Argyro will be joined by 6 dancers from Greece as part of her residency at Shawbrook. The title of her PhD Research is: ‘The Application of the Orthodox Ascetic Practices to Choreographic Processes and Dance Performance’. During this week they will explore the effects of ancient Orthodox Rituals on the choreographic process and on our creativity. The rituals involve the practice of fasting, meditating, working in the nighttime, working in complete isolation and keeping silence. We will eventually create a dance piece as a final product and resent the work informally at Shawbrook and Queens University.
Greek dance artist and choreographer Argry Tsampazi holds a Masters in Choreography from Fonty's University in The Netherlands. She also graduated from Aristotle’s University in Greece with Bachelor degrees in Dance Teaching and Theology. Her repertoire as a dancer includes such ballets as ‘Swan Lake’, ‘Don Quixote’, ‘Paquita’, ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ as well as original contemporary dance choreographs. She has showcased her own choreographic work in festivals in Greece, Germany, Russia, The Netherlands and UK. She is currently engaged in research on a choreographic method investigating the applications of Orthodox Ascetic practices in the choreographic processes and dance performance.
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