Aris
Papadopoulos

Breaking the mould

2nd WEEK (20-24/7) – 2 HOURS/DAY
10:00 – 12:00, DANCE CENTRE CLASS 1

Breaking the mould

The workshop begins with a series of improvisation instructions to warm up the body and mind, to connect us with the space and others within the group and to allow for personal elements and detail to surface. The mechanisms and functions discovered will later be used in short exercises and phrases which gradually build into bigger blocks of given material. Using the final material, we’ll attempt to find again the joy and freedom of improvisation within the structure, while at the same time try to challenge the boundaries of the “mould”.

Ages: All ages
Levels:  People with previous experience in contemporary dance and improvisation

Photo credit: Mike Rafail

Aris Papadopoulos

Aris Papadopoulos is an Αthens based dancer, maker and performer with a background in architecture studies. As a dancer and performer, he has collaborated with numerous dance companies and choreographers in Greece and abroad and is a long-term collaborator of the Onassis Cultural Centre, Αthens, for Dancing to Connect educational program. In recent years he has engaged himself with multidisciplinary companies Arbonauts (UK), HIMHERANDIT Productions – Andreas Constantinou (DK), Pietro Marullo (BΕ), foundations Flux Laboratory, Palais de Tokyo and individual artists Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Vitoria Kotsalou and Dora Garcia. Along with artistic partner Martha Pasakopoulou he has co-founded dance company arisandmartha and has presented the dance works “touching.just” (2017), “Five Steps to Save the World” (2018) and “Lucy. tutorial for a ritual” (2019). arisandmartha were selected as Aerowaves Τwenty18 Artists and continue to develop new work exploring togetherness on stage and searching for new common grounds with every performative encounter. Aris is very keen in the notion of landscape as a cultural construction and juxtaposition of both man-made and natural environments, therefore seeing it as a heavily charged field of potentiality for action, exploration, playfulness and composition, and is distilling that into his own experimentations through visuals and movement. He is an Onassis AiR – Critical Practices International Residency Program recipient (2020).
www.arisandmartha.org

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