Aris Papadopoulos graduated from the Athens School of Architecture (NTUA, 2009) and the National School of Dance, Athens (2012). He is active in the fields of dance and performing arts in Greece and Europe as a dancer, devising performer and maker of his own work. As a dancerperformer he has worked with the multidisciplinary companies ARBONAUTS (UK), HIMHERANDIT Productions-Andreas Constantinou (Denmark), INSIEME IRREALI – Pietro Marullo (Belgium) and with artists Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Vitoria Kotsalou, Dora Garcia, Clara J:son Borg, Alessandro Carboni and Michael Klien. As the co-founder of arisandmartha company he has been selected by the European dance platform Aerowaves, has presented work at the Athens & Epidaurus Festival (2018, 2019), Kalamata International Dance Festival (2019) and has toured extensively in Europe. His work has been supported by Aerowaves and the European Dance Network, FLUX Foundation (2019) and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports (2018-2023) for dance productions and artistic research. In 2020, he participated in the Onassis AiR-Critical Practices international artistic research program. As an independent artist he is interested in the reciprocity between the moving body and the urban landscape and is exploring walking practices and methodologies around the audio-walk format. He has presented performative, site-specific and research work in Athens (Scanning the Walkscape, Onassis AiR, Onassis Stegi; IN-QUARRY_an extended choreographic research, available online) and Denmark (Queering the Walkscape, The Genderhouse Festival 2021; AARIVAL, as part of the project Walking Landscapes proposed by Københavns Internationale Teater’s Metropolis initiative 2021). He has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2022).
Scanning the Walkscape 2020
ALL THAT MATTER or notes on performing friendship, 2022
Lucy. tutorial for a ritual, 2019