Social Choreography Lab Helsinki 16th December at 17.30


Social Choreography Lab Helsinki: Tanssitaiteilija Georgie Goater pitää 16. joulukuuta

This year’s final gathering of the Social Choreography Lab Helsinki will be led by dance artist and performer Georgie Goater!

We can also share with you that the gatherings of the Social Choreography Lab Helsinki will continue throughout next year! Thanks to the support of Live Art Society.

Social Choreography offers tools for investigating how we can unlearn and rehabilitate pre-choreographed aspects of our social, cultural, and political lives. Gathering around these themes and moving together feels particularly important in these times, in the wake of the pandemic. Social Choreography Lab Helsinki is a curated process that currently takes the shape of an ongoing series of gatherings.

Our following session will be held in Sali 3 in ESKUS performance art center in Suvilahti on Thursday, December 16th between 17:30 – 20:00h. ESKUS is located in Puhdistamo, building number 6, 2nd floor, the stairs next to Make Your Mark Gallery (see


The gathering will be facilitated by dance artist and performer Georgie Goater. Georgie’s practices stem from collaboration and betweenness, as well as bodily interests in materiality, dreaming, and process-oriented creation.

Georgie wrote about our next Social Choreography workshop, this time about Social Dreaming, a tool used also by other Social Choreography study groups:

In this Social Choreography session, we will gather to explore the sensing body and engage in the Social Dreaming Matrix developed by Gordon Lawrence, as a collective artistic practice. Participants are invited to tune in with one’s own body through simple tasks connecting to breath, ground, and perceptual sensations that may lead to movement, as a collective social body unfolds through dreaming together.

Through listening, a collective web of night dreams, associations, memories, and images are woven from bodies through shared space. ”The interest is in the dream, not the dreamer” – the images and associations are the interest, not the individual sharing them. The reflection process at the end of the session allows for meaning-making and drawing connections from what arose in the shared field, as well as experiential sharing.


The workshop is free of charge and open to everyone, no previous experience or skills needed. Please send us an e-mail and we will reserve a spot for you in the workshop with Georgie. We have already gotten some registrations, so let us know as soon as possible so that we can book you a spot!

Feel free to get in touch with us with any questions you might have.


Jon Irigoyen & Emma Hovi