“Ima Iduozee has the ability to create the conditions for thought processes that happily move between binary opposites.” -Dagens Nyheter 2.11.2015
“Above all, I admire the intensity – whatever Iduozee does he puts his soul into it.” -Hufvudstadsbladet 21.4.2016
Ima Eljas Iduozee is a Helsinki born choreographer and performer. At the very beginning of his choreographic career, Iduozee dedicated most of his time on movement research. This hands on practice unfolded as his debut creation This is the Title premiered in 2012, with acclaim from both critics and audiences. The work has toured in over 12 countries across Europe, Canada and Asia. Reconstructing the conventions of breaking and contemporary movement, This is the Title was also contemplation on Iduozee´s personal body history.
His latest creation The Body of Work, a physical monologue, premiered in Zodiak, Helsinki. Purple Nights, a commission work for the Stockholm City Theatre, premiered and played in 2015. Earlier commissions include Rosary (2015) for Pori Dance Company. In 2014 Iduozee choreographed, co-wrote and directed Perfect Day, a physical monologue for dancer/actress Kaisa Torkkel. The work premiered and played at the Helsinki City Theatre.
Iduozee´s works are characterised by a rigorous physical approach, that always apply the living body in motion. This fundamental starting point meet with the notions of memory, identity, representation, voice and imagery.
Since 2009 Iduozee has worked in a range of musicals, contemporary theatre and dance productions with Reija Wäre, Sebastien Ramirez, Neil Hardwick, Marita Liulia, Sonya Lindfors and Tero Saarinen.
In 2015 the annual honorary prize of the Finnish Critics Association, Critics Spurs´, was given to Iduozee, as an acknowledgement for the best artistic breakthrough of the year. His debut work This is the Title (2012) was selected for the Aerowaves Twenty circuit for 2016, amongst 20 emerging European choreographers.
Iduozee holds a BA in Arts (dance), from the Arts University of Helsinki.