Dance Classes with Giannis Karounis


karounisAbout the workshop:
Title: 'Physical and mental endurance in one kinetic act
Giannis Karounis is a founding member of Saltator dance company. He pursues movement as a communicating code among people. He understands dance as a way of projecting and exposing emotions, leading the body in a journey where the purpose is the journey itself.
He entitles his workshops 'Physical and mental endurance in one kinetic act'. He uses movement forms in order to help the body awaken and set in action the mechanisms of connecting and approaching emotions. The dancers increase their physical and mental limits of endurance, feeling full and secure for the moment he decides to participate in or create a kinetik act. He analyses and works with three basic elements as fundamental for a dancer: Strength, Technique and Personality.

Short bio
Ioannis Karounis is a performer, choreographer and co-artistic director of the International dance film festival - ATHENS VIDEO DANCE PROJECT. He is also a filmmaker with a keen interest in video and documentaries. He studied dance in Jacob’s Pillow Dance School (Massachusetts - Boston), in National Dance School (Greece) and in Kontaxaki Professional Dance School (Greece). Most recently, he has been collaborating with Off Europa Festival (German 2017), Georgia Sagri - Documenta 14 (Athens-Kassel 2017), Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement (Ireland 2016), Rafika Chawishe (National Theater of Norway - Ibsen Festival 2016), 7th Greek Contemporary Dance Platform (2016), Biennale Athens AB5to6 2016, Marina Abramovic & MAI Institute (2016), NEON Institute (2016), Niarchos Foundation, David Dorfman N/Y (2016), Robert Bosch Stiftung (stART project 2015-16), Dance Days Chania Crete (2015), One small step (Corfu 2015), David Zambrano (2015), Ted Stoffer etc. He has cooperated with XVIIFestival International de Danza Contemporanea (México), Greek Festival, NationalTheater, International Dance Festival (Korea), Hellenic Dance Company etc. He has taught contemporary dance in Dance Cultural Center, National Dance School, University of Athens, National School of Fine Arts and in many other places in Greece and abroad. He is a founding member of Belleville, Athens Video Dance Project, Arc for Dance, Society of Dance, Dancetheater.gr and Saltator Physical Dance Group. He is an active and inspired performer, choreographer and dance teacher with a great interest in martial arts and bikram yoga.




   




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