Physical and mental endurance in one kinetic act – Contemporary Dance Workshop with Giannis Karounis in Amsterdam (Open Level: 18, 19, 20, 27 June, 2017)

When: 18 (3-5 pm), 19 (7-9 pm) , 20 (7-9 pm), 27 (7-9 pm) June, 2017

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Deadline for applications: 17 June, 2017

Giannis Karounis is a founding member of Saltator Physical Dance Group. He pursues movement as a communicating code among people. He understands dance as a way of projecting and exposing emotions, leading the body in a journey where the purpose is the journey itself. He entitles his workshops ‘Physical and mental endurance in one kinetic act’. He uses movement forms in order to help the body awaken and set in action the mechanisms of connecting and approaching emotions. The dancers increase their physical and mental limits of endurance, feeling full and secure for the moment he decides to participate in or create a kinetic act. He analyses and works with three basic elements as fundamental for a dancer: Strength, Technique and Personality.

Giannis Karounis is a performer, choreographer and dance teacher. He studied dance in Jacob’s Pillow Dance School – Massachusetts Boston, in the National Dance School in Athens and in Kontaxaki Dance School. He has cooperated with XVII Festival International de Danza Contemporanea (México), the National Theater of Oslo, the Greek Festival, the Greek National Theater, the International Dance Festival (Korea Seoul), Hellenic Dance Company etc. He has taught dance the National Dance School of Athens, the University of Athens, the Athens Fine Art School, in One Small Step Festival etc. Recently, he has collaborated with Georgia Sagri (Documenta 14 – Kassel), Marina AbramovicDavid Dorfman, Michael Klein and others. Since 2005, he has found Saltator physical dance group with which he has performed in many places in Greece and abroad. He has a keen interest in filmmaking and he is the co-founder and co-artistic director of the International Dance Film Festival – Athens Video Dance Project (www.avdp.gr). Since 2012 he has been collaborating with the director Apostolos Nikolaidis for video productions.

To register, please e-mail video.saltator@gmail.com

Costs for participants: 50 euro

Contact details: video.saltator@gmail.com, +306932887910

For further information, please visit: www.saltator.gr

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