Friday 17.00-18.00 (ages 4-6), 18.00-19.00 (ages 6-9), 19.00-20.15 (ages 9-11) & 20.15-21.30 (ages 12+)
Photo: Christos Kavaliotis
Coordinated by Eygenia Sigalou and Lia Chamilothori
[On Friday 23/9/2016 there will be free classes for ages 4-6 and 6-9 and on Friday 30/9/2016, there will be free classes for ages 9-11 και 12+]
KiDitiras (ages 4-6 and 6-9)
Coordinated by Eygenia Sigalou
Expressing feelings, thoughts and observations in a creative way makes children feel free. Dance provides the opportunity of body expression and expands imagination through a creative approach. Play, improvisation, rhythm and music are the tools that children will use to develop their psychological, physical and mental abilities. The teacher-coordinator is always there to help and join in children’s joy.
KiDitiras (ages 9-11 and 12+)
Coordinated by Lia Chamilothori
Always treat your child using your best ways and offering your best.
Maria Montessori (1870-1952)
Modern dance, laughter, the basic principles of choreography, a delicious homemade cake, a walk in the neighborhood, beautiful music, acrobatics and everything else that arises from the needs of children, will gradually build a co-responsible group of young people dancing for a common vision.
In the end of the school year and if they wish, children will experience the whole process of composing, rehearsing and producing (backdrops, costumes, lights, make up, live music etc) and they will have the opportunity to cooperate with the professional artists of Kinitiras dance spectacle during the whole process of creating a dance piece.
Our purpose is that the class and the rehearsal process will act as a healing factor in our daily life. In this way, the social benefits of the arts directly affects the everyday life of the local community.
Eygenia Sigalou is a dancer and pedagogic teacher. She was born in Athens and she studied dance in the State School of Orchestral Art (1999 – 2002) and pedagogics in the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (1999-2005). Since 2003 she works with Antigoni Gyra as a member of the Kinitiras Company. She has also cooperated with choreographers like Artemis Ignatiou, Natasa Zouka, Kiki Baka, Foti Nikolaou, Valia Papachristou, Maria Koliopoulou, as well as in productions of Megaro Mousikis Festival. She has worked as a teacher in the Greek German school Athener Schule. Since 2007 she is teaching dance in private schools.
Lia Chamilothori was born in Athens in 1985 and she was a rhythmic gymnast and later for many years member of the acrobatic club Irini Peristeriou. After graduating from the Economic University of Athens, she studied dance in the Higher Professional Dance School “Rallou Manou” and graduated in 2010 with honors. In 2011, after being examined, she received a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation for technical improvement in Brussels, Belgium (Danscentrum Jette), where for two years she attended seminars for technical improvement and improvisation and she worked with various modern dance groups.
She has attended seminars in Greece and abroad with major dancers and choreographers. As a dancer she has worked with various groups in Greece and abroad (Cie la ignorancia, Creo dance company, Paracoon, Krama, Transito etc), she was a member of the Greek participation in the European project Homme @ home through the dance center I.R.Ntankan and as an assistant for the team Fora etc. She has taught modern dance and partnering in the “school dance Michael Nalbantis”, at the dance school “Rallou Manou” and “Morianova-Charalampi”.