Dublin Dance Festival

A Choreographic Methodology – Master Class | Ioannis Mandafounis

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As part of the Triple Bill performed by Lyon Opera Ballet, Ioannis Mandafounis created a captivating new solo in collaboration with dancer Yan Leiva. 

Mandafounis draws on this work, a piece that contrasts meticulous choreography with improvisation, to explore the idea of instant composition and live choreography. In this workshop, he will guide participants through physical and emotional elements that help us make choices in live situations. 

How do we behave when we are on stage, when we are performing or when we’re exposed to the audience? What is the emotional impact and how does it affect our performative skills? Explore these questions through movement and discover new techniques through practiced exercises. Participants will also have access to a film which delves into the techniques in more detail. 

Before becoming a freelance choreographer, Mandafounis was part of the Gothenburg Opera Ballet, the Nederlands Dans Theater II and in 2005 became a member of the Forsythe Company where remains a regular guest. 

Enhance your Experience 

Workshop attendees will get exclusive access to Ioannis Mandafounis' documentary film A Choreographic Methodology which will further develop the ideas and choreographic practices from the workshop. Workshop attendees will receive the film by email on the day of the workshop.

Watch Komm und Birg dein Antlitz by Ioannis Mandafounis as part of the Lyon Opera Triple Bill. Read more and book HERE.


Capacity is limited (early booking advised). Suitable for professional dancers and advanced dance students.

Booking will close 90 mins before the event. Access codes and Zoom links will be sent via email 1 hour before the event. You will need to have Zoom installed before the event (Download Here)


Photo: Nick Krummenacher

Runtime: 90 minutes

Country: Switzerland


The Cie Ioannis Mandafounis benefits from a joint support from the City of Geneva, State of Geneva and Pro Helvetia-Swiss Art Council for the season 2021-2023.