NoCore – Untold: choreographic workshop about untold stories

Location: Zodiak studio C4
Price: 170 € / Free for Catlysti members
Address: Tallberginkatu 1b, 00180 Helsinki

The workshop is the fourth version of this long artistic research by Beniamino Borghi about gender and migration: a project that meets the expressive gestures of physical theatre and dance techniques for expressing stories of people that have been in the margins of the society for their gender identity and/or for their ethnicity and cultural background.

What the movements say about you? How do you stand, sit, talk and watch the others? How you interact with others? Still in many of our countries there are prejudices, intolerance and ignorance towards diversity. In many countries people have to hide their inner identities and to become empty shells that could follow the norms and the rules of the gender binary and misogynist society.

The aim of the project is to give the opportunity to the participants to tell their stories and find a way to translate in movements their emotions. Participants have to be comfortable to talk and research about gender fluidity, privileges and been marginalized.

The workshop is intended for people of any gender, of all ages and with or without any performance experiences. The course is held in English and Finnish.

The previous versions of NoCore have produced a live performance (on stage or outdoor) as result of the workshop. For this version the artistic team has decided to create a short Dance Film (15 min) and/or a multimedia installation with videos and sounds that are collected from the ideas of the participants. Participating in the shootings of the multimedia material is voluntary. Extra rehearsals and shooting dates to be confirmed.

Friday-Sunday 4.-6.10. & 15.-17.11., on Fridays at 18-20, on Saturdays and Sundays at 11-15
Instructor: Beniamino Borghi
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 20 h

Enrolment by 19.9. NOTE! The enrolment has been postponed to 26.9. There are still places available!
Enrolment here.

This workshop is free for migrants and refugees. Workshop in organised in co-operation with TanssiARTesaani and Zodiak – Center for New Dance. NoCore workshops and performances are supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

Beniamino Borghi (b. 1978) born in Milan, is a dancer, choreographer and media artist. He has danced since the age of eight and masters several dance techniques including tap dance, ballet, modern-jazz, contemporary and contact. He graduated as Interior designer and at the same time attended several workshops for professional dancers lead by relevant choreographers: David Hernandez, Ted Stoffer, Koshro Adibi, Inaki Azpillaga, David Zambrano, Tero Saarinen and DV8 Physical Theatre. He has worked as a dance teacher and choreographer for amateurs group (LODC in Loviisa) as well as professionals (Boomtown Dance and Kaakon Tanssi ry in Kotka). At the moment Beniamino is the artistic director of the dance company tanssiARTesaani.

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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.


Event date(s): 
04.10.2019 – 18:00 to 20:00
05.10.2019 – 11:00 to 15:00
06.10.2019 – 11:00 to 15:00
15.11.2019 – 18:00 to 20:00
16.11.2019 – 11:00 to 15:00
17.11.2019 – 11:00 to 15:00
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