Multiple award-winning choreographer Virpi Pahkinen has toured her work to over 132 cities in 48 countries on six continents. In her dual role as choreographer and dancer, she has performed at the Library of Alexandria as well as the Nobel celebration at Stockholm City Hall.

Pahkinen has been commissioned by companies and institutions such as the Vietnam National Ballet, North 59°, Skånes Dansteater and Ballet Poznanski. Her latest work Deep Time was performed at Dansens Hus in autumn 2017.

Pahkinen's long career includes collaborations with choreographers and dancers all over the world, as well as transcendent collaborations with players in all fields of the arts, including Japanese koto player and composer Chieko Mori and director and playwright Ingmar Bergman.

Virpi Pahkinen has also created a number of dance films that have been broadcast on Swedish national television and shown at dance film festivals around the world. The film The seventh salt premiered on SVT1 in autumn 2016. In 2013, her debut novel The Snake Carrier published by MBM Publishing.

In 2011, Pahkinen received the Swedish Royal Medal Litteris et Artibus. She also received the City of Stockholm's Cullberg Prize in 2014.

Virpi Pahkinen at Dansens Hus

Iridium, ...and the angels began to screa

Bardo- freely touching and puncturing the Tibetan Book of the Dead


In dialogue with the red mountain, The Wave of the Empty Lake

At the Heaven nightclub in New York, two cosmic orbits crossed paths - those of Shen Wei and Virpi Pahkinen - and...

Kalagni & Il freddo dell´aqua

In the new solo 'Kalagni', the destructive fire of the goddess of death Kali, Virpi Pahkinen enlists the help of another distinctive artist....

Suite 303

She dances with the light - or is it the light that dances with her? You can't know for sure, because Virpi...

Ophir Chasma

An evocative space tale for 6 dancers.

Zefirum, Silence of the Trembling Hands, Meretseger

Virpi Pahkinen is the dancer who has been enchanting audiences with her magical dance skills for over a decade. Her mesmerising choreography and...

Sal Mirabile

Sal Mirabile is a duet for Pahkinen and Pontus Sundset, but both dance solo alongside each other.

Morpho Z

Virpi Pahkinen is one of Sweden's most exciting choreographers and dancers and has captivated audiences and press worldwide with...


With impressive agility, profound expression and intense stage presence, one of the Nordic region's most original dancers and choreographers is back at Stora...

Black Rainbow18 November 2020

Beautifully poignant journey towards an inner galaxy.

Deep Time24-26 November 2017


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