Co existing – Improvisation workshop for dancers and musicians by Olga Kalantzi and Filippos Raskovic

Co existing – Improvisation workshop for dancers and musicians by Olga Kalantzi and Filippos Raskovic 1024 691 dancecenter

Saturday May 25th, 17:00-19:00
Sunday May 26th, 12:00-15:00
Free submission

Απαραίτητη δήλωση συμμετοχής: έως την Παρασκευή 24 Μαΐου
Δευτέρα-Παρασκευή 16:00-21:00 και Σάββατο 11:00-13:00, τηλέφωνο: 22810-80690

Co existing – Improvisation workshop for dancers and musicians

During our residency we will explore ways in which we can connect as musician and dancer, in an attempt not to be detached from each other. While the relationship between dance and music is inextricably linked, how do the two become one in creation and ultimately on stage?
In this workshop we will approach the dynamic between dance and music, beginning with two key factors, the body and the space. Through exercises focusing on bodily awareness, our relationship to space and interaction, we will expand our observational awareness and, in extension, communication between musicians and dancers/performers, thus strengthening the connection of the group. We will improvise in a collective process, equally fed by all participants, ultimately creating a dynamic and vibrant environment. How can we all exist together in the present, creating a new composition beyond the distinction of music and dance?

Some key words are contact, listening, support, distance, connection, time, joy.

Musicians shall bring their instruments, acoustic or electronic, and wear comfortable clothes.

Olga Kalantzi

Olga Kalantzi was born in Athens in 1994. She studied at the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering in Syros and at the Higher Professional School of Dance “Aktina” in Athens. She has worked with Akropoditi Dance Theatre in Syros and SQx Dance Company in Canada. She now lives in Athens and teaches traditional dances together with Andreas Segditsas. In 2023 she presented her solo “WRAP: a pocket guide to never escaping yourself” in Athens, Portugal and Turkey and took part in the All4fun audience theatre awards at the Ideal cinema. She also collaborates with Collective Spine for the work “La Soiree”.
She is interested in practices, improvisation tools and research on elements such as freedom and restriction, order and disorder, form and amorphousness, as well as collaboration and strengthening the connection between people.

Filippos Raskovic

Filippos Raskovic is a composer, improviser and curator from Athens, Greece based in Vilnius, Lithuania. His work creates a sonic world; accidental and composed, recognizable and unexpected simultaneously.
As a composer, he often creates interdisciplinary work with visual artists and in close relation to instrumentalists with a focus on the acoustics of objects, sculptures, and spaces. In 2021 he completed the performative installation “Echo Chambers” in close collaboration with the sculptor D.Tampakis which was developed during his FUGA residency in Spain and together with the collective UN P R 18T (Un. Processed Realities), they created “POST EUROPEAN RAGEROOM TM” a performance & pop-up exhibition shown at Centrum Berlin.
As an improviser, he self-released his first album “gentle presence” in 2020 and has performed at the Monopiano Festival 2021 at Fylkingen, Sweden, State51 Studios, London, Flatterschafft – Basel, Flatterschafft: THE END – DefDefDefinitive, Studium P, Vilnius and Chimeres, Athens, amongst others. He is also a founding member of “illucid trio” with Kazimieras Jusinskas and Gediminas Stepanavicius. In 2019 he co-founded the KRAMA collective and festival an independent initiative aiming to present a new outlook within the art scene of Athens and beyond. Finally, he is a monthly resident host at the independent web radio “Radio Vilnius” and co-producer of the show Krama Entries at movement radio.

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