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Dance House Lefkosia

Do you speak dance? with Christos Polymenakos

Do you speak dance?
with Christos Polymenakos

Tuesday 4th – Saturday 8th of October 2022, 10:00-14:00
Dance House Lefkosia

Addressed to: professionals, students and amateurs of wider fields of dance and the body: choreographers, dramaturgs, researchers, performers, educators, arts managers, programmers, performance artists, doctors, mental health professionals, physical education trainers and writers. It is accessible to people with movement disabilities, able to write, following an arrangement with the organisers.

A masterclass on the verbal communication of creative, research and educational projects in the field of dance and the body, employing Christos Polymenakos’ body/word – Performance Writing method (

How do we translate the body and the art of dance in words, when addressing different audiences, specialized or wider, during the different stages of development of our projects?
How can dramaturgy function as bespoke multimodal function, arousing imagination and emotions with tools from various fields of scientific and artistic research?

Do you Speak Dance? is based on an original template for dramaturgical analysis, practical and theoretical tools of the method. It has been developed through theoretical and practical research in the fields of dance dramaturgy, creation since 2000. It has been presented in the Kalamata International Dance Festival and Dance House Lefkosia.

Participation cost:
60 euros/ 50 euros for friends of Dancehouse Lefkosia
Limited number of participants / Registration is on a first come first served basis.

Expression of interest:
Please along with your bio note, send us a brief response to the question, “What brings me to this workshop?” at with subject DO YOU SPEAK DANCE?

For further information please contact us at or at 22780960 (Mon-Fri 10:00-13:00).


Portrait by Eleni Taxeri

Christos Polymenakos is a creator, performer, researcher and educator, creator of the body/word – Performance Writing method. He holds an MA in Performance Writing (Merit) from University College Falmouth Incorporating Dartington College of Arts, where he studied with a scholarship from the Hellenic Centre for Theatre and Dance.

Christos develops and applies the body/word method in the field of Performance Writing as practiced in Dartington College of Arts, since 2010, in creation and dramaturgy, in teaching dramaturgy, improvisation, acting, critical analysis and feedback for professionals, amateurs and students.

He has collaborated as a dramaturg, performer, researcher and educator in various fields of theatre, dance, creative and Performance Writing.

His creative, research and educational work has been hosted by state and private artistic and educational institutions and festivals in Greece, abroad and online. He was the chief dance editor of highlights, arts and culture magazine, and a member of the State Committee for Dance Subsidies of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.