Mikko Niemistö

I am a choreographer and a performance artist from Helsinki, Finland with a backround in various styles of movement and contemporary performance practices. I approach choreography and performance with methods that I call dismantling, building and collage making. I like to have stuff on stage, stuff that is old and used. I like noise. I like rhytms. I like exhausting movements. I like to create scores for improvisation. I like to ask “Whose body is this?”.

In my works I draw inspiration from the various disciplines I have gone through during my artistic career, deconstructing, remoulding and redefining them continuously.

I work mainly in Helsinki and Scandinavia. I completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in Choreography at the New Performative Practices -program of DOCH – Dans och Circushögskolan, Stockholm in 2017. I also work in the curatorial team of Mad House Helsinki, A production house for performance.

On this site you can find some information about my work and projects.