Teatru Manoel, in collaboration with Athanasia Kanellopoulou, presents the first of this season’s dance shows entitled “In lo(e)verland” on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th October at 8pm at Teatru Manoel.
Athanasia Kanellopoulou is an internationally recognised dance artist with experience of collaborations with many important choreographers and artists. She studied at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, London (1996-1999) and in 2000 she received the ‘Scholarship for Artistic Excellence’ at Martha Graham School, New York. Contemporary companies she has collaborated with include the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, the Jasmin Vardimon Company (2006-2008), Les Ballets C de la B – Koen Augustihn (2008-2010), Rafaelle Giovanola-Cocoondance (2010-2012) and Alexandra Waierstall (2012-2013). She has also worked with many Israeli choreographers such as Lior Lev, Guy Weissman, Roni Haver, Rami Levi, Jossi Berg and with Iker Gomez, In jung Jun and Zeynep Tanbay.
As a choreographer, she has created numerous dance pieces whilst also leading workshops and classes in professional dance schools and companies in Greece, England, Germany, Malta, Austria, Belgium and Palestine amongst others. Her works have been presented in significant festivals including: the International Festival NRW of Pina Bausch, Arc for Dance Festival Athens, 3rd Bonn Dance Solo Festival ,14th Solo Tanz Festival Stuttgart , 3rd Athens Video Dance Project, Lucky Trimmer Berlin, Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Palestine, Idans Istanbul, Grandsk Festival Poland etc. In 2010 she was named by the German dance critics and Press as ‘a dancer to watch’.
Athanasia’s choreography focuses around the quest for the hidden true self. It is a search for light onto the nefarious corners of the human soul, a quest for the forgotten poesy of life.
“In lo(e)verland” promises to be one of the most innovative, daring and exciting dance shows of this season.
Elisabeth Einecke from the ‘General Anzeige Bonn’ describes “In lo(e)verland” as ‘. . A brilliantly danced, emotionally touching journey into the dangerous no-man’s land of passion. Kanellopoulou’s poetic reflection remains eerily alive.’
“In lo(e)verland” takes place at Teatru Manoel on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th October at 8pm.
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