Aris Papadopoulos - Dance Artist
Aris Papadopoulos was born in Athens. He studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens (2009) and consecutively Dance at the National State School of Dance in Athens (2012). As a professional dancer he has worked for Eleftheri Ptosi dance co. (2012), Ki Omos Kineitai dance co. (2013-2014), OKTANA dance theater (2012-2017), Persa Stamatopoulou, (2015), Apotosoma dance co. - Adonis Foniadakis (2015), David Dorfman (2016). He is currently collaborating with the Onassis Cultural Centre for the educational program Dancing to Connect (2013-2017) leading creative dance workshops for teenagers. As a performer Aris has worked with artists Stefanos Tsivopoulos (One Too Many and Project Syntagma - Kalfayan Gallery, Athens, 2016), Jannis Varelas (Monster, solo exhibition – Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens 2017), Flux Laboratory (Lagune, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens 2016) and Palais de Tokyo (Prec(ar)ious Collectives, Athens 2017). Since 2017 he is collaborating with British multidisciplinary company Arbonauts for its new production Between the Dog and the Wolf to be presented in London (January 17-21 2018).
He is very keen in the notions of constructed space, the landscape and site-specific work as vessels of the moving body and is using that experimentation in his own creative work. Recently along with colleague Martha Passakopoulou he staged and performed the duet touching.just (Polis Theatre, Athens 2017 - Arc for Dance Festival #9, Athens, 2017).
Martha Pasakopoulou - Dance Artist
Martha is a dance artist from Greece based in between Athens and London. She holds a BA in dance by the Professional Dance School of N. Kontaxaki in Athens and a Chemistry degree by the National University of Athens. In 2009, she was a member of the Postgraduate Company EDge10 at London Contemporary Dance School, where in 2011 she also completed an MA in Performance with a particular interest in improvisation scores, perception and performer’s experiential journey. She has collaborated with various choreographers such as Wally Cardona, Robert Clark, Eva Recacha, Rick Nodine, Michael Klien, Seke Chimutengende, Leila McMillan, Robin Dingemans; with the companies backsteinhaus production (Stuttgart), Requardt & Rosenberg, David Dorfman Dance and with the artists Tino Sehgal (Palais de Tokyo/ Athens Roman Agora/ Tate Modern), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (Kalfayan Galleries) and Marina Abramovic (Benaki Museum/ Serpentine Gallery), where she re-performed two of her archival works Cleaning the Mirror and Art Must Be Beautiful, Artist Must Be Beautiful during AS ONE exhibition in Athens. She has received scholarships by A. Onassis, I. Kostopoulos and Schilizzi Foundations and in 2015 she was a recipient of the Danceweb scholarship by Impulstanz dance festival in Vienna. The last few years she experiments with her own work and in 2017 she created the work touching.just, a dance duet in collaboration with her colleague Aris Papadopoulos.