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This workshop for dance professionals concentrates on the working methods of choreographer Deborah Hay, with a special focus on the structure and choreographic questions of her piece Figure a Sea, created for Cullberg Ballet. The classes center on Hay’s unique method of creating choreography and movement, based on the alert presence of the dancer. The workshop introduces Hay’s central working questions, and the participants get to learn fragments of the work Figure a Sea.

Vera Nevanlinna has worked with Deborah Hay regularly from 2007 onwards. Nevanlinna performs in Figure a Sea and has toured with the piece and Cullberg Ballet in the US and in Europe since autumn 2015. Nevanlinna is one of the few people who has permission to teach Hay’s method. She instructed workshops on the Figure a Sea practice in the universities of New Jersey, Los Angeles and San Francisco during Cullberg Ballet’s autumn 2016 tour.

Figure a Sea will be performed on the Main stage of the Finnish National Theatre on January 14 and 15, 2017.

The workshop is organised together with Tanssille Association.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-11.30, 17 January - 9 February
NB. No class on 24th January
Instructor: Vera Nevanlinna
Location: Zodiak Studio C4
Duration: 7 sessions / 10,5 hours
Participation fee: 65 €
Cancellations by 9.1.

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 Inari Pesonen at or 050 412 7116 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).