Mind your move – Zoi Efstathiou
Contemporary Dance Workshop
The workshop consists of a series of exercises which prepare the body to learn a movement phrase. The workshop focuses on the differentiation of dynamics and simultaneous alternations of qualities. It focuses on the isolation of different parts of the body through simple exercises which are characterized by sharp changes of directions. During the workshop the use of voice and intensive moving is suggested, as well as the use of different axes of the body and space.
Levels: Professionals and experienced non-professional dancers or advanced students
Zoi Efstathiou is born in Greece. Since 2016 she has collaborated with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker as a dancer in Belgium.
In 2021, Zoi collaborated with Jacob Jonas The Company in Los Angeles, where she created the original choreography ‘Gathering’. The piece is part of a short film that was produced and premiered on Films.Dance, one of the most ambitious international dance film projects ever undertaken. There were 300 artists from 55 cities in 25 countries who participated in this project during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Between 2013 and 2016 she performed with Michèle Noiret’s production ‘Hors–Champ’. Between 2010 and 2015 she collaborated with choreographer Dominique Duszynski in the productions `Sous Les Ponts` (2010), `Sotto Voces` (2011), `Walkabout` (2014) and together they created the duet `Riff` (2012-2015), which has been performed in France, Belgium and Brazil.
Meanwhile, Zoi created and performed her own productions `Mr Gingerbread Man` (2012/2018), `9 NiNe` (2014), `Chapter I` (2015), `(-)US` (2019), `We Find Each Other in the Plenum` (2021) in Belgium, Greece and Austria. Her dance duet `We Find Each Other in the Plenum` has been selected to be presented in the Rotterdam International Duet Choreographic Competition where it was one of the finalists and after an online voting the piece was first in audience’s preference.
She studied with a full scholarship in the Professional Dance School `Niki Kontaxaki – Nikoletta Bakali` in Athens (2007-2010).
Zoi is also a Psychologist (BA).