In this research residency Anne Pajunen studies chosen texts from Hans Christian Andersen and Harold Pinter. She investigates the physical potential of these stories, diving into the world of fairytale and absurdity. She works on chosen characters from these texts and embodies them through movement thus creating rough sketches of scenes and stage images. As a part of her research she investigates the life of H.C. Andersen in his birth city of Odense.
Anne Pajunen (FI) is an actor and dance artists working internationally. Her work moves in between dance and theatre and investigates the fine line in between reality and the world of imagination. In 2017 she graduated with an MA in acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Prior to this she studied at the Theatre Academy of Finland (MA in Dance) and at the Research Cycle of P.A.R.T.S. As a performer she has worked with for example Alexandra Bachzetsis, Jan Fabre, Daniel Linehan, Gabrielle Moleta, Tino Sehgal and Jeremy Shaw. She is one of the founding members of the London based theatre collective Psychopomp! with whom she works as an actor and movement director. Her solo performance The Heroic Moment will premier in September 2018 at Zodiak – Center for New Dance in Helsinki.
Odense Teater, U-scenen