This workshop by Johanna Nuutinen focuses on awakening the bodily imagination and feeling the pleasure and the flow of motion. The classes consist of exercises based on tai chi that awaken the flow of energy in the body, and of activities that strengthen the core and the rear parts of the body. They also feature improvisation tasks that support body articulation and spatial perception. They help the participants establish a connection to motion that is present and pleasurable and to tap into the bodily imagination. The classes also explore the motion-material of Nuutinen's work OPIO.

Tuesdays 21.4.-19.5. at 18-19.30
Instructor: Johanna Nuutinen
Location: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 5 times / 7,5 h
Participation fee: 70 euros
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Johanna Nuutinen is a dance artist based in Helsinki. She has created artworks in the form of films and stage performances in the intersections of visual and performing arts since 2011. In 2017, she was awarded a three-year grant by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and she currently works as a freelance artist. She has behind her a successful career of 15 years in the Finnish National Ballet, where she danced in several solo roles since being contracted in 2002. Her latest works include IRIS – Dance in the Fissures of Humanity (2017) and ANON – The Act of Waiting (2018).


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 1 pm to 3 pm).