DUNCAN DANCE CENTER | EUROPEAN DANCEHOUSE NETWORK | April 12 & 13, 2019
Alekos & Christos Bourelias
Duncan Dance Center &
European Dancehouse Network,
co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports, Region of Attiki, Municipality of Vyronas, Institut Francais, Accion Cultural Espanola, Extrapole, Fluxum Foundation
Friday April 12 & Saturday April 13, 2019
Duncan Dance Center
participation is granted by application only through
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.
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
Writer Christos Chrysopoulos traces and reveals imprints of the laboratories
"A Cuatro Patas" with the NyamNyam collective (Iñaki Alvarez, Ariadna Rodriguez & Jordi Mas)
"Weaving as a Cultural, Political and Artistic Practice: The Case of Dance"
by Efi Kyprianidou, Lecturer, Open University Of Cyprus
Presentation of the educational project "Landscape after the Rain", a choreographic workshop with young woodworkers in Annecy, France"
by Moïse Touré, Theater Director
"Reflection and craft, theory and practice: zooming in and out"
lecture performance by Salva Sanchis, Performer, Choreographer & Dance teacher
"Based on the of 5 elements technique (earth, water, wood, metal, fire)"
with Ioanna Toumpakari
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.