Performance & Installation I Polena Kolia, “What about you? Have you been constructed?”
“What about you? Have you been constructed?”
Community dance project by Polena Kolia
28.11.19 + 30.11.19 at 7pm
Opening 28.11.19 at 7pm
Duration 29.11.19 - 05.12.19 (12am – 4pm)
Polena Kolia, the artist in residency invited by Flux Laboratory Athens in September 2019 - after being supported during Dance Days Chania – will presents the community dance project “What about you? Have you been constructed?”. The project was co-created along with intergenerational dancers who participated voluntarily during Polena’s residency at Flux Laboratory.
The recordings that are used are part of the International Archives of Popular Music (AIMP) of the Ethnographic Museum of Geneva (MEG)
Polena Kolia Petersen
Polena Kolia Petersen is a Greek-Danish dancer and community dance practitioner.
She studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London from where she was awarded the Mary Zemke Memorial Fund Prize. She is also a BSc in Psychology from the University of Copenhagen, where she taught Philosophy of Science and Research Design. She has presented her own projects amongst others at the International Contemporary Dance Festival Dance Days Chania (Let me tell you my steps, site-specific project for mature adults 65+), at Tentart Festival (Listen to our Dances, workshop & public space performance), Pocket Dance Festival (Movement Brisges, workshop for teens and adults 65+). She is a member of Kinitiras Artistic Network for Performing Arts since 2017. With Kinitiras she took part in the facilitation of the Youth Exchange Erasmus Programme-Supplicants in 2018 and she is one of the facilitators of the mature age dance group Kinitiras Ω, with which she travelled to the international festival stAGE! in Germany in May 2019. She is also one of the dancers and facilitators of the educational programme of Kinitiras “Truth or Dare” that is supported by the Ministry of Culture. In 2019 she is a resident at the Flux Laboratory Athens. She is also a member of the educational programme Skytali for primary education. She has collaborated with Persa Stamatopoulou, Youth Dance Company-Trinity Laban, Scatter Dance Company-The Place, Little Tales, Ohi Pezoume, Rafika Chawishe and Giannis Karounis, Charles Linehan, Laura Navndrup Black, Daisy Farris, Copenhagen Architecture Festival, p12 Gallery-London.
She works aiming for artistry that originates from humanness, collaboration, creativity and the experiential approach to the art of dance. Her choreographic and performative practice is based on inclusiveness and the participatory experience of dance. She thus supports the power of dance to enrich the participants as people, as dance communities and as citizens in a broader sense. She focuses on creative dance, improvisation and composition.
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