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running from the 12th of may to the 3rd of august 2025

© Marios Theologis

christina mertzani



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learning set material musicality technique



In this class, we will focus on technique and performance of movement. Starting with warm up and body preparation, we will use simple exercises to train the mechanisms we have at our disposal in order to approach the floor with safety and speed, to move rapidly and with agility at the same time, and to cover as much space as possible using our full potential. We will then work with complex movement, choreography, and focus on intention and the ways we can present movement to the audience. We will take into consideration the individual differences and at the same time we will work as a team. The main goal of this class is to open our senses, to communicate through movement, and to gain more satisfaction through our dancing.

christina mertzani, choreographer, dancer and teacher, graduated from athens state school of dance in 2004 and holds a degree in homeopathy from the akadimia of ancient greek and traditional chinese medicine. in the last 20 years, she has been teaching extensively in europe canada and asia, leading master classes, workshops, and intensives for dancers in companies, theatres, universities, and studios for professional dancers. as a performer, christina has worked with johannes wieland (germany), stella zannou (greece), peter vosperton (new zealand), kostandin mixos (greece), helder seabra (belgium), kat valastur (germany), apostolia papadamaki (greece), and performed choreographies by wim vandekeybus, mark morris and martha graham, among others. christina has worked internationally as a choreographer, performer and teacher. she has choreographed in europe and asia for different companies, theatres, universities and festivals. she has presented metamorfosis, inside, mix-up, cube, alternative bodies, stheno, run away, minotaur, beyond illusion, and video dance works entanglement, reborn temptation, and 60 pulses in more than 30 countries around the world. she was a faculty member of anton bruckner university in linz, austria, for two years. from 2010- 2019, christina mertzani co-directed, along with evangelos poulinas, one small step international contemporary dance festival in corfu, greece.