Sofia Kondylia is a double-disciplined, awarded choreographer, performer and artistic researcher, who has been presenting research and performance work since 2015. She holds an MA in Performance Practices from ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands (2020) and an MA in Architectural Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (2012), as well as a BA in Dance and Dance Pedagogy from Rallou Manou Higher Professional Dance School, Athens, Greece (2014).
Since 2015, she has been exploring a creative interchange between the practices of architecture and choreography through conducting practice-based research and performance art projects. Both of her two research projects, “Architecture + Dance” (2011-2017) and “Performing Geometries” (2018-ongoing) have so far resulted in various performances (e.g. “The Square”/2020, “BodIS”/2019, “Asleep”/2018, “Sympraxis”/2017, “Human Constructions”/2016-2017, “Between Me”/2015), screendance works (“The Square”/2020, “Squared”/2020), original dance/architecture performance practices shared through her “Architecture + Dance” choreography and performance workshop, as well as in a release-based dance and improvisation practice of space shared through her “Spatial Flow” class and workshops. She has also presented an original way of documenting her dance practice (“Pictographic Glyphs”/ 2020) in "Performing Geometries: The Square" research.
Her work has been awarded governmental, as well as private funding, as well as international awards (2020, "The Square"-Special Mention / 2016, "Human Constructions" - International Distinction from Greek Contemporary Dance Platform). She has received numerous artistic residencies (e.g. Citymoves/UK, PAF/FR, Megaron/GR, Duncan Dance Centre/GR, Hydra Animart 2019/GR, Egomio Cultural Centre/CY), toured her work at international festivals (Scotland, Greece, Cyprus, Sweden, The Netherlands, California, Argentina) and given lectures in international conferences (Italy, Greece). She has been constantly teaching since 2014 in Greece and currently in Scotland.