This Countertechnique workshop with Jussi Nousiainen focuses on the structure and freedom. By interlinking internal and external space, dynamic balance and non judging mind we can experience freedom within structure and allow structures which liberate our movement. The workshop 'moves' through technique as a structure of body to improvisation as a structure of creativity and discovery. But mostly it is about dancing while smiling and enjoying the process.

About Countertechnique// Countertechnique provides tools for body and mind to deal with the deman­ding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises, the Countertechnique class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible. 

Jussi Nousiainen studied Countertechnique with founder Anouk van Dijk, danced in her works between 2011 and 2013, and completed the Countertechnique Teacher Training program in 2012.“For me, dance is a union between the physical, intellectual and spiritual, allowing a deep connection to oneself in the present. Countertechnique is pragmatic and liberating method to explore and extend the possibilities of my own bodily existence, without needing to submit to imagery or esthetic ideals of any particular dance style. It allows me to work healthier and perform with less effort. It also provides plenty of food for thought and inspiration, regardless of ones personal artistic aspirations. I frequently catch myself applying Countertechnique principles, 'doing it' to feel more comfortable and at ease, in and out of dance studio.”

Friday-Sunday 7.-9.6. at 15-17.30
Place: Zodiak studio C4 (Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1 C, 00180 Helsinki)
Duration: 7,5 h
Participation fee: 95 euro
Enrolment by 15.5.
Enrolment here.

Jussi Nousiainen, born in Finland, is currently based in Amsterdam. He graduated with a MA of Dance in 1996 at TEAK (Theater Academy of Helsinki) in Finland. In 2018 he got his MA in Art, Culture and Society at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He has danced for numerous companies and choreographers, Charleroi Dans, Itzik Galili, Ohad Naharin, anoukvandijk dc, Tero Saarinen co, Frankfurt Ballet, 420 People and Kirsi Monni among others. Next to his dance and teaching career, he also has created choreographies for schools, companies and production houses in the Netherlands, and touring works nationally. His has been recently collaborating as a dancer for choreographer Stephen Shropshire. The last creation 'We are Nowhere But Here' was rewarded with the Golden swan in 2018.

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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 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).