*the information on the academic year 2019 – 2020 is under construction and will be finalised in January
It is a 2, 4, 6 and/or 8 month course that introduces somatic movement and dance practices. The emphasys is in how to facilitate groups using a somatic approach. It also offers opportunities to explore how to integrate these practices into wider society. Our interest is to offer a somatic education to people engaged in diverse fields and to support them to integrate and make use of what they learn in their personal and working lives.
The education emphasises experiential learning, somatic methods, movement exploration and improvisation, creative process and art as a diverse cultural practice, self-knowledge and group process. Education is offered in the form of a mixture of regular classes, workshops and special projects.
The course is suitable for anyone interested in any of the following:
The year is divided into two semesters and four modules. The education is full-time with weekly morning classes, workshops and projects. The studies consist of group learning prcesses and individual processes.
In group studies, attendance is mandatory since a shared skill set is being built among the group and common understanding of these skills is necessary for the group learning process to proceed. Between the modules there is 2 - 4 weeks period of *open workshops, individual studying with mentoring and working practice and portfolio creation
*open workshops are open for anyone to registrate and they have an additional cost
Module 1 August (end) & September (beginning of October) Intro
Module 2 November & December
Module 3 January & February
Module 4 April & May
Course information is under process of updating.
(elina.ikonenFor further information please contact Elina Ikonen via email (email@example.com ).
Information about open courses and summer school.
Duration & credits
Dance and somatics degree programme takes one year. In 2019 - 2020 the course will be organized between August 20nd 2018 and May 29th 2019. Duration: 1600h
The application period continues till 1st of June, 2019. The selection process will be on Thu 13th of June, 2019. Selection begins at 9 AM and it takes latest till 8 PM. You can apply for the course by filling in the application form and participating the selection. The place of selection at 9am dance classes will be in Kaltimontie 5, 80100 Joensuu. The interviews will be at ISLO main building at Joensuu Science Park, Länsikatu 15, 80100 Joensuu.Before the selection you can take our summer course (8.-12.6.2019) to become oriented and to get to know the teachers. The summer course is not a necessary condition for taking the selection.Students are chosen based on selection workshop and interview. All the applicants are invited in the selection.Reservations for special price 35€ in a double room: Finnhostel Joensuu: +358 50 408 4587E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The fee for the year is (approximately 2300-2500,willbe counted soon) euros which includes the teaching and study material. Students are entitled to apply for a student allowance in their home country, for which purpose ISLO will provide a certificate verifying their acceptance on the course.
Elina Ikonen +358 (0)50 372 7399 or email@example.com
EU-projects we participated:
LEAP: http://www.idocde.net/pages/56 – Learn, Exchange, Apply, Practice is a 2 year vocational project designed for contemporary dance teachers in Europe, to exchange and discuss relevant practices in teaching methodologies
IDOCDE: http://www.idocde.net/pages/55 International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education. www.idocde.net