During the course of Tuuli Vahtola, we dive into dance through different movement and improvisation exercises while listening to the group, the space, oneself, and the music.
We begin the course by exploring pleasure and unexpectedness in one's own movement. The classes focus on working with a wide range of arcs, variations, detours and unfoldings of movement. At times, the participants are also invited to experiment with using voice, gaze, and touch in their dancing. We will work individually and collectively, in interaction with other participants and the space. The course encourages the participants to move from their own needs and desires, explore without pressure, and take intriguing and unfamiliar steps.
Tuuli Vahtola (she/her) is a dance and performance artist based in Helsinki. She works both independently and collaboratively with other artists in various roles, e.g. as a performer, choreographer, and dramaturgical counsellor. Tuuli is a member of Precarious Practices, a group of twelve artists focused on artistic exchange. As a performer, she has recently collaborated with choreographers Sonja Jokiniemi and Oda Brekke. Tuuli graduated as a dancer from Stockholm University of the Arts in 2017. Alongside her artistic work, she is currently studying gender studies.
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Indulge the Movement – Contemporary dance for all courses are mainly instructed by the choreographers and performers of Zodiak’s previous, 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.