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Sat 9.5. 12:00 Sun 10.5. 12:00

Relation-shift, space-shift

The course will be taught remotely through Zoom.

In this workshop, you are guided from your home space, to embody, perceive and explore the shifting relations with space, time, the self and other beings and things. We work from versions of home: both as a concept of subjective meanings, as well as the physical space itself, which allows the layers of experience to inform and create shifts in the physical and shared environments.

The focus asks how one can jump into the space and the imagination through the layered landscape of relatedness at home, meeting new embodiments along the way. The imaginary is accessed through varying entry points and allowing. Through the Zoom platform we practice both doing and witnessing through guided, spontaneous, durational and improvised dances facilitated in solo, pair and group work, asking how taking space creates space, and how shared space can make a new space. We will be using various tools and embodiment practices with writing, drawing and some minimal theory. In moving in our own homes together, we greet the nuances of developing new artistic tools in this current climate. 

All experience levels are invited to this workshop. 

Saturday-Sunday 9.-10.5. at 12-15
Instructors: Georgie Goater & Maikki Palm
Place: Zodiak Studio C4
Duration: 6 h
Participation fee: 55 euros
Enrolment by 23.4.
Enrolment here.

Georgie Goater is a dance artist from New Zealand based in Helsinki, interested in diverse embodied perceptions, improvisation and co-creation. She has been performing, teaching and creating in NZ since 2006, and with Touch Compass dance company since 2012. She graduated from Theatre Academy’s MA in dance pedagogy in 2019 and has since performed her work with Kaaos Company and Elina Sarno locally and internationally. She has had the privilege of working with Sally Davison, Gunilla Sjövall and Jonna Lehto, with Maija Mustonen in Pond, and with Anna-Maria Häkkinen in her work Dance. She is currently developing a new co-choreography for Zodiak’s 2020 Autumn programme with The Echoes working group.

Dance artist Maikki Palm is based in Helsinki after some years in London and visits in Auckland. She graduated from Trinity Laban in 2016 and from Theatre Academy’s MA in dance pedagogy in 2019. Palm loves sharing space with movers, buzzing thinkers and dogs.

Currently she creates and performs with a collective Kantola-Palm-Parkkinen and facilitates contemporary dance classes in Finland. Palm & Goater’s choreography Same Sun, in collaboration with a musician James Risby, was awarded in Short&Sweet -festival 2018 (NZ) by a best production and James Wallace awards.

Palm is currently developing a new co-choreography for Zodiak’s 2020 Autumn programme.


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.

Enrolment is binding. Cancellations must be communicated on the last enrolment day by 6pm the latest by email to Please check this course's last day of enrolment 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. An administrative fee, 10 % of the course fee, will be charged from all cancellations.

Zodiak's courses and workshops can also be paid by Smartum kulttuuri and liikunta vouchers and by SmartumPay application as well as by Edenred Virikeseteli vouchers and MyEdenred mobile app. It is not possible to pay the course fee with cash or with debit/credit card.

For further inquiries, please contact Tiia Kekäläinen,, p. 041 319 8722 (weekdays from 1 pm to 3 pm).