Inside Extremity & Movement Poetry
Eva Georgitsopoulou & Tamae Yoneda
23.07 – 25.07 | 16:00 – 19:00
Inside Extremity is a contemporary dance training method developed and taught by Eva Georgitsopoulou since 2015. The aim of Inside Extremity is to build a frame for contemporary dance training which shall apply to both professional and non professional participants. The vision of the course remains the same up to now. Everyone shall have access in the contemporary dance field. Everyone shall have the chance to train their physicality inside a demanding movement structure which develops each individual in a personal way. The courses are focused on directed technical improvisation and through continuous movement and speed lead the participants into an ongoing balance between impulsive movement and self-direction/control. Any set material is inspired and related to the Improvisation tools. The class starts with technical improvisation, moves into a series of exercises and strengthening movement patterns and finishes with a movement combination which trains coordination, speed and among all clarity and energy .
Inside Extremity is looking for constant creativity and sharpness inside the movement -mind relationship and aims to create mental confidence through physical confidence. In the spectrum of dance as a language, this method’s vision is for the body to develop as a source of endless vocabulary and for each participant to transform into an ongoing physical storyteller.
Movement Poetry is a highly dynamic contemporary dance class/training which uses a mixture of different physical styles and movement aesthetics and therefore combines physical elements which enrich the physical vocabulary of the body and challenge each participant’s coordination and awareness.
Movement Poetry begins with a physical warm up in order for the body to be prepared and available to the movement research. After the warm up, various physical materials including floor movement, set phrases and improvisation follow up.
In the last part of the class we are learning a playful choreography. This set material is used in order for each participant to play with their own physical sense, their personal musicality and their own movement character.
Movement Poetry is mirroring the vision of Tamae as an artist and it becomes a safe environment of learning and sharing. A space where physical research uses the body as a tool to express deep human emotions which resonate with everyone, regardless of their origin or background.
Tamae Yoneda is a Berlin based contemporary dancer, choreographer and dance teacher from Osaka,Japan. She is additionally the founder of the project base dance company “Amaiame”.
After reaching the Finals in Japan’s largest dance competition, Japan Dance Delight in the year 2016, Tamae was invited to various dance events both as a guest performer and as a judge, including among others the Open Your Mind Japan year edition. While her career was developing in Japan, Tamae was interested in the European dance scene and decided to move to London in 2017. The same year, she became a team member of the London based 201 Dance Company with whom she collaborates up to now. In 2019, Tamae moved to Berlin. Since then, she has been collaborating and performing alongside several artists in Germany and abroad. Although Tamae’s background is mostly applying to the Contemporary Dance field, she is truly interested in other disciplines of dance and she is constantly exposing herself to them. Tamae’s main focus is to understand how the body movement can be used as a tool to express deep human emotions which resonate with everyone, regardless of their origin or background.
Eva Georgitsopoulou was born in Patras and lives in Berlin. She is a law student at the Democritus University of Thrace. In 2013, she graduated from the State School of Dance in Athens and continued her studies in Israel where she collaborated among others with Noa Zuk & Shlomi Bitton. Afterwards she was awarded with a full Scholarship by Rami Beer, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s choreographer, where she remained as an apprentice. She has performed among others with Oktana Dance Theater, Hellenic Dance Company, Cia Sonia Rodriguez, Inside The Body Performing Arts, Frantics Dance Company, Judith Sanchez Ruiz, & Edivaldo Ernesto. From 2016 to 2021 she collaborated as a performer with Aerites Dance Company/Patricia Apergi. From 2019 up to now, she collaborates as a performer with Sasha Waltz & Guests. At the same time, she has been choreographic associate for several productions staged in Greece and abroad. Her own choreographic productions have been staged in several places since 2015. Her work BadTrip was presented in Athens Video Dance Project 2016.
Her Solo work miTerra was staged in Katapult Berlin, Tanzfabrik open night, Amalgam-Solo Dance Performance Festival, 25th Kalamata International Dance Festival, Dance Days Chania 2020 and Lange Nacht Des Tanzes Pliberg 2022. In 2021, she choreographed W(h)oman for the 5th online Festival of the Greek National Opera Ballet and the solo work Groove, produced by and performed in Athens Epidaurus Festival 2021. In 2022, her production “A signal that travels down through your heart (episode #1)”, under the auspices and with the financial support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, premiered in Arc for Dance Festival 2022.