susanna ylikoski (Fi) is active as a dance artist and author, and is one of the founding members of nein9 kollektiv. They received a diploma in dance from SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (AU, 2019).
As a dancer, they worked with, amongst others, choreographers Ceren Oran (Urge, 2021; Who is Frau Troffea, 2019), Alma Edelstein-Feinsilber (Ode to Phanes, 2020/2021/2022), Barnaby Booth (Skeleton, Nice, 2020; Ilona, 2018), Omer Keinan (Azathoth, 2022; The New Fire Ceremony, 2019/2020/2022), Rotem Weissman (A G A D A, 2022; BAUHAUS, 2018/2019/2021), and Julyen Hamilton (Collecting Water, 2018); visual artists Moritz Macje and Sandra Man (Aeon, 2020). They have been an active member in TRAK Dance Ensemble (AU) since 2018.
As a choreographer they work interdisciplinary and site-specific. Their past creations include eventually, 2021/2022 with musician Jonathan Nagel; womb, 2022, with musician Cesar B. and dance artist Ariel Hauyn; HeartBeat, 2020 with musician Cesar B. and visual artist Christian Awe.
As an author, they have been published in Stream. Live Art Writing by Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE) since 2020. Their dance reviews “To be real, an object” and “Our return to nature” were published by Tanzfabrik Berlin (Fall 2021). Their short prose “Diary Blue'' was published by the magazine Care Where Zine (issue POOetry, 2020). Their short prose “A confession game” was published by the Greek Ministry of Culture, in the book Are you here? Zine in 2021.
In the tradition of Finnish storytelling the teller repeats each word until they fall in their right place and are charged with content I’d like to think that with the practice of writing and dancing I practice the saturation of potential(it)y writing about dance and dancing about writing is for me an attempt to bridge the communication between the body and the mind are instable in the(ir) nature of writing is to go against the entropy of thought for to momentarily allow words to exist in form and colour is perverse but contains tremendous power.
Centre de Pompidou, Paris France, with Sam Huzckowski. 2017
Muffathalle, Munich Germany. 2019
If it's not possibl, Salzburg Austria. 2019
Exit sign, Salzburg Austria. 2017