This course by Mikko Makkonen works with anatomical observations, a comprehensive way of using the body, and sequencing of motion. We aim for ease of motion and a distinction between gross motor skills and fine-tuned articulation. We also reflect on the relationship between the motion patterns given and creative individual motion through solo and group exercises. We also practice the basic elements of pair techniques, such as lifting, pressing, supporting, pulling and pushing using different contact points, and utilise these motions in individual and collective movement.

Wednesdays 13.11.-11.12. at 18-19.30
Instructor: Mikko Makkonen
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 5 times / 7,5 h
Participation: 175 € / whole season, 70€ / period
Enrolment by 29.10.

This course is full. You can sign up for the waiting list here. 

Mikko Makkonen (1988–) is a freelance dancer and dance instructor with a breakdance background. He graduated as a dance instructor from Turku Arts Academy in 2013 and as a Master of Arts (Dance) from the Theatre Academy in 2015. Makkonen has worked as a dancer in choreographies by Marjo Kuusela, Sonya Lindfors, Jarkko Mandelin, Matti Paloniemi, Tuomo Railo, Jorma Uotinen and Jeremy Wade. He has also worked as a dancer in the Aurinkobaletti ballet in Turku in 2015–2016, and as a guest dancer in Dance Theatre Glims & Gloms, Finnish National Opera, Kinetic Orchestra and Pori Dance Company.

He likes to work using a wide range of methods in different environments. Focus on the physicality of dancing and a compassionate and responsible relationship with the world are basic values underlying his work.

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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 enrolment day by 6pm the latest by email to Please check this course's last day of enrolment 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. An administrative fee, 10 % of the course fee, will be charged from all cancellations.

Zodiak's courses and workshops can also be paid by Smartum kulttuuri and liikunta vouchers and by SmartumPay application as well as by Edenred Virikeseteli vouchers and MyEdenred mobile app. It is not possible to pay the course fee with cash or with debit/credit card.

For further inquiries, please contact Tiia Kekäläinen,, p. 041 319 8722 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).