IUAV University of Venice - Department of Theatre & Performing Arts [13/14.01 & 20/21.01.2020]
The screendance workshop under the title SOMA.CI(TY)NEMA aims to bring in dialogue the moving body (SOMA), the urban landscape (CITY) and the moving image (CINEMA) in a process of creating a series of site-specific dance events and rendering the practice of capturing movement into an event, loosely defined here as movement and action in space.
BODY & URBAN LANDSCAPE: CHOREO-SPATIAL DRAMATURGIES
Dance Days Chania (GR) 19–22/07/2019
The workshop focuses on observation and documentation techniques, choreo-spatial practices and tools that are drawn from the fields of anthropology, architecture, and dramaturgy in order to revise the body-space relationship.
MODERN & CONTEMPORARY THEATRE DANCE IN GREECE. BETWEEN MYTH & RUPTURE
SCUOLA TRINACRIA (IT) May-June 2019
This series of lectures is an attempt to outline the history of Modern and Contemporary dance in Greece by presenting the main issues that dance artists have addressed, their relationship and their rupture with what could mean Greek identity. What can we observe about the cultural, social and political frameworks of Greece of the 20th century through the analysis of the dancing body? Starting from the beginning of the 20th century and the revival trends of the Greek ideal, this series will culminate with the dance artists' vision of finding and establishing the Greek Dance Identity in order to arrive at the rupture of the generation of the 90s with the previous dance regime.
LABORATORIO PRATICO-ARTISTICO: ARCHITETTURA E DANZA
Biennale Educational 2018: from 16.10 to 28.10
Inspired by the adaptable architecture of Francis Kéré, we are applying playful ideas to the interdisciplinary workshop between Dance & Architecture that currently takes place at the Educational Program of La Biennale di Venezia. Every day a bunch of children visit the amazing site of Arsenale and together we explore how to invent, access, organise and negotiate [FREESPACE]!
Movement workshop for aspiring professional dancers at the Secondary Public School of Arts “REGINA MARGHERITA” [Italy].
Tracing, Transforming, Sharing
Choreographic Score (2017)
Devised by Ariadne Mikou with contributions by Colleen Bartley, Carol Breen, Marie-Louise Crawley, Bahar Fattahi, Paula Guzzanti, Rebecca Marta D'Andrea, Tia-Monique Uzor, Maria Gabriela Lopez Yanez, Aska Sakuta.
Discussing Theatrical Conventions & Embodying History
Lectures at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2017)
Invited as Visiting Lecturer to teach topics such as 'Merce Cunningham. A Springboard to Discuss Theatrical Conventions' and 'Postmodern Dance & Embodying History'. The lectures were part of the module Perspectives on Dance [Professional Development program on Graduate Diploma in Dance Studies, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, U.K.].
Choreographing the Camera
Workshop for the Camera at the University of Roehampton (2017)
Choreographic Scores for a Mover, a Camera and an Observer delivered as part of the Mediated Choreography module at the University of Roehampton (U.K.).
Discussion through the use of Open Space Technology about Positioning in relation to dance studies and expanded choreography, as these fields take shape across the geopolitical areas of the UK and the rest of Europe. An exploration of what dance – with its fluctuating yet clearly situational form – can offer to an understanding of positioning as a socio-political practice. Facilitated by Elisa Frasson & Ariadne Mikou during the PGR Un-Symposium at C-DaRE, Coventry University (U.K.).
The discussion will take again place during the Dance Fields Conference where we will be joined by Betina Panagiotara and Arabella Stanger.
The proposed paper is an attempt to offer the theoretical frame of the practice-as-research project called Anarchitextures (2016) and to produce an interdisciplinary theory derived from my practice. The paper was presented at the Light Moves Screendance Symposium (2016) and at Journées d' études 2017 "Installations" (Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne).
Positioning is a one-day research event dedicated to questions around the meaning of 'positioning' during the age of digital ubiquity, cultural mobility, and economic instability. The event was organised by Elisa Frasson, Ariadne Mikou and Betina Panagiotara with the support of Dr. Arabella Stanger and Roehampton Dance.
Glimpses and Visions on European Contemporary Dance
A collaborative project (2015)
An educational project with focus on Contemporary Dance under the direction of choreographer Chiara Bortoli. The project was held at Liceo F. Corradini di Thiene (IT) and it was part of the Erasmus+ Project Find Your Way Through Art, an international exchange between schools from Finland, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Spain. My small contribution consisted of suggesting and briefly analysing two recent choreographic works that I consider significant for the development of European Contemporary Dance in the new millennium.