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- 'S (Ville) // photo (c) Stephen Price
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Veli Lehtovaara (1982, Finland) is a choreographer, dancer and performer, living in Helsinki. He has a bachelor's degree in dance and a master's degree in choreography from the Theatre Academy - University of the Arts Helsinki. He graduated from P.A.R.T.S., (Brussels) and obtained a master in philosophy from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Lehtovaara often works in a collaborative manner and combines elements from multiple disciplines in his choreographic practice. His creations vary from stage work to film and performance-installations. Currently he is conducting an artistic research on ecological questions from the perspective choreographic thinking and corporeality. In his latest stage work Conversations (2018) Lehtovaara collaborated with visual artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila. Lehtovaara has worked widely as a performer in the field of dance and experimental theatre. From 2015 to 2017 he worked as a dancer for Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.