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Lydia Xourafi is a movement artist and a social scientist working with dancetheater,
choreography and video. She was born in Lund, Sweden and is based in Athens,
Greece. She studied theater and performance (University of Athens-Theater
Deparment, 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 choreographic techniques.

She is a performer and founding member of  Tási Dance Collective since 2023.

She creates 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,

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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