Friday, July 01, 2016

Project CREATIVES - MAWGUERITE / COMMUNAUTE / Photo by D.Tsiapkinis


































Another season ends...Richness of human exchanges, artistic expressions, educational adventures...

With the Omnivion company the main axis was dance and mental health : Newtopia 3 in Tours (France), Marrakech (Morocco) and York (U.K.). Next season I will be directing Newtopia 4. Stay tuned on omnivion.net for updates(billingual french-english site). 


With the Mawguerite association, I choreographed 4 pièces for children and amateur adults and danced a legendary repertory piece by Bernardo Montet : O.More (2002).


I wish you all a peaceful and inspiring summer time! More news on September.


Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Cover this brain...




































Cover this brain...

Cover this brain
Bring the foot to the sky
Kneeling will comfort no one
Screaming has been prohibited long time ago
The inspector is being severely inspected
There is no return from here on
(Has there ever been?)
Encouraging the madness is of ambiguous intentionality
Nevertheless you have been chosen
You who’s watching me
With your potential faces
Questionable soulfulness and the such
Rediscovering constantly who we are
Slowing down the massacre
Does it make any sense?
Breathing softly in the middle of a crashing implosion
No wonder this will change us all…


Dimitri Tsiapkinis,

York, November 2015


Wednesday, April 27, 2016









































Integral Body series : New course by Dimitri Tsiapkinis for the dance students of the National Conservatory of Brest (April-June 2016). Studying anatomy with fascia awareness...

Monday, June 22, 2015

I love...narcissism! (Back to publishing...)


Facebook has taken a lot of our attention in the past years. Immediacy and speed, access to a larger audience than our (relatively) slow-food for thought publication on the web or paper editions. The need to publish, to share our thoughts, to be heard, to exist through intellectual exposition and dialogue...A dose of narcissism seems inevitable in order to support our exposition issues. 

Similarly in the arts we seek recognition from a larger audience; larger than the local trinity : me, myself and I. Unhealthy narcissism however creates an amount of dissonance in human societies. What is an unhealthy narcissism? I'd better let this question be answered from my psychologist friends. But if we transcend the local subjective phenomenon of narcissism or self-esteem and re-contextualize it as a creative force in human societies, we might consider it as a local accelerator of change. 

Individualism, despite the fact of being a social flaw according to many scholars, might also offer opportunities for evolution; especially if it integrates the domain of art.  Singularity seems to have a tendency to question authority; scientific, political, cultural...Singularity, supported by a certain dose of egocentrism, might create the necessary tension to redefine social values. Dialogue and debate among leading singularities are, I think, at the base of the democratic concept.  Are all egocentric artists necessary for the evolution of our societies? I would answer with a question : Are all members of a society necessary for the evolution of the society in question? 

Multireferentiality and complex thinking might be important allies for questions regarding human evolution in our spatiotemporal context...In other words...it's complicated. The need of simplicity - although functional and often necessary - drives me sometimes, as a citizen and an artist, in the trap of idealizations. My favorite idealization in the game between Singularity versus Universality is Holism : 

Holism is a partial, one-dimensional, and simplifying vision of the whole. It reduces all other system-related ideas to the idea of totality, whereas it should be a question of confluence. Holism thus arises from the paradigm of simplification (or reduction of the complex to a master-concept or master-category). 

EDGAR MORIN
(Source : https://manoftheword.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/morin-paradigm-of-complexity.pdf)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Delirium Tremens in Marrakech!

One more performance of Delirium Tremens, the 6th of March at 20:00 at the French Institute of Marrakech, in Morocco!

Reserve your flights for the 7th edition of the ON MARCHE Festival, March 3d to 11th.

Performance identity :

Delirium Tremens
Conception, performance : Dimitri Tsiapkinis
Video creation : Maud Martin
Costumes : Rose-Marie Melka
Lighting design : Jean-Philippe Filleul
Production & Communication : Art Minds
Co-Production : National Choreographic Center of Tours
Subsidy : Greek Ministry of Culture

Delirium tremens seeks to evolve it's protagonist's view beyond a dualistic intellectual tradition and promote awareness through inclusion : Integrate and transcend rather than just polarise and resist.
It promotes a non rationalist catharsis for its protagonist; through recycling of raw psychological states and intellectual schemes.

Psychoanalysis, archetypal psychology, and gestalt therapy are major influences on the choreographic material. The concepts of individualism and narcissism are being explored through poetic gesture and speech. Humour is an important ingredient also. Finaly the paradigm of the sensible, as stated by the researcher Danis Bois and his team, strongly influences the performance quality in the enactement of the scenario : self-actualising reciprocity, sensorial paroxysms, authenticity in expressivity.

It's a hybrid performance full of contradicting energies, ranging from violent physicality to extreme tenderness. The images on the TV monitors are the only elements of the stage design : a mix of scenes of intimacy and the omnipresent mass media. The final result, a deeply optimistic one-man-show, includes aesthetics from the danse-theater tradition, post modern danse and pop art.

Dimitrios Tsiapkinis received a grant from the Greek ministry of Culture for the production of Delirium Tremens, with his newly established company The Lotus Fracture. (ΡΗΞΗ ΟΚΛΑΔΟΝ)

Video excerpt : Youtube / Aylakoala

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Film : Staring into the Sun by Olivia Wyatt

What is there after post-modernism? Are we post modern? What is our relation to the Ethiopians?

Staring into the Sun from olivia wyatt on Vimeo.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Delirium Tremens again in Greece!






















Video excerpt here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGWuFq435ng

The next performance of Delirium Tremens will be on January 20-21 at the Olvio Theatre, 3 Falaisias street in Athens /Greece. It will be in the same evening with the theatre piece 2 Stories by the company Aithrio Syrma.

The premiere of Delirium Tremens was on April 23d, 2010 at the National Choreographic Center of Tours, in France and was played in Thessaloniki and Athens after that.

Conception, performance : Dimitri Tsiapkinis
Video creation : Maud Martin
Costumes : Rose-Marie Melka
Lighting design : Jean-Philippe Filleul
Production & Communication : Art Minds
Co-Production : National Choreographic Center of Tours
Subsidy : Greek Ministry of Culture

Delirium Tremens is a quest for a new optimism in response to the anxieties of a troubled new century. With humor and gestural poetry, this solo questions individualism and narcissism by using clichés from the movie industry.
« Cultural exoticism, Hollywood images, and the incoherence that seems to govern our actions, dreams and thoughts, become here raw material. Letting ourselves be touched by who we are without judgment (?) and share what resonates inside with others. In this solo one can see video images on TV, cinema characters realizing tests of madness, explosive energy, semi-improvised monologues, and sensitive dances.» [D. T.]
The images on the TV monitors are the only elements of the stage design. A mix of intimate scenes and the omnipresent mass media.

Dimitrios Tsiapkinis received a grant from the Greek ministry of Culture for the production of Delirium Tremens, with his newly established company The Lotus Fracture. (ΡΗΞΗ ΟΚΛΑΔΟΝ)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

2011!!! :-)
















Paternité Certains droits réservés par Koshyk



May
space, time and consciousness continue to surprise us with new and exciting
existential recipes!

May the
economic crisis give us a final push to dare to change ...

May our intelligence escape from the promotion of a virtual, ready-made Happiness and create new local delights, interdependent and semi-hallucinogenic! :-)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Delirium Back to Greece!











Video excerpt here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGWuFq435ng

Delirium Tremens will be presented on December 28-30 at the Center of Theatrical Research of Thessaloniki /Greece, and on January 20-21 at the Olvio Theatre in Athens.

The premiere of Delirium Tremens was on April 23d, 2010 at the National Choreographic Center of Tours, in France.

Conception, performance : Dimitri Tsiapkinis
Video creation : Maud Martin
Costumes : Rose-Marie Melka
Lighting design : Jean-Philippe Filleul
Production & Communication : Art Minds
Co-Production : National Choreographic Center of Tours
Subsidy : Greek Ministry of Culture

Delirium Tremens is a quest for a new optimism in response to the anxieties of a troubled new century. With humor and gestural poetry, this solo questions individualism and narcissism by using clichés from the movie industry.
« Cultural exoticism, Hollywood images, and the incoherence that seems to govern our actions, dreams and thoughts, become here raw material. Letting ourselves be touched by who we are without judgment (?) and share what resonates inside with others. In this solo one can see video images on TV, cinema characters realizing tests of madness, explosive energy, semi-improvised monologues, and sensitive dances.» [D. T.]
The images on the TV monitors are the only elements of the stage design. A mix of intimate scenes and the omnipresent mass media.

Dimitrios Tsiapkinis received a grant from the Greek ministry of Culture for the production of Delirium Tremens, with his newly established company The Lotus Fracture. (ΡΗΞΗ ΟΚΛΑΔΟΝ)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Attachement
















[Photo by (CC) : Doug Geisler
]

Attachement makes us evolve with the world? Complementary to the cold calculations of the rational mind? Reason and passion?

“…the vision of soul given by anima is more than just one more perspective. The call of soul convinces; it is a seduction into psychological faith, a faith in images and the thought of the heart, into an animation of the world. Anima attaches and involves. She makes us fall into love. We cannot remain the detached observer looking through a lens. In fact, she probably doesn’t partake in optical metaphors at all. Instead, she is continually weaving, stewing, and enchanting consciousness into passionate attachments away from the vantage point of a perspective…”

(James Hillman, Anima)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Andy Emler's Jazz Megaoctet & Bernardo Montet performance!





















Photo by : Dimitri Tsiapkinis



Andy Emler's Jazz Megaoctet with Bernardo Montet and his dancer's perform in Thélème auditorium in Tours / France on Saturday 13th of November 2010.

Crouch, touch, Engage is a composition by Andy Emler and it will be performed by 9 musicians and 4 dancers.

Musicians : Andy Emler (piano, compositions, direction), Laurent Blondiau (bugle, trompette), Laurent Dehors (saxophone ténor, clarinette basse), Thomas de Pourquery (saxophones soprano et alto, voix), Philippe Sellam (saxophone alto), François Thuillier (tuba), Claude Tchamitchian (contrebasse), Eric Echampard (batterie), François Verly (marimba, percussions)

Dancers : Tal Beit Halachmi, Dimitri Tsiapkinis, Bernardo Montet, Marc Veh

Produced by the CCNT, Jazz à Tours, the Petit Faucheux, the François-Rabelais University and the Royaumont Foundation.

Info : http://www.ccntours.com

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

States of dance...


















[Sabrina, Joe, Bavy, Thierry warming up during Dimitri Tsiapkinis' & Moeketsi Koena's workshop in Antananarivo, september 2010]


When teaching dance what do we transmit?
Do we transmit forms or forms of consciousness?
Relating to one's "own" movement; becoming the object of one's imagination; becoming semi-lucid subject of abstract gestures; elaborating a poetic self; surfing on one's sense of blood flow; asking space for...nothing.
May the dance be with you! :-)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Christoph Mueller | Escape Into Life






















Christoph Mueller | Escape Into Life: "Artist Statement:

Christoph Mueller:
“I came to the solution in the last years of studying that you can try any style or whatever . . . the thing that makes your artwork interesting is when you find out what’s inside of you. Who you are. What gets you going. All that kind of stuff. That’s where it becomes real art. Or at least something that I think is worthy of doing.”"

Friday, September 17, 2010

New dance season at the CCNT
















Tomorrow saturday we present at the CCNT the new danse season. There will be also the projection of the dance film "Promenades sur Loire", of our happening with Bernardo Montet in 2007, at the Loire river.

Info : ccntours.com

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Delirium Tremens in Greece!

Delirium Tremens (demo version / with greek subtitles ) from Dimitrios Tsiapkinis on Vimeo.

Delirium Tremens will be presented on June 4&5 at the Sofouli Theatre in Thessaloniki/Greece, and on June 9-12 at the Roes Theatre in Athens, during the dance festival of the Greek Choreographer's Association.

The premiere of Delirium Tremens was on April 23d, 2010 at the National Choreographic Center of Tours, in France.

Conception, performance : Dimitri Tsiapkinis
Video creation : Maud Martin
Costumes : Rose-Marie Melka
Lighting design : Jean-Philippe Filleul
Production & Communication : Art Minds
Co-Production : National Choreographic Center of Tours
Subsidy : Greek Ministry of Culture

Delirium Tremens is a quest for a new optimism in response to the anxieties of a troubled new century. With humor and gestural poetry, this solo questions individualism and narcissism by using clichés from the movie industry.
« Cultural exoticism, Hollywood images, and the incoherence that seems to govern our actions, dreams and thoughts, become here raw material. Letting ourselves be touched by who we are without judgment (?) and share what resonates inside with others. In this solo one can see video images on TV, cinema characters realizing tests of madness, explosive energy, semi-improvised monologues, and sensitive dances.» [D. T.]
The images on the TV monitors are the only elements of the stage design. A mix of intimate scenes and the omnipresent mass media.

Dimitrios Tsiapkinis received a grant from the Greek ministry of Culture for the production of Delirium Tremens, with his newly established company The Lotus Fracture.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Emotional intelligence















Photo by Jean-Jaques L. : http://2jl.deviantart.com/

Enough with the assumption that we are all sick! Maybe it's normal that we are all "neurotic"!
Let's focalise on what it means to be happy and how to transmit it to others! I know...it's hard work most of the time. But what if we can become more and more happiness experts?
Here some tests to see your current happiness scores : http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Awareness...



This is a real picture of a solar eclipse (summer 2009)!

Closer to the sun...closer to the moon...closer to who we are...closer to each other!
Let's cultivate awareness...
Source : telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Inside...


...open the window to the west,

and dissappear into the air inside you...

Kabir