This course instructed by Beniamino Borghi will focus on the self-knowledge of our body and on the exploration of simple movements and their meaning.

The participants will be challenged to use their physicality for a deep expression and to find their own limits in the dimension of gestures. The teaching will guide the group to develop awareness of their body language, alone and together with the others.

Classes start with a warm-up that builds endurance and stamina with some lengthening and stretching exercises. Short combinations of movements and choreographies are used to challenge our brain, to try to memorise steps and shapes, and to express ourselves. During the course we will be going through basic elements from different dance techniques: floor work, improvisation, contact improvisation and physical theatre.

Teaching is in English and basic Finnish.

Beniamino Borghi (b. 1978) born in Milan, is a dancer, choreographer and media artist. He has danced since the age of eight and masters several dance techniques including tap dance, ballet, modern-jazz, contemporary and contact. He graduated as Interior designer and at the same time attended several workshops for professional dancers led by relevant choreographers: David Hernandez, Ted Stoffer, Koshro Adibi, Inaki Azpillaga, David Zambrano, Tero Saarinen and DV8 Physical Theatre. He has worked as a dance teacher and choreographer for amateurs group (LODC in Loviisa) as well as professionals (Boomtown Dance and Kaakon Tanssi ry in Kotka). At the moment Beniamino is the artistic director of the dance company tanssiARTesaani.

 

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Indulge the Movement – Contemporary dance for all courses are mainly instructed by the choreographers and performers of Zodiak’s current and upcoming season’s programme of performances. Indulge the Movement courses are suitable for everyone, and you can participate even without previous dance experience. Indulge the Movement – Contemporary dance for all courses focus on motion and movement, but they also offer an opportunity to explore different dance practices with alternating instructors.