We will explore the experiencing body as it relates to the perceived outer and inner spaces through movement and stillness, and how we meet different embodiments within a web of shifting relations. We invite the imagination and conversation as tools to encounter the gestures of space, self and other through witnessing and doing. We play with proximities and boundaries to be re-claimed. Georgie and Maikki are interested in the intuitive body in dialogue with these textures.
All experience levels are invited to this workshop.
Language: English mainly
Georgie Goater is a dance artist from New Zealand based in Helsinki, interested in diverse embodied perceptions, improvisation and co-creation. She has been performing, teaching and creating in NZ since 2006, and with Touch Compass dance company since 2012.
She graduated from Theatre Academy’s MA in dance pedagogy in 2019 and has since performed her work with Kaaos Company and Elina Sarno locally and internationally. She has had the privilege of working with Sally Davison, Gunilla Sjövall and Jonna Lehto, with Maija Mustonen in Pond, and with Anna-Maria Häkkinen in her work Dance.
Dance artist Maikki Palm is based in Helsinki after some years in London and visits in Auckland. She graduated from Trinity Laban in 2016 and from Theatre Academy’s MA in dance pedagogy in 2019. Palm loves sharing space with movers, buzzing thinkers and dogs.
Currently she creates and performs with a collective Kantola-Palm-Parkkinen and facilitates contemporary dance classes in Finland. Palm & Goater’s choreography Same Sun, in collaboration with a musician James Risby, was awarded in Short&Sweet -festival 2018 (NZ) by a best production and James Wallace awards.