Section: Meet the Choreographers
31.07 | 17:00 – 18:30
~The heartbeat in our body creates our own tempo and at the same time our breath creates rhythmic values and dynamics on top of that tempo.~
The class focuses on the musicality and teaches us the ways to be aware on how to develop our body’s rhythm and dynamics, concerning it as an instrument by using improvisational tools inspired from the theory of music.
Lamprini Gkolia is a dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer. She graduated from the State School of Dance in Greece with honours. Her artistic work combines elements from visual arts, theatre, and music.
As a performer, she has collaborated with several dance companies, such as the Hellenic Dance Company, Krama Dance Company, Lidia Lithos DanceTheatre, Aerites Dance Company, Asomates Dynameis Dance Company, Siamese-Cie, and Dancetheater OKTANA. She has also been involved in independent dance and theatre projects in Greece and abroad. One of her most notable collaborations was with the Flying Low technique founder, David Zambrano.
As a dance teacher, she has been teaching ballet, contemporary and Graham in dance companies, professional dance schools and studios around the world. Her recent artistic research and studies in music (2016-2020) resulted in the development of her own teaching method: Body Instrument.
As a choreographer, she has created several works that have been performed in Greece and abroad, such as Camouflage, which was selected at the Deltebre Danza Festival as well as at various dance festivals in Greece. Other notable works are The Medusa Complex and A Minute of Silence. Her latest creation is the work Orlando.