The Iris Map Workshop
to enhance performance
The Iris Map enables performers to
explore and expand their range of expression,
acquire techniques for changing with facility their physical and emotional state of being,
and develop the dialogue between their minds and bodies.
Ann Papoulis gives workshops, lectures and individual training
to dancers, actors, singers and musicians.
Each color of the map,
black, blue, pink, red, green, purple and gold,
offers you the possibility to move, feel and think differently
according to the feeling or quality of presence
you are interested in portraying on stage.
You are guided into the colored spaces
through mind and body exercises, improvisation,
and work with specific situations.
Using the thoroughness, depth, complexity and ritual of the Cunningham technique,
Ann Papoulis challenges her students to explore how pure, naked movement
can reflect on the complexity and mystery of life in time and space.
‘Ann’s classes are challenging, energetic and physically demanding.
She has a great rapport with her students,
infusing them with an enthusiasm for dance movement.’
Ann Papoulis is trained in
ballet, contemporary dance, flamenco, theater and music.
She studied dance with Merce Cunningham,
theater with Eric Morris and at the HB Studio in New York,
and voice with Roy Hart.
She taught at the Cunningham Studio in New York for more than 25 years,
and she taught the Cunningham technique and gave workshops
for dancers, actors, singers and musicians
throughout Europe and in the United States notably for the companies of :
Philippe Decouflé, l’Opéra de Lyon, Angelin Preljocaj, Maguy Marin,
Jean-Claude Gallotta, Frédéric Flamand, Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker, Angels Margarit,
Wim Wandekeybus, as well as for the Ménagerie de Verre and the CND, in Paris, the CDC in Toulouse,
Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College and Sarah Lawrence College.
She taught movement for actors at the
‘Experimental Theater Wing’ of New York University ;
and she was an invited professor at the North Carolina School of the Arts.