Wilma Seppälä

Wilma Seppälä is a Tampere-born dance artist living in Stockholm. In 2021 she graduated from the Dance Performance programme in Stockholm University of the Arts. Wilma is working widely within dance, performance, choreography and teaching both in Sweden and Finland.

After her studies she has performed in Wilhelmina Ojanen’s works becoming-with and Matters of Care (or every thing we do), Sanna Söderholms and Uncover Choreography’s work Quööriem, Amanda Piñas work Tira Kuna and Tampere-based Täsmäteatteris immersive performance Narttu Live (työnimi). Between 2018 and 2022 she worked in collaboration with juggler Onni Toivonen and musician-sound designer Konsta Leinonen in Amalgam which is a performance about the collision of dance, juggling and sound.

In her artistic work Wilma works with movement and somatics around themes like emotions, pleasure and drama. She loves to dive into details both as a performer and as a choreographer and find big worlds in small things. Currently Wilma is interested in personal and collective unconscious, being around things she doesn’t understand and the co-existence of silence and high frequency in movement.

More information about Wilma: https://www.wilmaseppala.com

Project ALDA

ALDA is a poignant installation that erodes the boundaries between dance and visual arts. In ALDA, choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir draws upon the history of women’s collective physical labour, in particular its relation to repetitive motions and song, to generate an event of intimate female assembly, convergence and coalescence.

The driving force behind choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir’s current work has been the creation of movement language and imagery from softness, sensitivity, ever-changing movement and the integration of bodies with their environment. This piece is the culmination of many years of collaboration between the choreographer and designer Eva Signý Berger where art forms merge to create a rhythmic wave of experience.

When translated as WAVE, ALDA not only reflects on the form of movement but also refers to time and history, the old and the emerging new.

Dancers Wilhelmina Ojanen and Wilma Seppälä from Tampere, who are employed by the Pirkanmaa Dance Centre, will perform as part of the installation for a total of two weeks within the opening hours of the exhibition.

More information about ALDA’s choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir: https://www.katringunnarsdottir.com/