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Z-Lab: Sara Kovamäki

Zodiak Laboratory is Zodiak’s residency concept. Dancer, visual artist Sara Kovamäki will work during the residency with her project In the Shadow of the Sun King (…). Open demos have been cancelled due to continued corona restrictions.
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Angela Aldebs, Kati Raatikainen: Dancing with Social Distance

Dancing with Social Distance creates a space for meeting people without physical contact in this state of emergency. Taking place on the Zoom online platform, Dancing with Social Distance is an opportunity to dance together in a simple way.
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In Residency: This Grace

The Icelandic working group Saga S.dóttir, Halla Thordardottir ja Adalheidur Halldorsdottir were supposed to travel to Helsinki in order to work in residency during the Side Step Festival. However, due to new travel restrictions, the residence will take…
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Photos: Nana Simelius, Janette Mirjamo (x 2)

Zodiak Salon: Ballroom Culture – Amanda 007, Lydia Gucci & Lola Gucci

Side Step Festival 2021 has invited dance artists from different backgrounds to share a conversation with each other. This artist dialogues will be published on Zodiak’s website at the beginning of the festival, and they can be viewed until one week after…
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Photos: Joma Richter, Jimi Kettunen

Zodiak Salon: Auri Ahola & Veli Lehtovaara

Side Step Festival 2021 has invited dance artists from different backgrounds to share a conversation with each other. This artist dialogues will be published on Zodiak’s website at the beginning of the festival, and they can be viewed until one week after…
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Kuvat: Mikko Niemistö, Lau Lukkarila

Zodiak Salon: Mikko Niemistö & Lau Lukkarila

Side Step Festival 2021 has invited dance artists from different backgrounds to share a conversation with each other. This artist dialogues will be published on Zodiak’s website at the beginning of the festival, and they can be viewed until one week after…
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Photos: Eva Würdinger, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Zodiak Salon: Meg Stuart & Maija Hirvanen

Side Step Festival 2021 has invited dance artists from different backgrounds to share a conversation with each other. This artist dialogues will be published on Zodiak’s website at the beginning of the festival, and they can be viewed until one week after…
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Hanna Pajala-Assefa, Daniel Leggat, Janne Storm: Skeleton Conductor XR Art

Skeleton Conductor XR Art is an inclusive, individual virtual reality (VR) art experience where free bodily expression takes the user into a space of kinesthetic composition and active awareness of oneself. The user-centric multisensorial virtual…
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Helsinki XR Center, Hämeentie 135 A, 4th floor
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Kuva: Soili Huhtakallio

Elsa Heikkilä, Laura Lehtinen: Sketches on Class III

Sketches on Class III is the third public showing in the initiative Working Class Background Embodied. The live-streamed performance sketch marks the end of the working group’s residency period at the cultural centre Stoa as part of Side Step Festival…
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åstra [Astrotrilogy 3] / Work in Progress

Simo Kellokumpu will be working in residency during Side Step Festival 2021, on the performance-installation åstra. The residency will end with an open studio.
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Photo: Jouni Ihalainen (2017)

Fenced Dreams Take Away

Fenced Dreams Take Away is a radio play walk, a hike to accept diversity. It is based on the walking performance Fenced Dreams, carried out in 2017–2019.
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Photo: Sari Antikainen

Liisa Pentti: Four x duet + 1

Four x duet + 1, a dance piece directed by choreographer Liisa Pentti, makes room for all that is special and different as well as for a dialogue that enables a diverse connection and community in a world where barriers seem to become higher and the space…
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Due to corona restrictions, the live performances of the work are cancelled. The work will premiere as a live stream on Zodiak's YouTube channel.

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Creating space for creativity – collaborative processes with neurodiverse and disabled participants

In this seminar, four dance artists and pedagogues tell about their work with people with special needs and especially with people on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities.
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Sari Palmgren: Utopia (on empathy)

Utopia (on empathy) is a multidisciplinary performance where a better and more empathic future is created. The work combines dance, movement, singing, music, and discussions on future visions and the role of empathy in the vision work.
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The performances on MArch 2021 are cancelled. We are currently looking for replacement dates from autumn 2021.

There is a possibility to enjoy a dinner before the performances in Hotel Katajanokka’s Linnankellari restaurant. The dinner hours are 16:30 and 19:00. Dinner tickets from Tiketti.

Hotel Katajanokka, Kirkkosali
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Photo: Jonas Lundqvist

Johanna Nuutinen: OPIA

How do environmental stimuli guide our gaze and spatial orientation? In what ways do we exercise power through the gaze? Why do we build meanings through our gaze where there previously were none?
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The work will be premiered in TikettiStream service. It will be available for viewing on 1.4.–15.4.2021.

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Photo: Tuukka Ervasti

Sonya Lindfors: camouflage

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camouflage, by choreographer Sonya Lindfors and working group, examines the act of looking and the politics of the gaze.
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The peformances of camouflage in April 2021 have been cancelled. We are currently looking for new performance dates.

Stoa
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Graphics: Antti Kekki

#StopHatredNow 2021

#STOPHATREDNOW 2021 – Reshaping Horizons of Hope offers tools for inclusive, anti-racist and feminist action. The platform takes place virtual format on 17-21 May 2021.
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Photo: Gianpaolo Basilicò & Karoliina Loimaala

Z-Lab: Karoliina Loimaala & working group

Zodiak Laboratory is Zodiak’s residency concept. Choreographer Karoliina Loimaala, together with her working group, will work during the residency with their new work Oilscapes.
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Photo: Valtteri Raekallio

Valtteri Raekallio: Uraanilamppu

– There is no spectator, they melted away by staring at the fireplace video too close for too long.
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The instructions on how to reach the Oil Silo 468 can be found here. The performance is not accessible.

Oil Silo 468, Kruunuvuorenranta
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Kati Raatikainen: Quartetto

In Quartetto, four individuals who perceive and interact with the world slightly differently meet on stage to dance together and alone, to surrender to motion that arises from their own uniqueness, from their own longing and love.
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Photo: Venla Helenius

Kemppainen, Nieminen, Peura: and then they left

and then they left is a puddle and an ocean of lies, liquids and truths. It is a watery yet dry magic trick that wants to fall towards an uncategorised space and pleasure.
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The performances on March 2021 have been cancelled. The new premiere date is Tue, Oct 26, 2021.

Detailed info about the tickets can be found in News.

See here how to find your way to Zodiak.

Zodiak Stage
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Photo: Katri Naukkarinen

Ahti Kuningas Lommi Nenonen Salo Soidinsalo: Svett

Svett is a performance that discloses corporeality through motifs of pleasure, emancipation and the act of letting go.
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Teater Viirus (Välimerenkatu 14, Helsinki)
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