Can we dance our memories?
dance and movement workshop
Evi Souli, dancer, choreographer
workshop language: Greek, English
During the workshop, we will try to search for our personal memory, as also for the collective memory. Which are our references and memories? How can we dance physically based on our experiences? Which is the power that excites us and moves us? Which is the relationship between rhythm and music? Do we dance the traditional songs, the rock songs and the jazz songs in the same way? In the end, can a person who dances by heart share that with the other people in common?
These are the questions that we will try to answer during this workshop.
Participants are asked to bring their personal experiences on dance. Throughout this process, we will collect material in order to create our personal story, written from the body, and we will recreate this material into something that concerns the people around us. We will insist on each one’s ways of expression and then we will develop this material, in order to create our personal choreography as a group, through the composition process. Conclusively, we will present a short performance, based on that material.
Evi Souli is a ballet and contemporary dancer , teacher and choreographer from Greece.She lives in Athens and was born in Zakynthos in 1989.She studied dance at “Rallou Manou Professional Dance School”(2007-2010) and she has attended lots of seminars during the last years with teachers from all around Europe :Jochen Hechmann, Stella Zanou ( SmackDance company) , Elias Lazaridis, Eulalia Ayguade Farro (Akram Khan Comprany), Athanasia Kanellopoulou ( Jasmin Vardimon company , Wuppertal dance theatre) , Andonis Foniadakis, Cruz Isael Mata . David Zambrano,Sofia Mavragani (Fingersix), Patrisia Apergi (Aerites). She has participated to performances ,festivals and foundations, such us Athens Biennale . Artogether festival , Onassis Cultrural Centre, Athens Video Dance Project , Theocharakis Foundation , Benaki museum . Her first choreographic work '' arsis / thesis '' was presented in Athens in February 2015 and in the international dance festival “Jarmila Jerabkova/New Europe”/Prague 2015. Also the next choreographic work called '' beyond collapse'' was presented in Athens 2016 , in a collaboration with rock musician Pavlo Pavlidi . Moreover she teach ballet , contemporary and improvisation .