The course has been cancelled.

In autumn 2019, the W A U H A U S art collective produces a performance called Sapiens, based on historian Yuval Noah Harari's bestselling book of the same title, 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.

The Performance and Sound workshop explores different sound-based concepts used in the context of performing arts, and how sound can be used as the starting point of a performance. Course program features watching and listening to performances built on a sound-based concept, and analysis of the devices, structures and special features used in them. It seeks to open new avenues for creating and discussing sound-based performances, because using a sound-based concept as the foundation of an artistic performance is a challenge both to the choreographer and the sound designer as well as the performers, and calls for close teamwork and communication. One of the primary objectives of the workshop is to develop sound-oriented thinking and communication.

Saturday-Sunday 19-20.10. at 10-16
Instructors: Anni Klein & Heidi Soidinsalo
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 12 h
Participation fee: 120 euro

The course has been cancelled.

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).