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Sound of Listening

Saturday 04 November, 17:30-19:30
Free submission

Απαραίτητη δήλωση συμμετοχής: έως την Παρασκευή 03 Νοεμβρίου
Δευτέρα-Πέμπτη 16:00-21:00, Παρασκευή 17:00-21:00 και Σάββατο 10:00-13:00, τηλέφωνο: 22810-80690

Sound/Movement Workshop 

The first 30 minutes will be a warm-up session focusing on the relationship between breathing, voice, and bodily movement. We will listen to the body, considering how it both affects and is affected by the space.During the following hour, I will introduce the improvisation method that I have been practicing, incorporating sound art in my performance. The focus will be on how to listen to the space and the body, and how to return to our primordial voice prior to – or beyond – our linguistic voice. We will respond to what we hear by using sound, including voice, body, and objects.During the last 30 minutes, the participants will make instant composition for improvised performance. We will have explored how to make performance based on our study of improvisation within the space during the previous hour.* The movement will be mainly floor work, which will be intense and rigorous, requiring flexibility and strength. We will roll, fall, and swim on the floor. Everybody is welcome, but please be prepared for strenuous physical activity.


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    Improvisation in the Void

    Sunday 22 October, 11:30-13:30
    Free submission

    Απαραίτητη δήλωση συμμετοχής: έως το Σάββατο 21 Οκτωβρίου
    Δευτέρα-Πέμπτη 16:00-21:00, Παρασκευή 17:00-21:00 και Σάββατο 10:00-13:00, τηλέφωνο: 22810-80690

    Movement Workshop 

    The first 30 minutes will be a warm-up session focusing on fluidity, elasticity, and movement isolation. It will mainly consist of directed improvisation following some given instructions to create a ‘neutral’ body.
    During the following hour, I will introduce the improvisation method that I have been practicing, which is based on the East Asian idea of Wu (nothingness for non-intentional action). The focus will be on how to compose space by using movement, rather than on composing movement within space. The participants will be advised to pay attention to the direction of their gaze in order engage with the space.
    During the final 30 minutes, the participants will make instant composition for improvised performance. We will explore how to make performance based on the previous hour’s study of improvisation and composing space.


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      The journey of lost things: a children’s workshop on loss

      Saturday 7 October, 17:30-20:30
      Free submission

      Απαραίτητη δήλωση συμμετοχής: έως το Σάββατο 7 Οκτωβρίου
      Δευτέρα-Πέμπτη 16:00-21:00, Παρασκευή 17:00-21:00 και Σάββατο 10:00-13:00, τηλέφωνο: 22810-80690

      The journey of lost things: a children’s workshop on loss

      What do I lose? What have I lost? What will I lose? How do I find it? What does it mean to be alone? What does it mean not to be alone?

      These are some of the questions we explore in this workshop.

      Using movement and associative thinking as a tool, we invite children to explore together the notion of loss (of things, loved ones and time), through playfullnes and creativity.

      We invite you to play, to dance, get inspired and to inspire (us). The workshop takes place in the context of the creation of a childrens’ dance performance, co-created by Ismeni Slijper, Aggeliki Sakellariou and Myrsini Tzavara, and serves as a source of inspiration for the creation of the performance that will be presented in schools, cultural centres and festivals during the year of 2024.

      Working closely with our target group (children aged 8-12), we hope to gain a fuller understanding of the complex concept of loss through the perspective of a child.


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        1st Feldenkrais Courses Cycle 2023-24

        11 October – 29 November
        (EVERY WEDNESDAY, 19:30 – 20:45)

        Απαραίτητη δήλωση συμμετοχής: έως το Σάββατο 7 Οκτωβρίου
        Δευτέρα-Παρασκευή 16:00-21:00 και Σάββατο 10:00-13:00, τηλέφωνο: 22810-80690
        Προκαταβολή: 35 ευρώ
        * Για την κατοχύρωση της θέσης σας είναι απαραίτητη η προκαταβολή του ποσού των 35 ευρώ μέχρι και τις 07/10/2023

        Κόστος κύκλου 8 μαθημάτων: 65 ευρώ
        Κόστος κύκλου 4 μαθημάτων: 40 ευρώ
        Κόστος 1 μαθήματος: 12 ευρώ

        * Η συμμετοχή στα μαθήματα δηλώνεται απαραιτήτως στην αρχή κάθε κύκλου.
        Οι κύκλοι μαθημάτων συνεχίζονται καθ’ όλη τη διάρκεια της χρονιάς.

        Παρακαλούμε θερμά τους μαθητές και τις μαθήτριές μας να επικοινωνούν με τη γραμματεία τηλεφωνικά στο 22810-80690 ή μέσω ηλεκτρονικού μηνύματος στο email πριν έλθουν στα μαθήματα αν δεν έχουν ολοκληρώσει την εγγραφή τους κατά την περίοδο των εγγραφών.

        The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education uses gentle movement and directed attention to help people learn new and more effective ways of living the life they want. You can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. Since how you move is how you move through life, these improvements will often enhance your thinking, emotional regulation, and problem-solving capabilities.

        The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. Moshe Feldenkrais said, “We move according to our perceived self-image.” By expanding your perception and increasing awareness, you will become more aware of your habits and tensions and develop new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity, the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently, and comfortably.

        You can experience the Feldenkrais Method in two ways. Awareness Through Movement® lessons are taught in a group setting, with students following the verbal instructions of the teacher. Functional Integration® sessions are one on one lessons where the fully clothed student is guided through touch, movement and verbal instruction.

        * Τι πρέπει να έχετε μαζί σας: Άνετα ρούχα, κάλτσες, μια μικρή κουβέρτα και ένα μικρό μαξιλαράκι.
        * Συστήνεται στα μαθήματα να φέρνει ο καθένας το δικό του στρωματάκι (στην περίπτωση που το διαθέτει ήδη) και το δικό του παγούρι ή μπουκαλάκι με νερό.

        Περισσότερες πληροφορίες για τη Μέθοδο Feldenkrais:

        Vasso Giannakopoulou
        Vasso Giannakopoulou is a choreοgrapher and dance artist based in Athens, Greece. She studied dance at the professional schools of D. Grigoriadou, at the State School of dance and at the Performing Arts Center from where she graduated. Being constantly inspired by motion, she has dedicated herself to the research of the human body and this is what led her to her later studies on the Feldenkrais method.
        Since 1990 her career has been enriched with her participation in international productions and teaching of contemporary dance. In 2003 she started her career as choreographer presenting her work “Night Mirror” in the International Dance Festivals of Athens and Kalamata. She co-founded with light designer Tassos Palaioroutas “Dalika Dance Theater” in 2004.
        Her work and projects have been presented internationally and have been supported by the Ministry of Culture of Greece.
        She colaborated with D. Papaioannou and formed part of his choreographic team in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games 2004 and in the opening ceremony of the first European Games in Baku /Azerbaijan 2015.
        She is a founding member of the Dance Association of Greece, “Syndesmos Chorou”, a group of Greek choreographers with which they have carried out and presented a series of actions, and performancesat the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Kalamata International Dance Festival, in theaters and events throughout Greece.
        Αs a certified Feldenkrais practitioner has been regularly teaching group and individual Feldenkrais classes in Athens and Syros Island and organizes seminars worldwide.


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          Theatre Laboratory with Anthoula Chairopoulou

          29 September – 15 December
          (EVERY FRIDAY, 16:30 – 18:00)

          Απαραίτητη δήλωση συμμετοχής: έως τη Δευτέρα 25 Σεπτεμβρίου
          Δευτέρα-Πέμπτη 16:00-21:00, Παρασκευή 17:00-21:00 και Σάββατο 10:00-13:00, τηλέφωνο: 22810-80690
          Προκαταβολή: 50 ευρώ
          * Για την κατοχύρωση της θέσης σας είναι απαραίτητη η προκαταβολή του ποσού των 50 ευρώ μέχρι και τις 25/09/2023

          Κόστος κύκλου 12 συναντήσεων: 100 ευρώ

          Παρακαλούμε θερμά τους μαθητές και τις μαθήτριές μας να επικοινωνούν με τη γραμματεία τηλεφωνικά στο 22810-80690 ή μέσω ηλεκτρονικού μηνύματος στο email πριν έλθουν στα μαθήματα αν δεν έχουν ολοκληρώσει την εγγραφή τους κατά την περίοδο των εγγραφών.

          ‘Theatre Laboratory’ is a course dedicated to the study of the “body that talks” and the “embodied speech”. The course / workshop consists of two parts:
          A. Basic principles of stage acting and improvisation.
          B. Concepts embodiment, basic principles of storytelling.
          “The body that talks”: bearer of its own history, personal and collective. “Embodied speech”: speech that arises through the bodily function of improvisation.

          How do sociopolitical conditions shape our relationship with our bodies? Which is the necessary “content” state needed for the scene? How does the private meet the collective? How do I turn the voices of the news and the media in my head into poetry?

          We will seek to discover the body which converses, engages, listens, the body which surrenders, the revolted body, which contains our common breath, the meaning of words, the melody of meaning.
          The main source of inspiration and research will be the collection of short stories by Dimitris Mitsotakis “O kairos allaze”.

          The final goal is to create a presentation / performance that will take part at the end of the course / workshop.

          * The course is designed for adults. No previous acting experience is needed, but a desire to experiment, expose, communicate and play is absolutely necessary.

          Anthoula Chairopoulou was born in Thessaloniki in 1988 and at a very young age started competing as a professional athlete in artistic gymnastics. She participated in the Olympic games of Athens 2004. She is a graduate with honors of the Drama School of the Athens Conservatory, a graduate of the School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences with specialization in Orchestral art, and a student of the postgraduate program “Theatre in Education” of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has attended modern dance seminars and classes and has been taught acrobatics and balance technique in Moscow with Leonidi Arkaef. Since 2009 she has been working as a teacher/gymnast of acrobatics and artistic gymnastics for children and adults. She has also been giving dancing classes for children and adults teaching dances from all over the world. Since 2016 she has been working as an actress. She is a member of the self-organized music-theatre group Adespotes Skyles (Stray Bitches) with which has presented performances and plays in Greece and abroad. Since 2016 she has also been organizing theater workshops and teaching for amateur actors. Her first writing and directing work was presented at the Apollon theater of Syros in 2019 under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. From 2019 to the present day, she has also been working as a director and a choreographer in theatrical plays.


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            ANIMAL MOVEMENT Workshop with Christina Skarmoutsou

            18 – 19 Μarch

            Submission: until Saturday 4 Μarch
            Monday-Friday 16:00-21:00 and Saturday 10:00-13:00, Τel. : +30 22810-80690
            * Deposit: 20 euro

            Workshop with Christina Skarmoutsou

            Saturday, 17:00 – 20:30
            Sunday, 11:00 – 14:30
            Total duration: 7 hours

            Upon completion of the workshop, a certificate of attendance will be given, with which participants will have a 20% discount on one of the next Animal Movement level 1 training workshops, with the founder of the system, Panos Theodorou.

            Cost: 45 euros

            Submission: until Saturday 4 Μarch
            Monday-Friday 16:00-21:00 and Saturday 10:00-13:00, Τel. : +30 22810-80690
            Deposit: 20 euro

            ANIMAL MOVEMENT is a dynamic practice based on the primitive movements and imitations of animals which contributes to the improvement of strength, the development of endurance, dexterity, balance and agility. Coordination of movements combined with speed contributes to the connection of the nervous system while at the same time slow isometric movements support and strengthen the nervous system.
            On the weekend of March 18-19, we will do an introduction to animal movement techniques, we will see the basic positions and their transitions, we will create flows and finally we will integrate this knowledge into a combined flow of animal movement and yoga. We will explore how to use each movement, and how to compose your own flow.

            Saturday 18/03/23
            17:00 Arrival at the venue, tea, meeting circle
            17:30 – 19:00 Animal Movement Workshop
            – Basic positions, imitations and movements of animals
            – Connecting exercises and transitions, mobility exercises
            – Create small flows
            19:30 – 20:30 Animal Movement Practice
            – Creating a flow with what we have been taught earlier
            – Practice of flow by the whole team

            Sunday 19/03/23
            11:00 – 14:30 Animal Movement & Yoga Flow
            – Arrival at the venue, tea, time for questions
            – Warm up
            – Building a step-by-step combination flow
            – Flow practice

            Christina Skarmoutsou
            Christina, after studying marketing, costume design, interior design and working in this field, chose to dedicate her energy to the transmission of yoga knowledge with the motivation to share with other people the benefits she experienced as a practitioner.
            Thus, in 2016 she completed the first 200-hour Hatha Yoga teacher training with Andreas Proveleggios and began the teaching journey that continues to this day with joy and creativity.
            She continued to train alongside notable teachers with the aim of both deepening the philosophy and techniques of yoga, as well as specializing in topics such as orthopedic and musculoskeletal diseases (Raja Yoga 300hr with Andreas Proveleggio, Biomechanics and Yoga with Tina Zymaraki, Yoga Anatomy at Yoga International).
            Over the years, she wanted to enrich her knowledge about the body, movement and healing through it. She was trained and certified in Animal Movement by Panos Theodorou and in Aerial Yoga by Grafts.
            Her lessons have variety, flow and harmony.
            More information:


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              Training course in Thai yoga massage with Vangelis Varis

              November 5-6 | December 3-4 | January 21-22 | February 11-12

              Submission: until Saturday 29 October
              Monday-Friday 16:00-21:00 and Saturday 10:00-13:00, Τel. : +30 22810-80690
              * Deposit: 40 euro

              Training course in Thai yoga massage with Vangelis Varis
              Assistant: Nabil el Bararge

              Duration: 4 weekends
              Schedule: Saturdays 15:30 – 20:30, Sundays 10:30 – 14:30 & 17:30 – 20:30

              Cost: 80 euro/weekend
              Cost for 4 weekends: 300 euros

              * A certificate will be given for the completion of the 4 workshops

              Thai yoga massage
              What is a Thai yoga massage? Where does it come from? Who can practice it and in what cases? Questions that take hundreds of words to explain. But according to the experience of experts, the best way to answer them and perceive them, understand them is through the experiential way.
              This is exactly what we will do in beautiful Syros, in four weekends. A seminar, based on the principles of Thai yoga massage. The qualities of acceptance, selflessness, empathy, and compassion. Intended to teach, or remind those with experience, a complete full body session in the supine, stern side position. By learning and practicing techniques that relieve and unblock accumulated tensions on a physical and energetic level.
              The physiology and anatomy of the human body will become our navigator so that you understand as best as possible why we choose to use each technique. In addition, however, the lecturer, in and by his capacity as an osteopath, will introduce you to the marriage of these two therapeutic approaches which is the evolution of Thai massage nowadays.
              The seminar is addressed to beginners or those who, seeing a friend, acquaintance, family member, want to touch or “squeeze” them, or to those with experience who want to refresh their knowledge. What is certain is that after this, touching your fellow human beings will never be the same.

              Vangelis Varis
              Vangelis Varis was born in Athens, Greece, and for the last 22 years he has lived on the island of Evia. He was introduced to the oriental arts through Tai Chi and Yoga, after that it was easy to flow with the beauty of Thai Yoga massage.
              At the Sunshine House he met his first, and very special teacher and mentor, (Krishna) Takis, who has been a strong influence since 2009. Many otherm amazing teachers came on his way and shaped his practice: David Lutt, Arno L’Hermitte, Rosemary Wallach, Felicity Joy, Gabriele Schüers, Pau Castellsague, Itzhak Helman. Always a student, yet with some of them, also an assistant and therapist in their courses since 2012 around Greece and abroad (Vienna, Zurich and more). Other techniques that have greatly influenced him are OsteoThai, Chi Nei Chang, Lomi-Lomi massage, but the craniosacral rhythm has been his greatest passion and talent.
              Since 2016, deeply inspired by the scientific western approach of Osteopathy, he has begun a new journey at SICO (Swiss International College of Osteopathy), which has provided him with a unique touch in his treatments and has greatly influenced his teachings. Having successfully completed his five years of study, he has managed to combine all the therapeutic techniques, approaching holistically and uniquely each patient.
              Today he maintains his own treatment center, teaches massage seminars in Greece and abroad as well as gives therapeutic sessions.
              Treatments and workshops:


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                Fragile bones – Masterclass with Sevasti Zafeira

                22 May, at 21:00

                Submission: until Saturday 22 Mayr
                Monday-Friday 16:00-21:00 and Saturday 10:00-13:00, Τel. : +30 22810-80690
                Free submission

                Fragile bones

                The aim of this seminar is to create an environment that favours self-discovery, tenderness, and care towards ourselves.

                Through improvisational instructions, exercises, and movement phrases, we will work extensively on pauses, slow speed, isolation of body parts, and the detail of movement. The goal is to practice how we can value the simplicity of the moment and see where it can lead us.

                We will mainly focus on our spinal column and limbs in order to highlight the fragile aspect of our body.

                In the context of the Artistic Residency with project title: “Antara 2.0


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                  Annual Courses with Corine Matheron

                  15/09/2022 – 3/06/2023

                  * Fees are paid in advance at the beginning of the academic year

                  200 euro/year for classes of 1 hour (Introduction to dance, Jazz – children, Zumba)
                  280 euro/year for classes of 1 1/2 hours (Jazz – Teenagers/Adults)

                  Tel. Num.: +30 22810-80690, E-mail:,


                  Introduction to dance (children 6-7 years old)
                  The age of 6-7 years is the period of all discoveries. The course introduces children to dance through play and is based on a story through which the basic principles of dance are approached. Children learn to relate to music and space, recognize different body parts and enhance their imagination through the joy and pleasure of dance.

                  Jazz (Children – Teenagers/Adults) 
                  It is a dance form with roots in the African-American jazz music and the tap dance. The course incorporates elements of modern dance techniques to strengthen the body’s core, study rhythm and precision, as well as movement isolation. In addition, the course aims to the complete harmony of movement with music, as well as to the dance with theatricality, emphasizing on expressiveness and the personal style. It includes exercises and choreographies that combine elements of modern dance and musicals.

                  Zumba (adults 50+)
                  Zumba is a fairly recent type of movement that combines dance with gymnastics. The rhythms are often Latin but not only. The course teaches, among others, the basic steps of merengue, salsa, reggaeton, cumbia, bachata, bhangra, cha cha as well as steps of African dances.
                  The class is aimed at women and men over 50 who have never taken a dance or fitness class and want to be gently introduced to these rhythms.

                  Corine Matheron
                  Corine is a French dancer and dance teacher. After a long career in classical dance, initially studying with a star of the Bordeaux Opera from the age of 5, and a career as a dancer in Tessa Beaumont’s company in Paris, she decided to pursue a freer style of dance, Jazz. She began her apprenticeship at a dance academy in Paris and went on to study the technique of Matt Mattox, the pioneer of jazz dance in France. She then decided to teach this technique and obtained a university degree in classical and contemporary dance studies, jazz, but also primitive expression, as well as dance psychotherapy, and percussion with dance accompaniment. Completing her studies, she attended a conservatory where she was taught anatomy and physiology of dance, as well as the history of music and dance. Finally, he participated in a seven-month pedagogy internship.
                  In the beginning, she taught in Paris, where she won first prize from the jury of the animation centers of Paris. She continued her career in Nice, where she taught jazz and Cuban salsa.
                  In recent years, she has been running a dance association in central France, where she has taught all age levels. She is also passionate about African, Oriental, and Hip Hop dance, and is a certified Zumba instructor.
                  Corine recently moved and lives in Syros.


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                    Soeine Bac

                    21/10/23 – 10/11/23

                    Performing Arts
                    Title of the project: “No Man’s Land: Songs of Absence”

                    Description of project:

                    The term “no man’s land” became historically significant in the First World War, when it referred to an unoccupied area between opposing armies. Interpreting the phrase ‘no man’s land’ in a metaphorical sense, I imagine a place where humans stand in their pur-est existence as animals striving to survive.
                    ‘Songs of Absence’ is the first segment of my performance series ‘No Man’s Land’, which is based on this premise. It is based on the character Lavinia in Shakespeare’s ‘Titus An-dronicus’. Lavinia is the daughter of Titus, a general in the Roman army who is engaged in a cycle of revenge. ‘Songs of Absence’ is developed from the scene in which Lavinia has been raped, her tongue and hands were cut off by the assailants, and she is then hung from a dead tree trunk. She is stripped of her most fundamental human abilities to communicate. Yet, as she is physically pared down, her narrative and thematic im-portance escalates.
                    This seemingly paradoxical power of Lavinia’s silence heightens the sense of hearing. The primordial energy of the silence fills the absence of sound, like that of a wordless animal in no man’s land.

                    Open presentation: Sunday 05 November 2023
                    20:30, Free Entrance

                    Improvisation in the Void (movement workshop)
                    Sunday 22 October 2023, 11:30-13:30
                    Free submission

                    Sound of Listening (sound/movement workshop)
                    Saturday 04 November 2023, 17:30-19:30
                    Free submission

                    Soeine Bac

                    Soeine Bac is a Korean-born immigrant to Canada. She studied studied visual art, media art, and dance in Canada, and continued this study in the UK, focusing on intuitive intention in art. She surveyed unintentional forces that drive the artist to create artwork with a specific trajectory. To further study this improvisational intention, she turned to East Asian philosophy, which emphasizes removing one’s intentional mind to discover – instead of decide – choices in practicing life, and to unify mind and body.
                    Although she has been influenced by Western cultures, she pursues the natural world of matter in finding her sense of self, trying to maintain a holistic perspective beyond all her cultural backgrounds. Improvisation then became her method for art and for life. She regards art as a form of living, not merely as an institutional discipline; she aims to create a kind of art that is consistent with the way we experience the world.
                    The initiation of this process started when she directly encountered the ancient East Asian idea of Wu (doing without intention) behind ‘Nature art’ during her artist’s residency at YATOO in 2015. The art form had been developed by some local Korean artists in reaction against the domination of Western culture after the Korean war. While its Western parallels, such as Land art or Earth art, employ nature to fulfil the artist’s visions, the artists of Nature art allow themselves to be transformed in encounters with nature, while minimizing human intentions and thus interruptions. She took this state that requires the absence of human intention as the base of her practice of improvisation.
                    Since then, she has been studying Zen Buddhist yoga and drumming for meditation, and Aikido in order to better understand the state of Wu for improvisation. Along these lines, she has been researching intuitive consciousness in improvisation, and instant composition of movement.
                    Her work is often site-specific, and she pursues an aesthetic of the ordinary, seeking the spiritual aspect of art and how it is revealed in life.

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