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Aggeliki Papadatou with her collaborators, has presented performances addressed to children and has organized research programs in the framework of education.
Themes that are explored are of a social and an environmental context. The creative part of the art of dance is the medium used to promote the emotional, physical and mental health of the individual by involving them into the creative process.

There is no question about the benefit and necessity of creative process in education offering “Emotional education”, “transformative education”, “achieving a body image”

(Νorth, 1990, p.51)
CONCEPTION OF THE BODY
FOTOSOMA

Moving Together - Integrating Diversity

Τhis journey started its course during winter  2006 in collaboration with Very Special Arts Hellas (today Art Together) and the Photography Laboratory of the Athens State School of Art. The workshops were held in the State School of Art, exploring the “relationship between the moving body and photography” and were attended by dancers members of  the dance group of  Very Special Arts Hellas and the students of the Photography Department of the Athens School of Fine Arts . This collaboration brought people of different backgrounds and body shapes together.

A selection of the themes researched:

  • photography as a set-design
  • photography as memory in time
  • as a framework that projects the image of the body we wish to promote

 

Τhe results of the labs were analyzed and the material was selected to produce a common performance where amateurs and professionals collaborated to find a common language to express their personal story.

FotoSoma was the result of integrating diversity in action.

It received funding from the Ministry of Culture for the year 07-08 and had the support of I.F Kostopoulos Foundation and the National Bank of Greece.

Model of Performance Reproduction

Τhis journey started its course during the winter of 2006, by the application of the laboratories aiming towards the research of the relationship between the moving body and photography.

The collaboration with Very Special Arts Hellas (www.vsa.gr) and the students of the Athens School of Fine Arts , brought people of different realms, backgrounds and body shapes together.

The labs were held in the theatre of the Athens School of Fine Arts. Among the few themes researched were photography as a set-design, as memory of a specific period of time and as a framework that projects the image of the body we wish to underline.

Τhe result was a performance where amateurs and processionals collaborated to find a common language, each one expressing his personal story, while bringing together diversity.

It received funding from the Ministry of Culture for the year 07-08 and had the support of I.F Kostopoulos Foundation and the National Bank of Greece.

This educational program promotes themes concerning rubbish and their recycling into art products. It includes the dance theater performance “Roll Scores a Goal on the Waves”, educational workshops and workshops aiming to the production of the dance theater piece “The Yogurt Sea” with the application of the “method of reproduction” with the participation of the third grade students of the school year 2009-2010 of the Athens 108th Primary School.

The program aims to develop through movement, the stories told by the rubbish that have been found in nature, to allow the students world of fantasy to flourish and offer a different point of view concerning the rubbish found at river’s, lake’s and sea shores.

By transforming the findings into art, into a dance performance, a resolution is offered about how to use the environment as well as thought offered linked to “what happens to our rubbish once it leaves our hands?”.

The overall task is to create questions about the “protection of the environment” that is connected to the notion of recycling.

This program was supported by the Secretariat of Youth for the year 2010.

MOVING NATURE

SaGiNeF

A performance approved by the Ministry of Education for 05-06 and 07-08. It contributed to the promotion of contemporary dance to the primary school students.

Its aim is through the experience of a performance to create an experience with the five elements of nature (Wind, Fire, Water, Earth, Aether) by bringing the students closer to nature and to themselves.

This project was performed in Athens and in the Provision. In 2007 it was reproduced with the participation of the sixth grade students of the 108th primary school of Athens.