Monday 17.00-18.00, Wednesday 18.00-19.00 and Saturday 17.00-18.00
Coordinated by Afroditi Vervenioti and invited Elisavet Pliakostathi
Kinitiras G (Gym) aims to stabilize and align the spine and to increase the range of motion through barre à terre excercises.
Originally invented to help in the rehabilitation of injured classical ballet dancers, but soon became popular as an independent exercise program.
The barre à terre exercises stimulate the body by making it more flexible and improve its overall appearance. They help stabilize the hips and the tightening of the thighs, while they make the hands stronger, they relax the neck and help the back to straighten. The abdominal muscles are tightened, and the spine lengthens. With barre à terre one learns to breathe properly, acquires balance and is being trained in the correct posture.
The program is appropriate for anyone interested in, 14 years old and over, as the risk of injury is almost nonexistent.
Afroditi Vervenioti was born in Athens. She graduated from the National School of Dance (2002), the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in Holland (2005) and PG / Ma Choreography, Tilburg, The Netherlands (2007). She received scholarships from the National Foundation of Scholarships in Greece (2004) and Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Tradition, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (2002). She dances in contemporary dance companies in Greece. She teaches Hip-hop dance since 2007 in several dance schools in Greece. She has choreographed in theatrical plays and some of her own productions (Sargam 2007, Lost Thought 2008, Alternative 2008, Towards I 2010 and Towards II 2013) in The Netherlands, Fontys University and in Greece.
*The class of Saturday 29th of June will be held on Tuesday 25th of June from 20.30 to 21.30.