2017-35 Contemporary Partnering workshop

With: Christina Mertzani & Evangelos Poulinos (read more)
Date: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November
Time: 10:00 - 14:00
Price: € 115,-
Minimium participants: 15

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Please send a link to a dancefilm (if you have one) and your cv, upon which a selection will be made.
Registration deadline: 1 November.

Workshop information

Karl Heinz Mirkier

In this workshop we will explore ways to improve our corporeal awareness in connection with a partner. To achieve this goal, we are going to use elements from various techniques like contact improvisation, acrobatics, acro-yoga, improvisation, personal movement investigation and contemporary dance. The workshop progresses from simple exercises of receiving weight and moving as a couple or small groups, to more complex acrobatic exercises that lead gradually to the final partnering combination. At the same time, with proposals on sensations, feelings, images and movement qualities, you will be invited to discover and augment your personal way of moving. With the findings of this research we will set structured phrases, which will encourage your unique way of dancing.
We want you to enjoy every step of the process! It is exciting to dance with other people!

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Payment can be made:
- by bank: ABN-AMRO to: Henny Jurriëns Stichting*
- by paying cash at the desk of HJS (daily before 13:00)
* Bank ABN-AMRO / Henny Jurriëns Foundation No. 616935587 please add the name and number of the workshop.
*For foreigners:
IBAN no. NL22ABNA0616935587
All bank charges are for your own account

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2017-35 Contemporary Partnering workshop
Date & time: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November 10:00 - 14:00
Price: € 115,-

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HJS reserves the right to make small changes in the schedule. Although we can accept your application to reserve a place in the workshop, we require that you pay in advance before in order to secure your reservation. HJS reserves the right to cancel this workshop in case of unforeseen circumstances. Should that be the case, participants who have paid will receive a refund of the full amout of the workshop fee. HJS cannot take responsibility for any other costs that have been made, including travel and housing!

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Christina Mertzani & Evangelos Poulinos


 Christina Mertzani and Evangelos Poulinas first met during their studies at the Athens state school of dance (2001-2004).Their love for dance and their common aesthetic and artistic vision for contemporary dance led them to collaborate, co-create and constantly inspire each other.Although living in separate countries, and despite their constant traveling they find ways and time to meet, create new work, perform, teach and organise "one small step" International Contemporary Dance Festival in Urban Environment, Corfu started in 2010.
In Spring 2004, they received the British Council Award for "without a trace", a dance film choreographed by Christina and under the direction of Evangelos. The need to share their dreams, fantasies, thoughts and emotions through dance drove them to establish their company free fall in 2014. Their creations below have been performed in different festivals and venues in Canada, Greece, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland:"alternative bodies", "metamorfosis", "inside", "singular", "Nexus", "mix-up", "cube", "Facebook me", "run away", "I share therefore I am", "The pathology of waiting”, ”Stheno" and “I am”.Christina and Evangelos have been immersed in their teaching practices for years, both individually and together, and are in high demand to teach partnering workshops all over Europe. They are currently faculty members of Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria.As performers, some notable names that they have worked for include: Johannes Wieland, Maxine Doyle, Apostolia Papadamaki, Stella Zannou, Jasmin Vardimon, Wim Vandekeybus.
Christina Mertzani choreographer, dancer and teacher - graduated Athens State School of Dance 2004.
"without trace", Christina’s first choreographic video work, awarded by the British Council in 2014.
Ever since, Christina has been working internationally as a choreographer, performer and teacher.
She has choreographed for V.Void, Arthrosis, Municipal and Regional Theater of Corfu, SOZO among other companies. As a founding member of the company free fall, she has presented ''metamorfosis'', ''inside'', "mix-up", "cube", “alternative bodies”,“stheno”, “run away” and video dance works "entanglement", "reborn temptation” and "60 pulses” in Greece, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France and The Netherlands.
As a performer Christina has worked with Stella Zannou, Kostandin Mixos, Kat Valastur, Apostolia Papadamaki, Maria Gorgia, Sofia Spyratou and performed choreographies by Wim Vandekeybus, Mark Morris and Martha Graham.
In the last 12 years she has been teaching extensively in Europe, leading Master classes, workshops and intensives for dancers and companies in theaters, Universities and professional studios.
She is currently a faculty member of Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria.

Evangelos Poulinas holds an MFA in dance from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, a Diploma from the Athens State School of Dance and a Bachelor from the Physical Education Department, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.
He has been credited with scholarships from numerous prestigious foundations, such as Alexandros S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, New York University, Greek State Scholarship Foundation and DanceWEB Europe.
As a creator, Evangelos has shown work in the U.S.A., Canada and Europe and as a performer, he has danced creations by Johannes Wieland, Maxine Doyle, Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo, Marcel Leemann, Constanza Macras, Konstantinos Rigos, Nigel Charnock, Jasmin Vardimon and Wim Vandekeybus among others.
As a teacher, Evangelos has taught contemporary technique, partnering and community dance classes in Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Turkey, U.S.A. and Sweden. Evangelos is currently a faculty member of Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria and a co-founder of “b12” in Berlin.

Since 2010, Christina and Evangelos co-direct "one small step" International Contemporary Dance Festival in Urban Environment, Corfu in Greece.

HJS Summer 2017
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