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From Thinking to Choreography

Do you want to stage a choreographic work in progress? Or are you just interested in choreography? This workshop is an introduction to various choreographic tools and ideas, such as concept, spectator, space, duration, composition, physicality and motion. We consider the full spectrum of choreography from expressive individual dance to post-human approaches, and work on small case studies and exercises. In addition to independent work on a choreography, course activities consist of thinking, discussing and planning as well as a variety of motion-based exercises.

The course concludes with an open-doors performance day. The course is suitable for dance enthusiasts of all levels. / The course is open for both beginners and advanced dancers.

Fridays at 18-20.30, October 27th - December 8th
Instructor: Janina Rajakangas
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 7 krt / 17,5 h
Participation fee: 140 euroa
Enrollment by October 12th
Enrollment here.

Janina Rajakangas has worked as a dancer, choreographer and instructor in many countries in Europe. She graduated as a choreographer from the Helsinki Theatre Academy in 2010 and as a dancer from the LCDS in 2000 and the EDDC in 2001. Her latest works are Of Family and Deer (2014) and Dinosaur (2015). Her artistic practice also includes teaching of modern dance, improvisation and choreography in art academies, and she has conducted workshops and dance classes to professional dancers and enthusiasts of all levels.

Janina Rajakangas' latest performance Teenager, choreographed for seven teenage dancers, premieres in Zodiak in December 2017. See the performance info here.

Availability is limited, so sign up in time! Welcome letters and invoices are sent to participants’ email address immediately after registration closes. If you do not find the course letter or the invoice in your email please also check the junk mail folder.

Enrollment is binding. Cancellations must be communicated on the last enrollment day by 6 pm the latest. Please check this course's last day of enrollment from above. With the exception of injuries and illnesses certified in writing by a doctor, cancellations made later than the deadline are subject to full course fee.

Zodiak's courses and workshops can also be paid using pre-paid Liikuntaseteli and Kulttuuriseteli vouchers (Smartum Oy) as well as Virikeseteli vouchers (Edenred Oy). You can pay with the vouchers in the beginning of the first class or you can bring the vouchers to Zodiak office (open weekdays 11 am to 4 pm). It is not possible to pay the course fee with cash.

For further inquiries, please contact Elina Ruoho-Kurola, elina.ruoho-kurola@zodiak.fi, p. 050 587 0470 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).