Miia Mäkilä
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Miia Mäkilä

Movement Director, Choreographer, Dancer & PerformerLondon, United Kingdom
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Miia Mäkilä
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Miia Mäkilä

Movement Director, Choreographer, Dancer & PerformerLondon, United Kingdom
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Hey! I'm a London based movement director, choreographer and performer, working in high-quality multidisciplinary settings - dance and theatre, music industry, fashion and more. My movement practice focuses on corporeality and embodiment in relation to body’s environment. To find new perspectives and possibilities through physicality, I use movement as a tool to channel socio-cultural ideas and dynamics while exploring themes around the role of body vs. nature vs. culture. Check out my website of my works and projects!
Projects
  • Flamboyant Collection by Kitty Latham
    Flamboyant Collection by Kitty Latham'Flamboyant' 08/07/22 Kitty Latham - Assistant Creative Director at Sassoon Academy Backstage moments captured by Kat @katsosnowska Models Quynh@quynhgallagher Caitlin @earflin Ruby @ruby_efia Freya @fr3yamc Storm @iji.keia Rosa @h.art.er Zuza@zuza_nella Wardrobe styling Erin Murphy @att_a_girl Make up- Georgia Hope @georgiahopemakeup Movement Co ordinator- Miia Makila @miiamakila Set design and Creative assistant- Kimika Sweeney @pintendo64 leva Narvidaite-@narvidzike Photography & videograp
  • I don't care for flowers
    I don't care for flowersYour tongue tastes soil Eyes blister against sunshine Old aches care for frost I’ll lick your eye lids next time Lips tasting of pine Skin on tongue like grass See the trees in my eyes Walk along my hairy path Smack your lips to mine Insects sleep in my chest I collect all your fallen eyelashes I am all your regrets Poem By Chloe Brazinskas
  • STILL, Falling from 0 by Nimi Collective
    STILL, Falling from 0 by Nimi CollectiveMoving makes you hungry, burns calories. In order to complete an action you must sell your movement product. What product? Will you still get paid if you stop moving? Is movement something that is always meant to be free? Labour costs. Is the observer's gaze making us move? Stillness. When does a movement or object become useless? Mother language signs the perimeter of a misunderstood space. When movement is not available words aid. STILL, Falling from 0 is a multidisciplinary performance about
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Projects credited in
  • Molka
    MolkaThe multidisciplinary performance created in collaboration between Maja Laskowska, Taeyun Kim and movement director Miia Mäkilä, is a powerful commentary on the rise of spycam crimes in South Korea and globally. Crimes which predominantly target women. Merging collaborative writing, personal stories and archival materials, MOLKA tells a story of women who are notoriously disregarded in a fight against their right to privacy. Why are these crimes happening? In a world of prolific gender inequalit
  • Innersouldance
    InnersouldanceA project for my dance business the objective was to rebrand and create visual content for my audience on social media. Arts Facilitator/Director: Mary Monrose Dancer: Miia Makila Dancer: Enor Cousin Dancer: Isabel Phua Videography/Editor: Chris Coello
  • Emotions are not set
    Emotions are not set1:1 dance class centred around emotional intelligence where my visual content for social media. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/202047839527 Arts Facilitator/Director: Mary Monrose Dancer: Miia Makila Videography/Editor: Chris Coello
  • GARETH PUGH S/S 18
    GARETH PUGH S/S 18This season, in a move that is becoming synonymous with the Gareth Pugh brand, the London-based designer invited his audience to the BFI IMAX for an exclusive screening of this fashion film, edited by Art Director Younji Ku, in lieu of the traditional catwalk show. Nick Knight and Gareth Pugh continue their longstanding friendship with a film that expresses the intensities of Pugh’s collection for S/S 18, as conceptualised by Knight, Pugh and Carson McColl. French philosophical artist Olivier d
  • "Cosmos Within Us" (38', 2019)
    "Cosmos Within Us" (38', 2019)VR Performance, Producer
  • A Whisper in the Order of Things
    A Whisper in the Order of ThingsA Whisper in the Order of Things (2019) is a homage to nature, and to the delicate. A Finnish trio explore how nature is present within their bodies as they journey through forest and earth. The film portrays how our bodies naturally coexist with the landscapes around us; how the valleys, rivers, mountains and plains of our body are in constant relationship to each other and the places we come from. The Screendance connects motion and thought on a pathway to reciprocity, where we discover the im
Work history
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    Company DancerThe Natashas Project
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Dancer for a physical theatre/contemporary dance company creating performances about human trafficking and modern-day slavery, directed by Erena Bordon Sanchez and Harriet Parker Beldeau. Performed the piece On Demand at Bishop Ramsey School in London and at South Hill Centre in Hemel Hampstead
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    Choreographer, Movement Director, PerformerBarnes Music Festival
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
Education
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    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    MA Performance MakingGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
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    BA(Hons) in Contemporary DanceTrinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
     - London, United Kingdom
    With First Class Honours