founder/artistic director/performer 2000–
After working as a dancer/choreographer, Annika completed her MA in literature at Helsinki University. She worked as a dance and performance critic writing extensively on new trends in the performing arts, thus receiving a broad understanding of the European dance and performance scene.
founding member, performer 2000–
Timo is a classical pianist graduated from the Sibelius Academy. He started working with Oblivia in 2000 as a musician and has since been drawn into performing, developing and devising the work.
Mikko Bredenberg is an artist-researcher, actor and theatre director. Mikko has been working as an actor and theatre director in institutional theatres and independent performing art groups. As an actor he has also worked in radio plays and in television and movie productions.
Bredenberg holds a Doctor of Arts in Theatre and Drama from University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy. The subject of Bredenberg’s artistic doctoral research was a phenomenon he calls “scenic imagination”. In his artistic research he has examined and sought to understand and define the specific phenomena of scenic mental image and scenic imagination by doing performances and by examining artistic processes related to these performances. In the written part of his doctoral research Näyttämöllinen kuvittelu (Scenic Imagination) he described how his own acting embodied his phenomenologically inspired research and debated how acting in itself was informed by the phenomenological investigation of scenic mental images.
lighting designer 2009–
Meri received her M.A. in lighting design from the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, in Finland. She has worked as a freelancer in the wide (wild) field of performing arts since her graduation with collaborators from Finland and abroad. In Oblivia she started in 2009 when she joined the Entertainment Island Trilogy. She has carried a role of an outside eye through out the productions. In her own expression she has concentrated in working on a lighting designs able to carry an active part in the performance, as taking a role of a performer.
sound designer/performer 2017–
Alice is a performer and sound artist. After her studies of Applied Theatre Sciences in Gießen and Reykjavík she has founded her own company LUKAS UND and collaborated with numerous groups in Germany and Switzerland such as Monster Truck, bigNOTWENDIGKEIT, Marcel Schwald and Drama Köln. She is realizing theater pieces, audio walks and installational performances.
costume designer 2015–
She is currently a doctoral candidate at Aalto University, Department of Film, Television and Scenography. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on costume design for contemporary dance in Finland. She has an MA degree (2008, clothing design) at the University of Lapland focus on Finnish contemporary dance costume design. Solo performances in 2015, Annika gör Svansjön and Annika’s Sacre, were Tua’s first collaborations with Oblivia.
Anna-Maija Terävä is a dancer and a performer living in Helsinki, working in the field of dance, theatre and performance art. She works as a part of various collaborations and also choreographs her own pieces and productions. Craftsmanship of performance work and improvisation thrives her body of work. She has worked for example with the choreographers Jaana Turunen and Maija Hirvanen and the director Philine Velhagen (Drama Köln).
Since 2014 Anna-Maija has been part of Oblivia’s artistic team and collectively carried out four stage performances. In 2016 she worked as a director together with Timo Fredriksson for a stage performance No(s) Futurs with five 12 year old performers. Anna-Maija is along in Oblivia´s three years project Together that started in the fall 2017 and examines collaborative practices in directing and performance making.
managing director 2017–
Anna, a Glasgow based performer and choreographer, worked with Oblivia 2000–13 devising, developing and performing the work.
Annika Tudeer on working with Anna:
Stella, writer, critic and dada genius worked as a performer during Oblivias first year and moved onto being the outside eye and dramaturg for Oblivia until 2005.
Magnus Logi Kristinsson
Magnus, born in Iceland, has been creating solo performances since 1999.
production & tour manager 2007–2017
sound designer 2008–16
Juuso is a songwriter and composer specializing in theatre and film music. He has graduated from The Theatre Academy of Finland as a sound designer (MA) and as a classical composer from Estonian Academy of Music (BA).