Site Specific & Improvisation

Site Specific & Improvisation

The basic idea of ​​the workshop is to move, dance and communicate, letting ourselves be influenced by the space itself and what it contains. Shape, volume, light, sounds, textures, animals, people. But also ourselves. With every movement, with every small or big change, the space changes with it and the way I exist and move in it.

Participants are invited to kinetically explore the space (indoor or outdoor) and to change / influence with their main material their bodies and what they bring. The endless possibilities offered by the outdoor space itself. What “I” want to “say” or consciously add (interior space) to the body. And the others.

The lessons will be given exercises that will warm up and solve our body kinetically, dance and in contact (physical or not) with the other people who will participate.

The number of people will be limited (up to 10 people) and will be consolidated at the end of February.

The workshop is aimed at people with or without some experience in dance, but with a good relationship with their body and movement. It is essential to wear comfortable clothes, sneakers for the outdoors, and to have water with you and a change of clothes for later.

Natassa Arabatzi

He was born in Komotini, where he started classical dance in 1991. He studied at the Vocational Dance School of Thessaloniki and at the Department of Philology (specialization in Linguistics) at AUTh. Attended the workshop of Vis Motrix (Konstantinos Gerardos) 2006-2009. Founding member of the group Aniline Dancetheatre (Thessaloniki) from 2009 until today with performances and participation in dance festivals. She has apprenticed in Contact Improvisation & Partnering (Daelik & Delia Brett, Kirstie Simson & Christian Burns, Eckhard Muller & Daniela Schwarz, Yuya Fujinami & Emmanouela Dolianiti), Contemporary Dance (Alexis Tsiamoglou, David Zambrano, Ann Cooper Albright, Yan Evan , Hermes Malkotsis, Jorge Crecis, Tassos Karachalios, Christina Sougioultzi, Diego De la Rosa, Horacio Macuacua, Julyen Hamilton), static trapeze and ground acrobatics (Christina Sougioultzi, Antigoni Linardou, Camilo Bentlor,) physical theater (Eugenio Barba & Julia Varley) and stilts (Fanis Katechos). She has co-organized with the dancer and choreographer Irini Kalogira “my DANCE FESTIVAL” in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and with Vicky Angelidou the Pocket Dance Festival 2019. As an actress she has been awarded (second prize for female role) in the play “The Lieutenant” of Inismor “by Martin McDonough, (in the role of Married), directed by Spyros Athinaios (2017). As a dancer and choreographer she has been awarded together with Alexandros Gountinakis in 2017 for the duet “XXXY” at the Festival of the Fabrica complex.


Course: Site Specific & Improvisation

Where: Fabrica Art space

When: From Sunday 16/1/2022 and every Sunday 12: 00-16: 00 (Will be added, by appointment, one more meeting day per week in an outdoor urban area or park, from the end of February)

Reservations / information:

  1. (+30) 6983188790

Cost: 50 € / month, drop in: 15 € (until the end of February)