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Helsinki: Embodied Politics w/ Aune Kallinen


Theatre Academy of Helsinki and the New Theatre Department:

Embodied politics with Aune Kallinen & Satu Palokangas

In this course we build awareness of our body and its relationships and interactions through movement rituals and awareness practices. How does the community arise within and between our bodies? How do we become socially conscious and politically responsible, starting from our own bodies? How to wonder, cherish, respect and honor all the bodies found in the world and the communities we create together?

By using somatic embodiment and performance art practices, we investigate the interconnections between body and politics, between individual and community. We will learn to understand the possibilities of embodied politics in contemporary theatre and especially in the act of performing.