Ervi Sirén Workshop

Ervi Sirén Workshop

Teacher: Ervi Sirén
Date and time:
24.7.  9:00-12:15
25.7.  12:15-15:30
26.7.  9:00-12:15
27.7.  12:15-15:30
28.7.  9:00-12:15

Mean to: Workshop for professionals, students, and advanced amateurs (18+) of all styles of dance

Language of instruction: Finnish & English

Price: 150 €

Registration ends 22.7.2018


The course has free places. COURSE REGISTRATION ⇒



Workshop for professionals, students, and advanced amateurs (18+) of all styles of dance.


Participants in the workshop will produce a dance piece to be performed on a full-sized stage at the end of the course. Attending the workshop does not obligate participants to take part in the final performance.


Participants will be chosen based on their open applications. Please write up a short (½-1 A4) description of yourself and/or enclose a CV detailing your prior experience and studies.


“In this workshop I want to compile decades of exercises into a freeform dance production. Through intense bodily perception and acute spatial awareness, the long-lasting exercises become enriched by constantly developing guidelines. As the body’s energies unfurl over the course of the tasks, the body itself will begin to produce new inventiveness and nuances, and each dancer can tap into their skills in creative new ways. The body’s own intrinsic, natural timing is the focus of this workshop. The finished piece’s scenes and landscapes are born through the work itself, rather than through pre-formed plans. The dancer is my main point of interest, and it shows in the finished works. Whatever your style, you can use everything you’ve learned to create something great.”


Choreographer Ervi Sirén is a forerunner in the field of Finnish modern dance. She has worked as a dancer, choreographer, and pedagogue for more than fifty years. Most of her teaching has been at the Helsinki Theater Academy in her capacity as a lecturer and professor. Many of her ex-students are counted among the brightest stars in the world of contemporary dance. Sirén’s works have been performed broadly in Finland and Europe, as well as in Japan, South Korea and Latin America.