Professional Class: Martha Pasakopoulou
During the class, Martha creates an increasing rhythm and continuous build up of energy, starting from an imagery journey leading to physical movement and traveling through space. She uses improvisation ideas, physics and release-based material as tools in order to heighten awareness and explore physicality. Material such as walking, running, rolling, jumping, shaking, traveling, going to and off the floor is being used to build up stamina and to observe the body’s intelligence and functionality. The class encourages the observation of personal movement within a group.
Martha is a London based dance artist from Greece. She holds a BA in dance by the Professional Dance School of N. Kontaxaki in Athens and a Chemistry degree by the National University of Athens. In 2009, she was a member of the Postgraduate Company EDge10 at LCDS and in 2011 she completed an MA in Performance with a particular interest in improvisation scores, perception and performer’s experiential journey.
She has collaborated with various choreographers such as Wally Cardona, Robert Clark, Rick Nodine, Michael Klien, Seke Chimutengende, Leila McMillan, Robin Dingemans; with the companies backsteinhaus production (Stuttgart), Requardt & Rosenberg, Tilted Production, David Dorfman Dance and with the artists Tino Sehgal (Tate Modern/ Athens Roman Agora/Palais de Tokyo) and Marina Abramovic (Serpentine Gallery/ Benaki Museum).
She performed at The Place Prize Finals 2013 with the solo work The Wishing Well, by Eva Recacha and since 2013 she has been making her own work in Athens. In 2015 she was a recipient of the Danceweb Scholarship by Impulstanz dance festival in Vienna.