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Sonja Jokiniemi was born in Finland and completed her bachelor in Dance and Choreography at the Laban Centre in London. She was a resident hosted by Daghdha Dance Company in Ireland and had a work and research grant in Kuopio (FI). In 2013 Sonja completed Master degree at DasArts Master of Theatre program in Amsterdam. At DasArts, she developed her artistic language from her drawing practice, creating solo performances around notions of language, embodiment and antropomorph objects. She creates miniature landscapes that she inhabits and animates. This process culminated in her Master Proof entitled “Oh No”, "which tackles the complex ways in which we try to make sense of the world around us". Recently, Sonja presented this work at the Dampfzentrale in Bern. Sonja was an artist in residence at the Saari Residence of Kone Foundation in Finland and continues her research with project "hmm" at Workspace Brussels. She is currently busy with a project under working title "Without an alphabet" in Kuopio, Finland.