This is the outcome from the photoshoooting about the Kandansky performance, held a few weeks ago in Athens, Rabithole theater.
The whole project was created by the choreographer Eos Antonopoulou and was a combination of dance and the famous painter’s, Wassily Kandinsky, work , hence the title of the performance.
Excellent work from all the people contributed!
About the Director/Choreographer
Eos Antonopoulou Kyriakidou
Studies: Graduate of Anna Petrova Higher Professional School. D.A.F. (Dance Arts Faculty) in Rome, Italy. Graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance, I.S.T.D modern Theater. Dance seminars in New York and Cannes // Performances: Work with the Nostalgia Group for the first episode of the theatrical series “Anterovgaltis – The Ripper”, of Michalis Argyros for the project “Death Wishes – Orpheus”, Renato Zanella for the project “Opus 8” // Choreography: “lifeline – hymn to Gaia”. “KANDANSKY” with the group GaiaArtGroup. “Reframing Mamory” at the Benaki Museum.
About the dancers
Studies: The Royal Ballet Lower School, The Royal Ballet Upper School//Experience: Soloist at Staatstheater Cottbus, Guest Soloist at Ballet Rosa (Halle) She won the Audience Award as a soloist with Landestheater Coburg, Opernhaus Zurich Ballet, The Royal Ballet Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet// Roles: The Nutcracker – Sugar Plumb Fairy, Snow and Chinese solo. Soloist in Sync (Nils Christe) Main pas de deux couple in Oktett (Uwe Scholz) Sybil in Dorian Gray (Lode Devos) Purcell Pieces (Nils Christe), Marie in Woyzeck, Maria in Maria de Buenos Aires, Swan Lake – Big Swan, La Bayadere – Shades, The Sleeping Beauty – Aurora’s Page//Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0oNIPwWSsc
Studies: Graduated from the National School of Dance in 2011, being a graduate of:
Royal Academy of Dance, I.S.T.D Modern Theater and Spanish Dance Society.
Collaborations: With Daniel Lommel, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Renato Zanella, Antonis Foniadakis, Marcella Manoliadis, Konstantinos Rigos, Spyros Evangelatos, Petros Gallias, Yannis Dontsakis, Panagiotis Argyropoulos, Rodoula Gaitanou, Tatiana Papadopoulou, Yannis Kakleas, Sofia Spyratou , Performing at Athens / Epidaurus and Thessaloniki Festivals, National Opera, National Theater of Northern Greece, Contemporary Dance Platforms, Documenta 14, Rabbitlab 0.1.
As a teacher: Three (3) years ballet at Konstantina Koutouzou’s School, she has adapted the movement of actors and singers at the Pimpinone Opera of ELS and is engaged in cinema as she has participated in short films.
About the musicians
Studies: He came into contact with music at the age of 10, when he met the guitarist-composer Kostas Eliades with whom he started and completed his studies in classical guitar.
With years of apprenticeship by the internationally acclaimed composer / guitarist / improviser Andreas Georgiou, he was taught jazz guitar, jazz harmony, advanced music theory, improvisation, analysis of musical forms and structures, composition approaches etc. During his apprenticeship, he received a wide range of knowledge, stimulation and guidance as to the aesthetics and philosophy of music.
While studying the guitar, he also experimented on string and wind instruments from various countries, such as sitar, sarod, didgeridoo, Tibetan horn etc. During the same period he studied classical piano with the pianist and soprano Konstantina Mantziari.
His main interest in guitar playing lies both in its polyphonic approach –as a major harmonious instrument in contemporary music ensembles on/upon which compositions and improvisations are created- and in its solo role. Since 2007, he has been experimenting with alternative ways of playing/performing on 7string guitars, creating an intimate artistic style.
Composer: He is the composer/guitarist in the Giorgos Tabakis Trio, the Multiverse Ensemble, the GaiaArtGroup, the Impulse Trio. He collaborates with musicians from jazz and creative music area, participating in various projects and concerts. He has also composed music for video art, artistic photography documentary, theatre and contemporary dance performances.
The aesthetic direction of his compositions is placed in the wider fields of contemporary European jazz.
Teacher: He teaches classical, jazz, contemporary guitar, advanced theory and improvisation in Melydro Music School (Athens, Greece).
Studies: At the age of eight he started his musical journey by learning mandolin in the Classical Athens Mantolinas, with Michael Vaindirlis as a teacher. At the same time, he began his studies as a celist at the Greek Conservatory in Athens in the class of Dana Hadjigeorgiou from where he received his diploma with excellent.
Performances: He has collaborated with various ensembles of music and orchestras. He is a member of the Arcadea String Quartet, a member of the trio of strings (along with Luminita Macavei and Liu Jing) since 2005, member of the Oticons Ensemble by performing works of contemporary cinema by P. Glass, W. Mertens, M. Nyman and others and Duo Ambne (flute-cello). He has also appeared in theatrical productions as a stage musician.
Teacher: He is a professor of Cello and chamber music in various conservatories in Athens. As a violoncellist and mandolinist he has participated in various Greek orchestras, theater and record productions, while he is a constant member of ensembles of chamber music and shapes of various musical directions.