The Danish dance company NEXT ZONE will teach a workshop in breakdance, acrobatics and popping. The participants will be introduced to some of the themes and physical practices that were used to create the movement vocabulary of the performance Ritual.

The workshop starts with a short and playful contemporary warm-up. After that we will move into breakdance, acrobatics and finish with popping. The workshop is open for all ages and levels and it will be adjusted according to the skills and age of the participants.

The instructors of the workshop are Hocine Khiar and Mehdi Belkabir. They are both breakdancers at a very high technical and artistic level, who regularly participate, with their crews, in competitions such as Battle of the Year.

RITUAL, choreographed by Lene Boelis a raw, humoristic and thought-provoking journey inspired by Inuit culture, arctic nature and urban breakdance battles. The performance is at Stoa musiikkisali on Saturday 8.4. at 4 pm.

The workshop is part of the ApinaFest programme.

Friday 7th April at 16-18
 Hocine Khiar and Mehdi Belkabir
Location: Stoa musiikkisali (Turunlinnantie 1, 00900 Helsinki)
Duration: 1 session / 2 hours
Participation fee: 20 €
Enrollment by 30.3. to the address
Cancellations by 30.3.

NB. In 2017 Zodiak has started sending course letters and invoices via email.

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).