Monday 19.15-21.00 & Wednesday 18.00- 19.45
Classes do not accept new participants
Photo: George Karagiorgakis
Coordinated by Vicky Adamou in collaboration with Antigone Gyra, Ioanna Kampylafka and Afroditi Vervenioti as a guest
“Dance, theater, music, laughter, weight loss, madness, respect, warmth, music, stretching, heart, Kinitiras“
Marilena from the Kinitiras class
Kinitiras is a lesson that combines modern dance and theatre techniques through the eyes of the people of Kinitiras. In the course emphasis is given on the physical and theatrical expression, on creative exercise of body and voice as well as on the development of teamwork through the performing arts.
The first part activates and strengthens the body and the voice; the second part is improvisation, composition, drama and game inspired by different styles of music, theatre and literary texts, newspaper articles, images etc.
The participants of the class come from different professional backgrounds and age groups. At the end of the year, the group members, having gone through the same process, have a common purpose and vision as amateurs and professionals artists are brought together to create something unique. 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. After at least two years of regular work the participants have the opportunity to join the team Kinitiras.
Vicky Adamou is an actress, performer and director. She is a graduate of Athens Drama School of George Theodosiadis (1996) and of the Vakalo Visual and Applied Arts School (1992). She has been a student of I. Grammatikouli (Yoga and Meditation, 1998 – 2004). She has attended a series of specialized courses in Movement, Improvisation, Experiential Listening, Devised Theatre, Grotowski Αcting, Scenography as well as sociopsychology for parents. She is one of the founding members of Kinitiras Artistic Network for Performing Arts, the first Artistic Residency Centre for performing arts in Athens. She offers workshops of theatre and movement improvisation in actors, amateurs, parents and children with whom she has presented many performances in Athens and other cities. She has directed the performances “Foreign language” 2009, “Timeline Project” 2013, “Shut up or the lost slipper of Manolis Karelis” 2015-16. She has co-directed the improvised children’s performance “Where is the giraffe?” 2013-14. From 2012 she creates the web project “Are you serius?”.
Some of the Kinitiras’ performances she has taken part in are: “Klitemnistra Invisible”- participation in the 2008 Dance Platform in Megaro Mousikis & in the International Fringe Theatre Festival in Thailand, “Lisistrati”- participation the 2006 Dance Platform in Megaro Mousikis, “Plektani”, “Karderines”, “Doors and Clouds”, participation in the Biennale of young artists from Europe and the Mediterranean countries, Turin, Parma, Biel 1997. She collaborates with “Splish-Splash” company of Johnny O. and she was a member of the “Omada Drasis” company (Vasilis Mirianthopoulos) with which she took part in the following productions: “I just broke up”, “ The Patty world”, “Black out”. In the past she has worked with various theatre and tv directors. She is also active as a Scenographer, Costume designer and Graphic designer. She was born in Athens, where she currently lives, and she is the mother of two children.
Antigone Gyra creates dance and theatre performances as well as video art. Antigone is a mother of three children. She graduated from the London Laban Centre with distinction and she was awarded with the Graduates’ Choreography award in 1993. In 1996 she created the Kinitiras dance theatre company (kinitiras.com) with which she has choreographed many works until today. She has also facilitated workshops and has given lectures on dance and theatre subjects. In theatre she has cooperated as a choreographer and movement director with many theatre companies and directors, like Theatro Technis ( G. Lazanis), ΘΟΚ ( Ch. Siopachas), National Theatre (G. Theodosiadis, Efi Theodorou), Theama Company, Dh.Pe.The Kalamatas (G. Kakleas), Theatro Porta (A. Kalogridis), Theatro Mousouri (T. Vasileiou), Theatro Simio (A.Diamantis), Theatro tou Neou Kosmou (D. Arapoglou), Ison Ena Company (I. Remediaki), Opsis Company (A. Tompouli), Theatro Diana ( G. Paloumpis – E. Rantou) etc. Since 1993 she is a movement teacher in drama schools , like the Athens Higher Drama School of G. Theodosiadi and the Veaki Drama School. Since December 2008 she is a co director of the first residency centre for the performance arts in Greece, Kinitiras Studio, together with Vicky Adamou. During the period 2011-2012 Antigone was the director of the awarded performance of G. Iliopoulos “4 ever” and she cooperated with Di.Pe.The Patras and Lithografeion for the Lost Man (Anthropos Chamenos) project, where she presented the “ Miss Human Being” (Miss Anthropos) performance. Nowadays she is working on the new action EK PLIKSI (Sur Prise) that brings dance in schools (www.ekplixi.com).
Ioanna Kampylafka graduated from the London Laban Centre (Bachelor of Arts in Dance Theatre) and Middlesex University (diploma in Interior Design). During the academic year 2003-2004, with a scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation, she attended various dance schools in New York (Movement Research, Trisha Brown, Dance Space, Susan Klein, Barbara Mahler). During Spring and Summer of 2007, with the support of the program of Unesco, Aschberg Bursaries for Artists, she worked as a dance teacher, choreographer and dancer in Bangkok Thailand as a guest resident artist at the faculty of Dance School of Performing Arts. In the spring of 2008, after being invited by the organization “Temple of Fine Arts”, she taught composition and improvisation in Singapore and Malaysia.
Ioanna is member of Kinitiras since 1998 and member of the artistic collective Medea Electronique since 2008. As a choreographer she has worked with: “Splish-Splash” (Yannis Economides), Point Theatre (Nikos Diamantis), Theatre Art (Kugiumtzis), Regional Theatre of Kalamata (Stavros Tsakiris), Kalouta Theatre (George Frantzeskakis) etc. She has taught movement and improvisation in drama schools “Themelio”, “Theatre Arts”, “D.Fotiadi”, “Theatre of Changes” and “G. Theodosiades “.
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.