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National School of Dance Greece

Rallou Manou professional school of Dance Greece

Kapodistrian University of Athens - Department of Sports & Science

Koula Pratsika Foundation Scholar - year 2004

perform 

 

 

GRANHØJ DANS__2015-2019
- An Eve and An Adam

- Petrushka Extended (Igor Stravinsky)
- Rose, Rite of Spring Extended 2

- Love you.....not for ever

 

OPERA ROYAL DE WALLONIE, LIÈGE__2018/19

I Puritani (Vincenzo Bellini)

as Eine Frau

dir: Vincent Boussard, cost: Christian Lacroix, video: Isabel Robson

 

DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN__2008-2019

- Oresteia (Yannis Xenakis) - dir: David Hermann /as soloist: Electra
- Faustus Derdammnis (Hector Berlioz) - dir & ch: Christian Spuck
- Ariadne aud Naxos (Richard Strauss) - dir: Robert Carsen, ch: Marco Santi
- Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen (Sergei Prokofiev) - dir: Robert Carsen, ch: Philip Giraudeaux
- Die Trojaner (Hector Berlioz) - dir: David Pountney, ch: Renato Zanella
- Elektra (Richard Strauss) - dir: Kirsten Harms, ch: Sylvana Schröder
- Parsifal (Richard Wagner) - dir: Philip Stölzl, ch: Mara Kurotschka
- Das schlaue Füchslein (Leoš Janáček) - dir: Katharina Thalbac, ch: Danie Cardyn /as soloist: Libelle

 

OPER FRANKFURT__2018/19

I Puritani (Vincenzo Bellini)

as Eine Frau

dir: Vincent Boussard, cost: Christian Lacroix, video: Isabel Robson

 

RONA GEFFEN__2018

My Friends (video dance)

Dance & Choreography: Sofia Pintzou

Music, Concept & Production: Rona Geffen

 

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AEGEAN SYROS, GREECE__2018

Electra (as Electra)

ch: Renato Zanella, music: Mikis Theodorakis, dir: Asteris Kutulas

 

SEMPEROPER DRESDEN__2017, 2018
SALZBURG OSTERFESTSPIELE__2016

Otello (Giuseppe Verdi)

as The Black Angel
dir: Vincent Boussard, ch: Helge Letojna, cost: Christian Lacroix

 

AALTO MUSIKTHEATER ESSEN__2017
Le Prophète  (Giacomo Meyerbeer)
dir: Vincent Boussard, cost: Elizabeth de Sauverzac

 

STAATSOPER BERLIN__2014
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny

dir: Vincent Boussard, ch: Helge Letojna, cost: Christian Lacroix

 

ARENA DI VERONA__2014
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE AEGEAN SYROS__2011, Apollo Theater
Medea

ch: Renato Zanella, music: Mikis Theodorakis

 

ELDON PULAK__2014
The Wetting Party - ch: Eldon Pulak, music: Rona Geffen
A brief glimpse into how three people come together to engage in a sacred and potentially self-destructive ritual.
Compulsive behaviours, addictive tendencies, and personality changes arise along the journey.
Their skewed sense of reality only deepens with each subsequent part of the ritual as the three of them take off to another universe together. Dock 11 Berlin. CARLOS VIN LOPES__2014
Smile Mirror (short film, participation in Cannes Film Festival 2016)

 

SASHA WALTZ & GUESTS__2013
Tanz über Graben. The autumn of Le Sacre de Printemps.
The original choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky
Lecture performance under the guidance and teaching of Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer. Radialsystem Berlin.


NOW DANCE COMPANY__2013

Maybe Now

ch: In Young Sohn (a dance piece inspired by the art of calligraphy in S.Korea). Seoul-S.Korea.

 

CHOREOLAB ZÜRICH__2013
Cities & Dance

ch: Emma Muray, Nunzio Impelizzen, Korina Kordova Papadimitriou, Magdalena Ptasznik
A choreography workshop for contemporary choreographers from Poland and Switzerland and dancers from Europe, in collaboration with the Performance and Research Center W Ruchu - Warsaw/Polandsupported by Pro Helvetia , Mirgros-Kulturprozent. Tanzhaus Zürich.

 

DIONYSUS LIBERATOR__2013
Me, the other, the world

ch: Nancy Avgery, live percussions and electric giutar: Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer. Aeghina Greece.

 

ASTERIS KUTULAS__2013, 2017
- Dance Fight Love Die (hybrid documentary fiction music film). Featuring role: Electra
- Recycling Medea (film). Featuring role: The Conscience (based on ´´Medea´´ of Renato Zanella)

RON HAGELL__2012
Tissue de Femmes (short dance film inspired by the Serpentine of Lois Füller). London.

 

SATU TUOMISTO & COMP.__2012-2013
- Vimmaa (Oulu, Seoul, Essen - 1st Jury Prize at the 638 Kilo Tanz Festival)
- Halu (residency in Seoul in collaboration with Now Dance Company)

 

THEATER LÜNEBURG__2012
100% Tanzwerk / Herzschlag

ch: Francisco Martinez Sanchez, music: Bach Golderg Variations. Leuphana Bibliotek Lüneburg.

 

JO GRAELL__2011, 2012
- Muina (video dance)
- III About (video dance)


ESMOD BERLIN AND IFM PARIS WORKSHOP__2010

Bodies in Motion - The shadow performance for the opening of the international art fashion exhibition Dysfashional, Berlin.

 

JAVIER SACNHEZ__2010
Traumseits, Battheater Berlin.

 

STAATSTHEATER KASSEL__2009-2010
Reinharadswald - ch: Johannes Wieland
Bear Girl King - ch: Yosi Berg & Oded Graf

 

VARDIS MARINAKIS__2008
Black Field (film, featured role: a nun during the Othoman Empire in Greece)

HELLENIC DANCE COMPANY__2004-2008
- Actos of Light, Steps in the Street - ch: Martha Graham
- Choreographic Offering - ch: José Limon
- Bolèro, Wien - ch: Pascal Rioult
- Yesterday - ch: Jasmin Vardimon
- On the way - ch: Penny Diamantopoulou

 

ASH BULAJEV__2008
Alpha Omega (live ciname performance inspired by the Library of Babel of Jorges Luis Borges). Theater Pallace, Athens.

 

ATHENS MEGARON CONCERT HALL__2005-2008
- Die Zauberflöte (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) - dir: Michael Hampe
-Don Carlos (Giuseppe Verdi) - dir: Franco Zeffirelli, set&cost: Luchino Visconti
- Elektra (Richard Strauss) - dir: Michael Hampe, ch: Petros Gallias

 

GREEK NATIONAL OPERA__2007

Carmen (George Bizet)

dir: Steven Pimlott, ch: Aletta Collins. Herodus Atticus Odeum Athens.


FESTIVAL OF EPIDAVRUS__2007

Medea (Luigi Cherubini)

dir, set & cost: Yannis Kokkos. Ancient theater of Dionysus Epidavrus.

 

ANALYSIS DANCE COMPANY__2004-2006
- Showtime - Inspired by William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, unfolding "in disguise" in the choreography links theater to visual arts. Music: Luther Allison.
- Variations N.D. - A reimagined adaptation of the choreography "Continuous Painting". Music: Dmitri Shostakovich, Serge Prokofiev, Alexander Glazounov, Giulio Caccini, Colin McPhee, and Steve Reich.
- Handing Over - The choreography was commissioned by the Greek State School of Dance for the Hellenic Dance Company and was performed in June 2004 at the Athens Concert Hall. Music: Stephane Crappelli and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Choroegrapher: Valia Alexandratou

 

OLYMPIC GAMES OPENING CEREMONY__2004
Role: a saffron gathener from the prehistoric frescos in Akrotiri on Santorini island

dir&ch: Dimitris Papaioannou. Olympic Stadium Athens.

 

ARTHROSIS DANCE COMPANY__2003-2006
- I hope the exit is joyful (inspired by the biography of Frida Kahlo) - ch: Penny Diamantopoulou
- About her / him - ch: Penny Diamantopoulou

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART GREECE__2003
No title (sight specific inspired by the political situation on the issue of the refugees) - concept&dir&scalptor: Costas Varotsos
The opening of the Greek Museum of Modern Art, framed and supported by the site specific perfomance based on the work of sculptor Costas Varotsos, ´´No title´´, inspired by the social issue of immigration. The belly of a ship full of illegal refugees.
Performed by: students of the Greek State School of Dance. Athens.

 

THE HELLENIC CHOREODRAMA__2001
- Karaghiozis and the accursed snake

- Six folk dances

- Solitude

ch: Rallou Manou, set&cost: Yannis Moralis, music: Manos Hadjidakis. Athens.

 

create

 

FOR EXAMPLE, A PRODUCTIVE DAY. SOLO II.

from: Sofia Pintzou

with: Iris Fousteri / Anna Athanasiou, Sofia Pintzou

music: Tassis Christoyannis

sound: Mórar-Nærvídd, Sofia Pintzou

light design: Sofia Pintzou

text: A cloth - Tender Buttons, Gertrud Stein

costume design: Sofia Pintzou

costume reconstruction: Eleni Melissari

A minimal and abstract interpretation of the term Labyrinth.

It’s a comment on the spiritual transformation and inner recognition based on the mythological extensions and on the scientific meaning and utility of the term Labyrinth, according to its confusing and brain challenging structure. A Labyrinth can be walked, metaphorically-mentaly and in real. The goal is to reach its center. When this is achieved, then only half of the route is fulfilled  - what now remains is the walking back to the exit. Regardless the direction, the starting and ending points of this route are equal and same. These two points reflect on the edges of an assistance axe and of a balance thread, stored deeply inside the ear - in the labyrinth tissue.

This piece is about the productive process of the self alignment after diving into the brain’s labyrinthine spaces. It’s about a short reminder on Theseus of our brain, for the emersion of our personal goal and achievement, which, in the frame of respect, can connect people in peace, true and happiness.

Selections:

2015 - Dance Days Chania # 5

2014 - Lucky Trimmer, Brandenburg

            - Akropoditi Dance Festival Syros

2012 - Arc for Dance Athens

 

 

1 BODY : 8 HEAD

The proportions of the human body are based primarily in the ratio 1: 8 left by our ancestors through the sculptures. That head fits within the height of the body 8 times, one of the fundamentals for the navigation guide in the world of sculpture. On the other hand sculpture cements a movement snapshot. So sculpture is movement.

From the sculptors of antiquity till Canova, Brancusi Brus and Nauman, this is a survey and an attempt to refer to the human body through the''moving'' sculpture, with direct correspondance to the laws of symmetry and harmony, based on the Pythagoreian philosophy.

The pedestal as the common denominator between the inanimate and the animate body, ie the statues and the living bodies, as well as on the sculpture’s plastic movement ie both of the statues and of human moving bodies.

This work in progress was hosted by ALDES/SPAM! rete per le arti contemporanee during a choreography residency in Lucca/Italy from 28.3-2.4.2017.

 

 

ÜBER DIE ABSICHT

from: Sofia Pintzou with: Alexander Fend, Sofia Pintzou, Ming Poon / Marc Krause Duault / Ahmed Soura

light design: Sofia Pintzou

This performance is based on the Obstruction Technique which was interpreted in 1989 by Palle Granhøj, Danish choreographer and later founder of the Granhøj Dans in Århus-Denmark

“Nobody has the intention to build a Wall” – Walter Ulbricht, 1961

One wants to speak, exist, move. Two others join, helping and flowing together harmonically, till their intention changes to a gradually growing barrier, restricting the first one’s activity to the maximum. However, this barrier leads to a transformation and a new situation equally vibrant slowly appears, like a possible vibrant process in all relations between humans. A wall is the force to change, minimize, rearrange, hide, restrict, thoughts and actions. It contains pure violence, very often intelligently hidden. And this hidden element, like an invisible carpet, determines and supports this situation’s hazard.''

Selections:

Lucky Trimmer - THE WALL, Berlin 2014

Out of the Box Festival, Nicosia 2014

Masdanza Int. Contest, Gran Canaria  2015

Càdiz en Danza Festival, Cadiz 2016

Special Mention of the Jury for the Choreography Contest - MASDANZA#20

 

 

ROTKÄPPCHEN

from: Sofia Pintzou in collaboration with Nicoletta Braunschweig

with: students of the Stage School Zürich

music: Ezio Bosso

A contemporary comprehension of the famous Brother Grimm's fairytale.

Zürich 2015

 

 

OUT

from: Sofia Pintzou

with: Claudia Rietschel 

text: Sofia Pintzou

An explosion.

Stadttheater Lüneburg

Leuphana Library, Lüneburg 2012

 

 

FOR A EXAMPLE, A PRODUCTIVE DAY. SOLO I.

from & with: Sofia Pintzou

Work in progress during the couching project Make yourself a favor with Ivo Dimchev. 

music: 'praxis for 12 and 11 chor instruments and a conductor pianist' Yiannis Christou

''I generate my shame. I want to eat all my shame. 

Reminders of every day. And I introduce myself jumping, looking for lightness. The notes are heavy. They are heavy because of me. They fall or I fall after their fall. Laying on the earth just as laying on a primitive power. I eat the shame of the past. I digest it and defecate it.

Mission no.1 is waiting.''

Vienna Impuls Tanz Festival 2010

 

 

ORPHEUS IN DER UNTERWELT (Jacques Offenbach)

dir: Patric Seibert

ch: Sofia Pintzou

Opern nund Operetten Tage Lüdinghausen, Germany, 2010

 

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