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Valtteri Raekallio (b. 1982)
Valtteri Raekallio is based in Helsinki and one of the most prominent Finnish choreographers of his generation.
His choreographic work explores the boundaries between multiple art forms. He creates bold performances that combine complex narratives and themes with strong visual imagery and well crafted movement. He is also an internationally recognized teacher in high demand at dance workshops and universities.
His productions reach from immersive or site-specific works such as School of Life (2022), Uranium Lamp (2021), Frame (2020), Audience (2018) and Neuromaani (2016) to stage work, most recently The Lomonosov Engine (2022), Recollections (2019) and Oneiron (2018) to film projects of different approaches Mua kuuluukin lyödä (2022), No Man's Land (2020), Fram (2019) and Cold Storage (2016).
As a dancer Valtteri Raekallio has worked with major international and Finnish choreographers and directors in almost 100 productions in 40 countries. He has appeared in contemporary dance performances, opera and theatre productions and films.
Finland’s Minister of Science and Culture awarded the Finland Prize to the dance company Raekallio Corp. in 2019. The same year Valtteri Raekallio received the City of Helsinki Artist of the Year award. In 2018 he was an Aerowaves Twenty 18 artist and the performance Oneiron was selected for the Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform in Reykjavik. In 2017 Raekallio was awarded a five-year Finnish State Grant for Artists and the Uusimaa Cultural Prize.
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