Maroula Iliopoulou

Contemporary

With Maroula Iliopoulou
Intermediate/advanced

551 x seen since Feb. 5, 2019

When?
Course is over, started on Feb. 19, 2019
8:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Where?
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.


Prices
  • Standard : 49.00 € - Full Course
  • Standard : 16.50 € - Single Class
  • Jongvolwassenen : 39.20 € - Full Course with 20% discount

  • Contemporary is over.
Reviews

Total of 4.7 out of 5 stars / 10 reviews

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Amber de Been wrote on April 17, 2019 about Contemporary Dance
This course is a great addition to the current contemporary scene in Rotterdam. In case you are looking for a fun and challenging course on floorwork, this is for you!
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Juliette Douet wrote on April 12, 2019, 12:31 p.m.
Inspiring and encouraging environment
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After having taken a break from dancing for a while, it was really nice to have such an encouraging and inspiring teacher like Maroula! I really enjoyed coming back every week, as the environment with the other dancers was really accepting and open as well. I learned a lot of new techniques and ideas, and really enjoyed the choreography.

Rosa Lens wrote on April 9, 2019, 5:27 p.m.
Flow, Fun, Energetic, Divergent.
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I love the energy of Maroula! She is a loving person and she enjoys the class as much as the students do. She has allot of material she wants to share so any dancer can find something they like in this class.

Jay Hoogenboom wrote on April 7, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Maroula's enthusiasm is inspiring! Nice classes with a lot of positive energy!
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Elrozy Andrinopoulou wrote on April 2, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Nice atmosphere, great choreography, cool lesson!
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The lessons were structured in a very good way. The teacher split the choreography in small steps so that at the end you could combine everything smoothly and enjoy dancing! I learnt a lot of new things while the teacher created a nice atmosphere.

Anneloes van Schuppen wrote on March 18, 2019, 11:29 a.m.
Enjoyed it very much and learned a lot, plus Maroula brings such a positive atmosphere!
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Evita Bizune wrote on March 11, 2019, 11:41 p.m.
Fun and challenging
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I loved Maroula's energy and dynamics that she brought to the class. She has a playful teaching manner and definitely makes the class fun, while keeping it challenging!

Marialena Michailidou wrote on March 11, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
I absolutely enjoyed Maroula's class.
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I absolutely enjoyed Maroula's class. I consider floorwork the style that is missing from Rotterdam! Hope it continues.

Roan Kasanmonadi wrote on March 11, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Would recommend, loved the vibe, cool material, amazing teacher!
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I loved Maroula's enthusiasm, her professionalism in explaining the exercises and giving feedback, and the movement material!! It was too bad that the studio was reasonably small but I do understand how difficult it is to find big studios in Rotterdam and I felt like Maroula was truly able to work her way around it! It was a good class for both intermediate and advanced dancers.

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Katarzyna Althoff wrote on March 11, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
I love it!
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Very nice and dynamic lesson, very positive energy.

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.