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Finding your Unique Voice Master Workshop – Choreography/Creative Process/ March 29th-April 4th , 2015 AT the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture /Greek Island Kefalonia.

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Master Workshop – Choreography/Creative Process/ March 29th-April 4th , 2015 AT the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture /Greek Island Kefalonia.


‘’Finding your Unique Voice’’ is a 6 day intensive Master Workshop

Instructor : Emily Berry

 Venue : The Ionion Center for The Arts and Culture ,   Island Kefalonia, Greece .

Time : ( March 29th April 4th 2015,  Mediterranean Spring ,Greek Easter, when the island is transformed in a mild weather Paradise in full  blossom.

Eligibility :This unique Master Workshop is open to 12-15 participants from transdisciplinary  or dancing/ performing arts background,  that are interested in exploring the creative process and to introduce /communicate /demonstrate a personal or professional project on the explored theme.

The selection will be based on the originality  and innovation of the project.

Award: The best personal  project will be warded by the Ionion Center with the opportunity of a personal presentation / performance  and  residency.

The workshop ‘’Finding your Unique Voice’’ will focus on a process to pull out of the participants their unique movement/ creative  voice as well as discovering their own unique creative process into the new –early Spring environment of the Island .  Participants will share in daily classes of movement, improvisation, discussions, and time to explore and create. The week will culminate in a public sharing of the movement/work that was discovered over the course of the week.  Participants will also have an opportunity to traverse the Island, using its rich landscapes and history as inspiration for creative explorations.  Participants will also engage in creating a site specific performance in relationship to the natural/architectural/cultural environment .

Open call is inviting applications . Dead line for applications : March 25th 2015.

Participation fee is euro 380(tax and registration fee  included), includes full housing accommodation, breakfast  and one local  traditional  hot meal(lunch).

Traveling , insurance, leisure  and local transportation expenses are not included.

The Master Workshop will offer Official Certificate of Participation

For details and the  full program  please contact: info@ionionartscenter.gr

Applications :  http://goo.gl/forms/q2f8aD9uzk


Emily Berry, MFA – Department of Health, Physical Education, and Dance

Associate Professor ,  Queensborough  Community College NY


Master of Fine Arts: George Mason University
Bachelor of Dance Arts: University of Michigan School of Music
Bachelor of General Studies in Women’s Studies and Political Science: University of Michigan School of Literature, Science, & Arts




Emily Berry : www.b3w.org

 Emily Berry is the Artistic Director of B3W Performance Group, which has performed in the

US, England and Mexico. In New York City, B3W has performed at Henry Street Settlement,

Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, BAAD!, the 92nd Street Y, The Irondale Center as part ofFlicFest, the International Dance Festival NYC, the DUMBO Dance Festival, the Manhattan

Movement Arts Center, and the Cool New York Dance Festival. The company has also

premiered two dance films in Maryland and in Switzerland. B3W received the Mondo Cane

Commission from Dixon Place where we premiered Confined in September 2010 with a threeweek

run. Emily was also commissioned to set a piece on Ann Arbor Dance Works in May of

  1. Spin Art, B3W’s newest evening length work premiered at the Irondale Center January

30th, 2014 with live music by DBR. Spin Art will premiere as a creating public art through

performance piece with paint inside of a cube in Queens in the fall of 2014.

Eva Yaa Asantewaa (Infinite Body) describes Berry’s work as “Memorable, intelligent, strong”.

“Violent but engaging” are the words attached to Berry’s work by Clare Croft in the Washington

Post. Maura Donahue (Culturbot) writes about Confined as, “Clear expression of idea in


Emily has performed with danceTactics Performance Group/Keith Thompson, Boris Willis

Moves, Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh & Company, Restless Native Dance/Tamieca McCloud,

Lesole’s Dance Project, and Ashe Moyubba/Alafia Afro-Cuban Folkloric Dance Ensemble.

Emily is a Certified Movement Analyst. She also has a MFA in dance from George Mason

University. Her Bachelor of Dance Arts was earned from the University of Michigan along with

a Bachelor of General Studies in Women’s Studies and Political Science. She has taught at

Oakland University, George Mason University, Coppin State University, Montgomery College,

and the Community College of Baltimore County. She has also taught master classes for

ACDFA, Goucher College, the College of William and Mary, the University of Michigan, and

numerous dance intensives. She is currently an assistant professor of dance and the director of

the dance program at Queensborough Community College.




Sunday  March 29th

10:00am -11:00 am – Welcome and Introductions

11:00 am-1:00 pm – Movement class

1:00-2:00 pm – Lunch

2:00pm-3:30pm – Improvisation Class

3:30pm-3:45pm – Coffee Break

3:45pm-5:00pm – Creative Process – Discussion and Exploration

5.00pm-12.00 free evening / free exploration of the area / Argostoli by night


Monday March 30th

10:00am-11:45am  – Movement/Improvisation Class

11:45am-12:00noon- Break

12:00noon -1:00pm – Creative Process – Journal writing/Discussion

1:00pm-2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm-4:00pm – Exploration/Experimentation of Creative Process/Movement Development

4:00pm-4:15pm – Coffee Break

4:15pm-5:00pm – Sharing of Explorations

5.00pm-12.00 free evening / free exploration of the area





Tuesday  March 31th

Excursion to Explore the Island

Journal Writing of Inspiration – Site Specific ideas for improvisations/performances/or inspiration for creative process/movement



Wednesday  April 1st

10:00am -11:15 am – Movement/Improvisation Class

11:15am-12:15pm – Discussion/sharing of discoveries from Excursion

12:15pm-1:00pm – Planning of 2nd excursion – creating a collective response through movement

1:00pm-2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm-4:00pm – Time to Explore Creative process/Movement

4:00-4:15 – Coffee  Break

4:15pm-5:00 pm– Sharing of explorations – final planning of 2nd excursion – creating a collective response through movement

5.00pm-12.00 free evening /free exploration of the area


Thursday April 2nt

10:00am -1:00pm – 2nd Excursion – Performing Site Specific Work

1:00pm-2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm-5:00pm – Exploring a new creative process – Developing an Idea

5.00pm-12.00 free evening / free exploration of the area


Friday April 3 th

10:00am-11:15am – Movement/Improvisation Class

11:15am-1:00 pm– Developing an Idea/Concept

1:00pm-2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm-4:00pm – Finalizing what to show

4:00pm-6:00pm – Coffee Break

6:00pm-7:00pm  warm – up

7:00pm  – Public event / Showing of explorations from the week


Saturday April 4th


Evaluation process – awarding the best participation

Certificates of participation

Good buy cocktail