Thanos Daskalopoulos masterclasses 21st & 22nd November 2015

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Thanos Daskalopoulos masterclasses 21st & 22nd November 2015

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Leading light of the tap and body percussion scene in Greece, Thanos Daskalopoulos is back in London in November! He will be teaching masterclasses, and will be our special guest host for London Tap Jam's 9th birthday!

Mentored by Heather Cornell and Max Pollak, Thanos' work focuses on the music delivered from body sounds and percussive movement, fusing and expanding to various musical styles from jazz and funk, afro and latin, to his eastern and Balkan roots.

Class Schedule

  • Beginners: Danceworks Studios, 4:30-6pm, Saturday 21st November.
  • Intermediate/advanced: Pineapple Dance Studios, 3-4.30pm, Sunday 22nd November.
  • Improvisation: Pineapple Dance Studios, 4.30-6pm, Sunday 22nd November.

Discount prices until 14th November.

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Thanos Daskalopoulos

Artistic director of Tapmotif, Thanos has been a host of tap and body music events for nearly a decade in Greece, with the main event being “Tapmotif - Summer Sessions”, a contemporary study center for jazz and world music alongside rhythm and percussive dances in Lefkada, Greece. Tapmotif is an ongoing process and a result of his continuous collaboration with Heather Cornell and Max Pollak.

He is actively involved in the Athens jazz scene and his collaborations include top Greek jazz artists including Petros Klampanis and Spyros Manesis. He has shared the stage with international rhythm artists such as Heather Cornell, Max Pollak, Roxane Butterfly, Keith Terry, Fernando Barba, Guillem Alonso and London Tap Jam's founder Junior Laniyan.

As a leader Thanos introduced in 2010 his jazz trio “Acoustic Movement”, where he uses body percussion and tap dance as part of the rhythm section transforming it to a “visual rhythm section”, performing original compositions as well as traditional jazz tap material.

Alongside percussionist Simone Mongelli, he is the co-founder of the body music ensemble Kantu Korpu, that uses the greek tradition as a vehicle to create contemporary orchestrations, compositions and choreography with sole medium the human body. The group has been part of the International Body Music Festival since its international debut in 2011, collaborating with contemporary flamenco artist Yiota Peklari in 2011 & 2012 and traditional greek singer Maria Alatsatianou in 2013. 

More information on Thanos' website.