Christina Mertzani choreographer, dancer and teacher – graduated Athens State School of Dance in 2004, and holds a degree in Homeopathy by Akadimia of Ancient Greek and Traditional Chinese Medicine.In the last 15 years she has been teaching extensively in Europe and Asia leading Master classes, workshops and intensives for dancers in companies, theaters, Universities, festivals and studios for professional dancers. She was for two years a faculty member of Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria.
As a performer Christina has worked with Johannes Wieland, Stella Zannou, Kostandin Mixos, Helder Seabra, Kat Valastur, Apostolia Papadamaki, Maria Gorgia, Sofia Spyratou and performed choreographies by Wim Vandekeybus, Mark Morris and Martha Graham. She has choreographed in Europe and Asia for different companies, Universities, theaters and festivals.
As a founding member of the company free fall, she has presented ”metamorfosis”, ”inside”, “mix-up”, “cube”, “alternative bodies”,“stheno”, “run away”, “Minotaur”, “beyond illusion” and the video dance works “entanglement”, “reborn temptation” and “60 pulses” in more than 30 countries around the world.
From 2010- 2019, Christina Mertzani co-directed with Evangelos Poulinas “one small step” International Contemporary Dance Festival in Corfu / Greece
Class description / free fall company In this class we will focus on technique and performance of movement. As individuals but working as a team we will work with complex movement choreography while focusing on intention and the ways that we can present this movement to the audience. The main goal of this class is to open our senses, to communicate through movement, and to gain more satisfaction through our dancing.