1st Week (8-12/7) – 2 hours/day
18:30 -20:30, DANCE CENTRE CLASS 1
Shake out the dust
‘Shake out the dust’ is a representation of the repetitive vibration on the vertical axis. Helping us to dissolve the unnecessary tensions we constantly hold and relax the body, mind and spirit, to unlock different ways and direct our attention to the present moment.
Through this shaking we guide our body towards its own musicality, finding its natural rhythm and the internal physical motion. We seek to reveal an honest and authentic body without hesitation. The use of various rhythms and melodies enhance the momentum and help us capture the expanding time within our bodies and imagination.
The inspiration is to find our own personal relationship and interpretation within the class using the full potential of our physicality and performative skills, until finally the dust settles once again.
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 Kostandina is following her strong passion for traditional Greek folk dance and since 2012 she is practicing Tai Chi Chuan next to 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, Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman Jukstapoz.
She has worked under the artistic direction of Akram Khan as a rehearsal director to restage part of “Vertical Road” repertory for the National Youth Dance Company in UK, the Hellenic Dance Company and the Royal Danish Ballet.
The past few years she is exploring her own choreographic view. Since 2012 she has created “Henshin”, “Dear Michael”, “Lapses of Light”, “Looking forward to meeting”,” Mind the Heart”, “Hypnos”. In 2018, she came together with composer/musician Panú and under the artistic name ‘kóka&panú’ they started their collaboration by creating the piece “in case of loss”. Their next creation is going to premiere in May 2019.
Konstandina is regularly leading workshops in international festivals and vocational schools such as:
Deltebre Dance Festival (Spain)
El Danseu Festival (Spain)
Β12 Festival (Berlin)
Tainan University of Fine Arts (Taiwan)
Music Village Festival (Greece)
National Arts Center (Ottawa)
National School of Dance (Athens)
Skånes Dansteater (Sweden)
Royal Danish Ballet
HKAPA (Hong Kong)
Flic Scuola di Circo (Italy)