Alexandros El Greco
What do our movements say further than what they do?
How do we approach the practice of technique in a way that it extends to our creative choices and to our way of performing?
What is our individual inner motive for our dancing?
Setting off from these questions, we will investigate ways of how the engagement of our dancing body can extend from the moment of practice, up until the moment of performing. We will practice the techniques of trust and listening, allowing ourselves to read what ours and our colleagues’ bodies speak, while we are performing for and with each other.
Our entry into the work will be first by creating a space which allows us to receive the impulses of the body and manifest them into movement and interaction, that way triggering an instinctual approach. By trusting our impulses, we allow ourselves to listen to our actions and their impact, setting the raw material for starting to compose through our dance.
Tasks are then used, to set frameworks of exploration and create basic tools of composition. Those tasks question the use of time and space, the quality of the relation in between performers, the way the audience is addressed, the use of the voice, as well as the way our dance is creating music or is part of it. We will explore individual and group/partner work, which will all lead into small performances within the group. This process places us in a condition of exposure within a setting of lightness and care, that way allowing us to open physically and performatively.
Alexandros Anastasiadis (El Greco)’s biography:
Alexandros (he/him) is a dance artist raised in Greece. Since graduating from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in 2017, he has been living in Brussels and working as a performer and dance maker. He is interested in the body as the place where communication happens, where, playfully, we can renew social relations. In his look for dialogue he is engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations learning and adapting methods and tools from other art forms into the dancing as well as challenging the classical stage format to establish direct contact between performers and audience.
He has been creating within collective structures (La Otra Familia) and has been working with Jazz and Improv musicians, making improvised shows, research sessions and jams, with an artistic community outreach.
Over the last year he created the group Dans Kapot (along with the band Don Kapot), which made a series of community and interactive performances. The project is now heading towards a full scale production with the support of Jazzlab and Kaap. His current solo work “the fall in between” is supported by RADAR Mechelen, CC De Faktorij and CC De Spil.
As a performer he has participated in five productions of the company Ultima Vez and has also worked for Alexandrer Vantournhout and Julyen Hamilton.
He was invited to direct dance pieces for educational programmes (State Dance school of Thessaloniki, Greece, Fre3 Bodies in Barcelona, Spain) and worked as an artistic coach for dance creations. He teaches dance both through professional workshops in educational platforms and festivals across Europe and also through classes for children and communities i.e. for the Atelier Kids of Ultima Vez and for Platform K.
Dates and times:
March 25 – 29
14:30 – 18:30
50 € registration fee
200 € total
In the same week Frank van de Ven is also teaching in the mornings. You get a 15% discount for registering to both workshops.