“I teach from the point of view that making is an endless quest with ever shifting ground. I encourage an attitude of fuelling work with one's questions, not regarding plans or themes as prerequisites. I regard teaching as a conversational mode; my exercises are proposals in action. I am interested in giving students the ability to recognize and access states necessary to making work; intuition, perception, cognition, interiority, emotional distance, spontaneity, pleasure, will, reflection, humour.”

Since 1975, Susan Rethorst has created dances out of New York City. Rethorst's work has been presented by The Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, The Downtown Whitney Museum, among others, as well as at various dance theatres, universities, and festivals throughout the U.S. Internationally her work has been produced by The Holland Festival, Spazio Zero Rome, The Kunsthalle Basel, The Aix-en-Provence Festival, among others.

The workshop is organised in cooperation with the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts in Helsinki.

Saturday to Sunday 31.10.–1.11. at 11–17
Instructor: Susan Rethorst
Place: Zodiak Studio C4
Duration: 2 sessions / 12 hours
Participation fee: 120 €
THE ENROLMENT PERIOD HAS ENDED BUT THE COURSE IS NOT YET FULL. If you'd like to sign up, please send a message to inari.pesonen@zodiak.fi.

Availability is limited, so sign up in time! Welcome letters and invoices are sent to participants immediately after registration closes. Cancellations must be communicated no later than seven days before the course begins. With the exception of injuries and illnesses certified in writing by a doctor, cancellations made later than seven days before the course or workshop are subject to full course fee.

Please bring a receipt of your course payment to the first meeting of your course. 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).

For further inquiries, please contact Inari Pesonen at inari.pesonen@zodiak.fi or 050 412 7116 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).