KDF family

10-11.7

Kalamata Dance Megaron

Vitoria Kotsalou

YUM: WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN

About the workshop

A workshop on the playful interaction between a larger and a smaller body. This workshop explores movement possibilities, games, and scores between parents and children. A common ground is created where parents and children get to know one another, learn together, and grow through shared focus, creativity, and bodily freedom. This kind of shared experience in movement allows for an exchange of values, fun, and endless possibilities. 

How do we feed off each other, how can we be inspired by each other, how can we communicate through our movement mind, how can we keep that sense of interconnectedness, how can we keep having fun while we grow as parents and children? 

This workshop is open to anyone interested in dancing, regardless of prior movement/dance experience. Throughout the workshop parents and children are invited to move, explore, and experiment in a non-judgemental, creative, and therapeutic environment.

 

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION:

The 27th Kalamata Dance Festival workshops and masterclasses will take place following the special instructions issued by the Ministry of Health, with priority given to public health and with a sense of responsibility towards the participants and teachers.

 

About Vitoria Kotsalou

Vitoria Kotsalou is an Athens-based psychologist and self-trained dancer, performer, and choreographer. Her eclectic training, not bound by any one tradition, and her constant research in a variety of disciplines and philosophies open new avenues for the role of dance. As a choreographer and artist, she is interested in creating, contextualizing, and forming new frameworks for a wider audience to engage in and experience dance. Vitoria is a founding member of the non-profit organisation RICE and the Ricean School of Dance on the island of Hydra. Since 2006, she has been an active member of the Greek performing arts scene and has presented her work at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and elsewhere. She also choreographs for theatrical performances and has been working with children, adults, and mixed ability groups in dance. Kotsalou approaches dance as a phenomenon of life, which has the potential to touch all socio-political aspects of society. Her passion, belief, and experience in the role of dance in understanding and forming relationships (human and non human) extends to her thinking through movement and her coming into contact with a different kind of intelligence that exists in all living organisms.