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5th International Kinitiras Choreography Lab Summer 2014 -WORKSHOP INFORMATION

Kinitiras Studio Erechtheiou 22, Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Tuesday July 1st - Friday 25th July

For application see: www.http://kinitiraschoreolab.blogspot.gr/

Ana Sánchez-Colberg (UK/GR/PR) -- 1st-2nd July 2014
Intimate Dialogues
Ana will open the lab with an introduction to the idea of choreographic research as a way to then dive directly into the focus of her workshop; namely an investigation of the choreographic process as series of ‘intimate’ dialogues intertwined with the everyday. The workshop will explore choreography as an ‘everyday practice’ however embodied in extra-ordinary ways. The workshop aims to bring back to choreography a central focus on human relation (not exchange of meaning) in which the particular of each in front of another is at the forefront of its ‘workings.

Ana Sánchez-Colberg is artistic director of the Theatre enCorps, Coordinator of the dance area of DEREE College and Choreography and Professor of Choreograhy and Composition, University Dance and Circus. In December 2013 Ana made dance history in her native Puerto Rico by establishing the first BA in dance with an emphasis in practice to be ever offered in the island. She continues to work for CoDa21, Puerto Rico’s premiere dance company for whom she has choreographed Cuerpos [no] Mienten as well as lead the Professional Development projects for the company’s veteran dancers. In April 2014, Ana produced and choreographed the project Moving Sounds in Puerto Rico, a collaboration with Dimitris Karalis and Yiannis Kassetas for CoDa21. The team are currently working on an essay reflecting on the process for an upcoming book on Dance and Improvisation to be published by Oxford University Press later in 2014. Ana acts as the main mentor and director of the Lab. For more on Ana see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana_Sanchez-Colberg and to see Theatre enCorps work go to: http://theatreencorps.blogspot.com/p/about-company.html

Androniki Marathaki (GR) -- 4th-5th July 2014
“For one to enter heaven you must use the back door”.
The effort is to trick the frontal lobe. For one to DO something you must focus not on the doing, but on the something. Influenced by theatre, somatic and neurocognitive science, this workshop aims to research possible movement dynamics and situations that can question our kinesiological limitations. Which “game” is being created that will be able to challenge the way we move and the way we perceive ourselves moving? An important element on this process is the way that this “game” is communicated and shared, but before that captured to memory. As the longer the distance the greatest the nearness, the focus of the game shifts to be played by others. As Mary Wigman said to dance is to produce a double with whom you dialogue. Well in this case, for one to enter heaven you must show another how to use the back door.

Androniki Marathaki Studied Conservation of Arts and Antiquities, and dance. She received a scholarship from I.K.Y. in dance to pursue MA studies at Central School of Speech and Drama where she completed the MA in Performance Practices and Research. She has presented two performances under the name of her Practice as Research “modulated choreographies”. She has collaborated with various artists including Vanio Papadeli, Eva Pyrnokoki, Giannis Karounis group and Dimitris Karalis group. Androniki’s interest, as a creator, performer and dance teacher, is focused in the relation of dancing/moving and performing.http://www.kinitiraschoreolabprojects.blogspot.gr/p/androniki-marathaki.html

Robert Clark (UK) -- 7th-8th July 2014
On Act(ions)
Robert’s current research is focussed on clarity of communication, whether between the audience and performer, amongst performers or even manifest as self awareness. Working with states of being and through connecting the emotional with the physical aspects of performance we will look at how we can connect our act(ions) with a context and meaning incorporating the ambiguity of the dance medium and audiences gaze. Drawing on techniques developed for acting, psychological studies as well as dance and bodywork, and with a focus on improvisation the workshop aims to be an intensive one.

Robert Clark is artist in residence in Dance 4, the National Dance Agency based in Nottingham. He is a well known contemporary dance performer, choreographer and teacher working across Europe and North America. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Simone Michelle Choreography Prize from Laban (2003) and received a Dance U.K Choreographic Observership to work with Siobhan Davies (2004) Robert’s choreography has been performed in festivals and venues in London, Berlin, Venice, Mulhouse, Ravena, Nottingham, Bouxwiller and Bassano, including Tanztage 08, Nottdance 09, Bmotion 2010, Touch Wood 09 & 11, Springloaded 2012 and Pulse 2012. Recent commissions include works on London Contemporary Dance School, University of Bedfordshire and Northampton University. Since 2010 Robert has been an associate artist with Dance 4, the National Dance Agency based in Nottingham, England. As a freelance performer Robert has worked with companies including Sasha Waltz and Guests, Cie Felix Ruckert, Hans van den Broek/Cie Soit, Le Grand Jeu/Louis Zeigler, Vincent Dance Theatre, Charles Linehan Dance Company, Lisa Torun Dance Company, Barebones (Rui Horta and Garry Stewart/Australian Dance Theatre), Ben Wright’s Bgroup, Aletta Collins, Laila Diallo, IGLOO, Ben Ash and Troika Ranch amongst others. Robert Clark: http://www.robert-clark.org.uk

Andreas Dyrdal (NORWAY) & Susana Otero (PORTUGAL) -- 10th-11th July 2014
What is a practice?
Andreas’ workshop will facilitate the exploration of the idea of ‘ a practice’, what is it and how we relate to it. The workshops will explore the framework of rules that continuously are in a state of flux with the objects that dance-makers make. This framework is what Andreas proposes as practice and it's what enables us to have a discussion with the work is made whilst making it. Working with participants in the LAB Andrea will propose simple practical choreographic tasks that everyone will do on their own during the workshop. In the background participants will simultaneously be aware of everyone’s practise (either strong or weak) and capture it, try to define it, make it transparent, challenge it and discuss with it, to see whether it can shine new light on the work that we make and essentially produce the right kind of questions.

Andreas Dyrdal completed his professional training at Laban, London, where he was awarded the Simone Michelle Award in Choreography. As a freelance-performer/ interpreter he has worked for a wide range of artist within the performing domain and in a wide range of styles. Since 2005 he has been making a name for himself as an independent choreographer under the name ‘a works’ and presented internationally in Portugal, Norway and England. http://contemporaryperformance.org/profile/AndreasDyrdal.

Susana Otero is one of Portugal’s up and coming contemporary dance artist who lives and work out of Porto, Portugal. Born in 1982, she started her studies in ballet early and formalised her training at the National Conservatory in Funchal, Madeira, followed by joining a local Porto dance company at age 18 for a year. In she joined Ballet Contemporãneo Do Norte (BCN). Since 2012 she shares the role as the director/dancer in the company.

John Paul Zaccarini -- 14th-15th July 2014
On Failure- Again, Why not?
John Paul’s workshops will explore the notion of failure as a choreographic possibility, when the smooth machinic functioning of technique encounters a problem and has to consider itself. It takes as a starting point the difference between the body as ready-to-hand, obedient, unquestioning, purposeful and the body as present-to-hand, broken, disobedient, useless for the task. We will look at the body not fit for the simple task of moving and in so doing discover a choreographic dramaturgy of the ego not getting what it wants. In this way we may find some surprise, something new by forcing the body to fail in its old routines and so to find new pathways to satisfactions un-thought of by the healthy, unquestioning body. This is to see the body as a tool that successfully repeats its ‘instrumental’ function and what happens when we purposefully break that tool, or take it out of its comfortable context.

John Paul Zaccarini is an independent choreographer and performer, director of the F/Z Company in the UK and ex member of the DV8 Physical Theatre, John Paul received his PhD from the University of Stockholm Department of Theatre Studies. His dissertation Circo-Analysis: Circus on the Couch investigated issues of presence and 'voice' in the circus performer. His work focuses on interdisciplinary dialogues between dance, theatre, film and circus. He has been a member of the university teaching staff of The Circus Space London, and Bristol’s Circomedia and is now Professor at the University of Dance and Circus, Stockholm. For more on John Paul see:

Michael Klien -- 17th-18th July 2014
Dance as a Parliamentary Site
Drawing from his recent research and choreographic work, these sessions will focus on fundamental assumptions underlying our thinking about order, ordering and relations we carry within and extend outwards towards the other. Sharing insight into the process that formed ŒParliament¹, Klien’s exhibition at the Benaki Museum (4/2014), the days will be marked by experiential movement exercises as well as inspiring theoretical contextualisation and dialogue.

Michael Kliën is emerging as a leading voice in contemporary choreography. His artistic practice encompasses interdisciplinary thinking, critical writing, curatorial projects, and centrally, choreographic works equally at home in the Performing as well as the Fine Arts. Kliën’s choreographies have been performed and situated in many countries across the world. Commissions include Ballett Frankfurt, ZKM (Karlsruhe), Tanzquartier Wien and the Vienna Volksoper; exhibitions include IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) and Hayward Gallery, London. During his work at Ballett Frankfurt, Kliën also acted as artistic consultant to William Forsythe. He received a PhD from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 and, as a committed teacher, has been lecturing about his findings at numerous distinguished academic and non-academic institutions. He has been co-founder and Artistic Director of the London based arts group Barriedale Operahouse (1994–2000) and Artistic Director/CEO of Daghdha Dance Company (2003–2011). Based in Greece and Ireland, he is currently working as an independent artist. For more on his work see: www.michaelklien.com

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