Training for Dancers
Born in Belgium, Antoni Androulakis graduated from the Conservatory of Antwerp – Artesis (Belgium). Eager to expand his education he continued La Manufacture (Switzerland) directed by Thomas Hauert, where he focused on choreographic research as well as creating his own teaching material. Throughout his education, he has created several pieces, and has been a performer for David Zambrano, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Wim Vandekeybus, Agostina d’Alessandro …
Over the past 3 years, Antoni has performed with Alexander Vantournhout, Rakesh Sukesh, Edan Gorlicki & Adam Benjamin amongst others. Aside performing, he has also been teaching in different countries across Europe/ Latin America and has been the choreographic assistant of the company Cocoon during the creation of «Attaque».
The class is a synthesis of the different ways I have approached the floor work over the past 8 years. It will include a body preparation which consists of a mix of mobility exercises, making our body ready to incorporate new information in a sustainable way. Through the ideas of the push & release, we will create a relationship with the floor which allows us more ease & freedom without compromising a challenging physicality. We will explore different ranges of tensions in order to find new ways of using gravity as a movement generator. We will consider our body as a holistic organism. Seeing it as a whole rather than separated, we will find ways to make our full body contributes to the movement. As my interests expand to acrobatics & mindfulness, I will also bring different ingredients from those fields to enrich the practice in terms of motions & sensations. I do not differentiate in between the way I deal with movement and how I deal with my daily life. My teaching is therefore a synthesis of my intuitive understanding of things I am actively practicing: awareness, self-honesty, challenge & playfulness.