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summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023


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location: eden***** studios

 

Patricia Apergi

aerites dance company

 

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diving into the unknown

This workshop is addressed to artists who want to deepen their knowledge on how we can discover genuine movement and how this personal kinetic material can be used later in a compositional procedure. We will focus on the relationship between text, image, and body, employing a combination of techniques and exercises, triggering automatic physical movements and spontaneous reactions. Under circumstances of isolation and using a distinctive set of dynamics, we will investigate the notions of time, space, and the form and style of movement, focusing on the ways in which bodies interact, and also tackling group dynamics. We will explore a more individual style of movement, while also investigating the type of dramaturgy that is brought to the surface whenever the body is allowed to speak for itself. Participants are required to bring their own pairs of trainers and their own knee pads.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2023. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

patricia was born in Athens. in April 2006 she founded the Aerites dance company, with which she has choreographed the pieces: U(R)TOPIAS (2021), Hero (2020), Polittes (Citizens Defeated (2018), Cementary (2017), TANZheimer (2014), Planites (2013), Era poVera (2012), The Manifest of the Other (2010), d.opa! (dopamines of post-Athenians) (2009), Ferry Tales (2009), Apolost (2008), and Anorexia Socialis (2007). She has toured the pieces with Aerites dance company in various dance festivals and venues around the world. She has choreographed theatrical plays, operas and art installations, in collaboration with various artists, and she has been invited as a guest choreographer to many dance companies internationally. She is a co-writer of the book History of Theatre and Theatrical Education (Greek Ministry of Education, Educational Centers for Adults, 2007). She was selected as modul-dance artist of the European network EDΝ for the period 2013–2014, and as an associate artist at Maison de la danse (Lyon) for the period 2016–2017. She was part of the board of directors for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival for the years 2019-2022. She is Director of Cultural Events and teaches dance and theatre at the Leonteios School in Athens. in 2021 she created the 1st academy of choreographers in elefsina, an artistic and educational program in collaboration with elevsis european capital of culture 2023.

 

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