Section: Meet the Choreographers

Ioanna Paraskevopoulou (GR)

22.07  | 17:00 – 19:00

For information and registrations email to: [email protected]

In this three-hour workshop, we will focus on the technique and the continuity of the movements, emphasizing on their transitions and dynamics. First, we will warm up freely in the space, to feel familiar with the other participants and to be able to interact with the environment around us. Then, we will work on a sequence of movements creating a movement phrase, which we will repeat several times, trying to discover something new after each repetition. Our aim is to develop awareness, effortless speed in space, stamina, freedom and expression.

Ioanna Paraskevopoulou is a dancer and choreographer based in Athens. She graduated from the Greek National School of Dance and is currently studying at the Department of Audiovisual Arts (Ionian University). Her artistic practice focuses on the relationship between audiovisual media and movement, reconfiguring the expansion of the choreographic field. She has collaborated, among others, with Iris Karayan, Christos Papadopoulos, Dimitris Papaioannou, Alexandra Waierstall, Lenio Kaklea, Katerina S. Andreou, Sofia Mavragani, Tzeni Argyriou, Patricia Apergi, Antonis Foniadakis, Brendan Fernandes, Harry Koushos, Thomas Moschopoulos, Ki omOs kineitai, Maria Koliopoulou, Artemis Lampiri, Sinequanon. Paraskevopoulou has been awarded the best performance prize for the video dance Sans Attente by Konstantinos Rizos at the InShadow–International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies and the second prize for the performance Mneme-21 by Maria Koliopoulou at the 5th International Dance Festival in Algiers. In 2019-2020, she was awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS.She created her choreographic video project All She Likes Is Popping Bubble Wrap as part of Onassis New Choreographers Festival 8. ALSIPBW was officially selected by several video art festivals and has been awarded the Best Sound Design Award at the FIVideodanza Festival, Mexico and the Best Video Art Award at the MIFVIF, Venezuela. She co-created the video dance Battle of Fishes (Best Cinematography – InShadow Screen Dance Festival)  in the context of Miniatures For Revolution – GNO Learning & Participation Department. She presented MOS at Onassis New Choreographers Festival 9, which had its European premiere at the Julidans NEXT (NL). In addition, she presented the 10-minute piece Coconut Effect at the 7th edition of Danse Élargie competition with which she won the Young Jury Award. Having been part of Aerowaves with selected works by Iris Karayan (Mothers and Unauthorised) and Christos Papadopoulos (Elvedon and Opus), her piece MOS was selected to be one of  Aerowaves’ Twenty23 works. She recently presented her personal solo titled All of My Love, which premiered at Onassis Dance Days 2024. Ioanna is currently touring both MOS and All of My Love across Europe.

For information and registrations email to: [email protected]

22 July

17:00 – 19:00

Ioanna Paraskevopoulou | Inside Out

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