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

Partnering

It is exciting to dance with other people. In this workshop we will explore ways to improve our corporeal awareness in connection with a partner.

The workshop starts with a good warm up of all the joints and the muscles of our body and with exercises to get familiar with our dance partner. Getting familiar with the body of our partner is essential in order to be able later to trust our weight, ourselves in the hands of another person. Strengthening is essential for partnering. The progresses with 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 of the class.
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
movement. With the findings of your research we will set structured
phrases which will encourage your unique way of dancing.

Teaching

Sasha Waltz & Guests, Berlin, Germany
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong, China
Anton Bruckner University, Linz, Austria
Beijing Dance Academy, Beijing, China
Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan
Circuit- Est, Montréal, Canada
b12 festival, Berlin, Germany
Academie Voor Theater en Dans, Amsterdam, Netherlands
one small step festival, Corfu, Greece
Cie.toula limnaios, Berlin, Germany
Marameo, Berlin, Germany
Dan.c.ce Cultural Center Athens, Greece
Staatstheater Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany
Landesbühnen Sachsen, Dresden, Germany
Staatstheater Kassel, kassel, Germany
Staatstheater Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Tanzbüro Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Staatstheater St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Staatstheater Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Nachschub, Basel, Switzerland
HJS Profitraining Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
SOZO visions in motion, Kassel, Germany
Landestheater Linz, Linz, Austria
Staatstheater Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Staatstheater Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
AKBANK Sanat İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
Faculty member of Anton Bruckner University, Linz, Austria (2017-2018)
Faculty member of Danceworks Berlin, Berlin, Germany (2020-2021)