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Contemporary

Stella Zannou

Although technical elements are found in this contemporary class, the basic aim is to make dancers aware of the weight and rhythm of movement as well as to dance without fear and hesitation by using their physicality and full energy. Trying to discover and develop a personal way of moving, I encourage personal expression and personal differences to exist, by using simple improvisation exercises. At the same time, this class is a very strengthening training, preparing dancers for the dance demands of our times. Influences are found from different dance techniques as well as from martial arts. Floor work is a very important part of the class and although acrobatics and hand stands are found, these are not the main goal of the class. The focus is on the safety of the body and flow of movement. In general, this class is most often considered to be a very joyful and challenging class attracting dancers who love the physicality of dancing.

Stella Zannou has studied dance and choreography in London College of Dance, London Studio Centre, the American college of Greece (BA) and at the Greek State School of Dance. In 2006 she founded “Smack Dance Company”, in Athens, with which she has presented her own choreographic works in theatres and festivals such as the “5th and 6th Athens International Dance Festival”, “Tanzwelten 2009” - Germany, “No Ballet Festival” – 2010, Germany “Solo and duo dance festival” in Budapest (choreographed for Prosxima co), etc.
Stella has collaborated as a dancer with Clint Lutes, Walter Bickmann, Maya Lipsker, Richard Siegal , Nana Vahla, M.Klien, Nickolas Mortimore, Yannis Antoniou and Kunst – stoff, Editta Braun, Thomas Mettler, Apostolia Papadamaki, Haris Mandafounis, K.Mixos, Prosxima dance co, Landscape dance co, etc
She has been teaching contemporary dance in Germany, Greece, Italy, etc and is currently living and working in Berlin.
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