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The workshop given by Sonja Jokiniemi explores language in relation to objects, materials and experientiality. It opens up lacunas of something non-definable and builds situations where notions are redefined. Sense exploration is used as an instrument for mapping new kinds of connections to the environment and its materialities. The objective is to create multi-layered processes where meanings are generated through the individuality of each participant. Workshop activities consist of movement, sense, writing and object exercises done alone and in pairs. The workshop is suitable for everyone interested in objects, language and movement and the connections between them. It focuses on the themes of Sonja Jokiniemi's upcoming performance Blab, which premieres in Zodiak in November 2017.

Sonja Jokiniemi is a performance artist and choreographer who works with object ecologies, language, thinking and neuro- and psychodiversity across various forms of art. She is interested in subjective inner worlds that open wider socio-political structures.

Sonja Jokiniemi’s background is in contemporary dance, choreography and performing arts. She is also a self-studied visual artist. She has studied in the DAS Theatre – Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam and in the Laban Centre in London, and participated in an artist residence arranged by the Daghdha Dance Company in 2008–2009.

Saturday 21 January at 10-14.30
Sunday 22 January at 10-14.30
Instructor: Sonja Jokiniemi
Location: Zodiak Studio C4
Duration: 2 sessions / 9 hours
Participation fee: 70 €
Cancellations by 13.1.

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.

Cancellations must be communicated on the last cancellation day by 4 pm the latest. Please check this course's last day of cancellation 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 (only exact amounts) 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 Inari Pesonen at or 050 412 7116 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).