A three-day workshop given by Elina Pirinen and Virva Talonen focuses on the concepts of pre-performance and post-performance. They are used to search for new perspectives, ways and methods for practical performance work. The concepts relate to time before and after the performance. During the course, pre-performance and post-performance are explored as performances of their own right. The concepts are explored through each participant's own praxis and material. The objective is to expand our ways of thinking about the format, nature and medium of performance or other artistic action.

What kinds of performances can different temporalities produce? Join us and discuss, share and explore!

Pirinen and Talonen have worked with temporality and the concept of performance since 2013. They have given workshops on the subject in Kedja Encounters in 2014 and in the Nordic-Baltic Circus Network meeting in 2015.

All participants are asked to bring a short (maximum duration: 2 minutes) sample of artistic or performative material that will be worked using the concepts of pre- and post-performance. The material can be photographs, video, song, composition, fantasy, speech, movement, action – or something else. It can be from a project the participant is currently working on, or an excerpt from earlier work or performance. 

During the course the participants work alone and together in small groups. The course is ideal for dance, theatre, scenography, visual arts, photography and spatial arts professionals and students, as well as artists working with a performance or another kind of artistic action. 

Course structure:
Friday 8 April (2.5 h) Review of materials brought by the participants; examples of pre- and post-performances
Saturday 9 April (4 h) Pre-performance
Sunday 10 April (4 h) Post-performance

Friday 8 Apr at 11-13.30
Saturday 9 Apr at 11-15
Sunday 10 Apr at 11-15
Instructors: Elina Pirinen and Virva Talonen
Location: Zodiak Studio C4
Duration: 3 sessions / 10,5 hours
Participation fee: 90 €

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 14 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).

For further inquiries, please contact Inari Pesonen at or 050 412 7116 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).