At Dansmakers Amsterdam: 2008 - 2016
The Finnish Cecilia Moisio (1978) is a choreographer and performer based in the Netherlands. In 2014 Cecilia won the Prize Of The Dutch Dance Days in Maastricht as an upcoming choreographer. Previously she has also been nominated for the same prize in 2013, for the BNG Theater maker prize in 2011 and twice for the VSCD dance prize- ‘the swan’ as best dancer of the year. Cecilia danced for many years with Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel and after with WArd/waRD - Ann Van den Broek.
Cecilia’s inspiration comes from the psychology of humans, in particular the unconscious behavioural patterns that arise from social norms and expectations imposed upon us. Her work is multidisciplinary and she combines her strong dance vocabulary with singing, live music and acting. Her performances have a dynamic character, filled with raw emotion on the one hand, and a clean, controlled choreography on the other.
Cecilia is always searching for the place where poetry and raw reality meet. Her style is unpolished, at times disturbing, and highly demanding on the abilities of the performers. In her performances, she shows how carefully constructed social facades are slowly decomposed and uncovered. In Cecilia’s reality drives and desires reveal both the despair and the beauty of the human being in all its simplicity.
Artist in residence at Dansmakers between 2008 and 2016. Since 2017 she makes her work under her own foundation ‘Stichting Cecilia Moisio’. Her works have been performed in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Spain, France, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Luxembourg, Canada, Argentina and Poland.
Productions Dansmakers Amsterdam
Hi! My Name Is… (2010)
Mum’s The Word (2015)
Lasinen Vuori (1995 Ad*Astra Theatre, Finland)
Miss Julie (1996 Ad*Astra Theatre, Finland)
Anatomy Of Space (2005 Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel)
performances for the exhibition Movement[s] by photographer Jamain Brigitha (2006/2007)
Psychopomp (2010 Royal Conservatory of Antwerp)
Eurydice Regained (2010 Theaterschool Amsterdam)
3x3 (2010 de Stilte)
IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME (2013 Stichting Imperium)
2 by 2 (2014 Nederlandse Dansdagen & FASHIONCLASH)
Facets (2014 Performing Gender)
Partymonster (2015 Toneelgroep Oostpool)
Y.E.S. (2015 Theaterschool Amsterdam)
THIS IS THE END (2015 Danstheater AYA)
the dance movie SHE/HER (2015 Family Affair Films)
WE HAVE TO TALK (2016 Fontys Bachelor of Dance)
THE END (2016 ArtEZ Bachelor of Dance)
OMGYES (2016 Tanzmainz, Germany)
Mommy Issues (2016 Teatr ROZBARK, Poland).