Dancing together / everybody is welcome!
Greek traditional dances were performed in social events, most often/regularly in the central square „plateia“ of each little village in rural areas of Greece. Their circular nature and repetitive rhythm was promoting the equality and collective feeling between the members of each small society and was giving the chance to people to get to know more personally each other.
In our version, Greek traditional dances keep their rhythm and circular nature inviting the people of the neighbourhood as well as the visitors of Uferstudios to meet and get to know each other. Through small changes in their form, inspired from contemporary dance and improvisation, we want to promote the creativity of the individual and finally to create our very own/unique Ausufern version of a dance.
We will start our Workshop by teaching to the participants a traditional dance in it’s original version and music. With this Material as base, we will guide them through a playful journey of improvisation in rhythm and space to the final composition of our own unique social/community dance.
No previous experience required. Wear comfortable shoes.
Sofia Karagiorgou was born in Athens, Greece and currently resides in Berlin, Germany. In Greece Karagiorgou studied Dance at the school of Rallou Manou and Conservation and Preservation of Works of Art at The Technical Educational Institute of Athens. She continued her education by receiving an Instructor Diploma in Yoga and has attended workshops with renowned artists. Sofia has danced professionally in Greece and Germany with a number of companies and choreographers, as A. Papadamaki, A. Waierstall, Void Company, Belle Ville Collective, L.Rossetti and DinA13 Tanzcompany. Sofia migrated to Berlin in 2013 to immerse and develop her dance practice within a diverse, international arts environment.
Polyxeni Angelidou studied architecture and dance in Greece and the MA Choreography at the HZT Berlin. Since 2012 she is based in Berlin where she works as a choreographer, performer, dance and Pilates teacher.
In recent years Polyxeni has focused on creating her own pieces [Co- , LANDing, Cut and Pasted, U, Nylon3] and alongside a number of creative collaborations and projects. Taking an interdisciplinary approach she is inspired to work not only in formal theatrical spaces but to also engage site-specific installations and interventions and video. People who live in urban context, the structures and conflicts that emerge from that environment and the way that they affect humans individually, socially, physically or virtually, comprise subjects of investigation in Polyxeni’s practice.
The participation of the event is free of charge. Registration is mandatory! Registration possible HERE. Check-in for all events will be at the entrance of Uferstraße 23. We ask for compliance with the applicable distance, mask and hygiene regulations. Please bring a recent (within the last 24 hours), negative corona test result, a complete vaccination certificate or proof of recovery (incl. photo ID) to the event.