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
Giannis Karounis is a performer – choreographer – teacher of dance. He studied dance in  Jacob’s Pillow Dance School – Massachusetts Boston, in the National Dance School in Athens and in Kontaxaki Dance school. He has cooperated with XVII FestivalInternationaldeDanzaContemporanea (México), the Greek Festival, the Greek National Theater, the International Dance Festival (Korea Seoul), Hellenic Dance  Company, the National Theater of Oslo etc. He has taught dance in Dance cultural center, National Dance School in Athens, University of Athens, National School of fine arts, One Small Step Festival etc. The last months he has collaborated with Marina Abramovic, David Dorfman,David Zambrano, Michael Klein. Since 2005 he has found Saltator physical dance group with which he has performed in many places in Greece and abroad. Moreover, he has a great interest in filmmaking. He is a co-founder and co-artistic director of Athens Video Dance Project ( and he has been collaborating with the director Apostolos Nikolaides for the production of videos.


Saltator Physical Dance Group