We are Kyveli and Giorgos, two Greek dance artists, embodied movement teachers and practitioners who dreamed of a woody piece of land as a meeting place for dance and other somatic practices.
Kyveli Kouvatsi (born in Lefkada, Greece) has graduated from National School of Dance (2021), and she is finishing her studies in School of Drama – Faculty of Fine Arts – Auth. She lives in Athens and seeks different ways to exist through dance, research, sharing and learning. Since 2020 she has been working on the practice of Losing Ground, with Giorgos Sioras Deligiannis, evolving together the research mainly in terms of teaching methodology, and facilitating a first workshop (Losing Ground | Suggestions on consensual movement) in October 2021. Since then they have been teaching open Losing Ground courses, workshops and continue their common practice. She is the co-founder and co-curator of the Unplugged Dance educational program and the artistic hosting space Paleochori in Neochori, Lefkada, Gr. In November 2022, she presented the film “About Dance Education and Other Mysteries | Interviews of graduates and seniors in 2021”, a documentary about professional dance education in Greece. With an intention to continue exploring and learning through different roles, she is currently sharing improvisation and movement research courses in Athens, Gr.
Giorgos Sioras Deligiannis
Graduate of National School of Dance (2014), dancer, choreographer and curator in the field of dance research and education. He curated Platform for the performing arts Meta (2015-2019), meetings for artistic research and creation (2018-2019) and co-curated festival Lycabettus (2020-2021). For the past seven years collective initiatives have been a main source of interest, reflection and a place to be. His personal artistic research raises questions regarding identity and creates practices that provoke the relation between the public and the private space. Since 2018 he has showcased two series of works, The Selfy Series and Regulatory Bodies, both partly founded by the Greek Ministry of Arts. Since 2009 he has been a yoga instructor and currently he has been giving classes mainly outdoors throughout the year.