Wednesday 17.00-18.00 & Friday 17.00-18.00 (I), Friday 18.00-19.00 (II), Friday 19.00-20.15 (III) & Saturday 10.45-12.00 (12+) & Saturday 12.00-13.15 (15+)
From January 2019 classes do not accept new participants
Photo: Christos Kavaliotis
Coordinated by Eygenia Sigalou, Lia Chamilothori and Aria Boumpaki
KiDitiras (I & II)
Coordinated by Eygenia Sigalou
Expressing feelings, thoughts and observations in a creative way makes children feel free. Dance provides the opportunity of body expression and expands imagination through a creative approach. Play, improvisation, rhythm and music are the tools that children will use to develop their psychological, physical and mental abilities. The teacher-coordinator is always there to help and join in children’s joy.
KiDitiras (I) Wednesday – Do objects dance?
Coordinated by Aria Boumpaki
“Do objects dance?” is a course aimed at children aged 4-6 who want to dance having as their starting point / source of movement the materials and objects we meet in our everyday life. Studying the color, shape, smell, movement, volume, quality, space, sound, texture and temperature of the materials, children will discover the poetry that nests in them and spark their dancing imagination.
Coordinated by Lia Chamilothori
Always treat your child using your best ways and offering your best.
Maria Montessori (1870-1952)
Modern dance, laughter, the basic principles of choreography, a delicious homemade cake, a walk in the neighborhood, beautiful music, acrobatics and everything else that arises from the needs of children, will gradually build a co-responsible group of young people dancing for a common vision.
KiDitiras (12+) Dance & (15+) Dance
Coordinated by Lia Chamilothori
A contemporary dance class with improvisation features that gives adolescents the opportunity to get inspired, supported and expressed with their body.
In the end of the school year and if they wish, children will experience the whole process of composing, rehearsing and producing (backdrops, costumes, lights, make up, live music etc) and they will have the opportunity to cooperate with the professional artists of Kinitiras dance spectacle during the whole process of creating a dance piece.
Our purpose is that the class and the rehearsal process will act as a healing factor in our daily life. In this way, the social benefits of the arts directly affects the everyday life of the local community.
Eygenia Sigalou is a dancer and pedagogic teacher. She was born in Athens and she studied dance in the State School of Orchestral Art (1999 – 2002) and pedagogics in the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (1999-2005). Since 2003 she works with Antigoni Gyra as a member of the Kinitiras Company. She has also cooperated with choreographers like Artemis Ignatiou, Natasa Zouka, Kiki Baka, Foti Nikolaou, Valia Papachristou, Maria Koliopoulou, as well as in productions of Megaro Mousikis Festival. She has worked as a teacher in the Greek German school Athener Schule. Since 2007 she is teaching dance in private schools.
Lia Chamilothori was born in Athens in 1985 and she was a rhythmic gymnast and later for many years member of the acrobatic club Irini Peristeriou. After graduating from the Economic University of Athens, she studied dance in the Higher Professional Dance School “Rallou Manou” and graduated in 2010 with honors. In 2011, after being examined, she received a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation for technical improvement in Brussels, Belgium (Danscentrum Jette), where for two years she attended seminars for technical improvement and improvisation and she worked with various modern dance groups.
She has attended seminars in Greece and abroad with major dancers and choreographers. As a dancer she has worked with various groups in Greece and abroad (Cie la ignorancia, Creo dance company, Paracoon, Krama, Transito etc), she was a member of the Greek participation in the European project Homme @ home through the dance center I.R.Ntankan and as an assistant for the team Fora etc. She has taught modern dance and partnering in the “school dance Michael Nalbantis”, at the dance school “Rallou Manou” and “Morianova-Charalampi”.
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.