampere Finland

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Rölli ja Metsänhenki (movie 2001)

actress

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Installations

2017 Tracs of Hooping // Sound of Creating

Installation combine dance, hula-hoops, visual art, soundscape, video art and an audience.

I make traces with hoops and body. It can be live performance, exhibition, workshop or all of these.

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So I have done many mixed things. Beside performer and I´m also teaching dance and hula hoops all around the world, how to move and create performnaces in creative ways. I organized three days hoop event in India 2014. I´m doing volunteering work such like offering free Hoop jams for everyone in Tampere since 2011 and I´m founder of New Circus Space Sirkus Faktori 2017, we are offering free space for everyone to practise circus.

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Firetheatre Flamma

2007-2013 I was part of the fire collective group called Flamma and I was part of the fire theatre shows called Narrien Uni ( 2007-2008) and Tulta iski ilman Ukko (2009) playing many different characters

Dream of the Fools 2007-2008

Dream of the Fools 2007-2008

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Producer

2012 The Hooping Life - movie European premiere

2013 The Hoop Disco (The Hooping Life movie and party) Helsinki

2016 Kartanon Kesähippalot, art and culture festival at Hiedanranta, Tampere Finland

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