International Performing Arts Festival
2022
08.01–21
LT
Events
The workshop for professionals by Euripides Laskaridis

Ridicule and Transformation

Greece

Euripides Laskaridis, a renowned creator and performer, invites stage professionals to a two-day transformative workshop at Kaunas Artists House, where artists will be encouraged to rediscover themselves and release their creative potential in new ways.

The works of Euripides Laskaridis are notable for being at the intersection of dance, theatre and visual arts. Therefore during his workshop, Euripides Laskaridis facilitates performative tools coming from his artistic research on ridicule and transformation. In combination with his background in physical theatre and Ancient Greek drama, he utilizes anything that’s considered exterior, working in-depth, from the outside in. With his persistence on each of the 18 selected participants’ unique artistic texture, he will instigate the imagination of the performers towards unveiling their creative potential.

The open call is mainly addressed to those who have some experience, professional or amateur with dance and performance. Those interested in participating in the workshop are invited to send the following information electronically to the email osmosis.workshop@gmail.com:

  • a short bio;
  • 1-2 portrait photos;
  • a hyperlink to a video from their previous artistic work and/or their participation in another production, giving clarifications and indicating their role;
  • selected participants have to bring a full-body mirror that will be used during the workshop. Please confirm if you can bring a full-body mirror to the workshop.

Applications open till 21 July 2022. Applicants will be informed on 22 July 2022.

The workshop is a part of a two days series of events taking at the Kaunas Artists’ House KAMARES V.01 // THE HOUSE OF RIDICULE & TRANSFORMATION. 

 

Director and performer Euripides Laskaridis tackles the themes of ridicule and transformation. He studied acting in Athens and direction in New York. Euripides Laskaridis has been performing since 1995, working with such directors as Dimitris Papaioannou and Robert Wilson. In 2009, he founded the Osmosis Performing Arts Co. The company’s first solo work, “Relic”, premiered in 2015 and continues to be sought out worldwide. Euripides’ second work “Titans” is an international coproduction between Greece, France, Canada, The Netherlands, and Portugal. It premiered in 2017 and like “Relic”, it continues touring worldwide. In 2019, Euripides created “Elenit”, a coproduction between Greece, Spain, France, Canada, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands. “Elenit” is presently touring worldwide, in spite of the pandemic’s hold-backs. In 2016 Euripides was awarded one of the inaugural Pina Bausch Fellowships.

Past events

August 11 (Thursday) 10:30 - 12:30
August 12 (Friday) 10:30 - 12:30