Iiro Näkki has worked as a teacher for various dance and circus establishments and trained students from beginner to professional levels within both fields. He has given workshops and classes in Finland, Spain and Germany and participated in a social circus project in Zaatari refugee camp at the border of Jordan and Syria in 2017. His employers include the Turku University of Applied Sciences circus department (visiting Chinese pole instructor), Circus Helsinki school of circus arts (regular teacher in floor acrobatics & Chinese pole), and Dance Institutes of Vantaa and Espoo (workshops and classes in contemporary dance and acrobatics). He also formerly worked as an instructor for the Finnish Parkour Association.
Viewpoints to acrobatics - for advanced movement practitioners
In workshops we research movement patterns common and uncommon in relation to traditional training in acrobatics. We focus on twisting the spine and opening the thorax to introduce unfamiliar directions, identify moments that allow us to loosen our muscle tonality or require us to temporarily contract, and expand from technical training towards attentiveness to spatial decisions in movement.
Working with another -workshops consist of an array of improvisational and task-based exercises as well as set movement material. The focus of these workshops is to develop sensitiveness to gestures and quality of touch to observe and discuss the nature of power relations inherent in various kinds of movement tasks and composition.