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The course conducted by Maija Hirvanen explores the pleasure of motion and our individual experiences of dance. We investigate our limits, release our power, breathing and sweating in friendship with the gravity. Course activities consist of unhurried, slowly evolving improvisation. Gentle motion-based techniques support a rich and full sense of motion and make tuning in to free dance easier.

Hirvanen comes from a background of modern dance, improvisation, contact improvisation, aikido and meditation.

Tuesdays at 18-19.30, November 14th - December 12th
Instructor: Maija Hirvanen
Place: Zodiak Studio C4
Duration: 5 krt / 7,5 h
Participation fee: 65 euroa
Enrollment by October 31st

Maija Hirvanen is a Helsinki-based choreographer and artist. Her works have toured extensively in both Finland and abroad. In addition to solo and group performances, Hirvanen has collaborated actively with other artists and organisations. The majority of Hirvanen's works are made for the stage, but she has also used urban spaces and galleries as venues. Hirvanen is interested in relationships between art and different belief systems, the process of cultural collaboration and performance as a form of collective memory. She has been invited as a resident artist to several international artist laboratories, the latest of them the Flying Circus Project in Burma and Singapore, the Global City – Local City project of the FIT network and the Picnic on the Edge exchange program between Australia and Finland. 

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.

Enrollment is binding. Cancellations must be communicated on the last enrollment day by 6 pm the latest. Please check this course's last day of enrollment 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.

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). You can pay with the vouchers in the beginning of the first class or you can bring the vouchers to Zodiak office (open weekdays 11 am to 4 pm). It is not possible to pay the course fee with cash.

For further inquiries, please contact Elina Ruoho-Kurola,, p. 050 587 0470 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).