The unintended use of ballet in choreographic thinking

Section: Meet the Choreographers

Dimitris Mytilinaios (GR)

28.07  | 13:30 – 15:30

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Beginning with the presentation of the choreographer’s methodology, this masterclass is addressed to anyone interested in choreographic thinking and the analysing tools that can be employed utilizing the main source of knowledge provided to us as trained dancers in the West, namely of classical ballet. We will examine how our technique is inextricably linked to our imagination and how highlighting our dance origins could be more creative and productive rather than restricting.

Dimitris Mytilinaios has been active in the field of contemporary dance and choreography since 2012. He graduated from the Greek National School of Dance (2015) and  “master exerce” (UPV III, 2018, with a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation). He has collaborated with choreographers such as Yvonne Rainer and Iris Karayan and has been a constant collaborator of Lenio Kaklea since 2019. In 2019 he presented “hardly the same: a dance guide to mess up body&mind” which, in 2021, led to the choreographic video game “hardly virtual”. In 2020, as part of the Artworks Award of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, he started creating “INSEQS” which premiered in December 2021. In 2022, he co-curated the multimedia exhibition “terri(s)tories” at Flux Laboratory Athens with the support of Onassis Scholars’ Association. In July 2023 he participated in the program of Athens Epidaurus Festival with “Repair”. In the spring of 2024, he will present his new group piece “hard pop” in Athens.

For information and registrations email to: [email protected]

28 July

13:30 – 15:30

Dimitris Mytilinaios | The unintended use of ballet in choreographic thinking

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