Hip hop dance techniques in contemporary dance
31.07 – 01.08 | 17:00 – 19:00
Through this workshop we will deal with bounce, its alternations and mechanisms, starting from footwork that can be found in hip hop, break dance and house dance. We will investigate their development in space as well as their interpretation in relation to rhythm.
Progressively we will try to discover our own interpretations of bounce, and proceed to the production of new kinetic materials.
In addition, we will practice acrobatic techniques and various handstand mechanisms in order to integrate them into our personal movement.
-Bounce mechanisms/move to space/rhythm
-Use of footwork for creating kinetic material
-Acrobatic mechanisms and handstands
-The workshop is addressed to professional dancers, dance students as well as people with no previous dance experience.
-The use of clean comfortable sneakers is recommended.
Ιlias Chatzigeorgiou (Dancer/Choreographer/Performer) was born in Athens in 1983.
He holds a degree in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Ioannina, specializing in psychology. He is a certified coach by the Association for Coaching and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
He started dancing as a self-taught hip hop dancer at the age of ten and to this day has been involved in many different types of dance. He quickly came into contact with contemporary dance and kinetic research. His artistic interests include, bringing together different types of dance and using them as a means of obtaining information in contemporary dance, in terms of movement, interpretation and performance. He has been a professional dancer/performer for the last twenty years, with a rich dance and theatrical background in Greece and abroad. He has been teaching dance and organizing dance workshops in Greece and abroad for the last nineteen years.
He was one of the choreographers in the multi-year educational program for teenagers “Dancing to Connect” of the Onassis Foundation and an assistant choreographer in the 65+ program, while he was for years teaching the class of pedagogy and psychology at the professional dance school “Maro Marmarinou”. He teaches dance at the Avlona’s young Offenders detention center in collaboration with the Greek National Opera.
He has been a member of “Aerites Dance Company” since 2009.
He has collaborated with: Christos Papadopoulos, Patricia Apergi, Griffon Dance Company, Katerina Evangelatos, Jerome Bell, Angela Brouskou, Argyris Pantazaras, Battery Dance Company, Hikarou Fuji, Sofia Exarchou and many others. During the period 2019-2022, he served as dance consultant of the Athens Epidaurus Festival.
His previous choreographic work “Fixation In Duo” was presented at the Kalamata International Dance Festival (2020) and the Arc For Dance Festival (2021). His latest work “A Bounce 4 Men” was presented for the first time on the main stage of the Onassis Stegi as part of the 9th New Choreographers Festival in 2022.