Department of Dance

Visiting address
012 Michaelis, Froebel
Contact

Phone: +44 (0)20 8392 3654

Biography

I am a London-based choreographer and scholar interested in experimental and conceptual practices across dance, theatre and performance. My most recent work focuses on notions of negotiation, thinking and encounter in/as performance.

Having presented choreographic work across the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and Greece, I have also collaborated with artists such as Siobhan Davies, Ivana Müller, Tino Sehgal, Frank Bock, Carol Brown and Gill Clarke. I was awarded the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award (2008), and I have been Artist in Residence at Dance4 (2008-09) and a participating artist in the Sadler's Wells Summer University (2011-14).

My practice-led PhD from Roehampton proposed the notion of 'possibilising dance' through the re-imagining of the theatre stage as a space for thinking in choreography. Prior to joining Roehampton as a Senior Lecturer in 2013, I taught at Laban, the Central School of Speech and Drama, the University of Surrey, Goldsmiths and Coventry University, as well as internationally. I publish in journals, arts publications and catalogues for performance festivals.

Lately I have been working with a number of international artists and scholars, in the context of a choreographic project provisionally entitled 'the friend at work', and towards a book publication on contemporary European practices of dramaturgy.

Qualifications

BA Dance Studies, State School of Dance, Athens

BA(Hons) Theatre Studies, School of Philosophy, Athens

MA(Dist) Dance Studies, Laban, London

PhD, Roehampton University, London

Research interests

I am broadly interested in the following areas and welcome proposals for PhD projects that relate to:

  • experimental practices in dance, theatre and performance
  • contemporary European choreography and dramaturgy
  • collectivity, collaboration and artistic modes of production
  • dance, performance, choreography and philosophy
  • thinking, negotiation, labor and encounter in performance
  • conceptual art, Fluxus, Judson Dance Theatre and the 1960s/70s
  • visual arts and dance, curatorial practices, choreography for the museum
  • improvisation, scores and game-structures
  • practice-as-research methodologies

Professional affiliations

2012-present Board of Directors, Performance Studies international.

2012-present Advisory Board, Indpendent Dance.

2009-present Board of Trustees and Advisors, Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund.

2009-present Executive Committee, Society for Dance Research.

Consultancy work

2012-present External Examiner, MA Performing Arts, University of Northampton.

I also work as a dramaturg, advisor or mentor for artists internationally.

Research outputs

  1. The catalytic function of dramaturgy: working on actions in choreographic processes

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Contemporary choreographic practice: from exhaustion to possibilising

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Drumming & Rain: A Choreographer's Score

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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