Moa Autio & Arrtu Palmio
Moa Autio. Originally from Kiruna, received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance 2011 from The University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. She has since then freelanced as a dancer and choreographer and amongst others worked with choreographers such as Åsa Unander Scharin, Gilda Stillbäck and Robin Dingemans. In her own productions she often works with interactive forms and the direct impact on the audience. She is also into subjects that touches the human behavior and interaction in daily life. With the body, the movement and the physical challenge, she finds the curiosity and creativity to work with her observations of life and ideas.She is also a part of the collective with seven members, providing a scene called Tegelscenen in Stockholm, Hökarängen. The use of the scene is under ongoing construction and the plans for future activities includes residences, workshops, teaching and performances.
Arttu Palmio. Born in Helsinki, holds an MA in Dance from the Theatre Academy of Helsinki, Finland. Arttu works as a freelancer in the fields of contemporary dance, choreography and performance art. He seeks for the boundaries and the not-yet-named spaces that he believes can be differently accessed with art. He looks for polyphony and multiple realities that can coexist on the stage, in us. His work often deal with the body, identity, gender and intimacy. As a dancer, he has collaborated with Aune Kallinen, Laia Fabre / Thomas Kasebacher, Georg Blaschke, Joona Halonen and Sara Ostertag, in productions both for adults and children. Since 2014, he is part of Vienna-based collective Liquid Loft, with whom he tours internationally. In his own work, he uses dance, text, movement, video and installation. He playfully mixes cultural references with artistic imaginary, authentic with invented. His works often have direct action with the public - making performance a moment of get-together and sharing, where unexpected connections can be made.