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Impetus Motus is the umbrella term for Janne Aspvik´s teaching (dance / movement practice) and artistic endeavours (performance & choreography).

Janne Aspvik is a professional contemporary dancer, choreographer and dance / movement teacher based in Helsinki, Finland. He has a BA in dance arts from the Theatre Academy Helsinki and has worked as a dancer at the Helsinki City Theatre and with choreographers such as Tero Saarinen, Elina Pirinen, Janina Rajakangas, Liisa Pentti, Mikko Hyvönen, Petri Kekoni, Alpo Aaltokoski and Maya M. Carroll. In 2016 he received a stipend from the Stina Krook Foundation and completed EXIN a one-month course with David Zambrano. He has been creating his own work since 2012 and has teaching experience from various professional and pre-professional dance education programmes in Finland.

My teaching is steeped in influences of people I´ve worked and studied with and also in my interest in martial arts. I´ve taken these influences, merged and morphed them into something that I at the moment call “Impetus Motus – Impulsive Movement Workshop”. I take the time to thoroughly warm up the body with a focus on spatial awareness, grounding, projecting and spinal work. Followed by floor work, movement sequences and/or improvisation. The workshop is suitable for dancers, circus artists, actors and movement enthusiasts.” – Janne Aspvik