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Angeliki Sigourou

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Angeliki Sigourou


STUDIES
She was born in Athens, in 1973. She has graduated from University of Athens, French Literature Department and from Drama School of “ARCHI” in Athens where she studied Acting. She studied Classical and Contemporary Dance in the School of Dance of Aliki Goussa and took classes of classical and contemporary dance with many different teachers. She attended -in Greece and abroad- seminars and workshops on Release Technique, Contact Improvisation, Choreography, Improvisation, Voice, Acting, Body-Mind Centering and Butoh. She also studied the Arabic language in Greece and Alexandria of Egypt.

CHOREOGRAPHIC WORK

In 2008 she created the choreographies for “Ekklisiazouses” of Aristofanis, performed at the Apollon Theatre by the Apollon Theater Company. In 2010, she created the choreography “Nourmania – First Letter”, based on one of her poems, for a music piece of the composer Nikos Panagiotakis, at the Goethe Institute of Athens.
In 2004, she created the Dance Theater Company AKROPODITI (www.akropoditi.gr), which functions as a non-profit company since 2005, registered in Syros, and since then she has directed and choreographed the performances of the Company.
The last two years she is systematically engaged with the art of Butoh, exploring and developing particularly the method «Subbody Method» of the Japanese Master of Butoh, Rhizome Lee. Since October 2010, she has been working at the same time with two teams of dancers and actors, in Athens and in Syros Island.

TEACHING

In 2008, she was the introducer for the workshop for teachers: “Difference in expression: A Beginning for a Creative Team”.
Since 2004, she teaches Contemporary Dance and Improvisation to adults and children in the School of Dance «SDM» run by Susan Durant- Michalaki, in Syros Island.

POETRY

Her poetic work was presented in various literary events in Greece and abroad and published in Greece and Europe. Her first compilation of poems under the title “Aras” was published in 2008 (Elektra Publications) and parts of this work have been performed at theatres in Athens and Syros by the Drama Company “En Spoudi” at the same year. In 2010, her second compilation of poems was published, under the title “Chioni-Chioni” (Nefeli Publications). She also participated in the Anthology "The new inside or beyond language" (Gavriilidis Publications, Bilingual Edition) and in the Anthology «NOTOPOS, Collection Biennale Internationale des Poètes en Val-de-Marne» (BIPVAL, Paris, Bilingual Edition). In 2005, she organized and participated in a series of poetic and music events in Athens where she and the composer Nikos Panagiotakis presented the work of young Greek poets and musicians.

TRANSLATION

She is translating literature and poetry from French and Arabic to Greek. Her translations have been published in Greece from several Publication Houses (Kastaniotis Publications, Electra Publications, Maistros Publications, Theater Company “Mnimi” Publications).


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