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MASK AND THE WORLD -SPERANZA SPIR, Holistic movement and butoh workshop.

The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture is proud to announce 

the project of Speranza Spir  : MASK AND THE WORLD – Holistic movement and butoh workshop.


The process of understanding one’s anatomy and the experience of soul and genealogy of place involve a prying apart of the self to uncover the ever resonating essence of personal identity and biological genealogy. This short 2-day workshop will focus on bodywork that will encourage one to encounter parts of the Self through interaction with the natural environment of Kefalonia (and possibly that of Ithaki) relative to consciousness (through the body) of the randomness of a natural disaster, such as the one experienced in 1953 on Kefalonia Island. Through holistic movement explorations based on the Holistic Gymnastics Ehrenfried method, as well as Butoh dance practice, participants will ponder questions and notions pertaining to survival, belonging and root-identity, and articulating response through collective and individual creation and choreography to uncover and inform the relationships between the body and self, place, identity and belonging. The use of these two methods suggests the shape-shifting and somatic potentials that will come together and accrue specific meaning for all participating.

Details :

The workshop will take place at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

Dates :13 – 14 May, 2013.

Time: 9h-14h. Maximum participants: 10

This workshop will be given in English.

If participants are willing, we may plan a site specific public performance.

The site and day will be determined as we evolve as a group.

Open to all.

Please forward your name and contact information with a short bio and why you are interested in doing this workshop.

For furthers inquiries  and enrolment please contact Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture ,

Ehrenfried Holistic Gymnastics is a movement approach bringing equilibrium via the intelligence of the body. It is based on simple movements, verbally suggested by the practitioner, encouraging proprioception and personal awareness. In turn, this exploration of movement enables the participant with musculoskeletal agility, aiding the body to liberate itself of automatisms and habits which can be a source of tension, pain, and compression. The repertoire of movements encourages active rest, joint alignment, mobility & muscle toning, all the while rhythmic breathing guiding the way movements are executed. Gradually, the internal organs regulate from the effects of rhythmic breathing; behaviour modifying itself in tandem with changes in physical habits giving way to the joy of movement and discovery of self.

Butoh is a form of dance theatre originating in Japan out of the post-World War II era, partly as opposition to America’s bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as in protest of Western materialism. Butoh work calls on the body’s work, its changing conditions through stillness and physicality, and linking one to the essential and raw experiences of physical and spiritual states.

Speranza Spir – Éducatrice Somatique

Motricity & Dance movement educator

Ehrenfried Method Holistic Gymnastics

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International Art’s Festival



Bill Fravel Watercolors-Marilyn Fravel  

In memory of the 60th anniversary of the destructive  earthquake on Kefalonia- Ithaca  islands, Bill Fravel Watercolors desires to conduct an educational watercolor painting workshop at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture in the Greek Island Kefalonia

Eligible  are artists and interested  from around the world to earn more about painting in the watercolor medium.  Students at all painting levels of learning are invited to participate.  This workshop  will create work from painting plein air , from free inspiration or from photographs of the Island during the workshop.

WORKSHOP DATES:Sunday, September 7 to September 13   2013



Group instruction, demonstration, individual mentoring

Painting day trips to Fiskardo and Poros

Afternoon/evening group critiques

Painting outdoors at Ionion Center, in Metaxata

Public exhibition “Pin-Up & Post It Show” of Bill Fravel & students works

Marilyn Demos (Dimitratos) Fravel, wife of Bill Fravel watercolorist/instructor , will also take interested students/participants to area of Poros to explore her family roots and the ancient  history and archaeological  sites of the  area,  where her paternal grandfather was born and raised before immigrating to the central coast of California in the early 1900’s.

Detailed information: Bill Fravel Watercolors

Marilyn Fravel, WOFA

2510 El Paso Grande Ave.

Henderson, Nevada  89074 USA

(702) 468-6041 studio/text

bill.fravel   Skype





Syncretic strategies towards art, science, technology, and consciousness research.

Applications are invited for the post of PhD candidates of  the – I-Node, Planetary Collegium PhD Program.

I-Node is the new Node of Planetary Collegium PhD Program of Plymouth University, UK.located in Ionion  Center for the Arts and Culture (ICAC) on the Greek island  Kephalonia.


You can download the I-Node prospectus and the newsletter via sendspace:

The Planetary Collegium is an international platform for research in art, technology and consciousness, with its hub (CAiiA- Advanced  Inquiry  in Integrated Arts) based in the University of Plymouth. Its president is Roy Ascott.

The Collegium consists of artists, theoreticians and scholars who meet online and periodically face-to-face in many parts of the world, to develop their research in the practice and theory of art, technology and science with special interest in telematics and technoetics. Their doctoral research leads to the award of the University of Plymouth PhD. Post-doctoral research is also pursued. Within the context of transdisciplinarity and syncretism, the Collegium promotes the integration of art, science, technology, and consciousness research within a post-biological culture.

Applicants should have a MA degree and proven fluency in English language (in case English is not their native language).

Applicants  eligibility is not limited to any particular field. It is based on the innovation  of the  proposals  in connection to the Planetary Collegium research  high standards, accepting  students or academics.

All part-time doctoral research candidates attend three mandatory ten-day face-to-face Composite Sessions each year over a continuous three year period. Typically, each session involves three days of individual research updates presented for discussion by the group; a three stage critique by all members of the group in respect of each other’s work; individual supervisory tutorials; a two-day public symposium; and a one-day cultural visit.

Doctoral candidates are required to submit progress reports to the University of Plymouth Research Committee at regular intervals.

  • At the conclusion of each Composite Session, candidates submit their Research Update (ppt) and Critical Response (Word).
  • The Transfer Report (5,000 words), accompanied by independent expert commentator’s report, is submitted to support the transfer from MPhil to full PhD status.
  • After a minimum of four year’s research, a candidate is eligible to submit a thesis for Final Examination, which includes a viva voce examination. The final submission may consist in either a written thesis of 80,000 words, or a thesis consisting in two parts: a digital portfolio of practical work which has been initiated, researched and developed exclusively within the candidate’s registered research period, and a linked narrative of no less than 35, 000 words.

Application materials, timeline and all additional information will be announced on further notice.

Applicants should send their declaration of interest to Katerina Karoussos,

 Director of I-Node:


Professor Roy Ascott ,

Founding Director, Supervisor, President of the  Planetary Collegium, CAiiA Hub, Plymouth University.

Katerina Karoussos

Executive Director of the I-Node

Dr. Iannis Zannos

Director of Studies – First Supervisor (DoS/S1)

Professor at Masters Programme in Sonic Arts and Technologies, Music Department, Ionion University, Corfu, Greece

Georgos Papakonstantinou

Second Supervisor (S2)

Professor  in the University of Thessaly Greece

Archtecture, Director in documentary films and multimedia projects .


As a part of Planetary Collegium, I-Node is  supported by its Advisory and Academic Board which includes all its Honorary members form CAiiA hub as well as from its two other nodes the M-Node and The Z-Node. Each one of the members is a leader in his/her respective fields. This board stands not only as inspiration to PhD candidates,but also it could provide mentorship and support.




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LOCATION:   Greek Island  Kefalonia

The Festival will be held in different places, included  Archaeological and Historical sites of  Kefalonia,  Specific Venues to be announced.

ELIGIBILITY: The Festival is open to all disciplines and interdisciplinary projects in Arts, Sciences and Research. Expected Artists, Designers, Musicians, Writers, Researchers  Educational Institutions, Art Institutions, Art  involved Organizations from all over the World. The selection will be based on innovative proposals.

Projects of special interest will be the based on the Natural,Historical,Cultural  wealth of the Island, included physical  stone complexes  part of the natural  environment, stone made architectural structures, Ancient  and Cyclopean Walls, Medieval Castles, stone wells………….

The works selection  and prizing will be conducted by a prestigious International Committee [to be announced].

PRIZING :From 1000 euro up to 10.000 euro for the best project upon realization.

Opening date for applications: 01/02/2013

Deadlines : on going

Application    for individuals: ,

for organizations:

application fee required

Information :,

Contact :


WILFRIDO TERRAZAS //all journeys end in Ithaca//

Wilfrido Terrazas

Flutist and composer,Wilfrido Terrazas is one of Mexico’s most active contemporary   musicians.

Wilfrido collaborates with composers,improvisers, performers and artists of all disciplines to create musical works that defy traditional listening and build unique and bold new sound worlds.

He is a member of the Mexico city based collective Egeneration Espontanea of Liminar ensemble and teaches flute at the conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia.

The music to be  presented  as World Premiere in the island of  Kefalonia is based and created mainly with his  love and thorough study on in Greek  Civilization. The creative sound of running the centuries of Greek History,  substantiating a perpetual primary and great musical firmament.

PROGRAMME    Wilfrido  Terrazas

Flute  recital August 21 2012 at Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

1.Thanos Chrysakis (1971)  Eirmos II (2011)* Bass flute   World Premiere

2.Mauricio Rodriguez (1976) Nimbuscirrus (2000)*    Flute

3.Mario Lavista (1943) Lamento (1981)  Bass flute

4.Thanos Chrysakis (1971) Eirmos I (2011)*  Flute    World Premiere

5.Panayiotis Demopoulos (1977) Weberiana (2012)* Piccolo and drum World Premiere


6.Nickos Harizanos (1969) Naiads (2011) Flute World Premiere

7.Wilfrido Terrazas (1974) Ithaca, Journey for a Flutist (2012)

Nine Pieces for Flute, Piccolo, Alto flute and Bass flute

World Premiere, work composed during the residency at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

I. Exordium (Epilogue)

II. Calypso (Absence)

III. Nobody (Odysseus)

IV. Nausicaa (Sea)

V. Circe (Fog)

VI. Shield (Tower)

VII. Scylla (Charybdis)

VIII. Aeolus (Proteus)

IX. Hades (Tiresias)


*Works written for Wilfrido Terrazas

This project is supported by the National Fund for the Culture and the Arts of Mexico

Proyecto apoyado por el Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Programa de Residencias FONCA-CONACYT 2011-12)


Bryan Prillwitz “absolute beauty,” that “oneness of form”


//The stimulation of working in a community with other artists is essential for the purpose of learning and sharing creativity.

I wish for my work to have “absolute beauty,” that “oneness of form” that means that in a tactile sense, memory and physicality are one. I am compelled by that mysterious memory of flesh and material, of strange and forgotten events. I am influenced by Cy Twombly and his paintings that depict the Aegean Sea, the ships sailing to the island of Paphos and the mythical god Dionysus. I think that the flesh and blood in my paintings is of Dionysus, of desire, as well as of a tortured feeling of diminishment, or denial//.

Bryan Prillwitz  M.F.A .Michigan State University