A night under the stars, where the rhythm and movement meet through the dance and live music. Join as for a music and dance “rhythm exchange” at Technopolis 20 garden, on Thursday, 17th of August 2017, at 20:30.
The dancers Georgios Pillas and Ann-Sylvia from New York, will perform for a third summer at Technopolis 20, in rock’n’roll, tango, pop, waltz and African beats and also along with the songs of the first independent solo album "Ode to Self" (2017) by Maria Tombazou, all performed live by Euripides Dikaios on percussion, Spyros Socratous on double bass and Maria Tombazou on vocals.
Entrance: 10 euro
Reservations are necessary at 70002420.
A few words about the artists
Georgios Pillas: Georgios started his dance training at the age of 10, with Greek folk and Latin dances. He studied at the Fontys Dance Academy, Netherlands and simultaneously, he travelled to Barcelona, Paris and Brussels participating in dance workshops, festivals and shows. While traveling he studied with legendary dance instructors and choreographers such as Brian Green, Ejoe Wilson, Mr Wiggles, Iveta Lukosiute, Gherman Mustuc. Georgios relocated to New York City to continue his training at Broadway Dance Center through the International Student Visa Program and graduated in 2010. He has performed with the Greek Culture Center of New York, Pratt University, Arthur Murray Dance Studios, HBO Studios etc. He also competes in professional dance competitions and became champion in Hustle Dance 2015.
Ann Sylvia Clark: Ann-Sylvia started out as a gymnast at the age of 5 and continued on for 12 years. She has travelled all over Norway and Europe with the gymnastic team, but later showed more interest in dance and was accepted into the Flow Dance Academy in Copenhagen. Ann-Sylvia performed with Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams at the 2006 MTV European Music Awards. Since moving to New York, she continued her training, participated in shows and music videos, anddid backup dancing for various artists.In 2009 she became a member of the “Decadance theatre”, a hip-hop theatrical company, with which she has toured the US and the UK,and performed at the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival three times. She has appeared on “Good day New York” on Fox 5 and CBS, and on the national television show “Fake off”.Ann-Sylvia has finally been mentioned in the “The New York times”.
Maria Tombazou: she teaches classical guitar and she has been a member of different bands mainly in Greece, such as the Biotech that have releases their first record label with the Sony BMG. She composes, writes lyrics, orchestrates and records her songs, sometimes only with natural instruments, and sometimes with the help of loops, samples and pedalling effects, where the voice always has the leading role. She recently released her first independent solo album "Ode to Self" (2017) and she also co-ordinates therapeutic circles of improvised music coexistence through the voice, percussion instruments and dancing.
Euripides Dikaios: he graduated with honors from the Middlesex University (MFA Theatre Directing, Chevening Scholar), where he studied Stanislavsky and Industrial Methodology (GITIS, Moscow) and Performing Arts and Culture (ISI Bali, Indonesia). He studied directing and acting (Theatre of Changes, Athens), folk music (Philippos Nakas Conservatory, Athens) and chemistry (University of Nottingham, BSc Chemistry). This period, his main directing works is related to drama, writing, adaption of texts and the use of the modern Cypriot dialect in theatre as a serious means of expression. Evripides founded the “Paraplevros Productions” to promote independent artistic creativity in Cyprus and was a founding member also of the artspace Wherehaus 612.
Spyros Socratous: a graduate of the Music School of Paphos. This year will start his Jazz music studies specialised in Double Bass at the Royal Conservatory of Hague. He had classes with Irineos Koulouras and he attended seminars in USA run by the internationally renowned American jazz double bassist Ron Carter, who has won two Grammy awards and finally by the acclaimed jazz bassist Peter Brendler, a graduate of Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.