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 dialogues and interactions. For more info about UtoUto performances see the tab BODIES OF WORK.

UtoUto theatre was founded in 2016. Mostly we are based in Helsinki, Finland, but let’s not put any limits.

Who are UtoUto?

Anna Olkinuora

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

As an actor and an 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 was studying and working on the borderlines of modern dance, butoh, physical theatre and spoken word in Russia, Finland and Spain. This makes her curious to mix not only different movement and acting techniques but also languages.

UtoUto performing art company

Photo by Harsha, logo by Jiakun Wang