The course led by Minna Karttunen explores the kinesthetic toolbox and encourages the body to dance the dance of unlimited possibilities.
On this course the movement ignites gently, formlessly, honestly, superficially, accidentally, precisely, attracted by the music and ignoring it, but always by listening to one's body. We work with a combination of improvisation and easy pre-defined movement paths. We follow the same movement paths with different styles and approaches and stray away from the movement by listening to our bodily impulses. We interpret, reflect, and share experiences, and above all, jam together.
Minna Karttunen is a freelance dance artist based mainly in Helsinki. Minna works extensively in the field of dance as a dancer and performer in her own projects and with different choreographers, a dance teacher for both professionals and amateurs, and as a facilitator and curator. In the spring of 2023, Minna will perform at Zodiak in the piece Rieha by Mia Jaatinen. She is also a member of the /\/\ /\/\ /\/\ collective, Kinetic Orchestra dance company and different associations. Minna has worked as a dancer in the pieces of Sari Palmgren, Leila Kourkia and Mirva Mäkinen among others. She has also performed in Vancouver, Canada in the works of the local dance community MACHiNENOiSY. Minna graduated as Master of Dance from Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy in 2015.
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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.