Christina Mertzani & Evangelos Poulinas performing “Alternative bodies” © Karl – Heinz Mierke

PARTNERING WORKSHOP with Christina Mertzani and Evangelos Poulinas in Berlin

21.01/22.01 2023 14:00-17:00 Studio 2 (6h)
Location: Tanzraum Wedding, Oudenarder Straße 16-20


This workshop is an investment to yourself and a present to your future dance partners.
We will explore ways to improve our corporeal awareness in connection with a partner. To achieve this goal, we are going to use elements from various techniques like contact improvisation, acrobatics, acro-yoga, improvisation, personal movement investigation and contemporary dance. The workshop progresses from simple exercises of receiving weight and moving as a couple or small groups, to more complex acrobatic exercises that lead gradually to the final partnering combination. At the same time, with proposals on sensations, feelings, images and movement qualities, you will be invited to discover and augment your personal way of moving. With the findings of this research we will set structured phrases, which will encourage your unique way of dancing.
We want you to enjoy every step of the process! It is exciting to dance with other people!
Christina and Evangelos collaborate artistically and co-teach since their graduation from the Athens State School of Dance in Greece in 2004. Some of the places they have taught partnering are: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Hong Kong), Thessaloniki, Passpartu studio (Greece), Leng Lhi Dance Association (Macau), Marameo Berlin (Germany), b12 Berlin (Germany), SOZO Visions in motion Kassel (Germany), Danceweek Festival Crete (Greece), Bruckner University Linz (Austria), one small step Festival Corfu (Greece), Chorochronos Athens (Greece) and more.


Registration opens: 26 December 2022
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Investment to yourself and a present to your future dance partners: 90 euro

Early bird until the 5th of January 2023 at 23:00 CET: 75 euro

Dancers graduated in 2021 – 2022: 75 euro



Christina Mertzani

Evangelos Poulinas

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