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Masterclass workshop presentation of Euripides Laskaridis


Director, filmmaker, performer and 2016 Pina Bausch Fellow Euripides Laskaridis will lead a workshop on performance tools coming from his artistic research on ridicule and transformation, and his background in physical theatre, Greek theatre and dance theatre. Using wigs and his concept of stage topography, Euripides will provoke the participant’s imagination towards unveiling the poetry that lies beneath absurdity. Suitable for performers from all disciplines and performance students.


Euripides Laskaridis is a Greek stage director, short-filmmaker and performer who is strongly interested in the theatrical impact of the body. His theatre background escalates strongly in his work, which plays with themes of ridicule and transformation. His choreographic exploration is at the core of today’s demarcation between different forms of performing arts. He began performing in 1995 in collaboration with many directors, among them Robert Wilson and Dimitris Papaioannou and in 2009, he founded the Osmosis Performing Arts Co. Their latest work Relic, one of the pieces of the prestigious Aerowaves 2015 list, still touring has already been invited at major international festivals and venues such as the Dublin Dance Festival, Biennale de la Dance Lyon, Palais de Tokyo/Theatre de la Ville Paris, LIMF Barbican Pit and others. Euripides was awarded one of the four inaugural Pina Bausch Fellowships for 2016 to closely follow Samoan director/choreographer Lemi Ponifasio at work in Europe, New Zealand and Chile.