Workshop with Antigone Gyra in Ireland
9-13 January 2023
From 9 to 13 of January 2023, Antigone Gyra will be to Newbridge, Ireland offering the second workshop to the Irish group within the framework of the Erasmus+ program Here and There, Hat – Performing Ecologies.
How do we perceive our bodies as part of the environment we live in?
How the way we move and dance embodies our considerations and anxieties regarding our planet?
How can we perceive our bodies as strong and powerful tools to cultivate resilience as well as hope for the future of earth?
How do our personal choices in everyday actions and movement have the power to affect the climate change crisis that humanity is dealing with?
Different body and dance games, meditation exercises, personal, couple and group work based on improvisation and composition movement techniques will consist of this workshop.
Antigone Gyra created the company KINITIRAS dance spectacle in 1996 with which she has choreographed dozens of works to date, with grants from the Ministry of Culture and other institutions or independently, which have been presented in Greece and abroad. From 2008 to 2019 she coordinated the first residency centre for performing arts in Greece, which offered on the cultural map of Athens research events, artists’ exchanges and artistic hospitality (www.kinitiras.com). With Kinitiras she brings dance and physical theatre to primary and secondary education while organizing Erasmus+ youth exchange programs with the aim of social awareness (lgbtq+, refugees, hate speech etc.). In the last two years, she carried out two choreographic researches (Femininity in transition, Contemporary Dance and Third Age) with the support of foreign bodies and the Ministry of Culture.
She has collaborated with important directors and groups at the National Theatre and the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. She teaches movement and choreography in vocational schools.