“Walking Through” Silent Walk as research process

Free participation

Steriani Tsintziloni (dance theorist) and Eleni Mylona (choreographer)

23.07 – 24.07  | 10:00 – 11:30 & 18:00 – 19:30

For information and registrations email to: dd.ch.workshops@gmail.com

Video by: Jia Xi Han

The workshop proposes the experience of silent walks as a research process, aimed at rethinking our relationship with the urban landscape, collective experience and memory. It is aimed at dance professionals and non-dance professionals and includes two sessions per day: the participatory process of the walk (1.5 hours) and a workshop in the studio (1.5 hours).

The walk experience, designed in relation to specific landmarks of the city of Chania, seeks to raise awareness of the senses and perception, change our receptive perceptions and create conditions for a collective experience in relation to the city, history and ourselves.

In the studio, dance theorist Steriani Tsintziloni and choreographer Eleni Mylona together with the participants will creatively and reflectively explore the material of the walks and the possibilities of the research method itself, using concepts such as ‘ghosts’, ‘planters’ and ‘idleness’ as tools.

Eleni Mylona is a choreographer, researcher, and performer.
Through her practice-based research, she explores the possibilities of language and the body, in time and space, and the relationship of language to imagination. Her performances, which are presentations of artistic research and/or works for the (public) space, have been featured in festivals, biennials and art exhibitions, and have been presented in theatres, galleries, and research spaces in Athens, Thessaloniki, Zurich, Basel, Berlin, London and Arnhem.

In Zurich, over the last 12 years, she has collaborated with the following dance institutions, theatres and research groups: Tanzhaus Zurich, RoteFabrik Theater, Maxim Theater, Holzke, MerumAtelier, Tropchertoshare, Terrasse Ensemble, Tanz+Twicky, OFFDance, etc. as choreographer-movement curator, dance teacher, and maker/performer. At the same time, from 2007 to the present, she has organized as an independent maker and coorganized with organizations, a series of long-term processes for groups, within which dance/movement, reading/writing and dialogue/reflection were the basic compositional and research tools.

She teaches contemporary dance and improvisation to both professional and amateur dancers/actors, as well as to children and adolescents, and has presented a series of seminars and workshops on (her) artistic research.

She holds the MA Theatre Practices, a postgraduate diploma on practice-based artistic research, from the ‘ArtEZ University of the Arts’ in the Netherlands. She studied dance at the school of Leonidas de Pian (80-’86) and at the State School of Dance ( K.S.O.T.) (87-’91), and holds a degree in dance teaching from the ‘Higher Professional School’ of Morianova Trasta (2004-2007).

She has collaborated as a performer and/or participated by invitation in research projects with Michael Klein, Vera Mantero, Juan Dominguez, Danae Theodoridou, Anna Sanchez, Jean-Paul Jaccarini, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, and others.

Steriani Tsintziloni is a curator, researcher and dance theorist. She teaches dance theory and history in university departments and professional dance schools.

She is a graduate of the State School of Dance and the Department of Education of the University of Crete, holds an MA in Dance Studies (University of Surrey) with a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation, and a PhD in Dance Theory (University of Roehampton). For 2020-21 she was a Fellow at the Visiting Artist Program of the Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS Washington.).

As a curator she collaborated with the Onassis Stegi for the 8th Young Choreographers Festival (2021), she was Dance Curator for the Athens & Epidaurus Festival (2016-19) and a Research and Programming Associate for the Kalamata International Dance Festival (1998-2015). In collaboration with TWIXTlab and the I. & R. Duncan Dance Study Center she curated the first online series of lectures on artistic research in dance in Greece (autumn-winter 2020-21) and the dance material included in the first online archive on artistic research (artistic-research.gr). As a theorist and/or dramaturgue she worked with artists such as Androniki Marathaki, Yiannis Mandafounis, Alexander Stavropoulos, Sofia Mavragani, and others.

She was a member of the Dance Selection Committee for Artworks – Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship Program (2020-2021).

Her research has been published in national and international refereed journals, such as Research in Dance Education, Journal of Greek Media & Culture et.al. Her text on Dimitris Papaioannou has been published in the reference book Fifty Contemporary Choreographers by Routledge.

For information and registrations email to: dd.ch.workshops@gmail.com

23 – 24 July

10:00 – 11:30 & 18:00 – 19:30

Eleni Mylona & Steriani Tsintziloni | “Walking Through” Silent Walk as research process

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