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Movement Improvisation Workshop Jyväskylä

December 2022, a 3-hour workshop facilitated for participants of all experience levels at Mahdollisuuksien talo. Course Description

Helsinki Summer University/
Kesäyliopisto 2022

Open-level contemporary dance and movement improvisation course for adults, taught through the Helsinki Summer University across 3-weeks and 18 sessions in June 2022.

Body of Places:

LIVE Ammattiopisto

Dance Students

Spring 2022, a 6-week course on dance improvisation and performance practices with the LIVE dance students, towards an open sharing 'Body of Places' performed to invited guests. Inclusion of diverse embodied perceptions and experiences, as well as an artistic approach toward place and presence as embodied creative resources. 

Ways into Moving:

Dance Improvisation

&  Movement Practice

Spring2021, online course open to all experience levels exploring experiential ways into practing embodied movement and dance improvisation.

Exploring Meditation, Movement & Dance

An online course co-taught with Juha Penttilä in January 2021, bringing together meditation and dance through explorative practices. 

Eyes of the Skin

2019-2020, see details  here.

Helsinki Summer
University 2019

Open level contemporary dance technique and improvisation for adults, taught through the Helsinki Summer University over a 3-week course.

Linguajoy English
through Arts 

2018 - 2020: Teaching English to children in Helsinki, through facilitating creative crafts, music and dance lessons.

Creative Dance
Workshops / Bethlehem 2017

Facilitation of creative dance workshops to children and young adults, in collaboration with Maikki Palm at Dar al-Kalima school and Baladi dance school in Bethlehem. With thanks to the Finnish ministry of travel and Theatre Academy, Helsinki University of the Arts.

X Dance Festival 2016

As part of DanceAbility Finland's inclusive dance festival, facilitating an inclusive and creative dance improvisation workshop using touch, voice and paper. This was inclusive of all ages and people of different physical, intellectual and perceptual embodiments. 

Free Dance Classes

2015 - 2016: A self-orgaised community dance class in Auckland, New Zealand for families, to playfully explore creative and expressive dance. Goater facilitated these classes with Sarah Bartlett

Step Beyond Studios 

2011-2015: Teaching contemporary dance technique and improvisation for youth at independent dance school in  Step Beyond Studios in Torbay, New Zealand as well as choreographing for their youth company One Step Beyond.

Nikki Marie
Dance Academy

2007-2010: Teaching dance classes for children in various areas of Auckland, New Zealand at Nikki Marie Dance Academy

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