Course is over, started on Feb. 19, 2019
8:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Evites, Baan 74, Rotterdam
In my classes I like to facilitate a welcoming, energetic and encouraging environment for the participants. The class begins with a playful warm-up to let the body arrive, reconnect and prepare safely for dance practice. We will build on floorwork technique through various exercises and dance phrases, always breaking down the material. There will be some exercises informed by Flying Low, a technique which was developed by David Zambrano. This technique focuses mainly on the dancer's relationship with the ground, utilising simple movement patterns,which explore cohesion and expansion and trains the body to move in and out of the floor efficiently with speed. Towards the end of the class, we are going to learn a longer dance sequence in which we will add more material each time. We will study and perform this in groups. Through this class we train our body to be 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 body awareness we move with greater sense of our own bodies, the others and the space, but also with a greater pleasure for movement. 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, sing, connect, fly, make contact, enjoy the pleasure of motion... Looking forward to meeting you on the dance floor!
NEW: Now, it's also possible to join for single classes during the rest of this course. You can mail us at [email protected] to purchase one or more single classes.
Total of 4.7 out of 5 stars / 10 reviews
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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.