Contemporary technique by Christina Mertzani

In this class attention will be given to two main directions; technique and performance of movement.

In the first part, – warm up and body preparation – through simple exercises we will work on mechanisms we have at our disposal in order to approach the floor with safety, and speed, to move rapidly and with agility at the same time, and to cover as much space as possible using our full potential. We will then work with more complicated movement vocabulary of given choreography and we will focus on the intention and the ways we present movement to the audience. We will take into consideration the individual differences and at the same time we will work as a team. The main goal of this class is to open our senses, to communicate through movement with our colleagues and to gain more satisfaction through our dancing.

Where: Municipal theater of Corfu
When: 31st of July – 4th of August from 10:00 – 11:30

in order to apply please send us your cv and a video link to the following email address:

enamikrovima@gmail.com

workshop cost: 120 €

one small step has organized for its participants discounts in accommodation close to the venue and to selected local restaurants with amazing greek cuisine

For more information please email us at:
enamikrovima@gmail.com

Short biography

Christina Mertzani graduated as a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher in 2004 from the Athens State School of Dance. Christina’s first choreographic work, the dance film “without trace”, was awarded by the British Council in 2004. Ever since then, she has choreographed for V.Void, Arthrosis, Municipal and regional theater of Corfu, SOZO visions in motion, as well as for theater companies and professional dance schools.

As a founding member of “ελεύθερη πτώση”- “free fall”, she has presented the pieces ”metamorfosis”, ”inside” , “emplokh”, “cube”, “alternative bodies” and the dance film “emplokh”, “reborntemptation”, “60pulses”, etc. in Greece, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Spain. Since 2010, Christina has been the education administrator for the “One Small Step” international urban dance festival in Corfu (Greece).

Christina has been giving workshops since 2005 – classes of contemporary dance, improvisation, partnering and stretching in various companies, theaters, studios and dance schools in Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, etc. Some of these are cie.toula limnaios, Marameo, Theater Osnabrück, Landesbühne Sachsen, Staatstheater Kassel, Theater Heidelberg (Germany), Tanzbüro Basel, Theater St. Gallen, Konzert theater Bern, Nachschub (Switzerland), HJS Profitraining Amsterdam (Netherlands) SOZO visions in motion, etc.

Some of the companies Christina has danced for are SMACK, Lathos Kinisi, Ad-Lip, Quissistelar, Amalgama, Ano Teleia, Chorotheatro Roes Vosperton etc. She has also danced choreographies by Wim Vandekeybus, Mark Morris and Martha Graham. Christina graduated from the Academy of Ancient Greek and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy. Since 2008, she has attended several seminars that are mainly focused on cures like: massage, rejuvance, nutrition, herbal medicine, etc.