VEGA (KATRI LUUKKONEN from Finland)
Vega (Katri Luukkonen) is passionate dancer, performance-artist and dance-teacher. As well enthousiastic masseuse and soulful singer... Her heart is beating for contact-improvisation. She has graduated from Theatre Academy of Finland - as dance- and theatre-teacher, and since then been teaching dance & contact all around the world, on many internationally acknowledged festivals and retreats. She is also one of the organizers of Goa Contact Festival, and been spending her last 10 winters in India.
"...My dance is drawing inspirations from bodywork & massage, concious breathing, body-mind-centering, authentic movement, meditation... As well as more dynamic disciplines as aikido, yoga, capoeira, acrobatics, hiphop...
For me is important to root my expression and inspiration into my inner landscape, and my emotional body. From inside out. Finding the balance between being and doing, technique and form, and on the other side - sensing-feeling-intuition...
I live and flow my life through my heart, emotions, intuition and inspirations. On the other hand i also appreciate the ability to be organized and punctual. It´s all about the balance, ying & yang. And between black and white, you can find all the shades of grey. Like in dance, the ability to adjust tonus of your body, organize your limbs, head & tail to bring you smoothly on the journey - In life we need the ability to adapt in each situation - What is needed to land softly...
♥ I like water. It finds it´s effortless ways to run through the rocks and sands.
♥ I like air. It carries us towards the sky and helps us to fly.
♥ I like earth. It grounds us and connects us to our roots.
♥ I like fire. It inspires us to live, sparkle, spiral and glitter.
♥ I like sun and moon. Extremes of life.