Greek tap dancer and body percussionist Thanos is the mastermind behind the TapMotif Rhythm Summit festival. He was mentored by Heather Cornell and Max Pollak, both recent guests of London Tap Jam. Now Thanos himself is teaching masterclasses in London for the first time.
Sunday 22nd April at Pineapple Dance Studios
Langley Street, Covent Garden
- Rhythm Nature (see below) 1pm - 2.30pm
- Improvisation 3pm - 4.30pm
- London Tap Jam 8pm - 11pm
All classes are £20 in advance or £25 on the door. Discounts are for advance purchase only.
A universal rhythmical way of perceiving tap dance as a percussive instrument, learning through different musical genres like African, Latin, Jazz, Eastern, Greek. Sound Vocalization, Groupings (or blocks or additive rhythm), Rhythmic pyramid Pulse, Polymeters, Polyrhythms, Odd Meters
Thanos is a leading figure of tap dance and body music in Greece, while sharing and performing around the globe. Mentored by Heather Cornell and Max Pollak, his work focuses on the music delivered from the body sounds and percussive movement, fusing and expanding to various musical styles from jazz & funk, afro & latin, to his eastern and Balkan roots.
As an educator Thanos teaches tap and body music regularly in Athens at the studio “Playground”, body music and percussion at the Orff professional training program and rhythm dance at the swing community “Athens Lindy Hop”.
He is constantly giving workshops sharing tradition, concepts, approaches and knowledge in Greece and abroad in countries like Spain, USA, Switzerland, UK and more.
Artistic director of Tapmotif, Thanos has been a host of tap and body music events for nearly a decade in Greece, with the main yearly event being “Rhythm Summit by Tapmotif”, a contemporary study center for jazz & world music alongside with rhythm & percussive dances in Lefkada Greece. Rhythm Summit is an ongoing process and a result of his continuous collaboration with Heather Cornell and Max Pollak.