Alkistis Voulgari was born in Athens. She is an actress and dancer specializing in Isadora Duncan’s Dance Technique.
The last two years she started her own filming experimentations and performance creations which embrace Theatre, Poetry, Literature, Dance and Radio Art.
Her work has been presented in many different countries, in festivals, exhibitions and theatres as the Short film Panorama and Academia Romantica of Athens, Avatar Center and Porcovete Pictures in Canada, UNU – Flores and Technische Sammlungen in Dresden, International Multimedia Art Festival in Serbia, Verti Films in Prague, On the Rocks Film festival in Italy, Museum of Dead Words in Brooklyn, NY.
The start was made by the experimental short film «Dancing in the Silence» from the «TERRACE PROJECT» which was hosted at Bibart’s Biennale Internazionale D’Arte di Bari and received an honourable mention from the Navajo Film Festival.
She is gradually visualising and working on the reconnection of the Theatre with its natural roots by improvising and exploring the primitive idea in an open, natural space where the film camera becomes the "eye of the director" and an eternal narration of the theatrical, performative, human and life experience.
Artist Statement :
I hope that everybody is well after what we went through - and still are going - as humanity.
I was attracted to Theatre from a very young age so it was a one-way road for me.
Whatever I create has to do with Theatre as it composes the essential Art in the constellation of my mind. [Cinematography came during the quarantine as the only way to communicate and it turned out to be love at first sight.]
Later on, I met the Art of Isadora Duncan and got involved with many artistic ways and genres of Art and Dramaturgy crossroading with other individuals' inspirations and teachings. Some of them are Karolos Koun (Theatro Technis, Greece), Hellenic Choreodrama (Zouzou Nikoloudi, Rallou Manou), Theatre du Soleil, Grotowski Institute, Odin Teatret, the cultures of all the ancient tribes around the world as well as world philosophy and a desire to learn the body mechanism as wholeness of body - mind - spirit (<νοῦς, noûs).
I was initiated in researching and deepening into the human soul as a way to express and interpret the Archetypes throughout the soul history of the human being by numerous exceptional people : actors, activists, writers, artists, travellers, musicians or just simple men and women.
Having this "backpack" I feel the urge and responsibility to continue this receiving and giving of knowledge and inspiration as the only way to be and become an essential change in the world. ("Be the Change you want to see in the World" - Gandhi). I strongly believe in a change and I don't compromise with something less than my ideals.
So, I am on the way with my camera, notebook and thoughts, with my poems, my masks, dances and dreams... I contain multitudes as Bob Dylan said and I am sure you do, too.
Hope to meet you on the road!