Workshop with Dora Zoumpa
13-15 May 2022
From 13 to 15 of May 2022, within the framework of the Erasmus+ program Here and There, Hat – Performing Ecologies, the first workshop for the Greek group took place by Dora Zoumpa.
What does exist beyond the limits of my body?
What is that we tend to call the natural environment?
How we think of coexistence with other living organisms?
What is to care?
A trillion trees or even a dandelion is a mixed-media workshop that experiments with ways of exploring the limits of our bodies and what exists beyond. A trillion trees or even a dandelion suggests new ways of moving, seeing, listening, smelling and interacting with the world around us, ways that may nurture new attitudes and intentions on and in a planet that calls for immediate symbiotic transitions.
Towards transition-ing, during A trillion trees or even a dandelion participants engaged in a series of activities that centre among other, new ways of observing, envisioning, planting and watering, playing and learning together.
The workshop took place both indoors and outdoors.
Dora Zoumpa is a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher. Dora graduated from the Professional School of Dance ‘Rallou Manou’ (2010). In 2016 she also graduated from the School of Fine Arts, Department of Fine Arts and the Sciences of Arts (University of Ioannina). Currently, she is a postgraduate student of the same department attending the MA programme, Curation: Theoretical and Practical Approaches.
Since 2012, Dora has been a founding member of krama dance company with which she choreographed and performed several dance projects. She is also a co-founding member of the dance studio krama artspace, Athens.
Dora has collaborated with the Municipal and Regional Theatre of Ioannina as a choreographer, as a performer and as a teacher of movement in theatrical plays (2015-2016). Since 2016 she has been collaborating with the School of Architecture of the University of Ioannina giving theoretical, practical and experiential workshops on dance practices.
In 2019, Dora participated in the group exhibition ‘Textured Hi Stories: ReMembering’ (Mekeio Foundation of Ioannina), with the mixed media work ‘Wood Substance’.
In 2020, with the support of Flux Laboratory she launched the artistic and collaborative project Reforesting, a symbiotic artistic endeavour that revolves around moving bodies and their relationships with each other as well as with plants, soil, air, and the rest of what is called the ‘natural environment’ (http://www.fluxlaboratory.com/en/programme/reforesting-3695).
Dora lives and works between urban and nature and her interests centre around moving bodies, participatory artistic and choreographic approaches, the ‘natural environment’, regenerative agriculture, fruit and seed collection and cooking.