PAUL BLACKMAN AND KONSTANDINA EFTHIMIADOU ( jukstapoz )
when: 12th – 15th july 2017 / 1:30pm – 5:30pm
where: Berlin, Germany
SHOCK THE BODY
our ongoing curiosity and attraction to explosive frequencies – fragile tension – attack or retreat – states of emergency and fractal movement will be some of the themes in the context of this workshop.
contrasting between a delicate and powerful approach, we explore the imaginative exits and entrances of the body and its various layers, everything between the vertical and horizontal is used, producing a physically demanding and intricate vocabulary within a playful state of battle, that ‘shocks the body’.
BIOGRAPHY OF PAUL BLACKMAN
thrown head first into dance by his mother’s acrobatic and circus skills, paul began with ballet and later started to infuse bboying/contemporary/acrobatics/theatre into his own practices. in 2002, he graduated from waapa in australia and worked with a diversity of dance companies and choreographers before heading overseas – by 2006, he had joined jasmin vardimon’s company and also worked with battery dance company in new york city. in 2010, he took part in the ’50days’ project lead by david zambrano training in ‘flying low’ & ‘passing through’, he has also performed with and continues to follow david’s improvisational techniques.
paul has been awarded ‘best male dancer’ & ‘best male performer’ on different occasions and has also been a member of the greek company rootlessroot ensemble. he established ‘jukstapoz’ with christine gouzelis in 2010, where they choreograph, perform and teach internationally on such platforms as sadlers wells, venice biennale, sead, deltebre dansa, dans jette centrum, hong kong academy, onassis cultural centre, athens festival, waapa, dot504, ravnedans, greek national school of dance, tazdance and others.
BIOGRAPHY OF KONSTANDINA EFTHIMIADOU
konstandina efthimiadou was born and raised in the north of greece. she began with rhythmic gymnastics and trained for ten years, before entering the national school of dance in athens.
in her spare time, konstandina follows her strong passion for traditional greek folk dance and, since 2012, she has systematically practised tai chi chuan alongside her teacher, george petrounias. from 2007 on, she has been part of ultima vez- wim vandekeybus company, akram khan company, roberto olivan- enclave dance company, jozef frucek & linda kapetanea- rootlessroot, and christine gouzelis & paul blackman- jukstapoz.
she has worked under the artistic direction of akram khan as a rehearsal director, restaging part of “vertical road” for national youth dance company in the uk and the hellenic dance company in greece. for the past few years, she has been exploring her own choreographic view, creating short solo projects.
konstandina regularly leads workshops at international festivals and vocational schools, such as sead (salzburg), state school of dance (athens), deltebre dance festival (spain), el danseu (spain), tainan university of fine arts (taiwan), hkapa (hong kong), flic scuola di circo (italy), nydc (uk), etc.
for more information and further workshops please visit: www.b12.space
in order to apply send us an email at researchordie[at]b12.space with the workshops you would like to take and a short bio. you can also provide us with a video link and a short paragraph about your motivation for each workshop. no must. once received, we’ll follow up with a personalized email confirmation.
tags: europe, germany