An integral part of any Art form is the personal research, the diversity of perception of each person and his/ her limits . The body breathes, transforms, communicates, feels, trusts, evaluates. The body as the vehicle of an internal transformation and process redefines the sphere of space that we set. An ambiguous universe is created where motion and stillness, sound and silence, linear and circular movement, individuality and teamwork are mixed and coexist. Silences, gazes, explosions, breaths, senses compose the general framework of this workshop.
The workshop is aimed for people who have experience with performing arts, movement, and physical approach and they are interested in the experiential evolution and coexistence and they are curious to discover what personal movement and dance means.


Athanasia Kanellopoulou is an Athens based choreographer, dance performing artist and pedagogue, who owns a very rich history of collaborations, with acclaimed choreographers and Dance Institutions around the globe. She creates her own methods from teaching into choreographing, filming, writing and collaborating with various artists from different disciplines. She is the founder of the multi-disciplinary platform and project-based Company ‘’Athanasia Kanellopoulou Performing Arts’’, which has been supported and funded by The Hellenic Ministry of Culture.  Her movement style and approach drives inspiration upon the human landscape, the idiosyncrasies of the complex human nature, in a constant conversation and confrontation with the audience.

She has studied with a scholarship Classical and Contemporary Dance in London and New York, Spanish Literature and Culture and Traditional Lute. Over 18 years she has lived in Europe and collaborated with prestigious Choreographers and Companies worldwide. Among others are: the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, where she toured with the company as a guest dancer in many festivals worldwide (2002-2008), Les Ballets C de la B/ Koen Augustijnen (2008-2010), Jasmin Vardimon Company (2006-2008), Gregor Zoellig/Stadttheater Osnabruck (2003-2005), Rafaelle Giovanola- Cocoondance (2010-2013), Alexandra Waierstall (2012-2014). She has also collaborated with many independent choreographers, such as Guy Weissman and Roni Haver, Rami Levi, Jossi Berg, Iker Gomez, In jung Jun/Blue Elephant Company, Zeynep Tanbay, etc.

Alongside touring and creating works for her own company, Athanasia creates different projects internationally. She has choreographed more than 20 works, and many of them have been presented in important festivals worldwide, like International Festival NRW Pina Bausch, Gdansk Dance Festival Poland, Kalamata International Dance Festival, Arc for Dance Athens, International Solo Tanz Festival Bonn, Malta Arts Festival, Solo Tanz Festival Stuttgart, International Festival Burgos Spain,  Lucky Trimmer Berlin, Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival Palestine, Moda Sahnesi Istanbul,Tatavla Sahne Istanbul, Tjarnabio Iceland, No_body Festival Cyprus, Off Europe Festival, Leipzig/Dresden, etc. She has created works for the physical theatre postgraduate company JV2 (Jasmin Vardimon ), the Norwegian University College of Dance, KSOT, the Dance Studies University of Malta, the Iceland Academy of Arts, the National Dance Company Zfinmalta and  the Palestinian Dance Company Sareyyet Ramallah.

Alongside creating and choreographing, Athanasia has a very strong background in teaching. She is leading workshops in places and Academies around the world: SEAD Academy Salzburg, State Dance School of Athens (KSOT), Garage 29 Brussels, Greenwich Dance Agency, Iceland Dance Company, Skanes Danstheater, Malta University, Seoul Arts Centre, Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre, Vibra Festival Ljubljana, University Mimar Sinan Performing Arts Istanbul, Iceland Academy of Arts, etc. She was also Rehearsal Director for the choreographer Mavin Khoo and the upcoming National Dance Company of Malta (Zfin Malta Dance Ensemble).

She is currently living in Athens, and she is teaching Improvisation, Choreography and Repertoire Works at the School of the Greek National Opera and at the National School of Dance (KSOT). In 2018, she founded the company ”Athanasia Kanellopoulou Performing Arts”, a platform of cultural and artistic exchange.