1000 Ways to Hold

1000 Ways to Hold Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman

1000 Ways to Hold

Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman

Workshop for professionals

Teachers BIO:

Christine Gouzelis

Of Greek heritage and being raised in both Canada and Greece, Christine was a member of the Hellenic Dance Company, where she performed for many choreographers among others; Wim Vandekybus, Anton Lachky, Linda Kapetanea & Josef Frucek, Athina Vahla, and Pascal Rioult. She has a long-term association with David Zambrano and has participated in his various performance projects throughout the world.

Christine spent two years as an 'Artist in Residence' at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Creating productions such as Fragile Matter, Echoing Woods, Savage Symphony, and Perplexed Harmony. Her works were nominated by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance for the awards of 'Best Choreography' and 'Best Ensemble' for - Fragile Matter and Echoing Woods.

With the emergence of her own Athens-based Jukstapoz Company, Christine continues to create, direct, and choreograph, her artistic productions have already toured worldwide in the United Kingdom, United States, Sweden, Iceland, China, Hong Kong, Austria, Singapore, Spain, Prague, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Italy, and Australia.

Christine also leads dance/creative workshops and seminars in establishments among others; Venice Biennale, Gothenburg Dance Company, KHio Norway, Beijing BNU, SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy, b12 Berlin, 203Y Guangzhou, West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and Sadlers Wells. Additionally, she was also one of the senior lecturers at the National Greek Academy of Dance.

Paul Blackman

Originally from Australia, at a young age, Paul was introduced into the performing arts world by his acrobatic & circus-trained mother. Before traveling abroad he worked with the West Australian Ballet and Buzz Dance Theatre, touring interstate and regional Australia. He has been awarded 'Best Male Dancer' in the Ausdance Awards and 'Best Male Performer' by Article 19 and was also nominated for 'Best Dancer' for the prestigious Helpmann Awards.

Then invited to New York to join Battery Dance Company and also London with Jasmin Vardimon Company JVC where he toured multiple works internationally. He is also an original member of the Dancing to Connect℠ programme which has now reached over 52 countries worldwide.

In this last decade, he has had the chance to work alongside a diverse group of influential artists, among others Jan Lauwers, David Zambrano, Jozef Frucek & Linda Kapetanea, Alexandra Liedtke, Matthias Hartmann, Grace Ellen Barkey, Susan Quinn, Athena Vahla, Felicity Bott.

Currently, his main focus is co-artistic directorship of Jukstapoz Company (based in Athens Greece), choreographing for multi-scaled commissioned works for international presentation, in such establishments among others, Gothenburg Dance Company, Teatro Alla Scala, Sadler’s Wells, Athens & Epidaurus Festival, National Theater Mannheim, Wiener Staatsoper, Salzburg Festspiele, Onassis Stegi, Kalamata International Dance Festival.

Paul also continues to share his enthusiasm for the Arts by teaching & coaching dance and choreographic workshops throughout the world for renowned festivals, theatres, universities, academies, and companies alike.

Workshop Description:

“The workshop is a collection of actions, themes, and materials that have evolved throughout the years from various productions we have created as a company.

The approach towards the dance of two bodies allows us a unique perspective that contains dialogue, articulation, musicality, and coordination with every movement being as vital as the next.

Our signature and specific vocabulary signify this notion as a delicate and coded language, in which two bodies converse through seeking, risking, and trusting one another.”

8-10 Martie 2024, 10:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 - 16:00

820 lei

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