Dancing in the spring

French choreographer Latifa Laâbissi’s solo Self Portrait Camouflage can be seen at the Side Step festival. Nadia Lauro

French choreographer Latifa Laâbissi’s solo Self Portrait Camouflage can be seen at the Side Step festival. Nadia Lauro

Zodiak – Center for New Dance has prepared a versatile programme of the most interesting artists and trends in contemporary dance for spring 2009.

 

Zodiak begins its new season in January with Eeva Muilu, one of Finland’s young choreographers, who returns to the centre for three performances with her recent work Something is Somewhere. Her thought-provoking work, featuring five elderly people and one young dance artist, questions age, performing and the performing arts. It creates a unique possibility of dialogue between different ways of thinking and bodily existence.

The seventh international Side Step Festival’s theme of this year is “Choreographic Dreams of the 21st Century”. Organised by Zodiak, it focuses on social choreography, a cultural interplay based on the interconnectedness of art, creativity and social reality. The festival consists of international performances, performance lectures, artist dialogues, workshops and various performance events.

Side Step 2009 also includes interesting workshops on Social Dreaming by renowned group analyst Gordon Lawrence. Social Dreaming is a methodology that seeks to explore the unconscious dimensions of the social world through the sharing of dreams.

Susan Fourtane – HT

Zodiak:
Tallberginkatu 1, Helsinki
http://www.zodiak.fi
Eeva Muilu:
Cable Factory’s Pannuhalli from 29 Jan-1 Feb

Side Step Festival:
Cable Factory
from 30 Jan-8 Feb
http://www.sidestep.fi
Festival pass €40

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About Susan Fourtané

As a citizen of the world, Susan began her search for her place in the world back at the beginning of the year 2000. After many travels looking for her place in the world, her soul found that place in Finland in September 2006. She has been living in Helsinki ever since, where she combines fiction and non-fiction writing with Philosophy studies and teaching.
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