SUPER / WORKSHOP

with Christina Mertzani

NEW DATE – 08.+09.01.22, 16:00–20:00

Dancer/ Advanced Dance Students

Fee: 95€ / 80€ Early Bird

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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.

Teaching

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)