Katerina Andreou (GR/FR)
Katerina Andreou is born in Athens in 1982. She 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. She attended the program ESSAIS in CNDC d' Angers in 2011, and holds a master degree of Paris 8 on research and choreography. She was a Danceweb scholar in Impulstanz Festival in Vienna in 2015. As a dancer she collaborated among others with DD Dorvillier, Lenio Kaklea, Bryan Campbell, Dinis Machado, Emmanuelle Huynh, Ana Rita Teodoro.In her own work, she is interested in developing states of presence sorting out from a constant negotiation between contrasted tasks, fictions and universes, often questioning the relation to ideas as authority and autonomy.
She was awarded with the choreography price Prix Jardin d'Europe, in ImpulsTanz Festival in 2016 for the solo dance piece A kind of fierce.
Katerina Andreou (GR/FR): Zeppelin Bend
"In my ongoing research on free will on stage and its subjective nature, I explore different body practices and try to approach new skills as if there were new technologies. I keep learning in order to keep unlearning. This saturation of rigor and discipline comes along with a desire of tackling matters such as control and power structures. It helps me sort out knowledge and constitute my own personal culture. Which training for which performance? Which effort for which goal?
Zeppelin Bend, taking the name of an end-to-end joining knot that was used to moor airships, is a duo. Natali Mandila and me are putting together dances, actions and sounds that demand hardcore discipline and psychedelic imagination. In a world where staying ‘’grounded’’ or getting’’ high’’ seem to be often considered as survival methods, we try out both. While seeking moments of freedom, we try to maintain realness by focusing on our bodies in the act of doing.
|Katherina Andreou (GR/FR): BSTRD||26.03.2018 - 07.04.2018||Budatoren|