05.+ 06.11.22, 13:00–14:30
Training for Dancers
Dimitri Kalaitzidis is originally from Massachusetts, USA. He graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of the Fine Arts with a focus on Contemporary Dance. Later Dimitri joined the company The Bodhi Project at SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance where he worked with choreographers Sita Ostheimer, Mala Kline, Rosalba Torres, Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich, and Emanuel Gat and toured Europe, Israel and South Africa. Since, Dimitri co-founded Los Little Guys in collaboration with Erik Elizondo. Having created their own scenic work and developed their own movement investigation, they have performed and taught throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia in places such as Dock11, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, b12 Berlin, A Cielo Abierto, Gibney Dance, VERVE of Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Encuentros Mutantes, Lux Boreal, Iceland Dance Company, SUB.LAB WORKSHOPS, Nritya Shakti and Circuit-Est Centre Chorégraphique among others.
This class will focus on deconstructing movement habits, working with efficiency while encountering complexity, and the building of mobility, endurance, and strength. We will primarily work with improvisation, which has been developed focusing on impulses to simultaneously coordinate and disassociate the body, always focusing on an active and playful process. Towards the end of the class we will work with a dynamic phrase to apply principles from earlier in the class with the goal to establish how to make connections between our improvisational practice and structured material.