Katherina Andreou (GR/FR)
Katerina Andreou, born in Athens, is based in France and makes dances, music and choreography. She graduated both from the Law School- University of Athens, and the State
School of Dance in Athens. As a scholar of the greek foundation “K.Pratsika”, she attended the program ESSAIS in CNDC d' Angers in 2011, under the direction of Emmanuelle Huyhn, and holds today a master degree of Paris 8 on research and choreography. She collaborates with DD Dorvillier, Emmanuelle Huynh, Dinis Machado, Lenio Kaklea, Anna Gaiotti, Ana Rita Teodoro, Jocelyn Cottencin.
She created till today three dance pieces, among them the solo Manèges, that she presented in France, Germany and New York. Her collaboration with Lynda Rahal and Jasmin Ihrac, on the project ''Objects of Contagion”, had the support of Life Long Burning (Wild Cards residency 2015, CCN Montpellier). Her solo A kind of fierce was awarded with the price Prix Jardin d'Europe in ImpulsTanz Festival in 2016.
Katherina Andreou (GR/FR): BSTRD
BSTRD is a solo performance, based on the notions of impurity and hybridisation: what if the idea of purity is an illusion and everything was made of a much more complex material, so that the question would not be focused on the origin (or originality), but on the final function or/and impact to the rest? Inspired mostly by House culture's practice of amalgamation, I am interested on developing a physicality that can carefully serve the concept of pure impurity, plus on the creation of a vinyl as scenography and tool of the political and poetic discourse of a bastardised figure, free of all enclosure and codification, but respectful to its reality.