Arja Tiili’s works baffle, frighten, awaken, thrill and make one laugh! Arja (b.1972) is well known choreographer whose works are eclectic collisions of styles and traditions, bravely mixing genres from breakdance to contemporary dance and martial arts, from political theater and rapping to video art. Always witty and with a sense of savvy humor. Arja has a ballet education from Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and choreography studies from Theater Academy of Finland. She received 5-years state artist grant for years 2014-18.
The best description of Arja Tiili could be this. She has been shaping the Finnish dance world tirelessly since 2001 and there’s no stopping her. Not only her remarkable technique, charismatic dancers or intriguing soundscapes make her unique, she has a knack for revealing the most intimate, secret traits of the human spirit. Her work often depicts our dark side: madness, violence, loneliness, greediness… but always with a sense of humor that is totally recognizable. It is easy to relate to her works, albeit they sometimes create an uneasy atmosphere.
Arja Tiili & Co / Intomieliset ry | Kaasutehtaankatu 1 / 33, 00540 Helsinki, Finland