Tuesday 13.30-15.00 & 17.00-18.30 & Thursday 20.30-22.00
From November 20th 2018, evening classes of contemporary dance will last last for 2 hours: Tuesday 17.00-19.00 & Thursday 20.00-22.00
Photo: Anna Daverio
With Anthi Theofilidou, Katerina Gevetzi and Aria Boumpaki
Morning classes – Katerina Gevetzi/ Aria Boumpaki
The class intends to explore the possible ways a human body can move. We will focus on how the body is defined by space but defines space too. How it uses and resists gravity, plays with speed and dynamics, relates with other bodies and creates musicality through movement. The class consists of structured exercises, short improvisations, basic elements of partnering and short choreographies. Open level.
A course of contemporary dance common and unique.
Human. Powerful. Vulnerable.
A course that allows imagination to penetrate it, move it.
A course of acceptance and daring. Where mood and dance discovery are celebrated!
Evening classes – Anthi Theofilidou
The Tuesday and Thursday classes are for actors and people who want to become familiar with contemporary dance through their personal movement and expression, as well as dancers who wish to improve their technique not only through dancing, but also through performing.
Anthi Theofilidou has graduated from the “Morianova Trasta”Professional Dance School. She studied for one year in the drama school “Archi” of Nelli Karra and in “Rubin Akademy of Dance” receiving a scholarship. She has worked as a dancer – performer with Greek and foreign choreographers and directors like Nive Shengfild, Amir Colban, Petros Gallias, Panagiotis Argyropoulos, Katerina Andriopoulou, Aggeliki Stellatou, Natasa Zouka, Antigoni Gyra, Nikos Koundouros, Carmen Rouggeri, Dimitirs Kouroumpalis and others. She has taught physical theatre in the Theatrology department in the University of Patra, as an assistant of the actor Kostas Filippoglou of the “Theatre de Comlicite’. She has taught movement and improvisation in the theatre workshop of Vlasi Zoth, contemporary dance in the professional and amateur dance school “Morianova”, as well as movement –improvisation – contact improvisation workshops in the drama school “ Iasmos”. She is one of the founding members of the “Paracoon” dance theatre company , for which she has choreographed two productions: “Den Variesai” performed in Roes Theatre and “ The night” performed in Kinitiras Residency Centre in Kakogianni Theatre (www.paracoon.com).
Katerina Gevetzi is a dancer / performer. She studied dance at the Higher Professional Dance School “Niki Kontaxaki” and at the academy SEAD (Salzburg’s Experimental Academy of Dance). From 2012 until 2015 she was based in Vienna, where she worked with Transitheart Productions and with Flowmotion Dance Company. She also worked at the National Opera of Berlin, with the director Philipp Stölzl and the choreographer Mara Kurotschka. In Greece she has collaborated as a performer with the Onassis Cultural Center, the Mihalis Kakogiannis Foundation, the Biennale and the Municipality of Athens, the Arc for Dance Festival as well as with the National Opera of Greece as a guest teacher of educational dance programs. She has also worked with Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Kosma Kosmopoulo, Mariela Nestora, Anthi Theofilidi, Antigone Gyra, Sania Strimbakou a.o. She teaches contemporary dance for teenagers and adults and she is member of Kinitiras Artistic Network since 2015.
Aria Boumpaki was born in Athens, but grew up in Crete. She studied dance at the State School of Dance and Rallou Manou and Finance at the University of Piraeus. She collaborated as a dancer with greek dance companies and them, as a scholar of Onassis Foundation, she travelled to France in order to study at the choreographic and postgraduate program Ex.e.r.ce at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier where she met and was taught by great artists. She started presenting her personal work at various festivals and choreographic centers in France and Greece, such as the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Onassis Foundation, Centre National de Montpellier, CND Paris, Montpellier Danse Festival and others. As a freelancer artist, she teaches contemporary dance, improvisation and choreography in various studios in Greece and abroad, while continuing her choreographic research and project creations.