Lehmus has a wide artistic background from physical theatre and musicals to neoclassical ballet and conceptual performance art. He is currently working as Director at Cirko – Center for New Circus and does freelance work as a dramaturg, choreographer and director in performing arts. Previously Lehmus was the Artistic Director of Jojo – Oulu Dance Centre. Before his role as Dramaturg in Nuutinen’s Hz (2022), Lehmus worked as visiting dancer in many of TSC’s creations (2011–2018).
“Dramaturgy does not show itself as a separate part of a performance. Instead, it lives in between all of the performance’s elements, such as performers, objects, space, movement, light, and sound. As a dramaturg I deal with the qualities and relationships of those components and the structures, experiences and possible meanings emerging from them. On the one hand I try to look at the creation-in-progress from the audiences’ perspectives, and on the other I’m a critical friend; a “meta-artist” working with the work of the creative team’s other artists.”