Persa Stamatopoulou – Form and Space



Form and Space

During this workshop we will approach the structure and development of the form through Release technique.

Starting with simple floorwork we will work the correct, with no tensions, body placement, the muscular dominance ,creating mainsprings and bodily foundations which will facilitate the shift of weight from point to point.

Through a flowing body we will search the form’s qualities, which gradually will develop and expand creating movement combinations in space.

The breathing as starter instrument and successor of energy, the rotation of dynamics, the members’ interaction, the observation, the pauses and the reset in action are some of the basic elements which we will explore during the lesson.

Gradually we will connect and combine small and big movements (forms) assembling a choreographical composition in space and time.

The workshop is addressing the professional, pre-professional and amateur dancers and those who are related to movement and dance.

Born in Athens-Greece. Studied class and contemporary dance at the “CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL DE REGION  DE MUSIQUE,D’ART DRAMATIQUE ET DE LA DANCE” (Lyon,France) and at the “CENTRE INTERNATIONALDE LA DANCE” (Paris). Attended seminars of different contemporary dance techniques with: LarrioEksson, Bruno de Dizian, Christine Bastin, Carolyn Carlson, Peter Goss, Mark Tompkins, DominiqueDuszinski.

Teaches contemporary dance (release technique), improvisation and choreographic composition to professional and amateur dancers and actors.Collaborates as a teacher of contemporary dance with Upper professional dance and theater schools, forming a professional experience in art education of 23 years.

As a choreographer she created many contemporary dance pieces for her dance group named “PersaStamatopoulou Contemporary dance company”, performed in Greece and abroad (Holland, Sweden, Germany, Cuprus), all funded by the Ministry of Culture. Among them two of her productions received special awards of creativity.

She has also choreographed for theatrical plays, with special attention to the actor’s physical preparation to movement. She has collaborated with the Hellenic Festival of Athens and Epidaurus, with the Onassis Foundation for the Arts and Letters, with the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Benaki  Museum, the Kalamata  International Dance Festival and the International Dance Festival  of Chania (Dance days Chania).

In co-operation with the Artistic Network Motor (KINITIRAS), she gives seminars of improvisation and movement, creating a framework for the harmonious coexistence of professionals and amateurs of different types of art in order to create an inclusive dialogue of communication and meeting of different ages and experiences.

She continues to work as a choreographer and lecturer in contemporary dance. She has attended yoga and tai chi classes, combining the philosophy of specific activities in dance art.

Her dance pieces are governed by investigative simple and subtle aesthetics, in cooperation with the dancers, focusing on the human and the somatic expression.

26 – 28 July

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