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
Ioannis Karounis is a performer, choreographer and co-artistic director of the International dance film festival - ATHENS VIDEO DANCE PROJECT. He is also a filmmaker with a keen interest in video and documentaries. He studied dance in Jacob’s Pillow Dance School (Massachusetts - Boston), in National Dance School (Greece) and in Kontaxaki Professional Dance School (Greece). Most recently, he has been collaborating with Off Europa Festival (German 2017), Georgia Sagri - Documenta 14 (Athens-Kassel 2017), Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement (Ireland 2016), Rafika Chawishe (National Theater of Norway - Ibsen Festival 2016), 7th Greek Contemporary Dance Platform (2016), Biennale Athens AB5to6 2016, Marina Abramovic & MAI Institute (2016), NEON Institute (2016), Niarchos Foundation, David Dorfman N/Y (2016), Robert Bosch Stiftung (stART project 2015-16), Dance Days Chania Crete (2015), One small step (Corfu 2015), David Zambrano (2015), Ted Stoffer etc. He has cooperated with XVIIFestival International de Danza Contemporanea (México), Greek Festival, NationalTheater, International Dance Festival (Korea), Hellenic Dance Company etc. He has taught contemporary dance in Dance Cultural Center, National Dance School, University of Athens, National School of Fine Arts and in many other places in Greece and abroad. He is a founding member of Belleville, Athens Video Dance Project, Arc for Dance, Society of Dance, Dancetheater.gr and Saltator Physical Dance Group. He is an active and inspired performer, choreographer and dance teacher with a great interest in martial arts and bikram yoga.

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.


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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