Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Tanja Tuurala

Dancer, choreographer and dance pedagogue

Address: Järingegränd 46, 163 63 Spånga

Mobile Phone Number: 073 619 74 23


Date of birth: 25 apr 1974


A selection of Performing arts



I have long-term practice of investigating what trivial choreography is and the role it plays. It is a thinking, creative and scenical doing. It becomes a state of need for creating with dance. How can dance and choreography from different positions come about? During this fall I have been working with Trivial 2, which investigates the meeting between trivial choreography and the Kvinnocenter i Tensta-Hjulsta. Whose movements can be set up on stage and danced by dancers, how will the outcome of this be? This results in a scenic performance, titled Trivial 2 (Road Dance at Tensta Dansar Festival on December 8, 2017). The project has been implemented with the support of the City of Stockholm.


Dots in space - in front of, behind, beside

Dance event aimed at 4–7 year olds.


Choreography, dance: Tanja Tuurala.

Music and musicians: Per Lenner


NOVEMBER 29, 2017

Two performances. Place: Blå Huset, Tensta

DECEMBER 2, 2017. Plats: Uppsala Concert & Congress


Performing arts of the world

At the Ethnographic Museum 6 May 2017. In collaboration with musicians, poets and dancers, all with different contributions. My contribution: The aching body. The unimpressive dance. Very little flowing movements. A battle between the talented dancer and the dancer who gives up the flow. Low stamping sound. On guitar: Per Lenner. Producer for Performing arts of the world is Lotta Gahrton.


Road dance – station Kvinnocenter i Tensta-Hjulsta

March 8, 2017. In collaboration with ABF and Blå Huset in Tensta.


Road dance – station Flamenco Friday

April 21, 2017. In collaboration with Pygméteatern, Stockholm.


Road dance – station – an attempt at universe breathing on the way

Traveling companions: Nina Jeppson, Harpa Dögg Kjartansdóttir and Felice Rova. Performative criticism – performance, 30 and 31 May, 2016 at the StDH.


Road dance – station Hjulstaskolan

Tensta Dansar festival. Wednesday, September 14 and September 21, 2016.

Trivial – in the uncool

Salon Tensta, Experiment Akalla, February 19 – 21, 2016


Performing arts of the world

Participator in the performing arts of world - a mini-festival produced by Lotta Gahrton, produced in collaboration with Sensus and the Ethnographic Museum February 21, 2016.


Dancer in DEAR F by Anu Silvennoinen

Helsinki, Art University April 23, 2016 Tampere: Liikelaituri April 23, 2016 and April 24, 2016



Tensta Dansar festival, September 25- 26, 2016 and Oktober 4, 2015



At the exhibition "If the place is still there - a homage to Nisse Zetterberg", the community House Högdalens folkets hus. About the importance of public art, which is free from capital - the idea of an exhibition in honor of him and of the common space. June 2–7, 2015.


The Flamenco creature

Tensta Dansar festival, October 22–26, 2014 – with the support of Kulan.


The non entertainment flamenco maybe becoming entertaining at times, in the name of vaudeville

At the Vaudeville festival in Umeå, January 18, 2014


Rehearsal in transformation - Salon Tensta

The power of the joint movement. Performance and workshop. What happens to art based on questions other than entertainment? An interactive dance performance takes its starting point in the artwork Time-Space Shuttle, Apollo Pavilion by Peter Geschwind and Thomas Elovsson.

The sculpture represents a place for a common story that ties us together. Musician and co-creator is Robin Spurrier. Location: Tensta Art Center January 8, 2014.

Salon Tensta is a jury-selected presentation, with Tensta as a theme, directly or indirectly. Jury: Maria Lantz, photographer and principal of Konstfack; Adam Tensta, hip hop artist and Ulrika Flink, assistant curator at Tensta Art Center.


2011–2013 One of the artistic leaders of the QueerFeminist Artist Association, TIR Performance, founded in 2008. TIR is a feminist artist collective which consistently works with expressing stories of opposition.


Works in selection:

SIFAV + TIR Accommodation monologue at the Art Center Konsthall C – Feminist art gallery October 19–20, 2013.

TIR – Sidewalk position or Up your ass - a non fictional show at International Performance Art festival, Copenhagen November 22–25, 2012

TIR – sidewalk position or Up your ass - a non fictional show at the theater Jordbro stadsteater, August 28, 2012

The excursion, the Island of Barnens Ö, September 1, 2012

TIR vs Men as a group - fall on your knees my dear and kiss the earth , STOFF Stockholm Cultural Center Kulturhuset, Tensta Art Center, Feminists in space festival in Copenhagen, Unga Klara bar, Stockholm, 2012.

TIR performance: Charting parts 1 - 100, Dance Theater Moderna Dansteatern, Theater Teater Tribunalen, Blå Huset in Tensta, 2011.


Assignments in selection

March, 2015

School of Dance and Circus DOCH

External jury member in the application process for the Master's Program in Contemporary Dance Didactics


School of Dance and Circus DOCH

Workshops in the course Art, body and culture, dance theory 1.

Oktober 2013

Eight acts on the politics of listening.

Inauguration of the project Eight acts on the politics of listening Tensta Art Center. The project is initiated by Petra Bauer and Sofia Wiberg.



2015–2016  Performative criticism 30 credits, the dramatic college of Stockholm

2005–2007  Education as a dance pedagogue 120 credits School of Dance and Circus DOCH in Stockholm

1997–1998  Studies in modern dance and contemporary dance at Instituto Del Teatre, Barcelona, Spain

1994–1997  Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance, BA (Hons.) Contemporary dance


Other qualifications in selection

2008 – until further Järfälla Cultural School, dance pedagogue in varying degrees of employment rate over the years. Now 80 percent employment rate.

Active in the network Tensta Dansar festival.

Workshops at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology branch Tensta Architecture School, in different contexts.

2006 Project Manager and art director for DansBox Tensta Dance Festival in the TenstaBo-06 fair

2001–2003 Member of the Board of the Swedish Flamenco Association, 2014. Since 1990, Flamenco Studies on, among others, Escuela de baile flamenco José de la Vega, Barcelona, Instituto del Theaters, Barcelona, Carmen de las Cuevas, Granada, Dance School, Stockholm.

2006 – 2007 Student Representative in Artistic Development and Research Council at the School of Dance and Circus DOCH.

1997 Has been awarded the Carina Ari scholarship.

Language skills: Finnish, Swedish, English and Spanish.