What Do You Want To Dance?

WDYWTD_group_pic_Polymenakos_body_word_Performance_WritingThe call was an inspiration. The first meeting was even more intriguing and enjoyable. A research project curated by choreographer, Iris Karayan and dramaturg, performing arts researcher, Elena Novakovits, with workshop-exchanges facilitated by dramaturg, performing arts researcher, Rodia Vomvolou, theoretician, dramaturg, performing arts researcher, Konstantina Georgelou and the curators themselves, supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Greece. Since March, working with ten more professionals of the broader dance fields, invited following a call for proposals, collaboratively exploring our own practices, unfolding the core question around the pillars of choreography, dramaturgy, writing on, of and for dance and constructive feedback. A breath of much appreciated fresh air, really. Sooo looking forward to our next gatherings and will definitely share the new body/word – Performance Writing proposals in time due. Thank you EveryBody * ~

Online Writing Classes for all!


Born amid the pandemic, this ongoing project is creating small creative communities bringing together creatures from all around the world. Welcoming all backgrounds without any requirement for previous knowledge or experience in writing or other artistic fields, sharing contemporary applied theories, it has been called by participants “most inspiring, relaxing, joyful and kind of therapeutic, offering a unique combination of socializing and self-reflection through writing”. An online body/word – Performance Writing collaboration with the members of the therapeutic community of “Eleni N. Gyra and Collaborators, Institute of Psychosocial Intervention” with the support from Kinitiras, Artistic Network for Performing Arts. Don’t miss out on this lovely opportunity to connect and create, jump aboard now!

body/word Performance Writing in Akropoditi DanceFest 2022

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Happy and inspired to be part of Akropoditi Dancefest 2022 with a lecture + conversation and Masterclass in the special island of Syros. On Friday, July 15th a special sharing of 12 years of work and current quests regarding how do we bond with our communities via our bodies and words. Don’t miss “body/word – Performance Writing: creation, research, education, by, with, for the community? A discussion”. Especially if you are up for the challenges of the “Do You Speak Dance?” masterclass on Saturday and Sunday, 16 & 17/7.  Seven years after its premier in Dance House Lefkosia and five after the International Kalamata Dance Festival, a rare opportunity for Greek speakers for an intensive exploration of translating creative, research and educational projects for our colleagues, sponsors, audience. Or is it our communities? Early bird available, book your place today!

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Christos Polymenakos I Website I body/word and more


Welcome to my website!

You are cordially invited to enjoy current projects employing and developing my body/word method in creation, research and education, search for the online and in the flesh courses that best suit your own needs, or simply stroll around past projects and collaborations.

Hopefully by December, all projects will be uploaded, both in Greek and English, with more photos and videos.

Thanks to Stefanos Stathopoulos who amid a pandemic, has patiently examined all my dreams and experience, listened to my brief and walked me through a lovely journey.

This website and the projects portrayed would not have been possible without the kind support of Aud Ray Inc. and many unofficial residencies in various countries since 1998. Much grateful.

Thanks to everyone who has gently pushed me to do it in the past years. Thank you for your feedback on previous website drafts, too. It took a pandemic, but now it’s here to stay and connect more people.

Feel free to get in touch yourselves. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Welcome aboard EveryBody * ~





Greek Language for Young Students I Online Course I “M.”

Greek Language Online Course for Young Students. Start yours anytime, from any part of the world.

Alphabet Image for Greek Language Online Courses test imageM. is a young Greek-Cypriot girl with loads of imagination and a flair for languages. Having attended solely English speaking schools around the world, currently residing in Saudi Arabia, her parents were looking for an online Greek language course that M. would enjoy.


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