by Antoni Androulakis
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), ..
No acrobatic experience is needed but a floorwork knowledge is required.
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 till Friday
December 4th -8th
14:30 – 18:30
Registration fee of 80 € required (as part of the 200 €)
In the same week, Sarah Ludi is teaching a workshop in the mornings. If you book a place for both workshops, you pay only 300 € instead of 400 €. Other discount options 10/15/20% you can find on the page where you book the workshop(s).