Workshop with Aphrodite Vervenioti in Ireland
3-7 August 2022
From 3 to 7 of August 2022, Aphrodite Vervenioti will travel to Newbridge, Ireland to offer the first workshop to the Irish group within the framework of the Erasmus+ program Here and There, Hat – Performing Ecologies.
Car bage workshop is a hip hop and contemporary dance workshop. Inspired by the environment and ecology, the participants will create a choreography, all or parts of which will be used in the performances they are already preparing for the streets of Dublin.
The Irish team is preparing short performances, which will be presented inside parked cars! In order to inform and raise awareness about the climate change, but also to move to action for a better future, Crooked House will invite the public to get in the cars and watch all of them.
Aphrodite Vervenioti was born in Athens, Greece. She graduated from the State School of Dance of Greece (2002) and from Rotterdamse Dansacademie where she danced with Gabriel Staiger, Ann van de Broek, Itzik Gallili (Codarts University 2005) and from PG/MA Choreography, Tilburg, Holland (2007). She received scholarships from the National Foundation of Scholarships in Greece (2004) and Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Tradition, Massachusetts, U.S.A. She danced pieces of Jiri Kylian, Batsheva Dance Company, Preljocaj Dance Company (2002). She also received scholarship for attending classes with Robert Stein, Pact Zolverein, Essen, Germany (2004).
She started practicing hip-hop dance at the age of 10 in her hometown Athens, Greece. She has attended hip-hop dance seminars in USA, The Netherlands, France, Belgium. She dances in contemporary dance companies in Greece and abroad. She teaches dance (hip-hop and contemporary) since 2007 in several dance schools in Greece. She is a priestess at the Ceremony of the Olympic Flame since 2009. She has choreographed theatrical plays and some of her own productions (Sargam 2007, Lost Thought 2008, Alternative 2008, Towards I 2010 and Towards II 2013) in Greece and abroad.
From the age of 10 years old she has been learning hip-hop dance. Since then she has attended seminars in France, The Netherlands and U.S.A. She teaches hip-hop dance since 2007 in dance schools in Greece nad she gives seminars abroad.
She is a member of Kinitiras Network for performing arts since 2004, in which she has danced for 1896 , Lycisrtata’s Cry outdoors dance performances during the Olympic Games Athens 2004, Plektani dance performance tour in Greece 2008, Handle with care 2010, Surprise the circus that fell asleep outdoors performance in primary schools 2012, truth or dare outdoors performance in secondary schools 2019, co leading with Antigone Gyra in Erasmus Youth Exchange Programs in Ireland and in Spain 2017-2018.