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The workshop given by Anni Rissanen and Vappu Rossi focuses on exercises and experiments that explore the dialogue between image and movement. Some of the activities concentrate solely on drawing, but the principal focus of the workshop is in the dialogue between the two art forms. From movement to image, from image to movement – taking observation, the anatomical structure of the human body and close exploration of trajectories and qualities of movement as the starting points. We also perform activities that stimulate proprioception (the body's ability to sense position and movement) working in groups, in pairs and solo. The course is good for beginners and advanced dancers alike. No earlier experience of dance or drawing is required.

The following materials are required: 
– Drawing block, size A2 or A3
– One black sheet of paper, size A2 or A3
– One coloured sheet of paper (grey, brown or other colour), size A2 or A3
– Graphite pencil, recommended grade B2–B6
– One marker pen, thickness: medium
– White/light drawing implement, such as crayon or colour pencil
– Other drawing implements as you like, such as pencils, colour pencils, crayons, fibre-tip pens, markers or brush pens. No pens or pencils that require fixative treatment.

Vappu Rossi (1976) is a visual artist known especially for her drawing skill. Applied and experimental drawing and collaboration with dancers and musicians are a crucial part of her work. She is an experienced and wanted teacher, and has given drawing classes in Ateneum Art Museum, the Academy of Fine Arts, the Orivesi College of Art and the Helsinki Museum of Art. Rossi has graduated as Master of Visual Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki and as Bachelor of Art from the University of Industrial Art and Design Helsinki.

Anni Rissanen (1981) is a freelance dancer interested in combinations of dance and visual art. She has graduated as Master of Dance from the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki in 2008, and has worked as a dancer in choreographies by Soile Lahdenperä, Maija Mustonen, Kati Raatikanen and Satu Herrala. She has worked as a teacher since 2009, and has been in charge of dance instruction in the Central Ostrobothnia Folk High School until 2016. Choreographies: Turning Point (2016), Landscapes (2014), Jälki minussa (‘Trace in Me’, 2014) and Omakuvia (‘Self-portraits’, 2012).

Friday 12 May at 17.30-20.30
Saturday 13 May at 10-16
Sunday 14 May at 10-16
Zodiak Studios C4 and B2
Duration: 3 sessions / 15 hours
Participation fee: 155 €
Enrolment by 27.4.
Cancellations by 4.5.

NB. In 2017 Zodiak has started sending course letters and invoices via email.

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.

Cancellations must be communicated on the last cancellation day by 4 pm the latest. Please check this course's last day of cancellation 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 (only exact amounts) 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).