WomenCinemakers, Special Edition

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Women Cinemakers meets

Sari Nordman Lives and works in New York City., USA

Sari Nordman, originally from Finland, is a New York City -based dancer-choreographer, video artist and dance teacher. She loves to travel to the isolated parts of the world and her artistic work is often in relationship to nature. She has presented her choreography in the US and her native Finland, and has enjoyed artist residencies nationally and internationally. She has worked with choreographer Dean Moss in several of his projects since 2009. She holds a M.F.A. from NYU/Tisch Dance Department. Most recently she has received funding from Finlandia Foundation National in support of her art-making. Her aim as an artist is to let her simple, humble human life and art-making dissolve into one interconnected entity where both enrich and feed each other. She also wants to present her knowledge of a female body and mind, and become more conscious of women’s possibilities and skilled in sharing that information. The aim of her artistic practice is to cultivate poetry and explore humanity. She has taught dance to various ages, abilities and backgrounds of students and takes great joy in teaching the next generations of thinkers and doers. She has worked as a teaching artist in New York City public schools since 2007.

An interview by Francis L. Quettier and Dora S. Tennant womencinemaker@berlin.com

is a captivating short experimental

dance film by New York -based, freelance dancer-choreographer, video-artist and dance teacher Sari Nordman: its powerful mise-enscène sapiently mixes the ordinary with the surreal, expressing the resonance between