Sonnet 44 (2012)
Thomas Freundlich
cinematographer / filmmaker / dance artist
Thomas Freundlich, photo Peter Forsgård

Photo: Peter Forsgård

Thomas Freundlich is one of the leading practitioners in Finland’s vibrantly growing independent dance film scene. He works as freelance choreographer and dancer both in Finland and worldwide, and has choreographed some 35 works in Finland and internationally, encompassing ensemble pieces, solos, contemporary opera, theatre and dance film. His work has been acknowledged with over 40 grants and awards from cultural foundations, arts councils and festivals in Finland and internationally.

As filmmaker and cinematographer, Mr. Freundlich’s work ranges from dance shorts, documentary work, performance videography and 3D projects to music videos and projection design for the stage. His work has been seen at dozens of film festivals worldwide as well as broadcast TV both in Finland and internationally. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Freundlich was the co-artistic director of Finland’s Loikka dance film festival. Thomas Freundlich’s recent film work includes the short film Cold Storage (2016), which has, to date, received 11 awards and over 100 festival selections worldwide.