PERFORMANCES

 

Coming on December 2018: Michaela-The Queen of Fucking Everything, Paula Tuovinen, Hot Tubes: Blondes, 5.-18.12.2018

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The 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. It focuses on Michaela – The Queen of Fucking Everything and Joonas Lampi of Hot Tubes, corresponding to the dynamic duo of Paula Tuovinen and set designer Kimmo Takala in the original. An amoeba-like constellation of members of Hot Tubes also appears in every performance.

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. The performance is inspired by everything silly and weird. The bimbos can be children of nature, innocent, mean, unpredictable, irrational; they can come in high heels with high voices. They can be desired and despised, simultaneously goddesses and idiots – or not.

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. The lighting and the sound-world of the performance are created by the artist-designer Mikko Hynninen, who also worked with the original performance. The sound design is based on an original work by Lotta Wennäkoski.

  • Choreography: Paula Tuovinen, Laura Pietiläinen
  • Performers: Michaela – The Queen of Fucking Everything, Joonas Lampi, featuring Kuumat Putket
  • Lighting and sound design: Mikko Hynninen
  • Stylist: Joonas Lampi
  • Residency: Saaren kartano
  • Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Paula Tuovinen, Laura Pietiläinen
  • Photo: Noora Geagea

https://www.zodiak.fi/en/calendar/blondes

 

 

Michaela, Riikka Pietiläinen-Caffrey & Kristin Vining: Endless Ether 6.5.2018

@First congregational church of Walla Walla, USA

Endless Ether-clarity in darkness, accepting how we are, finding our own voice and truth, space...

  • dance: Michaela-The Queen of Fucking everything
  • singing: Riikka Pietiläinen-Caffrey
  • music: Kristin Vining
  • original artwork on the sleeve and the back of the sweatshirt: Salla Oinas
  • crystal necklace: Miia Magia
  • healing perfume: Ayin de Sela
  • head jewelry: Remake Ekodesign
  • recording: Maddie Wilner, edit.Laura PietiläinenTaloudellinen tuki/ financial support: Kone Foundation

 

Michaela, Riikka Pietiläinen-Caffrey & Whitman Chamber Singers: Across The Vast Eternal Sky 14.&22.4.2018

@Whitman College, Walla Walla, USA

Choreographed choir piece about death and rebirth

  • choir directing: Riikka Pietiläinen-Caffrey
  • music: Calixto Álvarez; Requiem Osún & Ola Gjeilo; Across The Vast Eternal Sky
  • singing & moving: Whitman Chamber Singers
  • choreoraphy, dance & singing: Michaela-The Queen of (Fucking) Everything
  • costume design: Salla Oinas, Emma Rönnholm, Michaela & Riikka Pietiläinen-Caffrey
  • Vageyena-jewel: Carolina Mobarac
  • financial support:  Samuel Huber Art Foundation & Kone Foundation
  • Photos: Grace Sanwald

link to performance (starts at 44:30 min): https://livestream.com/WhitmanCollege/Choirs-SP18

 

Michaela, Sirja Puurtinen & Salla Oinas: Purple Power (Bitches) 13.1. & 2.2.2018

@UTU Russian Poets publication, Alakulttuuritalo, Helsinki

Purple Power(Bitches), rocking power, dynamic energy, madness, twist.

The performance has been inspired by the Undetermined Purple song from UTU.

  • dance: Michaela-The Queen of Fucking Everything
  • music: Sirja Puurtinen
  • Michaela´s leather costume: Salla Oinas
  • top: Camilla Mikama

photo: Katri Antikainen

 

Michaela, Anni & Salla Oinas: Queen of Light 8.12.2017

@ ASS-H Xmas party, Helsinki

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Queen of Light- ove, light, forgiveness, power

  • dance: Michaela-The Queen of Fucking Everything
  • music: Anni Mattila
  • costume: Salla Oinas
  • headwear: Eetu Heinonen
  • crystal jewellery: Miia Magia
  • fragrance: Ayin de Sela

 photo: Aleksi Poutanen

 

Michaela - The Queen of Fucking Everything & Ayin de Sela: Essential 30.10.2017

@ Château de Monthélon,  France

Essential- rebirth, Phoenix rising, essence, core, source, nature, mystery

  • dance: Michaela-The Queen of Fucking Everything
  • scents, alchemy, dance: Ayin de Sela
  • crystal jewellery(Diamond): Miia Magia

photos: Carine Tedesco

  

 

Michaela - The Queen of Fucking Everything in Design ArtMAJA 14.-16.9. 2017

at 18, 19, 20, 21

@Lucia-class pavilion, Kalasatama park, Helsinki

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14.9. Sweet Sensuality – wonderful, sensual, bare, playful, landed, liberated, water ...

  • dance: Michaela-The Queen of Fucking Everything
  • music: Sirja Puurtinen
  • costume: Marita Huurinainen
  •  jewellery: Miia Magia
  •  scent: Ayin de Sela
  • make-up&hair: Emilia Kawamura
  • produced by: Gruppen fyra
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15.9. Destroyer of Darkness – penetrating, through darkness, terrific, fearless, brave, light, cleansing, fire ...

  • dance: Michaela-The Queen of Fucking Everything
  • music: Mikko Joensuu
  • costume: Burlesque Tsunami/ Riina Salmi
  • jewellery: Miia Magia
  • scent: Ayin de Sela
  • make-up&hair: Emilia Kawamura
  • produced by: Gruppen fyra
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16.9. Clarity - bright, wise, intuitive, light, playful, beautiful, pure, crystal, subtle ...

  • dance: Michaela-The Queen of Fucking Everything
  • music: Teemu Mustonen
  • costume: Lovia/ Outi Korpilaakso
  •  jewellery: Miia Magia
  • scent: Ayin de Sela
  • make-up&hair: Emilia Kawamura
  • produced by: Gruppen fyra

 photos: Thomas Nie & Elisa Saarenketo

 

Michaela, Eero Savela & Vestiarium: Fucking Free from Everything 6.9. 2017

@ Vestiarium, Galleria Esplanad, Helsinki

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The show comes out of energy, called Fucking Free from Everything. It goes to full freedom, independence, nature, life power, animals, land, fire, disconnected from definitions, disconnected from man-made structures. The inspiration for the show is Hayao Miyazaki's movie: Princess Mononoke. For this performance, Michaela has invited a musician, composer, performer and master of improvisation Eero Savela. Michael's dance is impressed by the dress designed by Camilla Mikama / Vestiarium.

  • shoes: Julia Lundsten/Finsk
  • jewellery: Miia Magia
  • healing fragrance: Ayin de Sela
  •  photo: Thomas Nie

 

Michaela, Vestiarium, Anni: Breaking Free 26.7.2017

@Vestiarium fashion show Amos Anderson art museum, Helsinki Fashion Week

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  • Dance & Choreography: Michaela - The Queen of Fucking Everything
  • music: Anni
  • costume: Camilla Mikama/ Vestiarium
 

Michaela - the Queen of Love & Sulo Soturi AKA DR.Love: Rakkaus (Love) 26.2.2017. klo 19

@ Helsingin Ylioppilasteatteri/The Student Theatre of Helsinki, Finland

A delicate love song. This is the love song by Michaela-The Queen of Love and Sulo Soturi. They share each other with songs that reflect their delicate and vulnerable but beautiful and odd love.

Sulo Soturi AKA DR.Love

Nathanael Nader Johnson is Canadian born guardian of the forest who became kuhmolainen. He is a musician and a rapper, dog lover and a single parent of two children. He met Michaela while picking mushrooms in the woods of Kuhmo

  • Dance, singing: Michaela-The Queen of Fucking Everything
  • singing, guitar: Sulo Soturi
  • Michaela´s costume: Satu Mimmi

photo: Lauri Ranta

 

Spectac-O-Rama -Reloaded 10.12.2016

@ Music theatre Kapsäkki, Helsinki, Finland

 Scifi adventure launches us into another reality.  Hot goddesses representing mysterious forces show how each person can transform their mundane lives into an aura of inexplicable momentum of change. The method of performance can be described as a rejuvenation of vaudeville, where music and dance flourish side by side, both amusing in its lightness and moving with its deep themes. This time rockabilly meets contemporary dance.

  • performing: Sweet Jeena and her Sweethearts (Jeena Rancken, Risto Klemola, Olli Liljeström ja Jesper Eklund), Michaela The Queen of Fucking Everything and Her Hottest Thing in the Universe (Pietari Kärki), The Golden Goddess (Anni Rissanen) ja The Beat Girl (Virpi Juntti) and Nina Kurko.

  • Michaela´s make up: Emilia Kawamura

  • Michaela´s costumes: Suvi Matinaro

  • Space videos: Juhani Haukka

 

Cruising for Art 14.10.2016

Dance House, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland

  photo : Noora Geagea

photo: Noora Geagea

Cruising for Art is a club concept by London-based performance artist Brian Lobel that combines art, entertainment and night life. Performers meet the audience in one-to-one performances. Michaela appears in her new Endless Ether manifestation. Individual audience members can experience resonance of the planets and translucent, deep ether with Michaela.

In the performance club, the audience can also experience Celebrity moments, Sweet Sensuality and Venus Energy with Michaela and the Hottest Male Dancers of the Universe, Mikko Makkonen (Magic Mike) and Iiro Näkki (Mars). The club is hosted by Kaari Martin and Season Butler. Music and party atmosphere is created by the DJs of La Persé.

  • One to one -performing: Kaari Martin & Auri Ahola, Jussi Väänänen ja Katja Koukkula, Anneli Kanninen, Jouka Valkama, Anniina Tikka, Mette Linturi ja Michaela-Endless Ether.
  • Celebrity moments: Rauli Kosonen, Atte Kilpinen, Jussi Väänänen & Katja Koukkula sekä Michaela & the Hottest Male Dancers of the Universe: Mikko Makkonen(Magic Mike) ja Iiro Näkki(Mars) .

Michaela-Endless Ether-one to one:

  • performing: Michaela-Endless Ether
  • Bopypainting  design,realization: Emilia Kawamura
  • hair, bodypainting realization: Joonas Lampi
  • headjewellery: Remake Ekodesign
  • Endless Ether-perfume: Ayin de Sela

Sweet Sensuality & Venus:

  • performing, choreography: Michaela, Mikko Makkonen(Magic Mike), Iiro Näkki(Mars)
  • music: Viljami Lehtonen, M. Jackson, Riley
  • lyrics: M.Jackson, Michaela, Sirja Puurtinen
  • singing arrangement: Puurtinen, Michaela
  • 14.10.2016 klo 21-02

 

 

Michaela-The Queen of Fucking Everything 8.-18.9.2016

Zodiak - Center for New Dance, Helsinki, Finland

Michaela – The Queen of Fucking Everything is a wild and moving show full of explosive energy. Its song and dance scenes are inspired by the music of Michael Jackson. Michaela is transforming and reveals her story of growing up, drawing strenght from Michael´s songs and energies.

Premiere
08.09 klo 19 Zodiak Stage

10.09 klo 19
11.09 klo 15
13.09. klo 19
14.09. klo 19
16.09. klo 19
17.09 klo 19
18.09 klo 15

  • Concept, choreography, dance, singing: Laura Pietiläinen
  • Sexy singing male dancers: Pietari Kärki, Mikko Makkonen, Iiro Näkki, Johannes Purovaara
  • Song and dance choir: Fred Baube, Jaakko Kaartinen, Markku Haapanieni, Jari Kovalainen, Anniina Mustalahti, Salla Oinas, Freia Stenbäck, Kristiina Rajamäki, Jenni Tuulasjärvi, Iina Ukkonen
  • Children's choir: Seela Hallaste,Helmi Rosti,Emmi Surwillo
  • sister, singing, choircomposition : Riikka Caffrey
  • Music and sound design: Viljami Lehtonen, Sirja Puurtinen
  • Costume design: Suvi Matinaro
  • Scenography: Veera-Maija Murtola
  • Lighting design: Anna Pöllänen
  • Video design: Juhani Haukka, Lauri Ritari
  • Make-up design: Emilia Kawamura
  • Make-up: Joonas Lampi
  • Choreographic dialogue: Maija Mustonen
  • performing in videos: Chamber Singers((filming of choir):Evan Martin), Maila Korhonen, Heli Meklin, Anja Patrikka, Laura Pietiläinen, Riikka Pietiläinen, Riitta Pietiläinen, Sanna Valkeapää.
  • Productional help: Riikka Thitz, Joanna Pätsi
  • Photograpies: Noora Geagea
  • Graphic design: Kiira Sirola
  • Perfumes: Ayin de Sela
  • Production: Zodiak-Centre of New Dance, Laura Pietiläinen

photos: Noora Geagea,Katri Naukkarinen

 

Kuplat-Juhlat 27.8.2016

The night of ancient fires, Hanko, Finland

Kuplat-Juhlat is a magical, ritualistic and communal event, with elements of performance, concert and party. A group of music, dance and circus artists place themselves in a maritime setting with KomsioDome tents. The event lasts for several hours and it provides an unique opportunity for empowerment, enchantment, and transformation, together with nature and with other people.

  • concept: Tuomas Norvio, Saara Norvio ja Sari Palmgren
  • light designing: Anna Pöllänen
  • costume designing: Kaisa Kemikoski
  • performing: Agit-Cirk, Juuso Hannukainen, Emma Lister, Sakari Männistö, Michaela - The Queen of Fucking Everything, Saara Norvio, Sari Palmgren, Jukka Peltola, Pohjonen-Alanko (Kimmo Pohjonen, Ismo Alanko, Tuomas Norvio), Anni Rissanen

 photos: Sari Palmgren

Video: Ilkka Rautio

 

 

Michaela Featuring Spectac-O-Rama Reloaded 2016 26.8.2016

The night of Middle town, Seinäjoki, Finland

Scifi adventure launches us into another reality. Hot goddesses representing mysterious forces show how each person can transform their mundane lives into an aura of inexplicable momentum of change. The method of performance can be described as a rejuvenation of vaudeville, where music and dance flourish side by side, both amusing in its lightness and moving with its deep themes. This time rockabilly meets contemporary dance.

  • performing: Sweet Jeena and her Sweethearts (Jeena Rancken, Risto Klemola, Olli Liljeström ja Ville Hatanpää), Michaela The Queen of Fucking Everything and Her Hottest Men in the Universe (Pietari Kärki, Johannes Purovaara), The Golden Goddess (Anni Rissanen).

  • Michaela´s costumes: Suvi Matinaro

 

The Darkest Hits 28.4.-7.5.2016

Cultural Centre Valve , Oulu, Finland

 The Darkest Hits brings together eight artists and eight somber songs. Rea-Liina Brunou, Jouni Järvenpää, Leena Kela, Heli Keskikallio, Kirill Lorech, Michaela - Destroyer of Darkness, Vihtori Rämä and Pirjo Yli-Maunula perform their works to songs of their choosing.

This is the third part of the popular series by Maija Mustonen. Previous parts The Greatest Love Songs (2012) and The Greatest Dance Hits (2014) were premiered at Zodiak – Center for New Dance in Helsinki.

To 28.4. klo 19 Ensi-ilta/premiere
Pe 29.4. klo 19
Ti 3.5. klo 19
Ke 4.5. klo 19
Pe 6.5. klo 19
La 7.5. klo 19

  • directing and concept: Maija Mustonen
  • performing and choreography: Rea-Liina Brunou, Jouni Järvenpää, Leena Kela, Heli Keskikallio, Michaela - Destroyer of Darkness, Vihtori Rämä ja Pirjo Yli-Maunula
  • videopeace: Kirill Lorech, performer: Markus Heino.  Video is a part of a performance End of Time (2015; Markus Heino, Anna Maria Häkkinen, Kirill Lorech & Heidi Väätänen)
  • light designing: Anton Verho
  • sound designing: Viljami Lehtonen
  • producer of the group: Linnea Kejonen                           
  • production: JoJo – Oulun Tanssin Keskus, Maija Mustonen

photos: Suvi Matinaro ja Jussi Tuokkola

 

Sparkles & Smells -training tour

Château de Monthelon Montréal, France ja Villa Norellha, Vale da Telha, Portugal (feb-march 2016)

photos: Heli Meklin, Ayin de Sela