The only concrete statement about UtoUto is physicality and presence. Sincere and real presence in the moment of life, now and here, through artistic interpretation. We create (participatory) performances with a strong emphasis on physical theatre methods and dance, conversely we also produce pieces with naturalistic dialogs and interactions. For more info about UtoUto performances see the tab REPERTOIRE.

Mostly we are based in Helsinki, Finland, but let’s not put any limits.

Who are UtoUto?

Anna Olkinuora – artistic director, performer

Anna is a physical theatre practitioner with a passion for dance and movement arts. She started as an actor at her local drama school when she was ten and is still on that same journey, endlessly searching, exploring and playing.
Anna has studied and worked in England, India and Nepal and is now in Finland focusing her time on directing UtoUto’s creative work, leading workshops, studying butoh and telling stories through the body.

Katia Shklyar – producer, performer

As a performer and art manager, Katia started her journey as early as at the age of 9, staging theatre shows in a local community. Throughout the years, Katia has been dancing and learning dance techniques, especially modern and contemporary dance. During her Japanese language and culture studies, she got inspired with traditional and modern Japanese performing art styles – like noh theatre and butoh dance. Katia studied and worked in Russia, Finland and Spain, which makes her curious to mix not only different movement techniques, but also languages.

UtoUto performing art company

Photo by Harsha, logo by Jiakun Wang