Macao X Greece Dance Exchange Program
2018.09.24 - 2018.10.06
Activities include: Morning Class I &II, Partnering Workshop, Creation Workshop, Double Bill Performance, Scholarship to “One Small Step” International Dance Festival
"Step +” is a project which aims at connecting emerging dance festivals with Macao. This year, “Step+” connects with “One Small Step” International Dance Festival from Corfu, Greece and brings the creativity and passion in the Greek contemporary dance scene into Macao through a number of workshops and co-creations, so that dance lovers in Macao can bridge with Greek choreographers and start exploring dance together by establishing a conversation.
“One Small Step” International Dance Festival in Greece hosts a diversified range of activities, including master classes, performances, studies on movement and urban landscape etc. All such activities are inspired by and collaborated with the Festival directors and founders,Christina Mertzani and Evanglelos Poulinas, who brought many renowned international artists into the city throughout the nine past editions of the Festival. “Step+” isinspired by this and wishes to gradually build from this small beginning step an international platform of developing dance festivals for the sustainable growth of the Macao dance environment (https://enamikrovima.eu）.
From 2018.09.24 to 2018.10.06, we will invite Evangelos Poulinas and Chrisitna Mertzani to host a number of workshops, creative activities, and a performance in Macao. If you are interested in them, please read the following and register for the events!
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Morning Class I with Evangelos Poulinas
Morning Class II with Christina Mertzani
Partnering Workshop with Evangelos Poulinas and Christina Mertzani
Creation Workshop and Presentation with Evangelos Poulinas and Christina Mertzani
Double Bill Performance
* Info on Venue and Workshop Details will be emailed to participants
Fill out the online form（http://goo.gl/Ep848d）, participants will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions upon successful application. Participants in the Creation Workshop are required to submit his/her CV and related videos for ref. upon application.
Except from the Creation Workshop, the following discounts apply to all other workshops
“One Small Step” International Dance Festival
Christina graduated as a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher from the Athens State School of Dance in 2004."without trace", Christina’s first choreographic video work, got an award by the British Council in2014.Ever since, Christina has been working internationally as a choreographer, performer and teacher. She has choreographed for V.Void, Arthrosis, Di.Pe.The.Corfu, SOZO among other projects and as a founding member of “free fall”, she has presented ''metamorfosis'', ''inside'', "mix-up", “cube", “alternative bodies" and the video dance "entanglement", "reborn temptation", "60 pulses" in Greece, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Spain. As a performer Christina has worked with Stella Zannou, Kostandin Mixos, Kat Valastur, Apostolia Papadamaki, Maria Gorgia, Sofia Spyratou and danced choreographies by Wim Vandekeybus, Mark Morris and Martha Graham.
In the last 12 years, she has been teaching extensively in Europe and leading Master classes, workshops and intensives for both dancers, companies, theatres, Universities studios and dance schools such as: 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.
Evangelos holds an MFA in dance from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, a Diploma from the Athens State School of Dance and a Bachelor from the Physical Education Department, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. He has been credited with scholarships from numerous prestigious foundations, such as Alexandros S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, New York University, Greek State Scholarship Foundation and DanceWEB Europe. As a creator, Evangelos has shown work in the U.S.A. and Europe and as a performer, he has danced creations by Johannes Wieland, Maxine Doyle, Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo, Marcel Leemann, Constanza Macras, Konstantinos Rigos, Nigel Charnock, Jasmin Vardimon and Wim Vandekeybus among others. As a teacher, Evangelos has taught contemporary technique, partnering and community dance classes in Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, U.S.A. and Sweden. Evangelos is co-founder of “b12”. Since 2010, Christina and Evangelos co-direct "One Small Step" international urban dance festival in Corfu / Greece.
Artistic Director ：Lilian Ieng Chi, Kuok
Producers：Chloe Lao ｜Mary Wong
Technical Director : Calvin Lam
Deputy Stage Manager：Nicholas Tang
Assistant Stage Manager：San Fong
Admin Manager：Yuki Ng
Organized by：Ieng Chi Dance Association Macao
Sponsored by：ICM｜Macao Foundation
Venue Sponsored by：ICM
Partner：”One Small Step” International Dance Festival ｜ Free Fall ｜ARTOPIA CULTURE
Technical Coordination：Inspiration 4Cs