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Lydia Xourafi is a movement artist and a social scientist working with dancetheater, performance and video. She was
born in Lund, Sweden and is based in Athens, Greece. She studied theater and performance (University of AthensTheater Department, Copenhagen International School of Performing Arts, Stockholm University of the Arts) and worked
in Greece and Sweden. She also holds a BA and MSc in social science and psychology (Deree American College of
Greece, Lund University - Sweden). She has attended multiple courses and workshops in contemporary dance,
performance, physical theater, improvisation, somatics, acrobatics, synthesis and dramaturgy with many artists such
as Artemis Lampiri, Barbara Bardaka, Matan Levkowich, Christina Karpouzou, Elisavet Pliakostathi, Sara
Erlingsdotter, Alexis Alatsis, Maria Konomis et al. Her practice focuses on physical, multimedia and site-specific
performing art techniques. She designs and implements performances, artistic research projects and workshops (The
Sky has Not Fallen, Yet – EKPA Theater Studies Department & Tv Control Center, Embodying Narratives: Physical
Theater Workshop –Tanzterrain Kinetic Space, Testa: IDs in transition – The Train Theater at Roof/Compartments Dance
Festival 2022 & ADVP13/Promenade-Bageion, The Precariat - MEME gallery & PPLG conference 2019, Us, Joints – Tv
Control center2019) while collaborating with theater and dance groups in Greece and abroad as a creator and
performer (Riscus Group Theater "SIOPE" - Rabbithole Theater 2018, "The Nightmare Show" - Utopia Lab 2018 & Embros
Theatre, Trial & - Performing Arts, Project Otherness, TeaterInterakt). In 2020 he created the video performance
project "Adult Me" in collaboration with Riscus Theater Group, which won the award in the "Best Digital Experience"
category at the Stockholm Fringe Festival 2022.


artistic research workshops

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physical theatre/performance synthesis

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