The contemporary dance legend Deborah Hay (USA) gives a week-long workshop for performing arts professionals at the end of March. Prior knowledge of Hay's theory of dance is a prerequisite.

"It is what I cannot name or point at in watching dance that keeps me interested in dance. My choreography is embedded with invisible directives that invite the performer to constantly be in the act of reorganizing herself. What is it like to participate in choreography that has very little to do with movement? Is there music in the silence of dancing? Is it possible to see the balance between the impossibility of doing a movement ‘right’ and the thrill from not being asked to?"

The workshop is arranged in collaboration with University of the Arts / Theatre Academy Helsinki.

Monday to Friday 23–27 March at 12–18 (30 hours)
Place: Teatterikorkeakoulu, class room 525
Participation fee: 200 €
NOTICE! The workshop is full. For further inquiries, please contact Inari Pesonen at or 050 412 7116 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).

Availability is limited, so sign up in time! Welcome letters and invoices are sent to participants immediately after registration closes. Cancellations must be communicated no later than seven days before the course begins. With the exception of injuries and illnesses certified in writing by a doctor, cancellations made later than seven days before the course or workshop are subject to full course fee.

Please bring a receipt of your course payment to the first meeting of your course. 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).