Henna Matanuska portfolio
Hula Hoop artist. Stilt artist. Dancer. Performance art. Visual artist. Producer. Teacher.
Henna Matanuska/ MataHoops
Hula hoop artist since 2006. Performing private events, art festivals, music festivals, circus festivals all around the world.
2012 Urban Abstraction
2014 Chemical Canaries
2015 I am a Mountain
2017 OVALO (demo
Founder of stilt duo Popova Stilts. Performance art and walkabouts.
Founder 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 improvistaion and choreography.
Illusion Theatre Nibiru
Founder and performer. 2008-2009 we made blacklight theatre act called 4% at Telakka, Tampere Finland
Rölli ja Metsänhenki (movie 2001)
2017 Tracs of Hooping // Sound of Creating
Installation combine dance, hula-hoops, visual art, soundscape, video art and an audience.
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.
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 isko ilman Ukko (2009) playing many different characters
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