This course, entitled Presenting practice (lahjaksi kutsuva katse), focuses on the shift between practicing and preparing performative gifts.

We will spend time with movement that appears when being supported by another person’s gaze. During each class we will warm up together, focus on one movement practice, and work in pairs making performative gifts to each other guided by Kär.

One is not obliged to perform here: you can also focus on how you watch. A performance or a dance can derive from welcoming awareness.

Pie Kär (they/them) is a choreographer and dancer. As a choreographer they are interested in observing the public space, while as a performer the primary focus is on the performer’s relationship with the audience. In 2022, Pie performs at Zodiak in Mesh by Maija Hirvanen and Eros the Bittersweet (working title) by Anna Mustonen and Marianna Henriksson.

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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.