DIONYSIOS ALAMANOS & DANAE DIMITRIADI
Dionysios, born in Athens, Greece and raised in Zante Island, Dionysios Alamanos started his education at the School of Music and Arts of the Ionian Islands at a young age.
He began experimenting with various styles of street dance and alongside his own research on movement, he studied at the National School of Dance, Greece. As a freelancer, he has collaborated with Hellenic Dance Company both as a dancer and an assistant choreographer for Anton Lachky’s in ‘’No more Fairytales’’ and has also performed an excerpt of Akram Khan’s ‘’Vertical Road’’. Furthermore, he has worked with Cocoon Dance Company. He is currently touring with Akram Khan Company and Sue Buckmaster’s production ‘’Chotto Desh’’.
Ιn 2016 in collaboration with Danae Dimitriadi he created his first piece ‘’Uncia’’ which has been performed in theatres and festival until today and is now on development for a full-evening version.
Danae, born in Athens, Greece, and graduated from the State School of Dance, Danae danced s a member of Hellenic Dance Company for the production ‘’Open Frontiers’’ at the Athens Concert Hall and at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival choreographies by Akram Khan, Anton Lachky and Martha Graham. In 2014 she also took part in ‘’Panorama’’ which was presented at the New York City Hall and at Odeon Herodes Atticus in cooperation with Martha Graham Dance Company. Furthermore, Danae has been taught repertories such as ‘’Kaash’’ and ‘’iTMOi’’ in London. During 2016 and 2017, she joined the company ZfinMalta Ensemble.
In 2016 she choreographed her first production ‘’Uncia’, a ten-minutes duet with Dionysios Alamanos which toured around Greece for several festivals and recently had its European premiere in Berlin. “Uncia” is now in development for its full-evening version.
Road to the Ocean
Τhrough a combination of various practices, we will focus on the awareness our movement choices. We will experiment with the detailed movement of the hands and the feet’s connection to the ground, while playing around various rhythmical patterns.
Finally, we will also share some phrases from our latest duet “Omen of Fάrιsa”
The objective of the workshop is to develop a vocabulary rich in dynamics and reach the body’s boundaries in terms of speed and stamina. We want to work in a way so the body gets stronger but also finds its way to heal itself.
D&D will be teaching as part of the intensive workshops in Athens during 8-12 August 2022.