Training for Dancers
Evangelos Poulinas holds an MFA in dance from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, a Diploma from the Athens State School of Dance and a Bachelor from the Physical Education Department, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. He has been credited with scholarships from numerous prestigious foundations, such as Alexandros S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, New York University, Greek State Scholarship Foundation and DanceWEB Europe.
As a creator, Evangelos has shown work in the U.S.A., Canada, Africa, Asia and Europe, and as a performer, he has danced creations by Johannes Wieland, Maxine Doyle, Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo, Marcel Leemann, Constanza Macras, Konstantinos Rigos, Nigel Charnock, Jasmin Vardimon and Wim Vandekeybus among others. As a teacher, Evangelos has taught contemporary technique, partnering and community dance classes in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Tanzania, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Lithuania, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Turkey, U.S.A. and Sweden. Evangelos co-directed the «one small step» International Contemporary Dance Festival in Urban Environment, Corfu in Greece from 2010-2018. Evangelos is α co-founder of “b12”.
Tiny Spaces – ONLINEKLASSE
The current situation inspired me to develop a new efficient contemporary training that can be executed in even tiny spaces. through instructions on motion, sensations, movement qualities and exploration I would like to invite you to challenge our physical condition and improve skills despite the restrictions of space.
Let’s find the most efficient way of performing a demanding movement sequence. Analyzing the movement itself, the physical forces, and the anatomical characteristics of our bodies, we will explore ways to maximize our performance by combining the given possibilities to work to our advantage. We will use the force of gravity to ground us, to support us, to allow us to take risks and to push our limits, in order to finally escape gravity. Utilizing our potential in the highest degree, we will evolve and discover new facets of ourselves.