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2-day-research CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE with Christina Mertzani at b12


when: 26th – 27th june 2017 / 9:00am – 1:00pm

where: Berlin, Germany

attention in this workshop will be given to two main directions; technique and performance of movement.

in the first part – warm up and body preparation – through simple exercises, we will work on 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.

further on, we will continue to more complicated movement vocabulary, such as a part of a given choreography, and we will focus on the intention and ways we present movement to the audience. we will take into consideration the differences and at the same time we will work as a team. the main goal of the class is to open our senses, to communicate through movement with our colleagues and to gain more satisfaction through our dancing.

christina mertzani graduated as a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher in 2004 from the athens state school of dance. christina’s first choreographic work, the dance film “without trace”, was awarded by the british council in 2004. ever since then, she has choreographed for v.void, arthrosis, municipal and regional theater of corfu, sozo visions in motion, as well as for theater companies and professional dance schools.

as a founding member of “ελεύθερη πτώση”- “free fall”, she has presented the pieces ”metamorfosis”, ”inside” , “emplokh”, “cube”, “alternative bodies” and the dance film “emplokh”, “reborntemptation”, “60pulses”, etc. in greece, italy, germany, switzerland and spain. since 2010, christina has been the education administrator for the “one small step” international urban dance festival in corfu (greece).

christina has been giving workshops since 2005 – classes of contemporary dance, improvisation, partnering and stretching in various companies, theaters, studios and dance schools in greece, germany, switzerland, netherlands, turkey, etc. some of these are cie.toula limnaios, marameo, theater osnabrück, landesbühne sachsen, staatstheater kassel, theater heidelberg (germany), tanzbüro basel, theater st. gallen, konzert theater bern, nachschub (switzerland), hjs profitraining amsterdam (netherlands) sozo visions in motion, etc.

some of the companies christina has danced for are smack, lathos kinisi, ad-lip, quissistelar, amalgama, ano teleia, chorotheatro roes vosperton etc. she has also danced choreographies by wim vandekeybus, mark morris and martha graham. christina graduated from the academy of ancient greek and traditional chinese medicine, homeopathy. since 2008, she has attended several seminars that are mainly focused on cures like: massage, rejuvance, nutrition, herbal medicine, etc.

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tags: europe, germany

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