Wednesday, May 07, 2014

New class: Beginners' contemporary with Drosia Triantaki

We have a new class added in our schedule -a new beginners contemporary class every Tuesday at 18.00-19.30. The class begun yesterday, May 6 and it was jam packed! It is instructed by Drosia Triantaki and addresses people with little or no previous experience in contemporary dance.

Drosia is one of our staff teachers, also teaching an intermediate contemporary class and a contemporary ballet class. She is a dancer and choreographer, specialized in dancetheater, contemporary dance and performing arts’ kinesiology. She has graduated from the National Dance School of Greece and from Folkwang Universität Der Künst (Essen-Germany), where she acquired her master degree in Pina Bausch dancetheater.
 She received a certificate with Merit in the field of Advanced Contemporary Dance Techniques and the Merce Cunningham Technique, form The Space, Scottish School of Contemporary Dance Dundee (Scotland). She attended workshops with Nina Dipla, Jeremy Nelson and Akram Khan. She has received a 1st prize for contemporary dance form Hellas Dance Festival and a 3rd price in the National Dance Competition of Athens.
She founded the company die Wolke. She worked as a dancer with the companies Sinequanon, dancetheater of the National Theater of Northern Greece, Fysalida, the Music Hall of Thessaloniki and with M. Siezckarek, B.J. Riepe, Chikako Kaido, R. Leoni, S. Brinkman.
She has collaborated as a dance teacher with various schools in Thessaloniki and she teaches at KINOUME studio since 2012.
You can find information and pictures from her class after the jump.

Drosia's contemporary dance class uses elements of Kurt Joss technique through the perspective of Pina Bausch, as well as elements of release technique through the personal point of view of the instructor. Emphasis is given to the use of breathing and its relation with movement and its different qualities. Basic movement instructions are given as the base for movement improvisation. The goal of the class is to create an ‘expressive’ body, as meant in dancetheater. Music is an important part of the class –it is studied in aspects of rhythm and style.
As evidenced in the photos, music, lighting and space create a very atmospheric mood in her classes!

You can find more pictures from Drosia's class here.

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