In Progress Feedback Festival 2019
29-31/3/2019 and 1/4/2019
The In Progress Feedback Festival (IPFF), a festival that has become a tradition and institution at Kinitiras, is celebrating its 10 years of existence this year and it will take place between the 29/03/2019 and 01/04/2019 in Athens.
We are celebrating the anniversary edition of the first festival in Greece which focuses on the creative process and the relationship between the creator and her/his audience instead of being a product oriented process.
In progress Feedback Festival is included amongst the best festivals in Europe by the EFFE International Jury (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, www.effe.eu).
A Space Cadet means both, surprisingly, a trainee astronaut and a person perceived to be out of touch with reality. A look into the magic of scientific exploration and discovery this dance theatre performance takes the audience on a journey alongside the symbolic figure of the explorer. Using the explorer’s representations in fiction, historical documents and mythology Space Cadet is a melting pot of visceral movement, visuals and music, that treads the lines between what it means to be a dreamer, an explorer, a fool, a scientist, a genius and ultimately human.
Choreography – Music editing: Chloe Aliyanni
Lights: Anna Smpokou
Outside eye: Alicia Paz, Georgia Tegou, Stelios Kyriakidis
With the support of: Free Space Programme, Studio Wayne Mc Gregor
Three persons, coming from different points, meet, each carrying their own “baggage”. Based on both the real and the imaginary and internal landscape, the creative process of the performance aims to progressively weave a common place, where one can experience more than the mere sum, quote, or sharing of the stories that people carry. The intended relations do not reflect, neither reason. As a relation, this common place is familiar and silent, powerful in its sensitivity, interaction, and dream. Following wandering from one movement to the next, or from one imaginary place to another, the group tries to listen to this intermediate time and space. This space between two fragments, two joints, two sounds, two gestures, or two glances, using the resulting echo, may expose to us both the previous and the coming trip. The group opens its baggage and creates a common score, looking to progressively create a new realm, a commonly experienced time, and maybe a new common language, questioning: how can we poetically live in this place?
Dance: Matina Kokolaki, Mina Ananiadou
Music: Christos Rozakis
Light: Tzanos Mazis
LEVANTES DANCE THEATRE/ELENI EDIPIDI
is about a casting process for a movie that depicts the true story of the murder of a rabbit committed by a family. 5 performers (ranging from the age of 20 to 80 years old) are auditioning for all the roles in the movie. AUDITION explores how a family act individually and/ or with others in extreme circumstances. Family secrets are revealed and the perceived world of normality is quite literally turned upside down. AUDITION will use humour and tension to play with our modern, morbid fascination with True Crime stories. It explores the boundary between the reality of horrible crimes, and the glamorisation and exploitation of these stories. The show will be an alchemic combination of aerial dance, dance-theatre and stunning visuals. Bodies will fly, bend, flip, contort, climb, balance and dance to their favourite songs. At Kinitiras Levantes are presenting very early stages of ideas that will be developed and eventually be part of an hour production that will tour internationally from 2020 onwards.
Artistic director: Eleni Edipidi
Performers: Eleni Edipidi και Ivonne Kalter
Visuals: Levantes Dance Theatre & Gopan Iyadurai
Costumes design: Levantes Dance Theatre
Costumes creation: Abby Grewcock
Stage director: Kleoniki Edipidi
Photos: Fotini Christofilopoulou
MEDEA ELECTRONIQUE & ELIZA SOROGKA
In every positive, there is always a negative piece. In every negative, a positive. Initially inspired by the Taijitu theory, (+/-) is a Butoh performance, music, and projection mapping piece about dependent opposites within oneself. In this case, these opposites will be represented as a combined physical-digital experience and its transformationof a resulting Phy-gital place. This research studies the polar opposites of the natural and the constructed, of the near and the far, of the internal and the external, applying the existing architectural elements of the space (site-specific approach). Butoh dance can express such opposites through its continuity and multitude of transofrmations, Projection Mapping expresses the blurred lines between natural and human-made environment, while music constantly tries to insert – elements to + and conversely, bringing a constant change that urges the performer to continuously search for balance. Technology code, infinite capabilities, and breaking boundaries due to progressing technology, the search for balance, for defining boundaries, for a reason, inside us and outside, in the world.
Music composition: Manolis Manousakis
Choreography, Performance: Eliza Sorogka
Video: Panagiotis Goumpouros, Vicky Bisbiki
Live Visuals: Vicky Bisbiki
Production: Iro Akrivou
LES FOUS SAGES
Lift Pull Flop
The title of the piece is a line taken from the book “The Missing Piece Meets the Big O” by Shel Silverstein. This story was our inspiration to create a choreographic journey in the form of a duet. We see two individuals who are looking in the other for what they miss in themselves, while at the same time they are becoming the missing piece that could complete the other. Every time these individuals meet – each meeting becoming a station in their trip – they try a new way to match. Throughout their journey they will learn how to cooperate without depending upon each other.
Choreography: Pauline Huguet, Angeliki Dalangeli Konstantinos Karvouniaris
Performers: Angeliki Dalangeli Konstantinos Karvouniaris
Lights design: Eliza Alexandropoulou
Photos: Irina Vosgerau
With the support of Isadora&Raymond Duncan dance research center
RHIANNON EFTHYMIOU MORGAN
Originating from early Buddhism, the concept of Adhara is described as the “vehicle” or support of human consciousness and experience. The Adhara is described as comprising of five sheaths/layers each with its own specific characteristics and attributes that envelops human beings in a circular network.
“AdH(A)rA” aspires to consider through its circular framework the binary preconceptions that concern the nature of life; specifically the illusion that the individual is separate from the collective. In light of the current economic, political and social events a journey into the human psyche, its search for expression, sincerity, simplicity and unity might promote understanding of the relationship underpinning all phenomena of human existence. In essence, to demonstrate the simple pulsation of breath/life that connects us all.
Choreography & dance: Rhiannon Efthymiou Morgan
Sound design: Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Costume Design: Jennifer Lopes Santos
Light design: Cecilia Tselepidi
With the financial support of Trois C L Luxembourg, Fondation Independence by BIL
With the support of the Grand Luxe Network
G U E S T A R T I S T S
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the “In Progress Feedback Festival”, Katerina Drakopoulou returns to Kinitiras alongside her collaborators to trace the routes, “shifts” and stories of “22 stops” over the last 3 years. “22 stops” is a site-specific Butoh performance that concerns the body’s engagement with the urban landscape as well as the fluidity of the boundaries between inside and outside, live and mediated, ephemeral and eternal. “22 stops” was originally presented at the “In Progress Feedback Festival” in April 2016 where 22 improvisational Butoh dance compositions were created in 22 hours at 22 sites near 22 Metro stations in Athens. Since then “22 stops” has “traveled” with an exploratory, playful, and adventurous spirit in various places such as Thessaloniki, Delphi, Venice and elsewhere. The current research concerns the transformation of a site-specific, long-durational performance into a staged performance. How can the nature and energy of a site-specific performance be transferred on stage? How does the body remember? How can the body recapture and recreate the dynamics of the (urban) landscape in the theater? Can time be condensed? And what is the relationship of the body with its image as it is imprinted on a series of photographs documenting the previous journeys? Whilst maintaining the original “22 stops” vision, Katerina Drakopoulou, alongside her collaborators, will attempt to re-remember, re-visit, recall, and re-create sites, stories and routes that are engraved in the memory of the (collective) body so that we can see afresh and re-imagine familiar everyday spaces, practices, and forms of art with a new perspective.
Concept, Performance: Katerina Drakopoulou
Choreography: Mariela Nestora
Dramaturgy: Evdokia Delipetrou
Original Sound: Nick Parkin
Photography, Video: Ioulia Ladogianni
MAN DANCE GROUP/ARTEMIS LAMPIRI
about a lion / her / a dance / a raven/ SHER
SHER is a snapshot of Artemis Lampiri’s first research on the new project of MAN dance company. Here in a solo presentation, she works on memory. The memory of imagination, fantasy, pleasure, sexuality, heroism. Is memory something flexible? How can one reconstruct it without altering it? Is there one objective memory? Are we even interested in the objectivity of memory? Starting with personal quests, the choreographer examines whether one can generalize.
In this period of research, different questions occur: “a movement that pleases me or a movement that looks pleasurable?” “A position that calms me or a position that reminds you of calmness?” How does one choose? The first answers raise even more questions. SHER is an early presentation of these questions; the mapping / the blueprint of the shapes that are created; or even better said, the unfiltered sensation that dominates.
One might say that it is the beginning of a story that includes something old, something new, a girl, a memory, a lion and a crow.
Conception of idea / performance: Artemis Lampiri
Production: Man dance group
In Progress Feedback Festival 2019 programme
|FRIDAY 29.03||Levantes dance theatre|
Les Fous Sages
Media Electronique & Eliza Sorogka
& MAN DANCE GROUP Artemis Lampiri
|SATURDAY 30.03||Levantes dance theatre|
Les Fous Sages
Media Electronique & Eliza Sorogka
& MAN DANCE GROUP Artemis Lampiri
|SUNDAY 31.03||Chloe Aliyianni|
& Katerina Drakopoulou
|MONDAY 01.04||Chloe Aliyianni|
& Katerina Drakopoulou
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FB: 10o In Progress Feedback Festival 2019
B I O G R A P H I E S
J U R Y
Anna Tsichli Boissonnas was born in Athens and has lived in Athens, Rome, London and Zurich. She studied at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (BA in Theatre Studies), The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama/University of London (MA in Performance Studies), Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (PhD). She acquired her PhD “Political and Social Dimensions of the Experimental European Theatre in the closing years of the 20th century, A Study of Performances and Devised Theatre Practices” with honors, in receipt of European research scholarship “Heraclitus”. In 2017-18 she attended the CAS Performative Arts at the University of Bern, Institute of Theatre Studies.
She devised and directed performances, video art, events and happenings. Her works have been presented in Greece and abroad (England, Switzerland, India, Thailand). She has collaborated as a dramaturg with several movement and performance-based groups.
She participated in festivals, congresses, committees, European research programs and workshops in Greece, Cyprus, UK, Denmark and Switzerland. Her papers have been published in Greek and international collective volumes, scientific publications and academic conferences’ proceedings.
She is teaching “Theatre Practice and Directing” at the BA and MA Programs of Studies of the Department of Theatre Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese. In the past years, she taught at the Postgraduate Programme in Theatre Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Open University of Cyprus, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama/University of London and at drama schools, detoxification centers, arts centers and schools in Greece, Cyprus, Denmark, Switzerland and UK.
Maxine Heppner, senior artist, mentor, teacher of contemporary dance and intermedial performance in Canada and internationally, is known since the 1970’s as a performer and creator of large-scale performance works (“audacious”) and intimate chamber pieces (“reaching a new state of mind”) (“exposing the heart of the human condition”). Honours include grants, commissions, awards worldwide, including Chalmers’ Senior Arts Fellowship; 3 Toronto Theatre Dora awards for co-creations; Japan Foundation International Collaboration award “Rage project” (2012); NOW’s top 10 dance shows 2009- “tiKrima!” with 140 performers; Toronto Star’s 2012 Favourites “Volaré”; Audience Favourite Guelph Dance Festival 2014 “Here&There”; Critics Choice and Audience Favourite 2006 Indonesia Bienale “Papoutsia-Shoe Show” in cooperation with StudioHanafi Indonesia, filmed in Greece. Working internationally across North America, East Asia, Europe, Australia, in professional and community settings, led her to establish “Across Oceans Arts to facilitate collaborative art-making across viewpoints, generations, and heritages. Yearly activities change with the times. Ongoing are the Choreographic Marathon professional exchange and “7Days of Creation” residencies. Maxine teaches and coaches creative process and performance (pure movement and interdisciplinary) integrated movement-voice, choreography, Action Theatre, and Cycles training. Maxine founded Claude Watson High School of Performing Arts Dance Department, led Koffler Centre Contemporary dance (1978-91), faculty at York, Concordia, University of Toronto and institutions and professional companies worldwide. The book Writings on Collaboration published in 2008 and articles are in many journals/periodicals. Arts advocate, she co-founded the International Network for Cultural Diversity and the Canadian Alliance Dance of Artists. From 2001-2012 Maxine lived in Athens working as mentor, rehearsal director and teacher of Integrated Movement-Voice and her Cycles Practice as guest at Metzis, Ralou Manou, Duncan Centre, Eniamorfo, Yelp!, Quasistellar, Kinitiras, and independent artists. Month of Dance presented several of her solos. Best known of her creations might be “Ti Krima” at BoozeCooperativa with 98 professionals and community performers. www.acrossoceans.org
Erifili Dafermou dances, choreographs and teaches improvisation, synthesis, and analysis of the Laban movement method. She graduated from the Morianova Trasta dance school. With a scholarship from (IKY) the National Scholarships Foundation, she continued her studies at Laban Centre in London at the MA program in Dance& Theatre Practice. She continued her studies, taking different seminars in Amsterdam, one of which was at the SNDO School. In the last few years she has been practicing the techniques of improvisation and direct synthesis by Julyen Hamilton. She has attended acting workshops by Pantelis Kapsalis and Sofia Koroni, body theater and neutral masks seminars by Kostas Filipopoglou and Commedia de l’arte workshops by Camilo Bentancor. She has studied Ashtanga Vinyasha Yoga with Christina Karytinou. As a choreographer and dancer of Dirty Granny Tales (founding member), she has choreographed and danced in the projects: Inversed World, Didis Son, Jealous, Rejection. Since 2015, she is a founding member of the Lalun dance group, a team that explores direct composition and improvisation on stage and collaborates with dancers and musicians from Greece and abroad. As a dancer she has collaborated with Carolina Fink, Apostolia Papadamaki, Concert Hall, Greek Language School of Sitia, Christina Bessou, Maria Lazari, Nelly Sourla. As a dance teacher she has collaborated with Lyric theater, the Morianova Trasta dance school, the University of Thrace, the Greek-British College, the Municipality of Agioi Anargyroi and Philothei, etc. She has choreographed and edited the movement in theatrical plays directed by Sofia Koroni and Kiriaki Spanou.
M E N T O R S
Antigone Gyra creates dance and theatre performances as well as video art and is the mother of three children. She graduated from the London Laban Centre with distinction and she was awarded the Graduates’ Choreography award in 1993. In 1996 she created Kinitiras Dance Spectacle (Chorotheama) company with which she has choreographed many works up until today. She has also facilitated workshops and given lectures on dance and theatre subjects.
In 1995 she received the second award for young choreographers of Rallou Manou competition with her work “The stories, you grew up with, grew up”. Her works have been performed in Greece and abroad. In 1997 her work “Doors and Clouds” represented Greece in the Young artists Biennale in Turin and in other festivals in Greece and Italy. In 2002 her solo work “X” with Ioanna Kampylafka was qualified for the Choreography Competition in Hanover. In 2004 she created her street dance theatre works “1896” and “ Lysistrata’s Cry” after being ordered by Athens 2004 Olympic Games. In 2006 she started creating her trilogy on war. The first two parts of the trilogy “«Lysistrata’s Cry» (2006) and “Klytemnistra Invisible” (2008) were chosen and performed in the 2nd and 3rd Dance Platform (Athens Megaro Mousikis). With her work “Klytemnistra Invisible” she represented Greece in the 8th International Fringe Festival in Thailand. In 2009 her work “The Net” toured in provincial areas supported by the Ministry Of Culture. In February 2010 she presented her solo work “Gone” during the European program City to City Cabaret in Sofia and Athens. From 2010 until 2012 she was the artistic director of the European Network SPIDER ARTISTIC NET representing Greece. During this, she presented the third part of her trilogy “Handle with Care”.
In the theatre she has cooperated as a choreographer and movement director with many theatre companies and directors such as : Theatro Technis (G. Lazanis), THOC( Ch. Siopachas), National Theatre (G. Theodosiadis, Efi Theodorou, S,Fasoulis), Theama Company, Dh.Pe.The Kalamatas (G. Kakleas), Theatre Porta (A. Kalogridis), Theatre Mousouri (T. Vasileiou), Theatre Simio (A.Diamantis), Theatre of Neos Kosmos (D. Arapoglou), Ison Ena Company (I. Remediaki), Opsis Company (A. Tompouli), Theatre Diana (G. Paloumpis – E. Rantou), Theatre of Herodus Atticus (S.Evangelatos)etc.
Since 1993 she has been a movement teacher in drama schools, such as the Athens Drama School of G. Theodosiadi, the Veaki Drama School and Dilos Drama School. She has also taught choreography at the Greek department of Laban Centre (1994-1996) and at the Greek State School of Dance (2000-2002).
In December 2008 she funded, together with Vicky Adamou and Flora Kalomoiri, the first residency centre for performing arts in Greece, Kinitiras Studio.
During the period of 2011-2012 Antigone was the director of the awarded performance of G. Iliopoulos “4 ever” and she cooperated with Di.Pe.The Patras and Lithografeion for the Lost Man (Anthropos Chamenos) project, where she presented the “Miss Human Being” (Miss Anthropos) performance. During the last years she has been creating video art ( “Filippos, the belly dance”, “ Three wishes for a bee”, “ ExtraTango”) as well as corporate videos for companies ( Lito Maternity Hospital, the English School Manetaki etc.). Moreover, she cooperates with production and marketing companies creating advertising events (BMW, Mini Cooper, Buldoza.Gr etc.).
Antigone designed the action EK PLIXI (Sur Prise) that brings dance in schools (www.ekplixi.com), while being a volunteer for ten years at the 2nd Primary School of Voula. Since March 2017 since is a member of the artistic company GAV (Gyra,Adamou, Venetsanopoulos) with which they created the performance “Deep Sigh” with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture, as well as the action “Pop Up Readings” which was ordered by the organization of Athens International Book Capital 2018.
Georgina Kakoudaki is director and teacher of theatre. Visiting professor in theatrepedagogics in Theatre Studies Dpt, University of Patras, Greece Visiting professor in puppetry theatre methods in Pri-primary Education Dpt, Pedagogic Universities Of Volos and Athens, Greece. Has taught drama and theatre education in Primary schools, Athens Art High school and professional drama schools since 1993 as well as in a series of workshops for the Net for the theatre in Education, Greece. Author of books (Theatre Education/course book for Public School for Adults/KEE 2006, Teaching History through Drama/Kedros pbl. 2009, High school Textbook Manual Direction of Theatre, IEP 2015). Has given workshops in University Theatre Festivals in Greece, Cyprus, Letonia, Belarus, Belgium, Egypt, Germany, Portugal (Unesco), Poland (Gardjenice), Hong Kong (Idea) etc. Has participated as a performer in theatre and devised theatre productions and as a dramaturge in dance and theatre/dance productions since 1994. She is a director in professional theatre performances for adolescence audiences since 2009 (in theatre venues and inside Secondary Schools) such as Vivid Film/After the foam (devised), Jack Thorne’s Burying your brother in the pavement, Αristophanes The birds, Shakespeare Midsummer Night’s Dream, Frank Wedekind Xpress Spring, Goethe Faust, Sophocles Antigone, Aristophanes The clouds, Euripides Helen and site specific walking research performances: Traces 2014/with Swharz Foundation, Samos 2014-15 and Public Signal: an old dilemma in contemporary times/ with Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Ancient Keramikos Cemetery 2015. She is the co-curator of educational programs in the Greek Festival since April 2016 and Head of the international school for young actors “Lyceum Epidaurus”. www.georginakakoudaki.org
Zoi Dimitriou was born in Athens, graduated from the Greek State School of Dance, studied at Trisha Brown in New York, and graduated with distinction her Master’s Degree in European Dance Theatre Practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. As a dancer, she has worked with Kirstie Simson, Yvonne Rainer, Felix Ruckert and Siobhan Davies. She began her choreographic career in 2006 and her professional portofolio includes, among other works: Can You See Me? (2006), Dromi (2007), Limen (2007), Goddesses in Exile (2008), In The Process of … (2010), Little Creatures (2011), You May! (2012), The Chapter House (2014), Side Effects (2015), Peregrinus (2017), Vanishing Points (2018), When Pillars Evaporate (2019). She is the recipient of important UK choreographic awards such as the Robin Howard Foundation Award 2008, the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund Award 2009 and the CfC Award 2010 by the Company of Angels, Sadler’s Wells and The Place, and has participated in Aerowaves, a well-renowned European Dance Platform. She has received several commissions (eg Greek National Ballet) and her works have been presented at venues/ festivals such as: Fast Forward Festival 4, ROH2, Arnolfini, BE Festival, Lilyan Baylis, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Kalamata International Dance Festival, Operaestate Veneto Festival at the Scala of Milan, Europe in Motion Festival, Springloaded / The Place. She has participated in several international European Dance Research programs such as the Choreoroam, Big Intensive, Europe in Motion, and she is funded/ commissioned by institutions such as the Arts Council of England, the Hellenic Centre for Theater and Dance, the Onassis Cultural Centre, among others. She is a Research Fellow at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and teaches internationally at institutions/festivals such as: Impulstanz Festival, Sasha Waltz Company, Independent Dance, National Dance Academy of Rome, Athens State School of Dance (KSOT) among others. www.zoidimitriou.com
A R T I S T S
Chloe Aliyanni is a choreographer, dance teacher and movement director based in London. With a background in both fine art and dance, she is a Chisenhale Dance Space Artist Member and her choreographic work has been supported by Arts Council England, local authority and arts organisations and presented among others at Robin Howard Theatre, King’s Place, Athens Video Dance Project,The Truman Brewery, Michaelis Theatre, Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre, Stratford Circus. Selected movement direction credits include having worked with writer Jennie Buckman’s Giants Theatre company, PlayPen Productions, Tania Azevedo and Tom Crowley’s Locker Room at London’s Vault Festival. Cross disciplinary collaborations include working with artist Nicola Dale (supported by Standpoint Futures, Chisenhale Art Place) and visual artists Alicia Paz and Monika Oeschler. Part of Gary Clarke’s (DV8) first London LUSTRUM project at Greenwich Dance Agency and recently selected by David Zambrano to train in Flying Low & Passing Through through the Integro Training Programme (Thailand). Her facilitation experience includes devising and delivering dance technique classes to professionals, adults and young people as well as one off workshops. She has taught for the Royal Academy’s Step Into Dance Programme and currently teaches dance at Central Foundation Girl’s School in Bow, East London and Chisenhale Dance Space alongside her choreographic practice.
Mina Ananiadou was born in Thessaloniki in 1983. In 2012 she finished Modem Atelier Program, a three-year professional contemporary dance program in Scenario Pub.bli.co. International Choreographic Center –Sicily. She has collaborated in Greece, Spain, Italy, and Belgium with the following chorographers: Syndesmos Chorou (Maria Koliopoulou, Iris Karagian, Katerina Skiada, Mariela Nestora, Vaso Gianakopoulou), Konstantinos Gerardos (NTNG Dance Theatre), Mariela Nestora (Yelp Dance co), Eleonora Siarava, Stella Fotiadi (Still Pilgrim Paradox), Petranura dance co (ΙΤ), D-Crean Danza(SP), Giovanni Scarcella(IT), Helge Letοnja (Steptext dance co-GE), Jan Brezna(CZ), Loris Petrillo(IT), and Michal Mualem & Gianalberto de Filippis(ISR/ΙΤ). In parallel, since 2012, she creates and performs her own works in collaboration with other dancers and musicians in Italy (Sicily), Spain (Catalonia), and Greece (Athens, Thessaloniki), which have been presented in festivals, museums, and platforms. Since November 2017, together with Daphne Krazoudi, she has created the collective creation independent platform “The Guest Project”, which invites dancers, musicians, and artists from other fields, to meet, research, and create in the short term full dance compositions in different sites of interest (museums, monuments, etc.). Until now, six dance performances have been co-created with the following dancers: Maya M.Carroll, Eddie B.Oroyan, Paolo Cingolani, Anna Calsina Forrellad, Evaggelia Vasdari, Giorgos Amentas, Eleni Pantazatou, Despoina Kapoulitsa, Theodosia Stathi, and Nefeli lAsteriou.
https://www.facebook.com/theguestproject/. During the last 15 years, she also works in non-typical education, collaborating with different institutions and schools. She teaches dance lessons and workshops in studios, schools, and museums.
Matina Kokolaki studied dance in the National School of Dance. Among other collaborations, she participated with the James Thierree group in a a three-year international tour. During the last three years, in Athens, she has been working with Porson’s khashoggi, Kettly Noël, Almalibre co- Anastasia Mprouzioti, Androniki Marathaki, etc.
Christos Rozakis graduated from the Experimental Music High School of Palini. After finishing his studies in classical guitar under teacher Kostas Kotsiolis , he studied Greek tradition, through instruments such as the bouzouki, the mandolin, the lute, etc. He has created a personal style, which can be heard in the following works: ARISTEASTRAIA (2006), AGGELEONON ELEISON (2007), Oothikes tis Anoiksis (2009), Myrtou Martyrio (2010), DYMA (2012) and Prothira Therina (2013). He also writes lyrics and music for performances. During the last two years, he has been collaborating with Androniki Marathaki, Giorgos Tamiolakis, and Emanouela Korki – together with the latter, Giorgos Papadopoulos, and Stavros Pilihos, he works on “Meeting roads. Contemporary dance and live music”.
Levantes Dance Theatre have a constant enthusiasm for fusing artistic disciplines and indulging in vibrant aesthetics. Our work is inclusive and exploratory with a focus on visuals and movement. The company was formed to create bold, bright and visually striking performance. We work with a number of exceptional collaborators on each new project. We make bold, bright and beautiful performance for audiences of all ages. Levantes’ practice is made of three interconnecting stands:
-We make daring performance, laced with humour, for black box theatre spaces that transcends dance and theatre conventions to offer new and intriguing experiences for audiences.
– We also make charming and peculiar public intervention performance in the form of bite sized canapé routines; visual pieces of play that interact closely with audiences at festivals and outdoor events. All our work is immaculately beautiful and choreographed seamlessly.
– The third element of our work is the fantastic education and skills development opportunities that we provide for communities, families, university students, young creatives and artistic professionals.
All strands collectively develop the company’s connection with audiences who are seeking something delectably different from the norm. Levantes are currently touring THE BAND, a dance and circus production, both indoors and outdoors internationally.
Eleni Edipidi -Artistic Director/ Performer
Originally from Greece, Eleni trained at Laban (MA in European Dance Theatre Practice). She also has a BA in Dance and Live Art and a Foundation in Circus Arts. Eleni is a freelance performer, teacher and choreographer. She has collaborated and performed internationally with choreographers such as Company Campo (Belgium), Marie-Gabrielle Rotie (UK), Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company (UK), Upswing (UK) and Protein Dance (UK) amongst others. As a choreographer she recently worked on circus show SOHO (Stufish & Sadler’s Wells production). Eleni is currently performing and touring with Tmesis theatre and Gossamer Thread Circus.
Ivonne Kalter – Performer
Ivonne is originally from Germany, where she studied at Heinz Bosl Stiftung Ballet Academy and later on at the Iwanson School of Contemporary Dance. With her unique style and movement, as well as elaborate collaboration with choreographers during the development of each piece, she has carved a niche for herself and received international acclaim,including the Isadora Award in 2010 for the most promising young dancer. Ivonne made her professional debut with TIK Theatre in Kempten, where she displayed her creativity and innovation in choreographer Jochen Heckmann’s work. Although currently based in London, she travels extensively both with shows and to draw inspiration for her work. She is a full-time cast member of CoisCéim Dance Theatre and an associate artist of Levantes Dance Theatre.
With a creeping pun between Medea and Media (the new media), Medea Electronique was founded in 2006 and consists of creative people who share the mood for innovation, moving in the greater field of contemporary art. Active in fields such as music, animation, multimedia, art installations,interactive technologies, and multimedia event production, the members of the group merge separate research and practice fields in an effort to develop a particular style. The activity of Medea Electronique includes contemporary theatre performances, experimental audiovisual performances and installations, site specific works, electroacoustic music compositions. Its work has been presented at the Onassis Cultural Center, the Visitor Centre of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Benaki Museum, the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, the French Institute of Athens, Vyrsodepseio, in Booze in festivals and events.
The work of Eliza Soroga, with an international presence in the field of performing arts, focuses on the representations of the “unconventional” and the denaturation of everyday life in the performing arts. In March 2017, the performance of Women in Agony won the first prize for contemporary art at the 11th World Arte Laguna Prize, in the Performance & Video Art category in Venice.
The new company «Les Fous Sages» was founded by dancer/choreographer Pauline Huguet, actor Konstantinos Karvouniaris, lighting-designer Eliza Alexandropoulou, and dancer Angeliki Dalangeli. What motivated the creation of this company was their common desire for collaboration, exchanging ideas and creating together through the media of dance and theatre.
Pauline Huguet studied ballet at Montpellier Conservatory, before training professionally in contemporary dance and choreography at Laban in London (BA). She obtained the French National Diploma (Diplome d’Etat) of contemporary dance in 2011. She works as a performer, a choreographer (notably for theatrical plays) and as a teacher of dance, choreography, and Hatha Yoga (Sivananda).
Konstantinos Karvouniaris graduated from the Drama School of Athens Conservatory (Odeio Athinon). He works as an actor and dancer for theatre, cinema and TV, as a teacher of movement and stage-fight for actors, and as a choreographer. In 2018 he obtained the Hatha Yoga teaching diploma from the Sivananda Yoga International Organisation.
Eliza Alexandropoulou is an alumni from Athens School of Fine Arts (Kalon Technon) where she studied Theatre, with an orientation in Scenography and Costume Design. She lives and works in Athens as a Lighting Designer for dance and theatre performances. (www.elizaalexandropoulou.com)
Angeliki Dalangeli graduated from «Rallou Manou» Professional Dance School. She works as a dancer and as a dance teacher for adults and children. In 2018 she obtained the Hatha Yoga teaching diploma from Sivananda Yoga International Organisation. She also studied Physics and Environmental Physics at Athens University (BA and Master).
Rhiannon Morgan graduated with a BA in Ballet and Contemporary Dance from The Rambert School Of Dance (2006/2009) and completed her MA degree at London Contemporary Dance School (2012-2014), The Place (UK). As a professional dancer she has collaborated with Akram Khan (2012), Cocoon Dance Company (2010/2012), Nicholas Vladyslav (2013), Henri Oguike, Dance Company (2011/2013), National Theatre of Northern Greece (2014/2016), Corps in Situ/Artezia Company (2018), Anu Sistonen (since 2011/2016). Porson’s Khashoggi/Andrea Rama (2016-2018) and theatre director Renelde Pierlot (2018-2019) amongst others. Choreographic works include collaborations with Impermanence Dance Theatre, Die Wolke Art Group and Push Your Art Company. For the past two years and for her new creation “AdH(A)rA”, Morgan is an associated artist and supported by the Trois C L, National Choreographic Centre of Luxembourg, as well as being part of the Grand Luxe Network, a European network of six dance institutions. Along professional engagements, she has been developing and sharing her teaching methodology “Directing Circularity” with amateurs, vocational dance schools as well as with professional dancers in Luxembourg, Belgium, Greece and Finland. Commercial works include “Miserland, Visit Moselle” Promotion video by Raoul Schmitz, “James Bond Tribute Night” Café de Paris, London, PAOK Football Team Flashmob, Thessaloniki, Greece and music video “Kling” by M.A.T.E.
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Katerina Drakopoulou studied Drama (BA at the University of Kent), Physical Theatre (MA at the University of Huddersfield), and Performance (MA at Goldsmiths College, University of London). She has worked as a Lecturer at numerous universities in the U.K. and has participated in performances in Greece, England, Japan, and America. She works as a performer, Butoh dancer, and physical theatre trainer. She recently presented her new long-durational performance work entitled “Pandora 2022” as part of Performance Rooms 2019 (Kappatos Gallery).
Mariela Nestora was born in Athens. Before studying dance, she has taken degrees in Biology (B.Sc., Queen Mary and Westfield, London) and Human Molecular Genetics (M.Sc. St. Mary’s Medical School, Imperial College, London). She studied contemporary dance and choreography at the London Contemporary Dance School and Visual Design for Dance at the Laban Centre, London. She works as a choreographer – movement director for dance, theatre, and film, she is a performer and a teacher of dance composition, and Feldenkrais practitioner.
Evdokia Delipetrou has studied theater at Royal Holloway, University of London and at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where she is a Ph.D. candidate. She works as a theater researcher and as a dramatist.
Nick Parkin has been involved in site-specific performance over the past 35 years, drawing inspiration from his training in Fine Arts, Dance, Electro-acoustic Sound Composition, Butoh, Martial Arts and Chi Kung. He has taught at the Laban Center, Siobhan Davies Studios, and Central Saint Martins in London. He is currently teaching at Goldsmiths College, University of London as well as at Butoh U.K..
Ioulia Ladogianni is a visual artist with a degree in Photography and Fine Arts and a master’s degree in Museology. Since 2005 she has been teaching photography at AKTO, the Public IEK, and OKANA (Organization Against Drugs). She has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, sometimes as an artist and other times as a curator.
Artemis Lampiri was born in Athens in 1984 where she now works as a choreographer, performer and dance teacher. She studied at the Professional School of Dance “Rallou Manou”, later choreography at ArtEZ in Holland and Theatre Studies at the University of Utrecht with a full scholarship by the Greek State Foundation (IKY). As a choreographer she has participated in festivals and made her own productions in theaters in Greece, Germany, Croatia, the Netherlands and Spain. Some of the productions are: “ANY ONE” with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture (2018), “On hope” (2016), “Me On Top” with the support of Onassis Cultural Centre and NEON foundation (2015), “FREMD” (2014), “META” (2013-2014), “Anamesa-In Between” (2012-2013) etc. In 2013 she founded “MAN” dance company with which she participated in Kalamata International dance Festival (2016), New Choreographers’ Festival in SGT (2015), Arc dance festival (2014), MIR Festival (2012&2016), Dimitria Festival (2013) etc. She is also working as a choreographer at theatre productions and currently collaborating with the National Opera of Greece as a choreographer in Opera plays since 2017.