SUPER / WORKSHOP
with Christina Mertzani
NEW DATE – 08.+09.01.22, 16:00–20:00
Dancer/ Advanced Dance Students
Fee: 95€ / 80€ Early Bird
Super / Workshop
This workshop intends to help you explore, develop and bring to the surface super skills, both as an individual and as a team. What are my personal super skills? How do I discover them? How do I bring them to the surface? How do I communicate with other super dancers who have super skills? super uses contemporary dance techniques fused with my own personal style, including acrobatics, hip hop, break dance, yoga, pilates, and martial arts. We will pay special attention to the warm-up, bringing awareness to our bodies through breathing techniques, strengthening exercises as well as stretching to prepare ourselves not only to be super, but to reach super limits and beyond! We will work on multiple physical planes which will ready our body and sharpen our minds to quickly change direction and/or levels at any time, anywhere. we will explore all your super potential in terms of stamina, flexibility, alertness and awareness so that a good result may be produced both individually and through the co-existence of our group. We all have the chance to broaden our perspectives and movement style by exploring different tastes, flares and new approaches. With respect and intelligent analysis, we will shake apart our mental and physical limitations! We will dig deep to find the confidence to believe in ourselves, and I will be with you – close to you with every move. Let us transform our existing selves and get superfresh!
This workshop has both contemporary technique and theory.
About Christina Mertzani
A choreographer, dancer and teacher, Christina Mertzani graduated from Athens State School of Dance in Greece, in 2004, and holds a degree in Homeopathy by Akadimia of Ancient Greek and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
As a performer, Christina has worked with Johannes Wieland (Germany), Stella Zannou (Greece), Peter Vosperton (New Zealand), Kostandin Mixos (Greece), Helder Seabra (Belgium), Kat Valastur (Germany), Apostolia Papadamaki (Greece) and among others, as well as performed choreographies by Wim Vandekeybus, Mark Morris and Martha Graham.
Christina has presented her creations Metamorfosis, Inside, Athenian house, Mix-up, Cube, Alternative Bodies, Stheno, Run Away, Minotaur, Beyond Illusion and video dance works Entanglement, Reborn Temptation and 60 Pulses in more than 30 countries around the world.
In the past 18 years, she has been teaching and choreographing around the world for different companies, universities, state theaters, festivals and studios for professional dancers. Some of the places she has collaborated are Sasha Waltz & Guests, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Beijing Dance Academy, Tainan University of Technology, b12 festival, one small step festival, Cie.toula limnaios, Marameo, Staatstheater Osnabrück, Landesbühnen Sachsen, Staatstheater Kassel, Staatstheater Heidelberg, Tanzbüro Basel, Staatstheater St. Gallen, Staatstheater Bern, Nachschub, HJS Profitraining Amsterdam, SOZO visions in motion, Landestheater Linz, Anton Bruckner University, Staatstheater Bielefeld, Staatstheater Braunschweig, AKBANK Sanat Istanbul and many more.
She served as a faculty member of Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria for two years (2017-2018).
Christina co-directed with Evangelos Poulinas for 9 years (2010-2018) the International Contemporary Dance Festival in Corfu, Greece, One Small Step.
Sasha Waltz & Guests, Berlin, Germany
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong, China
Anton Bruckner University, Linz, Austria
Beijing Dance Academy, Beijing, China
Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan
Circuit- Est, Montréal, Canada
b12 festival, Berlin, Germany
Academie Voor Theater en Dans, Amsterdam, Netherlands
one small step festival, Corfu, Greece
Cie.toula limnaios, Berlin, Germany
Marameo, Berlin, Germany
Dan.c.ce Cultural Center Athens, Greece
Staatstheater Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany
Landesbühnen Sachsen, Dresden, Germany
Staatstheater Kassel, kassel, Germany
Staatstheater Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Tanzbüro Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Staatstheater St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Staatstheater Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Nachschub, Basel, Switzerland
HJS Profitraining Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
SOZO visions in motion, Kassel, Germany
Landestheater Linz, Linz, Austria
Staatstheater Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Staatstheater Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
AKBANK Sanat İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
Faculty member of Anton Bruckner University, Linz, Austria (2017-2018)
Faculty member of Danceworks Berlin, Berlin, Germany (2020-2021)