ZOOM IN! 

DUNCAN DANCE CENTER | EUROPEAN DANCEHOUSE NETWORK ​| April 12 & 13, 2019
 

CONTRIBUTORS 

 

Aristic Director

Penelope Iliaskou

 

Co-curated by

Steriani Tsintziloni,

Danae Theodoridou

Moderator

Guy Cools

 

Writer 

Christos Chrysopoulos

Administration

Anni Chatzikonstantinou

Graphic Design 

Alexandra Stais   

Documentation

Alekos & Christos Bourelias

 

Media Manager

Ioanna Iakovidi

Production Design

Konstantinos Sakkas

Production Manager

Maria Vasariotou 

Line Production

Malvina Lorida,

Vasilis Saltas

Production Assistant

Danai Giannakopoulou

Organized by 

Duncan Dance Center &

European Dancehouse Network,

co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Suported by

Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports, Region of Attiki, Municipality of Vyronas, Institut Francais, Accion Cultural Espanola, Extrapole, Fluxum Foundation

Production Management

Delta Pi 

INFO 

 

When:           

Friday April 12 & Saturday April 13, 2019

Where:

Duncan Dance Center

Admission:

participation is granted by application only through 

ddrcathens@gmail.com

More info

duncandancecenter.gr

DESCRIPTION

Duncan Dance Center and European Dancehouse Network (EDN) organize "ΖΟΟΜ ΙΝ!", a two-day Atelier on Dance and Craft, on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 April 2019. The program includes a series of small interconnected events, such as workshops, performative installations, collective and physical activities, discussions and lecture-performances!

The Duncan House in Athens is deeply engaged with the notion of craftsmanship, since it was built by the Duncan family in 1903, as a utopian eco-community embracing both craft and art practices (weaving, ceramics, sandal making, painting or poetry), united in an on-going dialogue with everyday life and the art of dance.

In the same place, 115 years later, a live workshop establishes a connection with the history of the building, through a decisive 'zoom in' in the relationship between craft and the performing arts, as well as the social and political connotations that this relationship can have today.

The confrontation of the craftsman with the prime materials and their transformation through it, the concept of 'craft', re-emerges in recent years and gains the interest of the artistic and scientific community. The attention and concentration that labor involves, the resistance and unexpected aspects of matter, repetition and persistence, the ‘gesture’ as a minor action capable of producing things as well as producing change, the sense of expanded time experienced by craftsmen, all relate closely to the daily practice of the dancer, the musician, the artist.

 

ZOOM IN! aims to bring together a community of local and international artists of dance and other performing arts field, craftsmen and pedagogues to explore, observe and experience a range of materials and techniques of craft and to share and reflect on the insights derived from craft.

The Atelier is part of the two-year 'Zoom In!' project that explores the concept of craft and 'micro-scale' in an artistic, socio-political and educational context.

PARTICIPANTS

LABORATORIES

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Ioanna Angelopoulou, Choreographer-Performer & Sébastien Seixas, luthier (violin maker)

Maro Michalakakos, Visual artist & Zoe Venizelou, Writer

Androniki Marathaki, Dancemaker & Yiannis Zois, Ceramist

Vitoria Kotsalou, Choreographer-performer & Click Ngwere, Visual artist

Simeon Tsakiris, Actor-Poet & Gigas, Visual artist

Anna Tzakou, Performer-Director & Theodora Chorafa, Ceramist

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Writer Christos Chrysopoulos traces and reveals imprints of the laboratories

 

PERFORMATIVE INSTALLATION

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"A Cuatro Patas" with the NyamNyam collective (Iñaki Alvarez, Ariadna Rodriguez & Jordi Mas)

 

LECTURES

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"Weaving as a Cultural, Political and Artistic Practice: The Case of Dance"

by Efi Kyprianidou, Lecturer, Open University Of Cyprus 

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Presentation of the educational project "Landscape after the Rain", a choreographic workshop with young woodworkers in Annecy, France"

by Moïse Touré, Theater Director

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"Reflection and craft, theory and practice: zooming in and out"

lecture performance by Salva Sanchis, Performer, Choreographer & Dance teacher

 

 

WARM UP

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"Based on the of 5 elements technique  (earth, water, wood, metal, fire)"

with Ioanna Toumpakari

GROUP DISCUSSIONS

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moderated by Guy Cools, Dance Dramaturge

Part of ZOOM IN! Atelier is the project Analogue Campaign (Konstantina Georgelou, Danae Theodoridou, Betina Panagiotara, Efrosini Protopapa), which participates in the research program "Practicing Democracy" (extrapole, Paris). 

 

During the Atelier, filmmaker & dance artist Mary Wycherley presents the video-art "The Dance of Making" developed in collaboration with sound artist / composer Jürgen Simpson.

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