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This course conducted by Anni Rissanen focuses on exploration and capturing of motion through dance and drawing. The starting point of the course is formed by physical exercises that crystallise the perception of one's own body – its lines, anatomy and motions. The activities help the participants to be present in the moment and amplify the experiential dimension of motion and drawing. Drawing is used to illustrate the traces left by motion, to identify different qualities of motion and, on the other hand, to explore how drawing can inspire motion.

Course exercises are used to amplify the dialogue between image and motion and to make one's own visual or motion-based expression more precise. Each class focuses on a single theme in a leisurely, unhurried way. We work together as a group, in pairs and solo. The course is good for beginners and advanced dancers alike. No earlier experience of dance or drawing is required.

Materials required for this course:
- Drawing block, size A2 or A3
Graphite pencil, recommended grade B2–B6
One marker pen, thickness: medium
Other drawing implements as you like, such as pencils, colour pencils, crayons, fibre-tip pens, markers or brush pens. No pens or pencils that require fixative treatment.

Mondays at 18-20.30, August 28th - September 25th
Instructor: Anni Rissanen
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 5 krt / 12,5 h
Participation Fee: 105 euroa
Enrollment by August 21st

Anni Rissanen (1981) is a freelance dancer interested in combinations of dance and visual art. She has graduated as Master of Dance from the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki in 2008, and has worked as a dancer in choreographies by Soile LahdenperäMaija MustonenKati Raatikanen and Satu Herrala. She has worked as a teacher since 2009, and has been in charge of dance instruction in the Central Ostrobothnia Folk High School until 2016. Choreographies: Turning Point (2016), Landscapes (2014), Jälki minussa (‘Trace in Me’, 2014) and Omakuvia (‘Self-portraits’, 2012).

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.

Enrollment is binding. Cancellations must be communicated on the last enrollment day by 6 pm the latest. Please check this course's last day of enrollment 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 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 Elina Ruoho-Kurola,, p. 050 587 0470 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).