The Iris Map Workshop
to enhance performance
The Iris Map enables performers to
explore and expand their range of expression,
acquire techniques for changing with facility their physical and emotional state of being,
and develop the dialogue between their minds and bodies.
Ann Papoulis gives workshops, lectures and individual irising
in the method to dancers, actors, singers and musicians.
Each color of the method,
black, blue, pink, red, green, purple and gold,
offers you the possibility to move, feel and think differently
according to the feeling or quality of presence
you are interested in portraying on stage.
You are guided into the colored spaces
through mind and body exercises, improvisation,
and work with specific situations.
Using the thoroughness, depth, complexity and ritual of the Cunningham technique,
Ann Papoulis challenges her students to explore how pure, naked movement
can reflect on the complexity and mystery of life in time and space.
‘Ann’s classes are challenging,
energetic and physically demanding.
She has a great rapport with her students,
infusing them with an enthusiasm
for dance movement.’
Ann Papoulis is trained in
contemporary dance, ballet, flamenco, theater and music.
She studied dance with Merce Cunningham,
theater with Eric Morris and at the HB Studio in New York
and voice with Roy Hart.
She taught at the Cunningham Studio in NYC for over 25 years,
and she taught Cunningham technique classes and workshops for
dancers, actors, singers and musicians
throughout Europe and in the US, including for the companies of
Philippe Decouflé, Opéra de Lyon, Angelin Preljocaj, Maguy Marin, Jean-Claude Gallotta,
Frédéric Flamand, Rosas, Angels Margarit, Wim Wandekeybus;
at the CND Paris, the Ménagerie de Verre Paris, the CDC Toulouse;
at Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College and Sarah Lawrence College.
Movement for Actors taught at
the Experimental Theater Wing of New York University;
guest teacher at the North Carolina School of the Arts.