Akseli Aittomäki is mostly a dance artist and an experimental theatre-maker, and to various degrees also a producer, researcher, bicycle messenger and an activist.
I started my artistic adventures as a performer in experimental theatre, and transitioned little by little into contemporary dance and philosophically motivated performing work. My own directing and choreographing approach was fairly contemplative from the beginning – even my first directing works were characterised 'essaystic' by critics. My new projects revolve around themes that are political in fairly straight-forward, and perhaps even concrete ways. I'm particularly interested in the economy and in political protest. Nevertheless, I still love to dance, and find myself occasionally performing improv dance.
Currently I am based in Berlin. Most of my artistic works I have done in Helsinki, Finland, where I was also born.
I used to be a part-time social epidemiologist. Currently I am not actively involved in scientific work. Data on my publications in economic conditions and health inequality can still be found in University of Helsinki database.
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