Social Choreography workshop at Eskus Center, 28th October


Live art society (Esitystaiteen seura) will facilitate workshops of Social Choreography this autumn.

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.

Our first session after the corona restrictions uplifting will be held in Sali 1 in ESKUS Esitystaiteen keskus in Suvilahti on Thursday, October 28th between 17:30 – 20:00h. ESKUS is located in Puhdistamo, building number 6, 2nd floor, the stairs next to Make Your Mark Gallery (see


This first gathering will be facilitated by artist Jonna Lehto. Jonna’s work fuses performance and body-based activism. Her current performance project Animal Being investigates the effects, meanings, and atmospheres of kinship, nearness, and otherness. Jonna’s work resonates with the eco-political aspects of Social Choreography, questioning the way relations between different species are choreographed and imagining how these could be re-arranged.

We will explore what are the individual and collective stories, impressions, and bodily experiences of our coexistence with other animals.  How are these relations being choreographed by human-centered discourses and power-practices? What would it mean to move together as flocks, as swarms? We will create a space for exploration, dreaming, bodily dialogue, and reflections.


The workshop is free of charge. Please register by sending an email to The space is limited so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

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

Jon Irigoyen & Emma Hovi

***Eventhough the Corona situation is more stable, we will keep the necessary measures to create a space where everyone can feel safe and free***

Here the website of the Social Choreography Lab Helsinki, it is still in process.