About me & Contact

about_schmalI’m a dance-voice artist, performer and body-oriented voice teacher. I have always loved singing, playing piano, moving and making theatre. Already early on it was clear that I want to work in a creative field and share movement and voice with other people.

I studied new dance in Amsterdam at the School for New Dance Development from where I graduated in 1997. SNDO was at least back then an unique place to study with classes a.o. in Contact Improvisation, Release technique, Body Mind Centering, experiential anatomy, composition and improvisation. The school gave us the chance to explore movement from within and respecting our own body. The studies gave me a good self-confidence to create my own things and stand behind my choices. After Amsterdam, I moved to Berlin which was for a long time my base for working internationally as a freelancer. I was inspired by different cultures, life situations and people and let that influence my physical and vocal expression. During the years I have created many
performances which combine movement, sound and voice in a comprehensive way. In 2013 I moved back to Helsinki where I originally come from. Finland feels like the right place to be and share movement and voice at the moment.

I have been teaching body-oriented voice work in many countries since 2006.My teaching is based on my experiences as performer and explorer of the body and is influenced by the Roy Hart Theatre work, contemporary dance, Contact Improvisation, Butoh dance, yoga, Body Mind Centering and Authentic Movement practice. I call my work Body is Voice.

Related and connected to the dance and voice work, I practise and teach Meridian Stretching and yoga. Since 2014 I’m also studying acupuncture and oriental medicine.

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Heini Nukari takes all the responsibility for this website.
Nevertheless, I don’t take any responsibility for the content of the foreign websites which are linked to mine.
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