New dance & performance

Esitystaiteen keskus: Tashi Iwaoka: Body Plaza Workshop/Lab – ‘de-braining your body’

Performance artist Tashi Iwaoka conducts a 3 hour Body Plaza Workshop/Lab at Esitystaiteen Keskus in Helsinki on Sunday 18 August 2013.

In this Body Plaza Workshop/Lab Iwaoka gives the participants an opening for realising how our pre-conceptions of body is ‘thought orientated’ and limits the immanent abilities of the body. The body can be more free of these in fact. It is aimed at finding and realising our potential of being more ‘natural’ in our own movements. The body is much more than what we believe it to be, and for this purpose Iwaoka applies his martial arts practices into the workshop/lab.

The 3 hours consist of some bodywork based on eastern perspectives, such as Japanese style yoga or martial arts. Through these exercises the emphasis is given to increase one’s sensibility and receptivity of own body in relation to the others.

The workshop is open to everybody who is interested in searching and cultivating human potential to deepen our understanding of ourselves. However, some exercises may require a strong sense of physical commitment.

Body Plaza Workshop/Lab at Esitystaiteen Keskus (Puhdistamo, building nro 6, 2nd floor, rehearsal studio 3) on Sunday 18 August 2013 at 2-5 pm

Workshop fee:
20€ for registration before 10 August
25€ for registration after 10 August
30€ for drop-in on the day of the workshop (cash only)

Please enroll by sending an email to ehkatuotanto(at) and making a bank transfer of the workshop fee to FI23 1524 3500 0890 23 / Tanssi- ja esitystaideyhdistys Ehkä ry. Write “Body Plaza workshop, your name” in the message field of your bank transfer.

The enrollment is open until 16 August. Before making a bank transfer of the required fee, your place is not confirmed. Cancellations can be made until 16 August. After this date there is no refund of the workshop fee.

Esitystaiteen keskus
Suvilahti, Puhdistamo
Kaasutehtaankatu 1/33
00540 Helsinki