ANTOPIO
Curriculum Vitae

Random guy, Street Artist, Dancer, Choreographer, Producer, Cleaner, Cook, Magician, Construction worker, Street poet, Beatboxer, Singer, Rapper, Video editor, Blogger & Percussionist. Fluent on Japanese, Finnish and Sarcasm.

“Be humble, be creative, don’t think yourself too serious & take care of people around you”

 

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Curriculum Vitae

Antopio (fin/jpn)

“Hyper elegant”
– Dagens Nyheter (major news paper of Sweden)

” DiMaestren esitys on lumoava ja tässä nykytanssikontekstissa raikas teknolähteen ruiskaus. Uskomaton esiintyjä jolla on hämmästyttävä tekniikka”
– Helsingin Sanomat

” I really don’t care if people think I’m good dancer or not. But it’s nice if they think that I’m funny guy”
– Antopio

“He is long time hard worker for experimental scene in Europe” – Nasty (speaker of Juste Debout finals)

Contemporary Street Art –

Antopio DiMaestre is choreographer and dancer of Siéva / Dance.fi company urban dance group. Antopio started dancing in a beginning of the 1991 and has continued ever since. His repertoire has widened from urban dance battles to contemporary theatre performances.
Having Finnish mother and Japanese father, he has lived his whole life back and forth between Finland and Japan. This has greatly influenced his art: From Samurai philosophy to Santa Clause, from Tokyo ‘s skyscrapers to Northern Finland ‘s snowy forests (with – 25 degrees of Celsius).
In theatre works, his approach to dance is often emotional and soulful, portraying beauty more than simply showing acrobatics and illusional movements. Antopio is a singer/looper/beatboxer in Finnish R&B band Momoco.
He is also founding members of such groups as Dance.fi Rockers, La Nieve Fresca, Flow-Mo, Siéva etc. He has organized over 100 dance events, biggest being Show of the year, 1500+ contestant annual dance event held in Helsinki Culture House.

Antopio is one of the most active artists in urban dance scene and his videos have been watched over 2 million times in youtube. See all his videos here Antopio’s blog here and Instagram

Dance.fi Company & Siéva performances:

O2 Academy London
Dansens Hus Stockolm
Parkteatern Stockholm
Barcelona Arts on Stage, Barts, Barcelona
Theatre des varietes Paris
Kansallisooppera
Kuopio Tanssii ja Soi
Summerup Lahti
Ateneum
KIASMA URB FESTIVAL
HIHS Helsingin Jäähalli
Scandic Park
Peacock theatre
Helsingin Kulttuuritalo
Cumbre Mundial de Tango Seinjäjoki
Kirjojen Yö – Stockmann
Savoy teatteri
Blockfest Tampere
SADE Festival 2013, 2016
Sub TV Substanssi
Talent
Pakko Tanssia
Rotuaari Oulu
Back 2 Practice Lappeenranta
Q-Teatteri
Barona Areena
Veturitallit Jyväskylä
Tampereen Messukeskus
Vaasan Jäähalli
Itis Grand Opening
Scandic Park
Teater Casa Vaasa
Millenium Pavilionki
Musiikkitalo

Antopio solo theater presentations performed at:
Lille 2004 Delta Festival France
Blackbox Theater Oslo Norway
Stockholm Street Dance Festival Sweden
Clup Act Rotterdam Holland
Alexander Theater Helsinki
Dance arena Festival Helsinki
Dance Theater Hurjaruuth Helsinki
Urban Weekend, Muurame
Oulu JoJo -Uuden tanssin keskus
Jyväskylä City Theater
Kuopio Tanssii ja Soi
Ateneum Theater
URB Festival, Kiasma Contemporary Arts Museum Finland
Urbanapa Festival, Stoa, Finland

Invited guest (dancer / judge) to next dance festivals and events.

Floorwars Copenhagen Denmark
Vulcanology Festival with Roy Ayers, Sicily
Juste Debout / Streetstar Sweden
Hipopsession Nantes France
Total Session Touloise France
Hiphop International Las Vegas USA
Festival Cultura Urbana Madrid Spain
Korea Sparkling Seoul festival R-16 Seoul Korea
FRK Bboy competition Austria
Braun Flatground Amsterdam Holland
Sprite Urban Games London UK
Urban Arts Manifestation Malmö Sweden
UK BBoy Championships London UK
Urban Dance Championships Lithuania
Tampere International Salsa Festival
Subörb, Stockholm Sweden
Stocholm Street Dance Festival Sweden
Battle Of The East Estonia
Aarhus hiphop festival Denmark

Antopio Performing in Don Johnson Big Band music video


Awards:

Finnish Streetdance pioneer award 2009 @ Nordic Moves
Vuoden kulttuuriteko by Bassomedia (SADE Festival)

Competitions:

Nordic Open Stockholm Sweden 1st place
Nordic Solo Popping competition Malmö Sweden 2nd place
Battle of the East Estonia Popping battle 1st place
Helsinki Battle Popping competition 1 st place
Finnish Championship Popping 1st place
Finnish Championships House 2nd place
Finnish Championships Streetdance Showcase 2nd place
Juste Debout Finland popping 1st place
Juste Debout Scandinavia (Streetstar), Sweden popping 2nd place
Juste Debout Finland hiphop 2nd place
3 time finalist in Juste Debout Finals Paris (Experimental)
1 time finalist in Juste Debout Finals Paris (Hiphop)
I Love Dance Finalist with Orange with Blue
Salsa SM Principiante gold medal
Salsa SM Rueda gold medal (with La Nieve Fresca)
Ourvision Dance contest finalist (with La Nieve Fresca)
Paras esitys / Stadi tanssii finalist (with La Nieve Fresca)
Rock Steady Anniversary 2006 New York USA 1st place (with Flow-Mo)
UK Championships nordic europe qualifications 1st place (with Flow-Mo)
Freestyle Session Europe London UK 2nd place 2004 (with Flow-Mo)
R-16 world championships Seoul Korea 2nd place (Flow-Mo)

Solo dance experience (selected urban dance events):

Floormasters Night, Yokohama Japan
3do no meshi yori freestyle, Tokyo Japan
BBoy Jam # 1 Stockholm
Time 2 Battle Malmö , Sweden
Scandinavian BattleOfTheYear 99, 2000, 2002, 2004
Tokyo BBoy Park , Japan 1999
BBoy Night, Tokyo, Japan 95, 96, 98
Battle Of The Year 2000, 2001
Original Bboy Jam. Paris France 2002
Battle Pop Lock, Osaka Japan
Juste Debout 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013 Paris France
Ultimate Bboy Showdown Finland
Ultimate Poppers Grandprix Tokyo Japan
BBoy Summit USA 2004
Freestyle Session 8 Long Beach USA 2004
Rock Steady Anniversary New York USA 2005, 2006
Juste Debout Paris finalist in experimental 2006, 2007 & 2008
Dance Delight Paris  2008
Rencontres Urbaines Paris, France 2000
International Salsa festival Tampere 2009, 2010
Cubamemucho Salsa festival, Germany 2010
Cuban Salsa & Rumba studies in HAVANA, CUBA 2008 & 2009
Rueda Conference 2009, Havana Cuba
Dance video production in New York, U.S.A 2012
Dance video production in Rio De Janeiro & Paraty, Brazil 2012
Juste Debout Estonia 2013
Baltic Session, Estonia 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
StreetStar, Sweden 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015
Juste Debout Barcelona 2016

Antopio en Cuba

Group theater performances with Flow-Mo:

Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles USA
BEO, HWE Program Serbia Montenegro
Aarhus Hiphop Festival Denmark
Biennale de la dance Lyon France
Loiste Festival Helsinki Finland
HWE Program Sweden Malmö
Dansens Hus, Stockholm Sweden
Jyväskylä City Theater

Commercial works:

Choreography for Coca Cola 125 years TV commercial, MTV Europe Music Video Awards 2001, VIVA Music video Awards Hannover Germany, Music videos Elastinen – Anna sen Soida, Bomfunk MC’s, Waldos People, Don Johnson Big Band, Anna Abreu, Finnish Music Video Awards, Nokia Totally Board Greece Thessaloniki, Hunger Games movie launch, Orion, Popfinlandia, Tammerfest, Dancing with the stars, Eurovision dance contest, Pallogrillailun SM-kilpailut etc.
Clients: Coca Cola, Casio, Universal, Cocoa, Nokia, Adidas, Sony-BMG, Puma, Fruktis, Samsung, Kilroy, Toyota, Instrumentarium, Miller, Jameson, Nike, Puma etc.

Performed to Finnish President Tarja Halonen in Finland independence gala 2007 @ Finlandia house.

Media interviews, documentaries:
Tanssi, Tanssi – Book cover and 13 page article
Posse Magazine – Cover and interview
Breikkaus on mun elämäntapa – Book interview and pictures
Vision Huvudstadsbladet – Cover and interview
Image magazine – one page interview
Let It Flow – Documentary Tanssin virtaa Yle Teema
Sneakers – Documentary
Kaleva – one page interview (2 times)
Metro – one page interview
City Magazine – Cover and 2 page interview

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Other interviews, articles and shows:
Image, Basso (5 times), Helsingin Sanomat, Koululainen, City, Huvudstadsbladet, PopFinlandia, Mix, 100, Dans tidningen (swe), Metro, Yle uutiset, Valopilkku, Tanssi, Töölöläinen, Etelä Suomen Sanomat, Kulttuuri uutiset, Tiikeri, Jyrki, Dagens Nyheter, Itä-Helsingin Sanomat, Vaasan Ikkuna, Kaleva, Yle2 Zulu, Kaleva, NYT, Yle X -kultakuume etc

Event organizing:
Contemporary Street Arts event Helsinki Finland February 2004, Producer
New street art evening Helsinki Finland August 2004, Producer
Lumisade – clubnight for dancers and sneakerfreaks 2005-2006
Beatstreet Clubnight 2007-2009
Styles & Gears 2008-2009
Streetdance SM 2010
Show Of The Year 2010-
Streetdance SM south Finland 2013
Show SM south Finland 2013
Latin Show SM 2013
Katumessut 2008-2013
HipHop Renessanssi Suomen kiertue 2013, 2014
Street Art Dance Essentials – SADE – festival, urban dance festival located in Helsinki Finland, Vice president, artistic director 2005-2008

Teaching experience:
Since 1998 till present:
Tanssivintti Dance School
Helsingin Tanssiopisto Dance School
Hämeenlinnan liikuntakeskus
KOLO Dance school
DANCE.FI Dance School

Workshops:
Aarhus hiphop festival Denmark, Urban Dance Championships Lithuania, Turun tanssikonservatorio, Cooma, Funkyhall, Tanssikoulu Sara jyväskylä, Suburb, , Citydance Oulu, Hotcakes Rovaniemi, Tanssistudio Funky Turku, Kuopio tanssii ja soi, Savonlinna Street Beat, Razzmatazz, ISKY Joensuu, Parainen, SVOLI, Etelä Savon tansiopisto, Jydis ry

Sneakers.fi Blog & Sneakerstore
Owner

Popot Sneakerstore
creator & owner 2006-2008

Dance/music Groups

IFM (popping crew, dancer, 2004-)
Dance.fi Rockers (dancer, 2008-)
Founding members and dancer of Flow-Mo Crew (Breakdance crew, 2002-2008)
Siéva, founder and choreographer 2010-
IMC Helsinki, (Breakdance crew, 1997-2000)
La Continuacion (Bachata Band, Main vocals and percussions, 2012-)
La Nieve Fresca (Salsa Rueda team 2010)

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Press quotes on Antopio Di Maestre:

“Hyper elegant” – Dagens Nyheter (major news paper of Sweden) –

” DiMaestren esitys on lumoava ja tässä nykytanssikontekstissa raikas teknolähteen ruiskaus. Uskomaton esiintyjä jolla on hämmästyttävä tekniikka”
– Helsingin Sanomat

“DiMaestre’s performance is fascinating. On this contemporary dance
context, it is refreshing spirit of techno fountain. Unbelievable dancer
who has amazing technique.”
– Helsingin Sanomat (major news paper of Finland) –

“He is merciless dancer and beast to develope surprising movements based on breakdance” – Helsingin Sanomat

” Many people say my dancing is different, unique or even weird. For my point of view, it’s not my goal to be different. I just do what is the most natural way of expressing myself.”

” I really don’t care if people think I’m good dancer or not. But it’s nice if they think that I’m funny guy”

Videos

@ homeparty

Bboy Antopio

Dance.fi Crew