13. – 19.6.2018

Artistic director Jorma Uotinen

Professional dancers / Dance students

Online registration is now closed.
For courses that are not full, you can sign up directly at the course venue (cash payment) during the festival week. For the majority of courses you can also partisipate to individual lessons.
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If you have payed your course before 5th of May you will get the festival pass. The festival pass holders have an opportunity to purchase last minute tickets on the day of the show for a discount price (discount tickets are sold in the Music Centre Box Office at 12.00–18.00 for shows that have free seats left, discount is valid for tickets over 15€). You can claim your festival pass from the Festival Shop & Info located in the Music Center, opening hours 14.-20.6. at 10.00–18.00.

Ballet morning class

Date & time: 14.-19.6.2017 at 9.30-11.00
Venue: Music Centre dance hall
Teacher: Arja Tervo
Price: 90,00 € the whole course / 15 € one lesson


Professional morning class - a Body listening

Date & time: 14.-19.6.2017 at 9.30-11.00
Venue: Taidelukio Lumit
Teacher: Sara Ruddock
Price: 90,00 € the whole course / 15 € one lesson

Exploring, an inner and outer bodily listening, on our own and together. Noticing sensations, allowing release of weight, fluidity, connectedness and the unfolding of movement pathways in space. Aiming to create availability, awareness and engagement through touch, play, experiential improvisation, movement sequences, and to facilitate exchange and dialogue between the individual and collective dance practice.

Read Sara Ruddock´s interview here.
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Sara Ruddock is a dance artist, teacher and choreographer from Sweden/Stockholm, currently based in London. Sara has been active in the fields of dance, choreography and education since 2002, creating and performing a number of solo works and collaborative projects with other artists. She has worked as dancer with choreographers such as Deborah Hay, Lena Josefsson/Kompani Raande-Vo, Claire Parsons and Satoshi Kudo, performed and toured in Sweden, Europe and Africa. Educated mainly at DOCH, Stockholm University of The Arts (BA, MFA), most recently at the Master Programme New Performative Practices, 2013. Sara has worked as a Lecturer of Contemporary Dance for several years at DOCH, teaching at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, at a number of dance schools/colleges as well as classes for professionals, and also giving workshops in movement-voice-music around the Nordic and Baltic countries. Her teaching practice is informed by release technique, somatic practices such as Klein technique, improvisation, theory, choreographic and artistic processes and research.

Jazz dance for teachers

Date & time: 16.-19.6.2017 at 10.45-12.15
Venue: Hermannin Salit 2nd floor
Teacher: Katarina Lundmark
Price: 95,00 €

The classes will focus on experiencing many kinds of aspects of jazz dance. There will be physical challenges, play with music and rhythm, improvisation, work with interpretation, different styles of choreography as well as strict technique training. The classes will be primarily aimed at physical work, but references to didactic issues will be woven in.

Read Katarina Lundmark´s interview here
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Katarina Lundmark got her exam at DOCH, School of Dance and Circus, a part of SKH, Stockholm University of the Arts, and is educated in jazz dance, modern dance and classical ballet. She is now senior lecturer in jazz dance at DOCH and the head of the jazz dance students and courses at the Dance Pedagogy Department. She is also working at the Circus Department as a dance teacher, outside eye and supervisor.

Acrobatics and aggressive movements, education tools for teachers

Date & time: 14.-15.6.2017 at 14.15-17.00
Venue: Hermannin Salit 3rd floor
Teacher: Jarkko Mandelin
Price: 95,00 €


Ballet for professionals      CANCELLED  

Date & time: 14.-15.6.2017 at 17.15-19.15
Venue: Hermannin Salit 3rd floor
Teacher: Ilkka Lampi
Price: 65,00 €


‘Playing the Groove’ workshop (professionals)

Date & time: 14.-15.6.2017 at 12.15-14.00
Venue: Hermannin Salit 3rd floor
Teacher: Sara Ruddock
Price: 85,00 €

Read Sara Ruddock´s interview here.

A space to explore and engage in the practice of Playing the Groove, and experiment with relationships between individual and collective groove. Playing with alternative groove, forces of push and pull, and connecting with others through bodily listening, insistence and resistance. Involving groove as metaphor - sliding down the groove and climbing the slope, exploring highs and lows of flow, swinging groove and pushing beat.

Note: If possible bring own headphones and electronic device with a musical groove that makes you move.
 
... Resist. Insist. And don’t let go.
[I play] a different kind of groove
GoodMicroscopicVibrations, and no such thing as silence…

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Sara Ruddock is a dance artist, teacher and choreographer from Sweden/Stockholm, currently based in London. Sara has been active in the fields of dance, choreography and education since 2002, creating and performing a number of solo works and collaborative projects with other artists. She has worked as dancer with choreographers such as Deborah Hay, Lena Josefsson/Kompani Raande-Vo, Claire Parsons and Satoshi Kudo, performed and toured in Sweden, Europe and Africa. Educated mainly at DOCH, Stockholm University of The Arts (BA, MFA), most recently at the Master Programme New Performative Practices, 2013. Sara has worked as a Lecturer of Contemporary Dance for several years at DOCH, teaching at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, at a number of dance schools/colleges as well as classes for professionals, and also giving workshops in movement-voice-music around the Nordic and Baltic countries. Her teaching practice is informed by release technique, somatic practices such as Klein technique, improvisation, theory, choreographic and artistic processes and research.

Contemporary dance workshop       fully booked    

Date & time: 18.-19.6.2017 at 15.30-17.30
Venue: Music Centre dance hall
Teacher: Xie Xin (China)
Price: 60,00 €

Focus on searching for the possibility and sensitivity of the body. To Share my own body movements logic and circulation way from 8. Find the connection with breathing and movement.

Body welfare morning class for professionals

Date & time: 14.-20.6.2017 at 8.00-9.00
Venue: Element Studio
Teachers: Riikka Sabat, Emilia Kujala & Katariina Pahkala
Price: 105,00 € the whole course / 20€ one lesson


Muscle activation & body dynamics – workshop for professionals

Date & time: 14.-16.6.2017 at 14.30-16.00
Venue: Element Studio
Teachers: Riikka Sabat
Price: 120,00 €