by Alexandros El Greco
“The goal of this class is to expand our body’s capacity for movement, developing potency, versatility, and creativity. We will be building a vocabulary of movement based on acrobatics, setting the basics for the body to be able to move with freedom through all the levels, axes, and directions. We will be working on our physical qualities (power, mobility, stamina, awareness…) in order to prepare the body for the new requirements and based on that, we will develop our coordination in gradually more complex movements. The level of our physical qualities and our coordination determines the quality and ease with which we perform movements, making them more organic and applicable. We will be practicing full dancing as a way to engage our body and allow it to connect all the acquired information. Both through improvisation and set material, our goal will be to reach a point of high energy as a group, where we are mutually inspired to play, learn, create, and perform. This I believe is the most important thing I want to share, enjoying movement and through that letting the body’s intelligence express.” A.A.
Alexandros (Greco) was born in Tsalka, Georgia in 1987 and grew up in Thessaloniki since the age of 6. He developed a passion for movement at a young age, engaging in disciplines such as Breakdancing, Martial arts, Parcour, and gymnastics. He owns a BSc in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Technische Universität Berlin and a Degree of Dance from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. He created his first works with the group “Fascia” and “Dance and the mind” in Thessaloniki and Berlin. During his studies in Salzburg, he became a founding member of La Otra Familia and toured their first pieces “All these places have their moments” and “Bardo Vals”, both created by Patricia Hastewell. Their current work is the duet “Deriva” and the solo “Each precious moment”. Since 2017 he has been working with the company Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus in the productions “In spite of wishing and wanting ”, “Trap Town ” and “Traces”. More recent collaborations include Julyen Hamilton and Alexander Vantournhout. Besides his creative work, he has been developing his pedagogical activities with his Organic Acrobatics workshops. Through them, he aims to connect elements of the disciplines he has practiced and most importantly, share his passion for movement.
Monday till Friday
Times of this workshop:
10:00 – 13:00
Price of the workshop:
Registration fee of 80€ required (as part of the 150)