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It is great to see dance as a popular choice in schools. Exploring movement vocabulary and group dynamics both benefits communication skills and provides a good form of exercise.

The aim for L.D.T. when working in education, is to highlight the creative tool (our body) we each possess; its individual character and ability to communicate. We work collectively with pupils either devising a piece, or simply workshopping ideas. We feel it is important their creativity is utilised and so avoid prescribing style, or teaching excessive repertoire.

The workshops are always fun, energetic and colourful. We avoid a canvas of shape and style and instead celebrate the individual and their uniqueness. We encourage mind and body to be engaged equally in the equation and welcome the inclusion of other disciplines (art, theatre, music) throughout the process.

For more information about workshops and school visits, please do not hesitate to contact us.





Sun Kissed
June 2015



Choreography: E. Edipidi & B. Harrison
Performers: Progression members
Costume: Stella-Jane Odoemelam
Stage Manager: Angela Legg

Time: 20 minutes

A playful dance theatre performance for all the family with visually stunning designs and costumes. This brand new outdoor shows explores a typical family summer holiday- with a peculiar twist, as sunscreen, ice cream,and flippers are worn, eaten and destroyed… performed by an international cast of talented female performers

Sun Kissed is part of Progression: an ongoing project from GLYPT that connects creative young people aged 16 to 25 with professional artists. www.glypt.co.uk



Save The Last Dance
November 2014

Eleni worked with 3rd year students from Edge Hill University to create work for their final year assessment. Great performances from everyone.

Photos: Phil Curtis



This Party
November 2013



video: Phil Curtis


Levantes (Eleni Edipidi and Jacob Smart) worked with 3rd year students from Edge Hill University to create two productions for their assessments; 'This Party' and 'Flight'.  Great performances by everyone and really exciting to see such brave and creative work.

'This Party': a fantastical and rather indulgent celebration of the absurd and the familiar.

Conceived and directed by: Eleni Edipidi

Devised and performed by:
Rachel Brady, Rhiannon Jones, Sonia Kamara, Ryan Martin, Heidi McCready,Callum Mills, Sophie Parkinson,Omar Philips,Amy Pilson: Leanne Poskitt,Jessica Raby, Guy Shread, Gemma Stickley, Steven Egan,Sherelle Armstrong, Rebekhah Farmer, Danielle Beesley, Hannah Binks

Production Manager: Rebekah Moncrieffe
Lighting: Dave Forrest

'Flight': combines tricking, parkour and contemporary floor work as dancers face their fears playing with impact and flight.

Conceived and directed by: Jacob Smart

Devised and performed by: Paul Baggett, Liam Beattie, Gemma Broad, Daniel Brown, Ryan Brown, Nathan Clark, Alice Eadson, Sophie Earl, Onya Elliot, Hayley Flanegan, Amina Grant, Siobhan Gretton, Marsha, Higgins, Claire Martin, Lauren Sanders, Kelly Smith, Rebecca Winter

Production Manager: Emily Denton-Davies
Lighting: Dave Forrest




Duck Man
June 2012


image: Foteini Christofilopoulou

Working on the Choreography for Children Award they won in summer 2012, Levantes started the year creatively with shows at The Place and The Lilyan Baylis, Sadler's Wells. Duck Man was a hit thanks largely to the wonderful team of people supporting us, with special appreciation for the creative team; Animator Adam Gregory, the Band Honeyfeet, our lovely Dramaturge Lisa Marie Bowler, Photographer Foteini Christofilopoulou and the very talented London Contemporary performers. Well done to everyone for a fantastic show!

Commissioned and produced by Sadler’s Wells, Company of Angels and The Place, Co-commissioned by Dance East, Supported by MOKO DANCE

 "Levantes Dance Theatre were wonderful. Their work is infusing."
(audience member)

"The sheer physicality of 'Duck Man' was brilliant."
(audience member)

"Duck Man was a picture book fantasy come to life."
(Jeffrey Gordon Baker for londondance.com)


images: Foteini Christofilopoulou


Banquet
November 2011



Levantes worked with 3rd year students both from UCLAN and Edge Hill University to create work for their final year assessments. Great performances from everyone and really exciting to see such brave and creative work.

Instant Acts 2012


images: Piotr Wojtachnia
video: Maria Raptaki


For the second year running Levantes spent Autumn in Germany and Italy touring with 'Instant Acts 12'. The show was a great success and it was a pleasure working with all other international artists and crew.



Instant Acts 2011




In September and October Levantes (Eleni & Bethanie) toured together with 14 wonderfully creative people, with Instant Acts 2011 in Germany and Italy teaching workshops and performing in schools and prisons. 

For more information about venues we visited please follow the link http://www.interkunst.de/ 



Intimate Strangers
February 2011




A dance theatre production choreographed by Eleni Edipidi and devised by  Bethanie Harrison and the 2nd year students(Bapdt2)/ University of Salford. 

Artistic direction: Eleni Edipidi 
Devising and Performance: Mercedes Cox, Susannah Dirckze-Taylor, Rosie Hynes, Rosie O 'Sullivan, Jade Stubbings, Mel Sutton, Stacey Woodall
Venue: Robert Powell Theatre, Salford

Cups and Cakes
April 2010

A piece directed by Levantes Dance Theatre and devised/ performed by The Physical Theatre Post-Grad students/  London Metropolitan University. 
Date: 6-9th April 2010
Venue: Oval House Theatre, London
Choreographers: Eleni Edipidi & Bethanie Harrison
Cast: Melanie Howard, Wayne McGee, Rikisha St.Hilaire, Luke Lawar, Catarina Moreno, Maneek Randhawa, Natasha VaughanLizzie Hinde 

"Cups and Cakes" is a story about everyday living, from our tea in the morning to our beans for tea, the strangers we meet and those we don't, the individual characters that form the make up of our life and the underlying unique dynamics of routine existence. 

Nothing special is happening today, you are introduced to 8 people who could be anyone and everyone. The ins and outs, ups, downs and spillages of behaviour that happen everywhere everyday. 

Their routine is no different to our own there are moments we recognize and nuances we don't. Together they live, breath and function as one organ but their are pockets of people there for us to tease out and get to know. 

Life's continual flux and mechanics are explored on an intimate and inviting level.




I'm yours
February 2010

A dance theatre production choreographed by Eleni Edipidi and devised by the 2nd year students(Bapdt2)/ University of Salford.
Artistic direction: Eleni Edipidi
Devising and Performance: Alicia Lundin, Carlene Nathan, Cassandra Batty, David Pek, Holly O'Keefe, Jayde Connolly, Katy Thomasson, Lauren Johnson, Rebecca Smith, Sophia Best
Venue: Robert Powell Theatre, Salford

Ten performers in one house. They dance, sing, make friendships, make enemies, fall in love and eat popcorn every Sunday evening. A humorous and colourful piece!


Between You and Me
February 2009



A dance theatre production choreographed by Eleni Edipidi and devised by the 2nd year students(Bapdt2)/ University of Salford.
Artistic direction: Eleni Edipidi
Devising and Performance:  Craig Bennett, Stacey Heywood, Laura Jervis, San'at Kakharova, Beth Long, Bekke Platt, Karl Quayle, Jessica Taylor
Venue: Robert Powell Theatre, Salford


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Choreographers Eleni Edipidi from Levantes Dance Theatre and Tim Casson from the Jasmin Vardimon Company led University Salford students on a series of dance and physical theatre workshops