Departures and Arrivals

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FOCUS ARTISTS 2014-16

GEORGIA VARDAROU
Athens, Greece

Georgia Vardarou was introduced to the world of dance when she was four years old. At the age of 18 she entered the professional department of the State School of Dance (Κ.Σ.Ο.Τ.). After her graduation in 2004 she danced for the choreographer Apostolia Papadamaki.

On the same year she arrived in Brussels to continue her studies at P.A.R.T.S. with the support of the first scholarship form the Greek State Institute of Scholarships I.K.Y.

After her graduation in 2008 she started working as a dancer with the choreographer Salva Sanchis (Kunst/Werk). She has danced in several pieces by Sanchis, Marc Vanrunxt, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt and Lance Gries.

In 2012 she started the research project Hardcore Research on Dance. A piece of research based on the idea that the personal way of movement of each person carries personal content within. This resulted in a short solo that toured in festivals in Europe. In response to that piece, both Marc Vanrunxt and Salva Sanchis each created a short solo for her. Together with Hardcore Research on Dance these three solos were presented as a single solo under the title Trigon.



Continuing with the same kind of research and questions as in her solo she created her first group piece Phenomena. This piece also toured internationally.

Together with the sound artist Stijn Demeulenaere and Marisa Cabal Cabeza (Busy Rocks), they then created Sonic Theaters, a performance for public spaces based on the listening experience of binaural microphones.



She is currently working as a dancer with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker for the new creation of Rosas Golden Hours.

She is nowadays organizing a new group project. With this new quartet the intention would be to create a system of narratives while trying to keep a level of abstraction in the movement. Working title New Narratives.