I am a choreographer interested in the emotional and dramaturgical qualities of creating space through body movement. My artistic motto is: Movement Creates Space.
Company
Trial + Error cross arts research group
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.
Artist Presentations
Squared
Scotland’s Festival of Dance on Screen
Aberdeen
2021
Official Selection
The Square
FLICKFAIR festival
Los Angeles, California
2020
Official Selection
The Square
BUEIFF Channel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2020
Official Selection
The Square
International Forum of Performance ART 2 / 43rd Drama International Festival
Drama
2020
Official Selection
Squared
11th Athens Video Dance Project
Athens
2020
Special Mention / Semi-Finalist
The Square
PixelsGarage Awards of Excellence
2020
Official Selection
Squared
BUEIFF Channel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2020
Finalist
Squared
FLICKFAIR festival
Los Angeles, California
2020
College
ArteZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands - Master of Performance Practices
Dance, Performance, Artistic Research
20182020
College
National Technical University of Athens, , Greece - School of Architecture
Architectural Engineering
20032012
College
Rallou Manou Higher Professional Dance School, Athens, Greece
Dance and Dance Pedagogy
20102014
Birth Date
September 23, 1985
Nickname
Sofia
Birth City
Athens
Current City
Aberdeen
Hometown
Athens
Height
1.65
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Greek
Eye Color
Brown
I am a choreographer interested in the emotional and dramaturgical qualities of creating space through body movement. My artistic motto is: Movement Creates Space.
Company
Trial + Error cross arts research group
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