In this class we will study, practice, move, and dance while caring for our body to increase and preserve its capabilities. Thought simple movements we start exploring the main principles our body uses to operate, in order to progressively redefine the personal technique for each individual. With key concepts such as preparation, distance, time, volume, moving from inside out, expansion, and dynamics we develop our movement from the core while focusing on the process. By studying the body and its movement, by translating it so we can understand it, we move with a purpose to cultivate a versatile, aware and prepared body, to achieve our full potential for performance.
Maria Doulgeri was born and raised in Greece. After attending ballet and contemporary dance classes from an early age, she was admitted to the National School of Dance (KSOT) in Athens where she graduated with a Distinction. Having performed at the Open Studio in Athens and after collaborating with the Jukstapoz Company and Oktana dance- theater, Maria moved to London. There she became a member of the JV2 team before joining the Jasmin Vardimon Company for the performance of ‘Yesterday’, ‘Park’, ‘Maze’ and the latest production ‘Pinocchio’ as Pinocchio. She has recently joined the Jukstapoz Company for their upcoming production in 2018. On her journey to explore various techniques and disciplines, Maria actively participates in seminars and workshops throughout Europe with artists including David Zambrano and Rootlessroot’s research of ‘Fighting Monkey’. Maria is simultaneously working on developing her own work, such as her solo creation ‘?ARA’ (premiered at Dance Fest Akropoditi) and is also delivering classes and her latest concept 'A Performer’s Craft, About Preparation'.