In autumn 2019, the W A U H A U S art collective has been involved in the production of a performance called Sapiens, that Minna Leino has dramatized based on the best-selling book of the same name by historian Yuval Noah Harari, to the main stage of the Finnish National Theatre. The collective also offers two workshops for professionals that explore the themes of Sapiens at Zodiak during the autumn. Participants of the workshops are asked to see the performance at the national theatre before the course begins.

As dramatist Juha-Pekka Hotinen has said, dramaturgy means the organising of any material into a performance. The aim of the course is to introduce and explore different perspectives and ways of approaching dramaturgical thinking. One of the examples used in the workshop is Sapiens by the W A U H A U S art collective, which opens avenues into key dramaturgical questions, concepts and practices of the workgroup. The dramaturgical aspects of sound, light, space and the work of the performers are explored. We also focus on the relationships between stage and audience on one hand and between the production and the world around it on the other.

Saturday-Sunday 23.-24.11. at 10-16
Instructor: Anni Klein & Jarkko Partanen
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 12 h
Participation fee: 120 euro
The enrolment has closed, but there are still some spots left. Enrolment via e-mail:

W A U H A U S is a Helsinki-based arts collective, active in today's performance field. They create their own work in various spaces, from small experimental theatres to huge stadiums. The works of W A U H A U S take on many different forms, but are often centred around materiality, the body of the audience member, empathy and strong audio-visual concepts. The members of W A U H A U S are director Anni Klein, scenographer Samuli Laine, choreographer Jarkko Partanen and sound designers Jussi Matikainen and Heidi Soidinsalo. Other artist are often invited to collaborate in the group’s works.

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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 11 am to 4 pm).