With Maroula Iliopoulou
Course is over, started on Sept. 10, 2019
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
In my classes, I like to facilitate a welcoming, energetic and encouraging environment for the participants. This course is designed especially for beginners who are interested to practice and understand the mechanisms of transitioning in a smooth and safe way in and out of the floor. 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 and dance phrases. 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, utilizing 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.
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.
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!
Total of 4.4 out of 5 stars / 2 reviews
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Maroula is a dance artist currently based in the Netherlands.
Her work spans from dance research to teaching, performing and recently movement directing.
She has performed in theatre, museum and site specific works, in choreographies of Rosemary Lee, Simon Whitehead, Hannes Langolf, Amy Toner, Grace Nicol, Ted Stoffer, Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Harry Koushos, Pil & Galia Kollektiv, Athens Video Dance Project, Off Festival in Brussels in atelier creation by Lisi Estaras & Nicolas Vladyslav and David Zambrano together with 34 other international artists. She currently collaborates with Dansateliers Rotterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen as a dance researcher for the Dancing Museums II - Creative Europe Program, following the residencies and choreographic research of Ingrid Berger Myhre. Upon that she has produced some written work reflecting on Ingrid’s practice.
Maroula is passionate about her teaching practice with a versatile experience and training background. She holds a Master of Arts in Contemporary Dance from London Contemporary Dance School and a BA in Dance Teaching from Niki Kontaxaki’ s Higher Professional Dance School. Before she decided to follow the dance path, Maroula graduated with a BA in Primary Education from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
She is always striving to update and develop her professional practice. She has travelled around Europe to follow inspiring teachers and dance festivals. While she lived in Belgium (2014-16), she intensively followed professional development classes and workshops with various teachers and companies. Since 2013, 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 various intensive workshops and a prestigious one-month training in Spain.