Class Description: In the ‘Energy and Flow’ class we will start by discovering and developing our personal way of moving through improvisation and guided tasks and will then move onto set choreographic material based on floor work technique.
We will work towards awaking body connections in order to play with the quantity and quality of our energy to find the flow in our movement. We will practice body totality, presence as well as developing our strength.
This workshop challenges the physicality of the body, as well as the exploration of rhythms and speed. We aim to find efficiency in movement, especially in moving in and out of the earth, clarity and details. Expression and creativity are key points in our work, as well as the connection with the group and the ideas of self and togetherness. And most of all, in this workshop we want to rediscover one of the most amazing things: the joy and passion of dance itself!
Biography: Vivian Triantafyllopoulou comes from Greece and she graduated from Trinity Laban with a 1st class degree in Contemporary Dance. She continued as a chosen member of the Akram Khan Experiment and then she joined Jasmin Vardimon 2 professional development course, where she performed a national tour with pieces from AΦΕ, Vinicius Salles and Jasmin Vardimon.
Since then she has performed with Bittersuite Company , Vinicius Salles , Fernanda Prata, Ben Judd and Dionysios Tsaftaridis, Emily Robinson Dance, Follow Through collective and others. She was also involved in The Lowry and Rambert choreographic project as a dancer for Melanie Lomoff. Vivian was also a dancer and choreographer’s assistant for Hagit Yakira’s community project ‘On Falling and Recovery’ and rehearsal director for Hagit’s project Dance for Platinum at Royal Albert Hall (2018).She has curated a festival, choreographed performed and taught workshops for Museum of London. She has worked as a movement director for dance films. She is currently collaborating with Alleyne Dance as a dance captain and dancer for their production ‘Close to Home’ for ‘We are Lewisham’ festival.
She has performed in theaters like Royal Opera House, Richmix, Sadler’s Wells- Lilian Baylis, The Place, Bonnie Bird, Portshmouth Theater Royal, Nothern Ballet , Edinburgh Fringe and others.
She teaches with passion dance, dance theater and improvisation to kids, adults and professionals. She has taught for leading conservatoires and dance organisations such as Trinity Laban, The Place, City Lit, Greenwich Dance , National Dance Company of Wales and others. Vivian is the founder of a series of workshops ; ‘Energy and flow’, a contemporary dance workshop and ‘Movement waves’ a community improvisation workshop which happens in and by the sea.
She created her own dance company in 2019 and her work has been supported by Tripspace, Chisenhale Dance, Arts Council England, Dance cultural center and others.
She has created one long work ‘Ego Mas’ , a short duet ‘Greener Grass’ , the short dance film ‘I am’ and many commissioned works for professionals and youth companies.