by Antoni Androulakis
About the workshop:
The practice is a synthesis of the different ways I have approached both floor work & acrodance over the past 10 years.
It breaks down the question of “how to use gravity as a movement generator?”.
Using mainly improvisation, this question will be answered through the exploration of different concepts such as:
• Becoming conscious of the use of our weight through the points of contact we create with the floor.
• Exploring the idea of being both relaxed & active; using the needed tension in order to facilitate movement while getting rid of unnecessary rigidity.
• Using our body as a holistic organism. Seeing it as a whole rather than separated, we will find ways to make our full body contributes to the movement.
I will also share my background in acrobatics. Looking at different patterns & figures as movements rather than “tricks” to include them in one’s own dance.
I do not differentiate in between the way I deal with movement and how I deal with my daily life. My teaching is therefore a synthesis of my intuitive understanding of things I am actively practicing: awareness, challenge & playfulness. ”
Previous teaching: Marameo(Germany), Tripspace( UK), Fontys/ ACAPA( Holland), Tanzhaus Zürich( CH), Garage 29( Belgium), Cocoondance Company( CH), AN-TRE Program( PT), Tanzbuero( CH), Katapult( Germany), Exim Company( UK), Tanznetz( Germany), Argonne 35( Belgium), CircoFantazztico( Costa Rica), Tanzfabrik( Germany), ..
Born in Belgium, Antoni Androulakis graduated from the Conservatory of Antwerp( Belgium) before entering La Manufacture (Switzerland), where he focused on choreographic research as well as creating his own teaching material.
Antoni has collaborated & performed with Alexander Vantournhout, Rakesh Sukesh, Eric Minh Cuong Castaing & Adam Benjamin amongst others. Asides performing, he has been the choreographic assistant of the Company Cocoon during the creation of “Attaque” & is currently working on his last solo “Tethered”.
Eager to share his own research, he has been teaching in different countries across Europe & Central America where he aims to connect elements of floor work & acrobatics.
Monday-Friday June 20th -24th
18:30 – 21:30 (exceptional on Tuesday: 18:00-20:00)
Registration fee of 80 € required (as part of the 140 €)
Photo Credit: David Konecny