The Artistic Development Programme, April – December 2015



Workshop title: Giving and receiving feedback

Leader: Bush Hartshorn


a) To give artists an introduction to basic Non Violent Communication (NVC) and Neuro Linguistic Programming ( NLP) principles which can be applied in many scenarios both personal and professional.

b) To increase awareness of the role of the feedback process in the artists’ choreographic development.

c) Introduction and practice in one shared feedback methodology based on the Liz Lerman’s Critical Response.

d) To increased clarity and confidence, sense of purpose, efficiency of action and sense of responsibility.

 Biography: Until January 2015 Bush was the Artistic Director of Dansehallerne in Copenhagen Denmark, the largest building for Dance in Northern Europe. Throughout the nineties he was Artistic Director of the Green Room Manchester UK, one of a few venues in the UK to support innovative performance work at that time. He then relocated to mainland Europe to work as a festival Director and Dramaturg in Belgium and the Netherlands (De Beweeging and Rotterdam Festivals) and after that returning to the UK to direct one of the National Dance Agencies, Yorkshire Dance. Bush undertakes many shorter projects particularly mentoring artists. He led an annual mentoring programme for Daghdha Dance in Ireland in addition to mentoring young artists in Germany, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Uk and Denmark. Throughout the last thirty years he has formed and contributed to a number of international networks and various artistic juries and councils. He is regularly asked to contribute lectures, workshops and similar around the world.

Dates: 21st-25th  of September 2015

Time: 10:00-15:00

Venue: Dance House Lemesos

Cost: € 80

The workshop in open for Dance Artists


  1. a) a short piece of choreographic material (1-3 minutes)
  2. b) full participation (5 days)

Apply for the workshop:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A short answer to the following question : ‘Why you would like to take part in this workshop’

Please send the above documents to the following email address:

More information:

T: 25-340618


The Programmes in detail

Residency in Choreographic Research

Offering the conditions for safely discovering oneself

where time can be spent on what seems nothing

but is everything

which leads to

the moment of creation!

The residency programme aims at helping the artists to verbally and physically articulate their work as well as guide them to start discovering their own choreographic voice.

The residency is both for new choreographers that have been active for a few years only, as well as more mature artists that need to rediscover their work and look at it with a fresh eye.

Residencies are chosen by a distinguished international selection committee composed of artists, and cultural leaders across all disciplines whose names will be announced in a week’s time.

In addition to creating and developing their work, artists will share their creative process at the Dance House with the community through open rehearsals, workshops, and artist’s talks. We believe this is an important growth experience for artists as they learn to talk about their work, interact with the public, and receive audience feedback as they move forward in the process of creation.

The residency will consist of:

– 6 weeks residency spread in 2 periods (Spring and Autumn)

– Choreographic presentations of the work in progress at the end of each period

– Collaboration with a mentor which the artist can propose or choose from our list of collaborators

– Feedback sessions

– A presentation of the work in progress at the Open House festival 2015

– The participation in the summer workshops at Bassano del Grappa

– An activity that involves the community (presentation, workshop, talk)

-Lectures and talks on dance production and management by Argyris Arrgyrou

– Participation in the one week workshop of the Open House Festival with Bush Hartshorn

– The final performance of the finished work in December at a theatre in Limassol

– Connections with our partner institutions in Europe for the opportunity of continuing the research next year abroad.

Residency for Education

Where artists can share their research

Practice their methodologies

Connect through the physical

Gain knowledge by giving information

The residency programme aims at helping the artists to discover, practise and share their methods of work with the community of professional dance artists and the community of dance followers in general.

The residency is for dancers or dance and physical practice teachers.

Residencies are chosen by the Coordinators of the programme and Dara Milovanovic (Associate lecturer in the Dance Programme of the University of Nicosia)

The residency will consist of:

– 4 weeks residency spread in 2 periods (Spring and Autumn)

-presentations of the work at the end of each period

-an activity that involves the community (presentation, workshop, talk)

-Participation in the week long workshop with an international teacher on August 31st to September 5th (name to be announced soon)


Selected Artists for choreographic research:

Julia Brendle

Julia Brendle and Marios Konstantiou started their artistic collaboration in January 2014. Julia studied Dance at Palucca School/Dreden, Codarts/Rotterdam as well as Dance Studies at FU/Berlin. After collaborating with different choreographers in Holland, Germany, England and Cyprus she started making her own pieces in 2011. She’s a lecturer at the University of Nicosia since 2010. Marios studied Theater Acting at the Drama School of  Theatre Technis-Karolos Koun, in Athens and worked in various productions in Greece and Cyprus. He is specifically interested in physical theater. Marios also works as a drama teacher and Greek language teacher in secondary schools. Julia and Marios started their research on personal rituals and gestures with their piece “within and between“ that was premiered at the Contemporary Dance Platform 2015, in Cyprus and has been invited to the  Kalamata dance festival, the International Dance Theater Festival in Warsaw and the European Festival in Cyprus. Their current collaboration is based on physically developing and understanding different physical and emotional states that the body transforms into when intensifying certain behavioral patterns in various settings.

Kalia Maliali

Kalia is a performing artist and choreographer from Cyprus. She studied Classic and Contemporary Dance at Despina’s Gregoriadou Dance School in Athens and MFA Choreography & Performance at Roehampton University of London. In 2009, she obtained the 2nd National Scholarship for Performance Studies by IKY Foundation of Greece and since 2010 she has been working on solo and collaborative performances for the stage, sites and screen. In 2012, Kalia participated in the Emotional Bodies and Cities – Artistic Program that promotes collaboration, research and mobility between Cyprus, Dublin, Riga, London and Bucharest, while in 2013 she also took part in IFA Inteatro Festival Academy in Italy, a mentoring program that supports collective collaboration, research and creation. Kalia’s work is diverse, shifting from dance to performative acts, texts and installations. Within these channels, her interest in choreography is how it can operate as a syntactic tool of any mental, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social utterance. Ongoing focus of her is the human body and its necessity to re-invent ways and expressions to communicate complex and shifting perceptions of social and fictitious apparatuses in the search of new perspective(s). Among others, as a performer she has worked with Maxine Heppner, Matej Kejžar, Simon Ellis, Rosemary Lee, Lia Haraki, Evangelia Kolyra, and Konstantinos Michos. Her work has been presented at various creative structures and festivals in Athens, Stockholm, Cyprus, Italy, Berlin and London. Today, apart from performing, Kalia also writes and coordinates educational workshops, which aim to teach via disseminating pre-existing knowledge and methods, as well as drive questioning upon established practices and notions in order to problematize and discover the hidden affinities of image, language and movement.

Arianna Marcoulides

Studied at SEAD (Salzburg) 2001-2004. Between 2007-2009 studied at the Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Frankfurt) for an MA in Contemporary Dance Education.

Choreographed “Fellow People” (2009), “Reform” (2009), “About Side Walks” (2010), “Shelf life” (2011), “Along the Way…Forgotten” (2013), “Step.4.2” (2014) and “Stomach Rumblings” (2015).

Α DanceWeb scholarship holder (2011). One of the resident artists of the E-motional Artistic Research Programme.

Movement coordinator and coach for the theatre piece, “Faust” under the direction of Stephanos Droussiotis for the Kipria Festval (2013).

Resident artist at the Old Vinegar Factory performance space (Limassol/Cyprus) in April 2013 and December 2014 and at Dance House Lemesos in September 2014.

Her latest project ‘In Another’s Shoes’- part of the Moving The New, Choreographic Residency 2015 at Dance House Lemesos- is about the study of movement of other people through their clothing and how this exploration of transformation can bring you closer to your own identity.

Selected Artists for educational development:

Eliza Kapodistria – Hip Hop

Οι Hip hop τάξεις της Ελίζας Καποδίστρια είναι περιέχουν μεταδοτική διασκέδαση. Με ένα στυλ έντονης ενέργειας και ενθουσιασμού, θα φέρει την ιδιαίτερη γεύση του χιπ-χοπ σε αυτή την εκπαιδευτική φιλοξενία. Ο κύριος στόχος της Ελίζας είναι να ερμηνεύσει την πολυπλοκότητα του ρυθμού μέσα από την κίνηση και εξάσκηση συντονισμού. Οι χορογραφημένοι συνδυασμοί θα χρησιμεύσουν ως εργαλείο για τη μουσική εξερεύνηση και θα επιτρέψουν στους χορευτές να έχουν μια παιχνιδιάρικη αλληλεπίδραση. Η Ελίζα ενθαρρύνει έντονα κάθε συμμετέχοντα να εξερευνήσει τη σωματικότητα του μέσα από το προσωπικό του στυλ και να ανακαλύψει την ελευθερία μέσα σε αυτό. Εκτός από τους χορογραφημένους συνδυασμούς η κάθε τάξη θα τελειώνει με ένα free style αυτοσχεδιαστικό μέρος, που είναι ένα βασικό στοιχείο του χορού χιπ χοπ προκειμένου να ενθαρρύνει την προσωπική έκφραση σε συνδυασμό με την κατανόηση της συγκεκριμένης τεχνικής.

Hamilton Monteiro-Contact Improvisation 

Ο Hamilton διδάσκει αυτήν την ιδιαίτερη τεχνική χορού ως μια αλληγορία μιας φιλοσοφίας ζωής που βασίζεται στην εμπιστοσύνη, την εγρήγορση, και την ισορροπία. Η ιδεολογία του βασίζεται στην έννοια της αποτελεσματική χρήση της αναπνοής ως οδηγό. Μέσα από το contact improvisation, οι συμμετέχοντες μαθαίνουν τη φυσική ευθύνη για το σώμα τους, καθώς και για το σώμα του συντρόφου τους. Σε αυτό το ασφαλές περιβάλλον, οι αυτοσχεδιαστές ενθαρρύνονται να επικοινωνούν εσωτερικά και εξωτερικά μέσω του μυικού συστήματος με τον εαυτό τους και με την ομάδα που τους περιβάλλει. Ο απώτερος στόχος του μαθήματος θα είναι η δημιουργία ενός Contact Improvisation jam – μια σωματική εμπειρία διασκέδασης της κοινότητας!

About the programme:

The programme serves the goals of the dance house that focus on encouraging the continuous progress of local choreographers and dancers, audience development, and the involvement of the artists within the broader European dance reality.

The Dance House is part of a growing international network (EDN) of like-minded institutions and offers resident artists the opportunity for personal and artistic development within this network of contacts.

Apart from the annual residency programme, D.H.Lemesos has been offering residencies for dance artists through its participation in several programmes like the EU Programme E-Motional Bodies and Cities, the EU Programme Act Your Age, the EU Programme Leim and through its Open House Festival artistic development programme.

This year the residency programme will host 2 kinds of residencies and offer different kinds of activities and actions for each of them

Residencies for Choreographic research

Residencie in educational development

Coordinators of the programme are Lia Haraki (Artist / President of the D.H.Lemesos board) and Argyris Argyriou (D.H.Lemesos Director of international relations)

Our international collaborator is Roberto Casarotto (OPERA ESTATE FESTIVAL and Centro per la Scena Contemporanea – Bassano del Grappa, Italy) for the choreographic residencies

Our local collaborator is Dara Milovanovic from the dance programme of the University of Nicosia for the educational residencies.

The Dance House Lemesos Residency Program is made possible by the Cyprus Ministry of Education.