Observing in motion – Contemporary Dance workshop for teenagers
7th & 8th August 2020
Friday and Saturday, 10:00-12:00
* Due to the very limited number of places, please register your participation by phone at +30 6944-771449, 6973-856238 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org until 05/08/2020.
In the context of the two-day artistic event in miniature organized by the Akropoditi Dance and Performing Arts Centre, in collaboration with the Onassis STEGI and the support of the Municipality of Syros-Ermoupolis on 7th and 8th August 2020.
Contemporary Dance workshop for teenagers
Observing in motion
In these two meetings we will focus in observing the self and others while in motion.
Using exercises of structured improvisation, we will try to deepen and lighten the observation over the sensory information given from the presence and motion of our bodies in space. We will move together and alone, in low and high speeds, and we will reflect upon these experiences aiming a more conscious and pleasant connection with the body, the space and others.
For teenage participants (13-16 years old), with or without previous experience to dance
Candy Karra lives and works in Athens. She graduated from the “Niki Kontaxaki” Higher Professional School of Dance and holds a BA in Pedagogical Studies from the Kapodistriako National University of Athens, both with distinction. She was invited to participate in Ultima Vez’s first monthly and intensive research program on theater and dance in Brussels and she was selected to participate in the first master class for young artists at the EUROPOLY Festival at the Kammerspiele in Munich, Germany.
She regurarly teaches contemporary dance and improvisation to various age groups and was the head of a series of dance educational workshops for the children and youth, in collaboration with the Onassis Stegi, the Municipality of Athens, the SOS Children’s Villages, the Cavafy Archive , and the cross-cultural organization Polyphonica, among others. She is a faculty member of BA Contemporary Dance Practice of DEREE – ACG and has collaborated with “Aktina” Professional Dance School. She has also worked as a kinesiologist in theater performances, and has volunteered for the Athens Sunday School for Migrants’ theater group.
As a performer she has collaborated with dance companies and choreographers like Androniki Marathaki, Margarita Trikka, Artemis Lampiri, Konstantinos Rigos for OKTANA dancetheater, Fotis Nikolaou, Jérôme Bel, Cie. Willi Dorner, David Dorfman Dance, Quasi Stellar of Apostolia Papadamaki, Still Pilgrim Paradox of Stella Fotiadi, Natasa Zouka, Harry Koushos, Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Antigone Gyra, Eirini Kyrmizaki, Aliki Kazouri for Choreyftes Dance Company, Maria Anthymidou, Maria Tzika and others. She has performed in various festivals in Athens, Cyprus, Germany, Canary Islands and New York, like Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Kalamata International Dance Festival, Dancing Athens Festival of Onassis Cultural Center, Metamorphosis and Nostos Summer Festival of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Arc For Dance Festival, In Progress festival at KINITIRAS residency center, MIR festival, Akropoditi DanceFest, DIMITRIA festival, Athens Video Dance Project festival, Kypria International Festival, Folkwang Physical Theater Festival at Essen – Germany, pad – Performance Art Depot at Mainz – Germany, MASDANZA at Mas Palomas and Tenerife – Canary Islands, Figueres es Mou – Spain, Battery Dance Festival – New York and others.
She co-choreographed and performed the piece “manoeuvre_” which premiered in the 7th New Coreographers Festival of Onassis Stegi.