Aug. 28, 2019
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
This class is based on contemporary floorwork technique. It is designed especially for people who are interested to practice and understand the mechanisms of transitioning in a smooth and safe way in and out of the floor. We will work towards the basics of the technique in a friendly and fun environment. The class begins with a playful warm-up to tune in with ourselves in space and connect with each other, preparing safely for dance practice. We will focus on floorwork technique through various exercises. Through this class, we train our body to become physically strong, alerted and agile. We become friends with the floor, learn to use our weight efficiently, play with different dynamics and work towards expanding our movement vocabulary. Nourishing our bodily awareness we move with a greater sense of our own bodies, the others, and space, but also with a greater pleasure for movement. At the end of the class, we will link together some of our practised floorwork movements into a dance sequence.
Are you looking for a course to develop your technical knowledge while you are having fun? Then this class is for you!
Expect to play, fall, spiral, roll, release, jump, connect, fly, make contact, enjoy the pleasure of motion... Looking forward to meeting you on the dance floor!
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Maroula Iliopoulou is a dance artist, originally from Greece. She currently lives and works in Netherlands. She also collaborates as a guest lecturer at the BA in Dance Program of PERA-School of Performing Arts in Cyprus. Besides teaching, she recently performed the solo ‘Beneath her Eyes’ at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, choreographed by Amy Toner. She has performed in choreographies of Rosemary Lee, Simon Whitehead, Hannes Langolf, Grace Nicol, Amy Toner, Ted Stoffer, Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Harry Koushos, Pil & Galia Kollektiv, Athens Video Dance Project, Off Festival in Brussels in a creation by Lisi Estaras & Nicolas Vladyslav and David Zambrano together with 30 other international artists.
Maroula holds an MA degree in Contemporary Dance from London Contemporary Dance School. Before arriving in London, she lived in Belgium for two years, where she followed professional classes and workshops with various teachers and companies. Since 2012, she has been studying the contemporary Flying Low and Passing Through dance techniques from the founder David Zambrano himself. As part of that study, she was invited for a prestigious one-month training in Spain. She has been teaching dance since 2011 in Athens, Brussels, London, Cyprus, Netherlands. In 2011 she graduated with a BA degree in Dance in Athens from Niki Kontaxaki Professional Higher Dance School and she has also graduated from University of Athens with a BA in Primary Education.