Author: Jarkko Lehmus

Jarkko Lehmus trained at the Finnish National Ballet School and at Millennium Performing Arts in London eventually becoming an award winning soloist at Scottish Ballet. He was also well known for blogging on Balletco.

Now freelance and based in Finland he has worked with Tero Saarinen Company, Susanna Leinonen Company, Finnish National Ballet, David Hughes Dance Company, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Arc Dance Company among others. In his own artistic work Jarkko concentrates on spatial imagination, the physicality of emotions and kinesthetic empathy. He is on Twitter @LehmusWorks and his home on the web is: www.lehmus.works.

Under are the articles written for DanceTabs.
Shots from an impromptu photo shoot intended for common good. Oh well...© Antti and Antti. (Click image for larger version)

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: Worlds and oysters and all that jazz

This month Jarkko blogs about a big change in what he does…

In the middle of it all Hysteria occasionally takes over.© Jouni Jussila. (Click image for larger version)

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: Head in the sky. Hands in the mud.

This month Jarkko blogs on the OuDance Festival and taking dance out and across the whole city. Good stuff and much learned…

2.5h and kilometers on end of this at Fushimi Inari, Kyoto. Awesome.© Jarkko Lehmus (Click image for larger version)

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: I don’t understand – I experience

This month Jarkko blogs on being out of his depth and seeing dance for the experience – not to pass judgement. Possibly. Plus more on this years OuDance Festival…

Steamy Wonder wondering about the world.© Johanna Nuutinen. (Click image for larger version)

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: Sweet loving and banjo music… Don’t do it.

This month Jarkko blogs candid views on ballet and contemporary dance plus talks about all the projects he has coming up, not least the next OuDance Festival…

Jarkko Lehmus.© Jukka Nuutinen. (Click image for larger version)

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: Artistic Director – a customer service professional

Like so many other artistic organisations we currently have a yearly cycle of funding. In addition to that some parts of the funding are only secured during the season. A bit like juggling a chainsaw.

Eyes In the Colours of the Rain by Rootlessroot.© Vojtech Brtnicky. (Click image for larger version)

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: Right here! Right now!

This month Jarkko blogs on himself, trust in the arts, pays homage to Tero Saarinen and talks about his OuDance Festival, which runs from 10-14 September 2014…

TPAM, Yokohama. © Jarkko Lehmus. (Click image for larger version)

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: Planes and bums and rock ’n roll.

This month he talks about Japan, nude dancing and invites applications for JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre’s co-productions for 2015.

A northern sunrise.© Jarkko Lehmus. (Click image for larger version)

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: It’s a New Day. It’s a New Dawn.

Jarkko has just taken over as Artistic Director of the JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre based in Northern Finland. This month he starts to explain what his directorship is about…

© Jarkko Lehmus.

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: Today, Jeremy, I would like to smack myself with a gauntlet.

So what’s new under the sun? It’s only been a couple of weeks since the least posting, so you’d think there’s not much to report. A bit of this a bit of that…

© Jarkko Lehmus.

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: 35 Days Later

“Today I’d like to talk, rather than whinge, about responsibility and communication…”

Degeneration von einem Engel (video), Pixels & Presence, Performance Centre Eskus, Helsinki, 6.9.2013.© Photo by Johanna Nuutinen.

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: Man fails to break. Man changes.

There is joy in repetition. Repetition that goes beyond my perceived limits. Repetition that on paper sounds like something that would not be possible for the person I think I am.

Reaching for something better - Jarkko in a performance of Re-Touch.© Jukka Kontkanen. (Click image for larger version)

Jarkko Lehmus Blog: Agitator Borealis

“It’s all so ridiculous. This dancing thing.” The great Jarkko Lehmus has a new blog with us and he’s just as outspoken as ever…

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