The workshop Objects, Language and the Body, conducted by Sonja Jokiniemi explores language in relation to objects, materials and experience. It opens up lacunas of non-definable, and creates situations where redefinition occurs. Sense-based exploration is used to investigate new kinds of connections with the environment and its material qualities. Course activities consist of exercises that focus on motion, sense, writing and objects, performed alone and in pairs. The workshop is suitable for everyone interested in objects, language, motion and the connections between them. It is based on the themes of Jokiniemi's upcoming performance Blab, premiering in Zodiak in November 2017.
Objects, Language and the Body (Part 2) is continuation of an initial workshop arranged in January 2017. The course is open for newcomers as well as students of the previous course.
Friday September 29th at 17-20, Saturday September 30th - Sunday October 1st at 10-16
Instructor: Sonja Jokiniemi
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 15 h
Participation fee: 125 e
Enrollment by September 14th.
More information on Zodiak's website.
Sonja Jokiniemi curated the spring issue of Liikekieli.com, a Finnish online magazine for dance.
The issue includes Jokiniemi's interview with Rodrigo Sobarzo, Anne Jämsä's text on Geyomg Jeong's work as well as texts by Kati Raatikainen, Jokiniemi and Mikko Niemistö.
Read the issue on Liikekieli.com (in Finnish).
The workshop given by Sonja Jokiniemi in Zodiak - Center for New Dance explores language in relation to objects, materials and experientiality. It opens up lacunas of something non-definable and builds situations where notions are redefined. Sense exploration is used as an instrument for mapping new kinds of connections to the environment and its materialities. The objective is to create multi-layered processes where meanings are generated through the individuality of each participant. Workshop activities consist of movement, sense, writing and object exercises done alone and in pairs. The workshop is suitable for everyone interested in objects, language and movement and the connections between them. It focuses on the themes of Sonja Jokiniemi's upcoming performance Blab, which premieres in Zodiak in November 2017.
Sign up for the course here.
Saturday 21 January at 10-14.30
Sunday 22 January at 10-14.30
Instructor: Sonja Jokiniemi
Location: Zodiak Studio C4
Duration: 2 sessions / 9 hours
Participation fee: 70 €
Enrolment by 8.1.
Cancellations by 13.1.
Availability is limited, so sign up in time! Welcome letters and invoices are sent to participants immediately after registration closes. Cancellations must be communicated no later than eight days before the course begins, by 4 pm the latest. 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. Please check this course's last day of cancellation from above.
Please bring a receipt of your course payment to the first meeting of your course. 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).
For further inquiries, please contact Inari Pesonen at firstname.lastname@example.org or +358 50 412 7116 (weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm).
Excerpts from Sonja Jokiniemi's book PA A and an introduction to Without an alphabet project are included in the latest issue of the Australian Critical Path's bi-annual online publication Critical dialogues. The publication "Claiming spaces - Choreographers with disabilities redefining dance" can be read on Issuu.