The From Thinking to Choreography workshop is now arranged for the second time. The course can be taken as a continuation of the previous edition or as the first plunge into choreographic thinking. It is an introduction to various choreographic tools and notions, such as concept, spectator, stage, subject, duration, composition, physicality and motion. We explore the full scope of choreography from individual expressive motion to dance without a human performer.

My teaching is inspired by colleagues who research choreography, their performances and the input of course participants. In addition to independent work on the choreographies, course activities consist of discussion, planning and choreographic exercises.

The course concludes with an open-doors performance day. It is suitable for dance enthusiasts of all levels. / The course is open for both beginning choreographers and advanced dancers.

As requested by participants, this edition of the course features more time for independent work!

Friday-Sunday 21.-23.2., Friday at 18-20.30, Saturday-Sunday at 10-13, & Thursdays 27.2.-26.3. at 18-20 and demo night Fri 27.3. from 18 onwards.
Instructor: Janina Rajakangas
Location: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 9 times / 21 h
Participation fee: 180 euroa
Enrolment by 6.2.
Enrolment here.

Janina Rajakangas is a choreographer/dancer based in Helsinki and London. Teaching, executive board work and public discussion focusing on art form an important part of her artistic practice. She is a founding member of Esitysradio, and has choreographed works including Over Your Fucking Body (with Neil Callaghan, 2019), Canary (2018) and Teen (2017). As a performer, she frequently collaborates with the London-based artists Frauke Requardt, Requardt & Rosenberg and Robert Clark.


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 enrolment day by 6pm the latest by email to Please check this course's last day of enrolment 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. An administrative fee, 10 % of the course fee, will be charged from all cancellations.

Zodiak's courses and workshops can also be paid by Smartum kulttuuri and liikunta vouchers and by SmartumPay application as well as by Edenred Virikeseteli vouchers and MyEdenred mobile app. It is not possible to pay the course fee with cash or with debit/credit card.

For further inquiries, please contact Tiia Kekäläinen,, p. 041 319 8722 (weekdays from 1 pm to 3 pm).