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Nadja-Who Am I?

  • dance film | Greece


A choreographic reverie on Francesca’s Woodman work. The short film “Nadja-Who am I?” focuses on the female gaze, the vulnerability of the female existence, through the prism of four powerful performers. The film seeks to raise questions and concerns about the female nature, using as inspiration the photographic material of the American photographer Francesca Woodman. Four strong performers meet and attempt, with a special quality and vocabulary, to take us to a world where the body is exposed to the passing of time, where dream and reality, memory and oblivion, melt and co-exist.


Written and directed by: Athanasia Kanellopoulou | Photography/Camera/Editing: Ioannis Karounis | Performers: Lia Chamilothori, Matina Kostiani, Vassiana Skopetea, Maria Fountouli | Choreographic Assistant: Vassiana Skopetea | Music composition: Konstantina Polychronopoulou | Scenography/Costumes: Sotiris Melanos | Graphic Design/Poster: Melina Koulia | Production Organization: Yolika Poulopoulou | Lighting Design: Tzanos Mazis | Production: Athanasia Kanellopoulou Performing Arts | The project ‘’Nadja-Who Am I? ’’ is financed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports for 2020-2021.

Athanasia Kanellopoulou

| Biography

Athanasia Kanellopoulou was born in Athens in 1979. She is an independent choreographer, art director, and performer. She studied with a scholarship for classical and contemporary dance in London and New York, as well as Spanish Literature and Culture, and Traditional Lute.

For over 18 years she lived and worked in Europe with artists and companies such as Les Ballets C de la B, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (guest artist), Cocoondance, Alexandra Waierstall, GregorZoellig, In Jung Jun, Guy Weissman, Rami Levi, Jossi Berg.

Since 2008 she has developed over 18 works, presented in numerous festivals in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Her research has been affected by the evolution of ideas about female identity and in general the female figure through the past decades. She has been invited as a guest choreographer from JV2 (JasminVardimon), ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble, Sareyyet Ramallah Palestine,  Iceland Academy of Arts, University of Malta Dance Studies, and the Norwegian University of Dance.

She gives workshops for contemporary dance technique, choreography, and improvisation in companies and dance institutes in Greece and abroad such as SEAD Academy, Greenwich Dance Agency, Malta University, Seoul Arts Centre, Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre, State School of Athens ( KSOT), Iceland Academy of Arts, Garage 29 Brussels, Dance Cultural Centre, Athens, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul, among others. Since 2017 she teaches at the Greek National Opera, and in 2018 founded the company ‘’Athanasia Kanellopoulou Performing Arts.’’

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