Note! The workshop has been cancelled.

Bad Ideas for a Group
 is a workshop that discombobulates the body and frees the mind. Together we will sweat, move, think, un-think, go wild and run free in an attempt to create the BEST performances EVER whilst simultaneously making the worst performances ever. If you don’t know what that means, GREAT! Come along to this workshop with choreographer and performance maker Natalie Abbott to get lost in your dancing body and feel inspired to go lateral with your creative thinking.

This workshop is focused on using choreography and related thinking to consider alternate ways to construct and deconstruct performance. We begin with the dancing body, use that to delve into the critical mind and move through a series of practices, physical and philosophical to create a series of mini performance experiments that emerge as a result of the constellation of the group dynamic. We will work with the principals of virtuosity, physical failure and good/bad dancing to explore vulnerability as a way to access a kind of ‘realness’ or ‘honesty’ (whatever that means) in performance practice.

Wednesday - Friday 7.-9.2. at 1pm - 5pm + Open doors on Friday 9.2. at 5pm - 6pm
Instructor: Natalie Abbott
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 13 h
Participation fee: 110 euro
Enrolment by 28.1.

Natalie Abbott is an Australian performance maker/choreographer. She is passionate about creating strange and uplifting experiences for audiences, subverting expectations and finding unique ways to construct and de-construct performance. She is currently developing her body of work through residencies around the world. Natalie työskentelee Helsingissä keväällä 2018 HIAP residenssitaiteilijana.

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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).