MOVEMENT & ACTING
Anca feels cross-feeding between performing arts, with dabbling in visual arts, has enriched her life, both professionally and generally. Since discovering dance in her native Finland, teaching has always been on the agenda for her.
She performed, taught and choreographed with London Contemporary Dance Theatre for fifteen years touring widely throughout UK as well as internationally. LCDT also initiated residencies of teaching and lecture demonstration programs at universities and colleges, in which she took an active role from the beginning.
In Australia since 1990 she has taught extensively in dance schools, colleges and tertiary institutions, has worked on a variety of plays as well as co-creating and performing independent work with likeminded dancers, actors, singers, musicians and visual artists. As a member of Australian Dance Artists she has so far co-created, and performed in, eleven productions collaborating with eminent sculptor Ken Unsworth.
Always being interested in furthering her knowledge she completed a BA Hons in Contemporary Dance while working fulltime with LCDT, and when graduating from NIDA in 2005 with a Master of Dramatic Art, Movement Studies, her performance piece and thesis were about legendary dance and movement master Keith Bain.
In August 2016 she presented Long Life, Short Dances in Finland with her partner Patrick Harding-Irmer, and recent work includes collaborations with the National Portrait Gallery, BOLD Festival, Canberra Dance Theatre & Sydney Fringe.
In July 2018 the short film Solitude (dir. Sue Healey), which she choreographed and danced in, had its world premier at The Lincoln Centre, NYC, as part of the Dance On Camera Festival.
In March/April 2019 she had her first visual arts exhibition, Wrapsody of the Daily Paper, at SLOT Window Gallery.
She presently works as a deviser/director/