Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Guest Teacher: Giannis Karounis

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A couple of weeks ago we hosted a contemporary dance workshop with Giannis Karounis, a dance teacher and dancer based in Athens.

Giannis Karounis is a founding member of Saltator dance company. He pursues movement as a communicating code between people. He understands dance as a way of projecting and exposing emotions, leading the body in a journey where the purpose is the journey itself.


He entitles his workshops 'Physical and mental endurance in one kinetic act'. He uses movement forms in order to help the body awaken and set in action the mechanisms of connecting and approaching emotions. The dancers increase their physical and mental limits of endurance, feeling full and secure for the moment he decides to participate in or create a kinetik act. He analyses and works with three basic elements as fundamental for a dancer: Strength, Technique and Personality. 


It was a real fun and high energy workshop! You can see a demo of Gianni's workshops here.

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