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Lydia Xourafi is an interdisciplinary 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 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 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


physical theatre/performance synthesis

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