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.
video documentation 2007-
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.
Anna-Maija Terävä (b.1978) is a dancer, performer and occasional teacher living in Helsinki, working in the field of dance, theatre and performance art. She graduated as a dancer in 2002 from North Karelia College Outokumpu. She works as a part of various collaborations and has worked for example with the choreographers Maija Hirvanen, Soile Lahdenperä, Riikka Siirala (Loiske Ensemble), Jaana Turunen and director Philine Velhagen (Drama Köln).
“Craftsmanship of performance and improvisation thrives my body of work. Body-mind connections, movement and experiental work are central in my way of working.”
costume designer 2015–
Tua Helve (1981) is a fashion and costume designer. 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.
Since 2000, she has gained experience across frames and modes of working, ranging from commercial business in the private sector a.o. Marimekko to the university branch, and creative art projects as a freelancer. With her practice and research in costume design, she enquires into the means of collaboration as a source for meaningful costume outcomes.
Mikko Bredenberg is an artist-researcher, actor and theatre director. Bredenberg holds a Doctor of Arts in Theatre and Drama from University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy.
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.
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.
managing director 2017–
Jenny’s previous roles include working as managing director of Performance Center Eskus, a platform for live art companies in Finland (2012-16) and company manager at Teatteri Metamorfoosi, a company of physical theatre (2009–2012) and prior to that she worked in the film distribution as a head of staff and administration at Cinema Mondo (2001-06). She holds a MA in theatre research and philosophy from the University of Helsinki.
Anna Krzystek (1968-2017)
founding member, performer 2000–13
Anna, a Glasgow based performer and choreographer, worked with Oblivia 2000–13 devising, developing and performing the work.
Stella Parland (1974-2015)
founding member, performer, dramaturg 2000–2005
Stella, writer, critic and dada genius worked as a performer during Oblivia’s first year and moved onto being the outside eye and dramaturg for Oblivia until 2005.
graphic designer 2002–
promotional photography, live performance documentation, communication and web coordination 2003 – 2014
Magnus Logi Kristinsson
performer 2005-07; 2014–2016
production & tour manager 2007–2017
sound designer 2008–16