Duration: 30 Hours
Timeline: 10.30 – 14.00 & 17.00 – 19.30
Language: English, Greek
An integral part of any Art form is the personal research, the diversity of perception of each person and his/ her limits. The body breathes, transforms, communicates, feels, trusts, evaluates. The body as the vehicle of an internal transformation and process redefines the sphere of space that we set. An ambiguous universe is created where motion and stillness, sound and silence, linear and circular movement, individuality and teamwork are mixed and coexist. Silences, gazes, explosions, breaths, senses compose the general framework of this workshop.
The workshop is aimed for people who have experience with performing arts, movement, and physical approach and they are interested in the experiential evolution and coexistence and they are curious to discover what personal movement and dance means.
Athanasia Kanellopoulou is an independent choreographer, pedagogue and performer. She has studied with a scholarship both at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, London and at Martha Graham School, New York and Spanish Literature and Culture at Hellenic Open University and traditional music (lavta). Over 17 years she lived and worked in Europe with artists and companies as, Les Ballets C de la B, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (guest artist), Cocoondance, Alexandra Waierstall, GregorZoellig, In jung Jun, Guy Weissman, Rami Levi, Jossi Berg. Since 2008 she has developed over 17 works presenting them in numerous festivals in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. She has been invited as a guest choreographer from JV2 ( JasminVardimon), ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble ,Sareyyet Ramallah Palestine, Iceland Academy of Arts, University of Malta Dance Studies ,SEAD Salzburg, Norwegian University of Dance. She has been invited to deliver workshops of contemporary dance technique, choreography and improvisation in companies and dance institutes in Greece and abroad such as: SEAD Academy, Greenwich Dance Agency, Malta University, Seoul Arts Centre, Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre, State School of Athens ( KSOT), Iceland Academy of Arts, Garage 29 Brussels, Dance Cultural Centre, Athens, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul etc. Since 2017, she is teaching at the School of the Greek National Opera. in 2018 she founded the company ‘’Athanasia Kanellopoulou Performing Arts’’, as a platform of cultural exchange.