We will trace collaborative tendencies in the practice of dramaturgy, as it has entered from theater to dance. We will expand the focus of dramaturgy as an external role or action in the creative process, to an entangled, event-forming made within dance and choreography.

Refusing the function of authoritative authorship, resisting semiotic analysis, and slowing down the consumption process, we will articulate from a more speculative field of associations that exposes gaps, breaks, holes, contradictions, frictions, and embarrassments.

Comitting to all elements present in the assemblage, we will think together, through writing, reading and doing, to activate exemplary processes that initiate a relational engagement: Creating by daring to initiate something that exceeds predertermnined acts and intentions.

Wednesday-Thursday 5.-6.6., on Wednesday at 14-18, on Thursday at 15-19
Place: Zodiak studio C4 (Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1 C, 00180 Helsinki)
Duration: 8 h
Participation fee: 105 euro
Enrolment by 15.5.
Enrolment here.

Litó Walkey, of Canadian and Greek origins, is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. Her processes explore the potential of collaboratively re-routing patterns of attention within language and performance. Recent projects have been developed with Weld Company and Fylkingen (Stockholm); BCN and MEZANNINE (Porto); and Labor Sonor and Tanznacht (Berlin). Following her 9-year teaching position at HZT Berlin, Litó initiated a publication with 50 contributing writers on the entanglement of artistic and pedagogic practices. From 2002 - 2009, she performed and taught internationally with the Chicago-based performance group Goat Island. She teaches at DOCH and TeAK, and is invited to advise choreographic work. Litó completed her BA and Masters studies in Choreography at the Amsterdam University of the Arts.

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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 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).