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

© seray dalmis


© Seray Dalmis

b12 summer main event

location: eden***** studios & dock11


Christina Mertzani


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this performance project is designed for around15 people and lasts for 12 days (wednesday off). it will be presented alongside two other performance projects at dock 11, a theater in the center of berlin. christina's performance project runs from 5 - 16 july 2023.

5 july - 11 july: 09:00 - 12:30 at eden studios
12 july: no rehearsal
13 july: 09:00 - 12:30 at dock 11 theater
14 july: 09:00 - 12:00 at dock 11 theater
15 july: 9:00 - 10:00 at dock 11 theater / 10:00 - 11:00 at dock 11 studio / 16:00 - 18:00 dress rehearsal at dock 11 theater with all three groups
16 july: 10:00 -11:00 feedback session at dock 11 studio or theater (tbd)

15 july: 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11 theater
16 july: 16:00 - 17:30 & 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11 theater

the application deadline is 28 april 2023.

apotypoma b12

explore the fire within you. apotypoma b12 is inspired by the topic of diversity. christina wants to create a dance theatre performance that will negotiate the conceptual dimensions of acceptance, integration and, consequently, respect for diversity. behind christina’s approach lies a constant of self-questioning about how the body can keep experiences and how this is influencing the body in how we stand, how we dance and how we present ourselves. she find it an opportunity to revisit history and emotions, bringing to light aspects of ourselves and history that seem to be relevant today. each artist can bring his/her/their experiences from different countries with different cultural/ social backgrounds and histories which will enrich this project. this work will be performed by dancers/ performers who dare to be different. in the project we will present the results of our artistic research as a group, as well as individuals, on the reflection of what diversity is, what similarity is from the prism of what is socially acceptable, in relation to colour, origin, sexual orientation, religion, political views or social perceptions, and much more. we will draw material from personal experiences and stories of other people we have come across. this exciting project will thrill and inspire you, as well as support, expand and refine our craft.

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 19 years, she has been teaching extensively in europe 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, theaters, 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.



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