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This workshop conducted by Sonja Jokiniemi explores language in relation to objects, materials and experience. It opens up lacunas of non-definable, and creates situations where redefinition occurs. Sense-based exploration is used to investigate new kinds of connections with the environment and its material qualities. Course activities consist of exercises that focus on motion, sense, writing and objects, performed alone and in pairs. The workshop is suitable for everyone interested in objects, language, motion and the connections between them. It is based on the themes of Jokiniemi's upcoming performance Blab, premiering in Zodiak in November 2017.

Objects, Language and the Body (Part 2) is continuation of an initial workshop arranged in January 2017. The course is open for newcomers as well as students of the previous course.

Friday September 29th at 17-20, Saturday September 30th - Sunday October 1st at 10-16 
Instructor: Sonja Jokiniemi 
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 15 h
Participation fee: 125 euroa
Enrollment by September 14th.

Sonja Jokiniemi (1983) is a performance artist and choreographer currently based in Helsinki, Finland. She makes transdisciplinary work with research interests in thing ecologies, language and thinking, neuro and psychodiversity.

Her educational background is in contemporary dance, choreography and performance. She is also self-taught in drawing and has an early background in classical music. Jokiniemi graduated from DAS Theatre (previously DasArts) MA Degree programme in Performing Arts in Amsterdam 2013. Prior to this she has completed BA degree on Contemporary Dance at Laban Centre in London 2006 and taken part at Daghdha Mentoring programme in Limerick, Ireland.

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,, p. 050 587 0470 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).