The course is both an exploration of and opening up to emotions, feelings, bodily positions and impressions – the constantly forming bodily realities of being here and now.
Joona Halonen has graduated as a Master of Art (Dance) from the Helsinki Theatre Academy in 2000. After graduation he has worked with choreographers including Deborah Hay, Kirsi Monni, Dario Fo, Kari Heiskanen, Jyrki Karttunen, Liisa Pentti, Alpo Aaltokoski and Eeva Muilu.
As a choreographer, he has worked as a freelancer, in city theatres and in art schools in more than thirty productions. His latest productions include Boy with a Crow (Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth, 2020), Momentary Yellow (Zodiak — Centre for New Dance 2019) and Copter (Dance Theatre Minimi, 2019).
Joona Halonen has worked as an instructor in the Theatre Academy, the Open University of the University of Helsinki, Helsinki Summer University, Helsinki prison, the music academies of Turku and Tampere, Riviera Outokumpu and Zodiak.
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Indulge the Movement - Contemporary Dance for All 2022 course series has been designed based on wishes and feedback by Zodiak's course and workshop participants. Based on the feedback, the length of the course has also been increased to six weeks.