AVDP Team

AVDP team is a gourp of artists who are active in many different dance & new media fields. Our main subject of interest is to promote the art of videodance in Greece and abroad. Through AVDP, we aim to develop an interdisciplinary approach towards creations which shift from dance and performance to new media and visual arts. We also focus on creating space and giving opportunities to artists to develop multidisciplinary dance performances and we welcome any vision that applies interactive technologies & video-design in moving ideas.
We are open to any invitations, collaborations, proposals and inquiries.
For taking the possibility of being involved in AVDP, please refer to the CONTACT page of our website.


H AVDP team είναι μία ομάδα καλλιτεχνών, που δραστηριοποιούνται σε διάφορους τομείς του χορού & των νέων μέσων. Βασικό πεδίο ενδιαφέροντός μας είναι η προώθηση της τέχνης του videodance στην Ελλάδα και στο εξωτερικό. Μέσα από το AVDP, στοχεύουμε στην ανάπτυξη μιας πολύπλευρης προσέγγισης σε δημιουργίες που μετατοπίζονται από τον χορό και την performance μέχρι τα νέα μέσα και τις εικαστικές τέχνες. Επίσης, προσπαθούμε να δημιουργούμε χώρο και ευκαιρίες σε καλλιτέχνες, για να αναπτύξουν multidisciplinary παραστάσεις χορού, ενώ καλωσορίζουμε κάθε όραμα που εφαρμόζει τις διαδραστικές τεχνολογίες και τον σχεδιασμό video σε κινητικές ιδέες.

Κάθε είδους προσκλήσεις, συνεργασίες, προτάσεις και αιτήσεις πληροφοριών είναι ευπρόσδεκτες. Για οποιαδήποτε συμμετοχή και συνδιαμόρφωση με τοAVDP, ανατρέξτε στην επικοινωνία (contact) της ιστοσελίδας μας.



Production Manager - Artistic Coordinator

Chrysanthi Badeka is a freelance performer & video-designer, co-founder of BelleVille artistic collective, permanent video collaborator of directors Theodoros Terzopoulos (Attis Theater) and Savvas Stroubos (Zero Point Theater Group), collaborator of AVDP since 2010. After graduating from Rallou Manou Dance School (Athens), she attended her master degree in Tisch School of the Arts, NYU with scholarships from New York University and State Scholarships Foundation of Greece. In New York, Videodance becomes her new interest. In 2009, when she returns to Athens, she attends the postgraduate course Digital Arts in Athens School of Fine Arts. Since then, her focus has shifted towards the teaching of Videodance Workshops in Greece and abroad. Moreover, she creates videodances, video installations and transmedia performances, where the main tools of her interest and experimentation is not only the interaction between movement improvisation and digital media, but also the collaboration of different artistic elements and artists. She is also member of the Board of the Greek Association of Dancing Employment.

For more info, please visit: www.chrysanthibadeka.weebly.com


 
Production Manager - Artistic Coordinator

Giannis Karounis is a performer, choreographer, dance teacher and filmmaker. He also works as a camera operator with director Apostolos Nikolaides. He has studied dance in Jacob’s Pillow Dance School (Boston, ΜΑ) with foul scholarship, Greek State School of Dance in Athens and Kontaxaki Professional Dance School. He has participated in XVII Festival International de Danza Contemporanea (México) , Greek Festival, International Dance Festival (Korea Seoul), collaborated with National Theater and Hellenic Dance Company and worked as a freelance dance teacher in Dance Cultural Center, Greek State School of Dance, Cumana, University of Athens and Athens Fine Art School. He is co-founder of Athens Video Dance Project, Saltator Physical Dance Group, Team Progressive, Dancetheater.gr  and Greek Association of Dancing Employment. He is also member of Association of Greek Choreographers.

For more info, please visit: www.saltator.gr



Production Assistant
Nicole Koimtzi was born in Athens in 1989. She holds a diploma as a dancer and dance teacher from the Professional Dance School of "Niki Kontaxaki- Nikoletta Bakali" and she holds a BA on "Business Economics and Finance" from the Athens University of Economics and Business. Since 2011 she has been attending classes and workshops with major figures in the dance scene in EU and in the USA. In 2009 she spent a whole year in NYC taking classes and expanding her knowledge as a performer. She has been performing in several venues: in Spain (La Caldera/ Saltator Physical Dance Group) and in Greece (Benaki Museum/Saltator Physical Dance Group, Onassis Cultural Center/Yelp Dance Co, Theater of Athens Fine Art School/Saltator Physical Dance Group, Roes Theater/ Festival of Greek Choreographers, Dance Days-Chania, Naxos Festival, Hydra Festival).  She has worked as a production assistant for Highway Production Company and she has been working as an assistant in AVDP since 2010. Recently she has been involved in the Job Fair Athens team  and as an assistant in the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts in Athens.



Project Developer
Elisavet Pliakostathi
is a performer, choreographer and dance teacher. She has studied Dance Performance at the Greek State School of Dance, (Athens, 1998-2001), she has an ΜΑ in Choreography with Performing Arts from Middlesex University, (London, 2001-2003) and she holds a diploma in Theatre Education and Practice from the Centre of Cultural and Pedagogical Activity, ‘Pedion Drasis’, (Athens, 2006-2009). Since 2001, she has been participating as a performer in contemporary and dance theatre performances and interdisciplinary artistic activities, while, since 2003 she has been teaching dance, improvisation and composition to children and adults and professional and non-professionals.  In 2005, she founded '58+3 Dance Company', wherein she directs and choreographs. In 2011, she co-founded the ' BelleVille Collective ' as a need to explore and experience new possibilities of collaborations and artistic compositions. And in 2014 she co-founded the non-profit organisation 'BelleVille' with Chrysanthi Badeka and Giannis Karounis, which develops cultural and social projects dedicated to the research and the dialogue between different art forms and mirrors the ever- changing contemporary environment . Among her activities, she coordinates and participates in networking artistic and educational projects in collaboration with other organizations from Athens and abroad. She is a member of the Association of Greek Choreographers and the Greek Association of Dance Employment. She is interested in the mobility of people, ideas, thoughts and images and the constant development of personal capacities for a better understanding and perception of human behaviour.

For more info, please visit:
www.58plus3danceco.wordpress.com
www.bellevillecollective.wordpress.com


Film Traffic Coordinator
Ilona Binenbaum

Ilona received her Master of Science in Biotechnology from the University of Patras in 2015. She is currently a PhD candidate at the National Hellenic Research Foundation working with data visualisation. Her interests include movies, video, xkcd and anything that has to do with visual art.  She loved her first job in video procurement in 2006 and has been involved in film trafficking ever since.


Press
Novakovits Elena was born in Athens in 1985. After graduating from the Department of Greek Literature at the University of Athens (Field of Linguistics), she attended her master degree in Culture Industry at Goldsmiths College of London. She has worked with Mir Festival, amorphy.org (Tzeni Argyriou), ohi paizoyne theater group, Vrysaki - a place for arts and actions, Synthesis Media Company and others.


Graphic Designer 
Konstantinos Rizos was born in 1987, in Athens. He received his degree in Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, specialized in majors of Orchistiki and Creative dance from the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens and continues his studies in Niki Kontaxaki Professional Dance School. He is teacher of Contact Improvisation dance technique and he has black belt in Judo. He works as a freelance performer to several dance companies. Since 2011, he is collaborating with Patricia Apergi / Aerites dance company, for the piece “Era poVera”. He also participates in the new piece “Planites” which will be presented in several theatres around Europe, through Module Dance.Konstantinos Rizos is also co-founder of Inside Noise. He created the performance “deconstruction”  in October 2011. His first video dance “Sans Attente / Without Expectation”  won  the “Best Interpretation award”at The 5th edition of InShadow – International Festival of Vídeo, Performance and Technologies 2013 / Lisbon-Portugal, followed by numerous festivals. (Loikka dance film festival 2013 / Helsinki-Finland,Video Art Festival Miden 2013 / Kalamata-Greece, Athens Video Dance Project 2012 / Athens-Greece).


Production Assistant
Katerina Kataki
was born in Athens in 1989. She has studied History and Theory of Art in Athens School of Fine Arts (2012) and Theater in Drama School “Arhi” (2015). Since February of 2015 she works in artistic projects as a production assistant on the field of coordination and communication. On the parallel she explores artistic languages focusing on body, image, senses, being involved in theater, performance and cinema. She has a particular interest on the dialogue arising between the arts and also their media.


 AVDP.edu Assistant
Pavlaki Marietta
She was born in Athens in 1989. She studied Theatre Directing in Athens in Free Form Studio with Stelios Pavlidis, and she did her master in Directing in the Theatre and Cinema Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU - FAMU). She is interested mainly in visual performances with the help of multimedia and in object theatre for children. She has worked with children for more than 4 years, she has co-directed a video dance short film, and she has worked as assistant director, set designer and light designer for both theatre and film. She is also undergraduate in Marketing and Communication from the Athens University of Economics and Business, and she has a bachelor in the Art of Management from Ecole de Management- Universite de Strasbourg, France.


 

APOSTOLOS NIKOLAIDIS (Director)
PAVLOS FYSAKIS (Photographer)
MICHALIS KLOUKINAS (Photographer)
EMI KORFIA (Dancer)
CHRISTINA MERTZANI (Choreographer - Dancer)
EVANGELOS POULINAS (Choreographer - Dancer)
EIRINI TSIMPRAGOU (Dancer - Choreographer)
VARVARA ALEXOPOULOU (Dancer - Dance Teacher)
DANAI PANOU (Dancer - Photographer)
NATALIA KOYTSOUGERA (Columnist of Performances, Sociologist/Anthropologist) 
NANCY PAPAIOANNOU (Translations - Subtitles)
KELLY KOTTAKI (Translations - Subtitles)
MARIOS ZERVAS (Physical Education Instructor)
SOFOKLIS KIOURTZOGLOU (Electrician)
HERMES MALKOTSIS


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