Evangelos Poulinas Modernes Tänzertraining
Bio: Evangelos Poulinas pursued his diploma at the Athens State School of Dance under the direction of Pavlina Veremi where he performed the works of Wim Vandekeybus, Jasmin Vardimon, Konstantinou Rigou, Pascal Rioult, Martha Graham, Jose Limon and others. In 2004 Evangelos directed the dance-for-the- camera "without trace" which awarded at the 3 in 3: Short Digital Film Competition held by British Council. The same year he joins the State Theater of Northen Greece where he dances new creations of Konstantinos Rigos and Nigel Charnock. Evangelos' first choreographic work, a site specific in an Athenian house, was produced in 2005. Autumn of 2005 finds Evangelos in New York pursuing an MFA in dance at the New York University. While being in New York he presents two of his creations at Dance New Amsterdam and The A.W.A.R.D. Show. After his studies he participates as a danceweber at the Impulstanz festival in Vienna. In 2007 Evangelos joins, as a guest, the State Theater of Kassel. The next year joins the Compagnie Linga in Lausanne for the creation "Kiss Me Good Night". In 2009 Evangelos returns to Kassel for his third guest contract with the State Theater of Kassel under the direction of Johannes Wieland. Later the same year, he participates at the Tanzfaktor Interregio 2009 with his piece "male study" and performes with the company DORKYPARK/Constanza Macras. 2010 finds Evangelos being employed by the Marcel Leemann Physical Dance Theater for its production "Revolver". In 2011 Evangelos is once again engaged with company Linga for the creation and the international touring of "Falling Grace". The last 4 years Evangelos is teaching contemporary technique and partnering at the SOZO visions in motion, Kassel, and gives workshops and company classes in Germany (State Theater of Kassel, State Theater of Gießen), Greece (DAN.C.CE., week of dance/Kreta), Switzerland (Compagnie Linga, State Theater St. Gallen) and Sweden (DANSCENTRUM SYD/MALMÖ).
Class Description: The class starts with mobilizing and stretching exercises and builds gradually up to floor work leading to very physical and dynamic phrases. We will deal with ways we can organize our body so we can be more efficient, faster and smother in moving into and out of the floor. By using momentum we will descover effortless ways to performe demanding movments. We will use the gravity and the floor as dance partners that can support us and allow us to both bring our body out of balance and propel us to high jumps. In the class the participants are encouraged to take risks and explore their physicality, and by using their strengths to challenge their week points.