In the Full Year Class, dance artist Sari Palmgren conducts the exercises initially through movement material from her upcoming work Utopia (on empathy), and via exploring gaze/focus.

In the Full Year Class the participants will also move according to David Zambrano’s “passing through” group improvisation and spiral stabilisation methods. During the course the participants will do individual, pair and group movement exercises, bearing in mind the necessary safety distances. The course develops during the spring in dialogue with the group and on the needs of the participants.

The aim is to stage a demo of some kind at the end of spring season 2021; a dance video or a performance, depending on the wishes of the group.

The workshop is intended for advanced dancers and professionals. The Full Year Class was born out of a need of both workshop participants and Sari Palmgren herself to focus on work on a longer term. Course languages are Finnish and (if required) English.

Wed 2.6. at 18-20.30
Thu 3.6. at 18-20.30
Fri 4.6. at 18-20.30
Wed 16.6. at 18-20.30
Thu 17.6. at 18-20.30
Fri 18.6. at 18-20.30

Sari Palmgren has worked as a choreographer, dancer and dance instructor in Finland and abroad since the beginning of the 2000s. She has collaborated with numerous artists in various dance productions, dance films, theatre, site-specific performances and interactive art projects. Her latest performances have explored the relationship between humanity and nature, the animal side of humanity, mortality and the state of the environment.

Her latest works include Joy Riot (Zodiak – Center for New Dance 2020), Rouva C (Seinäjoki City Theatre 2020), Lame Tamer (Routa-ryhmä 2019), The Lapua Opera (Seinäjoki City Theatre 2019), Fenced-Off Dreams (Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Kanneltalo Culture Center and Helsinki Festival 2017—2019) and Licking Things (Zodiak – Center for New Dance 2016).