Performance & workshop bookings
You can order Michaela to perform at your party and event. Already ready gigperformances are suitable for a wide range of events: homeparties, company events, art happenings, galleries, fashion shows, fairs and big arenas. Michaela is also happy to make new performances with various configurations, ideas, elements and suggestions for collaboration. Or if you are looking for profound and transformative Queen workshops for work communities or other groups, they are available. Inquiries and all kinds of suggestions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are descriptions of ready-made gigperformances and The Queen of Everything workshop.
Michaela´s Energetic dance- and musicperformances
Order Michaela's energetic, empowering, moving, shaking, touching, cleansing, glamorous... dance-and musicperformance, that touches your every cell. Michaela will appear each time with different musicians and with different designer´s costumes presenting varying transformative energies. Each performance is unique and customized to suit your event. The duration of each show is approximately 15-20 minutes. You can suggest new atmosphere and energy or new designer´s costume or your options for atmosphere and energy may include the following: Clarity, Sweet Sensuality, Destroyer of Darkness, Queen of Light, Fucking Free from Everything, Essential, Love, Purple Power (Bitches). Healing scents are part of the shows. Performances are suitable forexample for parties, festivals, fashion shows, outdoors…
Watch short videoclips of performances: http://michaelathequeen.com/videot/
photos: Thomas Nie, Carine Tedesco, Elisa Saarenketo & Katri Antikainen.
Michaela and Her Hottest Men in the Unoverse: Destroyer of Darkness & Sweet Sensuality
Michaela and Her Hottest Men in the Universe: Destroyer of Darkness & Sweet Sensuality will bring you a wonderful, sensual, powerful, beautiful, invigorating, erotic, and vibrating energy. This intense show incorporates dance and music, inspired by sexy dance sessions in the movie "Magic Mike XXL." The crew will inspire you with a touching 15-20 minute performance. This show will always be presented by Michaela (Laura Pietiläinen) and 2-4 of her supersexy male dancers Wet-eran (Pietari Kärki), Magic Mike (Mikko Makkonen), Mars (Iiro Näkki) and/or Ken (Johannes Purovaara). This show is suitable forexample for parties, musicgigs, clubs…
The Invitation-The return of the storerooms
This hilarious 30 minutes show is a re-freshened, reloved and revived dance-rap-trampoline piece from the 2006 Invitation performance. Danceartists Michaela, Saara Norvio and Leila Kourkia evoke their unconscious, confused, fantastic and free existence. We'll also hear fresh solo songs from Kim Modig. The costume of the re-ventilated version was found in Herttoniemi's storeroom, including designs of Suvi Forsström (Matinaro) and Salla Oinas. This show is suitable for home, parties, festivals, outdoors, theatrestudios…
Metamorphic Rocks- Four spheres of flowing seasons
This dance, visual art, music, fashion and fragrance performance moves from the space, the sphere to the other and audience follows. The performance is a physical, transformational journey and dance duet of Michaela and the dancer- visual artist Sara Kovamäki Sara-The Transformer. At the same time it is the concert of music artists (Biitsi (Kim Modig & Heidi M. Wee), Helz, Sirja Puurtinen, Eero Savela), fashion show (Jatuli, KATIVEE, Iljana, Minna Paussu Design), the installation of visual art (Mitja Lehteva, Hermanni Saarinen, Joel Slotte, Saku Soukka) and magical sphere of fragrances (Ayin de Sela). Each dance scene resonates with different music artist, fashion design, visual art and fragrance. You can order one, two, three or four different season spheres. One spere is about 15 minutes. This performance is suitable for parties, happenings, outdoors, galleries…
Photos: Raimo Granberg & Danila Calabrese
Trailer of Metamorphic Rocks: https://vimeo.com/344578362
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
This gigperformance includes Sara Pathirane's video installation The Ground Beneath Her Feet and about 30 minutes long liveperformance. The installation was created in collaboration with three Finnish dancer-choreographers, Michaela-The Queen of Fucking Everything, Iina Taijonlahti and Suvi Tuominen. Liveperformance includes solos of Taijonlahti, Tuominen and Michaela (feat. Sara Pathirane) and beautiful ritual with audience. The performance will be customized to suit for environment and event. This videoinstallation and liveperformance are suitable forexample for galleries, festivals…
Solochoreography & dance: Iina Taijonlahti, Suvi Tuominen & Michaela(feat. sara pathirane), performing: Sara Pathirane, Goddess-costumes: Minna Paussu, Marita Huurinainen, Sweet Sensuality-perfume: Ayin de Sela.
Photos: Sara Pathirane, Mara Predicatori, Barbara Presinská
Trailer from the show in Palazzo Lucarini Trevi Italy: https://vimeo.com/345339136
This 45 minutes long stageperformance Blondes is a version of Paula Tuovinen's 2000 solo piece Blonde reworked for Michaela – The Queen of Fucking Everything and Go Go Dance Group Hot Tubes. It is a recycled version of the original choreography that assumes its own shapes, and flows without any restrictions.
Paula Tuovinen's original performance explored the notions attached to the white female: woman as nature, woman as a child or a child-like creature, the white woman as a person of colour and the white woman as a joke. In the new version Michaela and the Hot Tubes blow up the notions and expressions of blondeness and give the centre stage to the inner bimbo in us all.
Paula Tuovinen has granted Michaela artistic freedom to work the motion material and the overall performance as her inner bimbo guides her, yet the effort still focuses on group work. Michaela is inspired especially by the aspect of the bimbo as something liberating and emancipatory. Laura Pietiläinen, Joonas Lampi and Paula Tuovinen are members of Go Go Dance Group Hot Tubes, a collective of approximately ten dancers that perform freely in various configurations. In their earlier productions JUST Queens (2013) and Divine (2015), Hot Tubes explored femininity and gender in general from various perspectives: the personal, the risky, the weird and the familiar.
Choreography: Laura Pietiläinen, Paula Tuovinen, performers: Michaela – The Queen of Fucking Everything, Joonas Lampi, Paula Tuovinen, Elina Hauta-aho, Linda Priha, Elisa Tuovila, lighting and space design: Mikko Hynninen, stylist: Joonas Lampi, videodesign: Juhani Haukka, music: Lotta Wennäkoski, perfume: Ayin de Sela, production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Paula Tuovinen, Laura Pietiläinen
Photos: Katri Naukkarinen
Queen of Everything workshop – A journey towards inner strength and well-being
In this workshop we focus on our inner self, let our emotions move and be expressed. We listen to our deepest personal desires, share our worries and observe what prevents us from being free, happy, and believing in our dreams. The workshop contains different practices that open up the locks of our body and mind. With free and therapeutic dance, we soften and open up our bodies. With breath and voice exercises, we attune to our inner self-expression. With exercises of touch, we unlock tension and support one another on the journey to our exquisite inner queen. The duration of the course can be dimensioned according to the agreement. It can be for example once a week for several weeks or a week-end course. The course can be customized according to group needs and group size.
The workshop is led by choreographer and dancer Laura Pietiläinen and musician and music teacher Sirja Puurtinen. For several years, they have supported one another in their journeys to the inner queen, and they have created exercises to unlocking internal blocks. Exercises are based on a variety of body therapies, yoga, dance, music, and song. Laura and Sirja have led workshops together at e.g. Zodiak – Center for New Dance. No previous skills are required to participate in the workshops.