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Observing in motion – Contemporary Dance workshop for teenagers

7th & 8th August 2020 
Friday and Saturday, 10:00-12:00

* Due to the very limited number of places, please register your participation by phone at +30 6944-771449, 6973-856238 or by email at akropoditidancecentre@gmail.com until 05/08/2020.

In the context of the two-day artistic event in miniature organized by the Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre, in collaboration with the Onassis STEGI and the support of the Municipality of Syros-Ermoupolis on 7th and 8th August 2020.

Contemporary Dance workshop for teenagers

Observing in motion
In these two meetings we will focus in observing the self and others while in motion.
Using exercises of structured improvisation, we will try to deepen and lighten the observation over the sensory information given from the presence and motion of our bodies in space. We will move together and alone, in low and high speeds, and we will reflect upon these experiences aiming a more conscious and pleasant connection with the body, the space and others.

For teenage participants (13-16 years old), with or without previous experience to dance

Candy Karra 
Candy Karra lives and works in Athens. She graduated from the “Niki Kontaxaki” Higher Professional School of Dance and holds a BA in Pedagogical Studies from the Kapodistriako National University of Athens, both with distinction. She was invited to participate in Ultima Vez’s first monthly and intensive research program on theater and dance in Brussels and she was selected to participate in the first master class for young artists at the EUROPOLY Festival at the Kammerspiele in Munich, Germany.
She regurarly teaches contemporary dance and improvisation to various age groups and was the head of a series of dance educational workshops for the children and youth, in collaboration with the Onassis Stegi, the Municipality of Athens, the SOS Children’s Villages, the Cavafy Archive , and the cross-cultural organization Polyphonica, among others. She is a faculty member of BA Contemporary Dance Practice of DEREE – ACG and has collaborated with “Aktina” Professional Dance School. She has also worked as a kinesiologist in theater performances, and has volunteered for the Athens Sunday School for Migrants’ theater group.
As a performer she has collaborated with dance companies and choreographers like Androniki Marathaki, Margarita Trikka, Artemis Lampiri, Konstantinos Rigos for OKTANA dancetheater, Fotis Nikolaou, Jérôme Bel, Cie. Willi Dorner, David Dorfman Dance, Quasi Stellar of Apostolia Papadamaki, Still Pilgrim Paradox of Stella Fotiadi, Natasa Zouka, Harry Koushos, Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Antigone Gyra, Eirini Kyrmizaki, Aliki Kazouri for Choreyftes Dance Company, Maria Anthymidou, Maria Tzika and others. She has performed in various festivals in Athens, Cyprus, Germany, Canary Islands and New York, like Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Kalamata International Dance Festival, Dancing Athens Festival of Onassis Cultural Center, Metamorphosis and Nostos Summer Festival of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Arc For Dance Festival, In Progress festival at KINITIRAS residency center, MIR festival, Akropoditi DanceFest, DIMITRIA festival, Athens Video Dance Project festival, Kypria International Festival, Folkwang Physical Theater Festival at Essen – Germany, pad – Performance Art Depot at Mainz – Germany, MASDANZA at Mas Palomas and Tenerife – Canary Islands, Figueres es Mou – Spain, Battery Dance Festival – New York and others.
She co-choreographed and performed the piece “manoeuvre_” which premiered in the 7th New Coreographers Festival of Onassis Stegi.

 

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    Dense Dunce Dance – Contemporary Dance workshop for adults

    7th & 8th August 2020 
    Friday and Saturday, 12:30-14:30

    * Due to the very limited number of places, please register your participation by phone at +30 6944-771449, 6973-856238 or by email at akropoditidancecentre@gmail.com until 05/08/2020.

    In the context of the two-day artistic event in miniature organized by the Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre, in collaboration with the Onassis STEGI and the support of the Municipality of Syros-Ermoupolis on 7th and 8th August 2020.

    Contemporary Dance workshop for adults

    Dense Dunce Dance
    The class starts with the preparation /warm up of the group. We move on with improvisational tasks in order to further explore different kinetic qualities and maybe enrich our personal movement identity. Also exercises that aim to sharpen our music and spatial awareness and kinetic games that train our stamina, strength, flexibility and speed. The class ends with a combination/choreography. We will focus on the clarity and musicality of the movement, as two elements that help the movement project in space, deeply influence the physical experience of our movement and also the way its perceived by the external eye.
    Some of the exercises will be done in couples and will include tactility.
    The class is suitable for professional dancers, dance students and people with previous experience in dance technique classes.

    Chara Kotsali 
    Chara Kotsali lives in Athens. She graduated from the “Rallou Manou” Higher Professional School of Dance and the Department of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens https://www.onassis.org/foundation/athens, and has also followed the Professional Drums Course at the Μοdern Music School. As a performer, she has collaborated – among others – with Christos Papadopoulos, Euripides Laskaridis, Patricia Apergi, Simos Kakalas, Sofia Paschou, Iris Karayan, Sofia Mavragani, Ermira Goro, Aliki Kazouri, Thomas Moschopoulos, Apostolia Papadamaki, Michalis Konstantatos, Medie Megas, Artemis Lampiri, Margarita Trikka, Vahid Evazzadeh, Angela Brouskou, Greek Dance Theater (Elliniko Horodrama), performing both in Greece and abroad. . She has taken part in the Aerowaves Network with the selected performances D.opa by Patricia Apergi, Mothers by Iris Karayan, Elvedon by Christos Papadopoulos and Speechless by Sofia Mavragani. She co-choreographed the piece “manoeuvre” that was part of the Young Choreographers’ Festival in Onassis Foundation.She performed in the solo piece ‘ Legacy ‘ and the duet ‘Time to mourn’ choreographed by Iris Karagian, that both recieved the award Jarmika Jerabkova in Prague. She was casted for the film “Suntan” by Argyris Papadimitropoulos. She has choreographed theater performances directed by Thanos Papakonstantinou (in the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus,a.o.), Thomas Moschopoulos, Ektoras Lygizos, Akilas Karazisis, Argiris Xafis, Anestis Azas, Sylvia Liouliou, Haris Fragoulis, Dimitris Xanthopoulos, et al., and has worked as an assistant choreographer in dance pieces by Patricia Apergi and Christos Papadopoulos. She teaches contemporary dance technique in the “Rallou Manou” and “Anna Petrova – Maro Marmarinou” professional dance schools. She was an assistant to Patricia Apergi, in movement workshops for people 65+ yrs at the Onassis Cultural Centre. Since 2016, she is the coordinator of movement workshops taking place in the Female Prison of Elaiona, Thiva, in the framework of the Greek National Opera’s educational programs.

     

     

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      in miniature

      7th – 8th August
      FRIDAY & SATURDAY

      * Due to the very limited number of places, please register your participation by phone at +30 6944-771449, 6973-856238 or by email at akropoditidancecentre@gmail.com until 05/08/2020.

      in miniature
      August 7th and 8th 2020

      The Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre, in collaboration with the Onassis STEGI organizes a two-day artistic event on 7th and 8th August 2020 entitled in miniature offering free to the public of Syros 2 performances and 2 contemporary dance workshops.

      Dance Performance: manoeuvre_
      07th and 8th August 2020 at 19:30
      Industrial Museum Kornilakis

      A plank of wood and two dancers. Is that all there is to it? Possibly, but obviously not. An absurd situation and yet a well-chosen constraint for exploring the inventive limits of movement, and for studying the dancing body in action.

      Choreographed & performed: Candy Karra & Chara Kotsali
      Set & props design and construction: Chrysoula Korovesi, Marios Gabierakis

      Production, Premiere: Onassis New Choreographers Festival 7, 2020

      CONTEMPORARY DANCE WORKSHOPS
      August 7th and 8th 2020
      Akropoditi Dance & Performing Arts Centre
      Friday and Saturday: 10:00 – 12:00 (teenagers 13-16 years old), 12:30 – 14:30 (adults)

      Observing in motion – Contemporary Dance workshop for teenagers (13-16 years old) with Candy Karra
      Dense Dunce Dance – Contemporary Dance workshop for adults with Chara Kotsali

       

         

      With the support of:

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      manoeuvre_ CANDY KARRA – CHARA KOTSALI

      7th – 8th August
      FRIDAY & SATURDAY, at 19:30

      * Due to the very limited number of places, please register your participation and the day you wish to attend the performance by phone at +30 6944-771449, 6973-856238 or by email at akropoditidancecentre@gmail.com until 05/08/2020.

      In the context of the two-day artistic event in miniature organized by the Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre, in collaboration with the Onassis STEGI and the support of the Municipality of Syros-Ermoupolis on 7th and 8th August 2020.

      Dance Performance: manoeuvre_
      07th and 8th August 2020 at 19:30
      Industrial Museum Kornilakis, free entrance

      A plank of wood and two dancers.
      Is that all there is to it?
      Candy Karra and Chara Kotsali test things and are tested themselves in what is their first jointly-created choreographic piece. Their materials are to be found in the outputs produced by the dancing body, in pure movement – without the demands of a narrative form that would force us to read their on-stage partnership in some symbolic way. Their emancipation from such interpretative mechanisms is focused more on the “how” of their process rather than on providing explanations; that is to say, they urge us to think that if there is any “meaning” in dance, it is to be found in dance itself.
      A plank of wood and two dancers. Is that all there is to it? Possibly, but obviously not. An absurd situation and yet a well-chosen constraint for exploring the inventive limits of movement, and for studying the dancing body in action.

      Text from the print program of Onassis New Choreographers Festival 7, at Onassis Stegi

      CHOREOGRAPHERS’ NOTE
      “Starting from Charles Ray’s Plank Piece, Eric Wurm’s One Minute Sculptures and a stock of wooden planks in my storeroom, we felt impelled to rise to the challenge. Two people and a plank, or else a mixed media trio that attempts a great deal but delivers nothing. The bodies play, carry, lift, prop, complement and oppose one another and this is the most important task they perform. The process is freed from any meaning ascribed to the ultimate goal and surrenders to the domain of the absurd. Short lived mobile sculptures that self-construct and self-destruct on stage in front of our very eyes and unwittingly reflect millions of stories of obscure heroism and proud insignificance.”
      Chara Kotsali

      “We wanted our lives – as material, imagination and relation – to have and make meaning. Meaning that is comprehensible to us so that it provides meaning to our attempts to live it. This piece tries to document the handling of such a problematic request, which is annulled the moment it is articulated, insistently, sympathetically and humorously, the same way that we would like to face our daily struggle.”
      Candy Karra

      Credits
      Choreographed & performed: Candy Karra & Chara Kotsali
      Set & props design and construction: Chrysoula Korovesi, Marios Gabierakis
      Lighting design: Eliza Alexandropoulou
      Soundscape & music composition: Jeph Vanger

      THANKS TO
      Margarita Trikka, Athina Lampadaridi, Nadi Gogoulou, Amalia Kosma, Kostas Konstantinou, Efthimios Moschopoulos, Alekos Bourelias, Dimitris Bourzoukos, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Martha Pasakopoulou, Iosif Foskolos

      PREMIERE AT
      7th Onassis New Choreographers Festival, -1 Exhibition Space, 1st February 2020

      The performance takes place at the the two-day artistic event in miniature with the support of Onassis STEGI “Outward Turn” Cultural Export Program.

      More information about the performance you can find here

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