Wilma-Emilia Kuosa is a rising dance artist, singer and poet writer from Finland, living in Nice and in Helsinki, who is working internationally in the jazz dance field. Her first poetry book, “The Anatomy of a Titanium Heart” (Finnish: Titaanisydämen anatomia) was published in January 2020 by Basam Books. It is a poetry novel dealing with a topic that is very relevant in the Finnish society: alcohol abuse. In an inspiring interview poet Wilma-Emilia explains how she came up with the idea for the poetry book and her concern of how alcohol abuse has affected the Finnish society in the past years. And she talks about some other interesting music and art projects.
Finland is not only famous for rock and metal bands, it is also a cradle for inspiring underground art culture. Wilma-Emilia Kuosa is a young jazz dance artist from Helsinki, who moved to Nice in France for professional jazz dance training, since jazz dance is not so popular in Finland any more. One of her latest dance projects is the „Geisha Dance Concert“, a dance performance combined with a photo exhibition, which deals with the subject matter of women’s rights in modern society. I talked with Wilma-Emilia about her work in order to get to know more about jazz dance and the role of young women in the Finnish and European dance field.