The course given by Giorgio Convertito utilises simple focused explorations and attentive listening of body systems and structures, i.e. the skeleton, the torso, the feet, the skin and so on. Through this practice we will learn how to allow for and discover movement, and to refine our physical awareness and presence. Listening to what the body has to say will generate personal, genuine and imaginative movement that will be channeled into focused improvisations. Most of the work will be done as solo, with some duet and group work, where we will also have a chance to look at compositional and performative elements.

This type of practice applies to any level of experience, starting from the premise that anybody can dance with a somatic approach to movement. The course is taught both in Finnish and in English.

Giorgio Convertito is an italian dancer and dance maker based in Helsinki. He holds a BA in dance and choreography from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam and has worked since 1993 as a dancer and a choreographer around Europe. Since 2006 he has been organizing and curating The Helsinki Meeting Point, a multidisciplinary improvisation event whose main purpose is to cultivate unlimited free improvisation in Helsinki. He is the initiator and the artistic leader of the dance and music group Liquid.

Thursday 26 Nov at 18–20
Friday 27 Nov at 18–20
Saturday 28 Nov at 11–14
Sunday 29 Nov at 11–14

Instructor: Giorgio Convertito
Place: Zodiak Studio B2 
Number of participants: 15
Duration: 4 sessions / 10 hours
Participation fee: 70 €
The enrolment period has finished but THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SPOTS AVAILABLE ON THE COURSE. If you'd like to sign up please send an email to

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 seven 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).