GIORGOS KOTSIFAKIS

Dance

GIORGOS KOTSIFAKIS

Born in Heraklion, Crete, in 1988. He graduated with distinction from the Professional Dance School of Rallou Manou in Athens and from the Amsterdam School of Arts (Modern Theatre Dance program). In 2008, he was admitted to study at P.A.R.T.S. international dance school in Brussels, while in 2010 he received a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation. He is currently studying at the International and European Studies Department of the University of Piraeus in Greece.
 He has also been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2021). As a dancer, he has collaborated with many companies and artists in Greece and abroad, including: DV8, RAMBERT, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jan Fabre, the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Dimitris Papaioannou, Andonis Foniadakis, Christos Papadopoulos, Iris Karayan, Lenio Kaklea, the National Theatre of Greece, the Greek National Opera (William Forsythe), the State Theatre of Northern Greece, the National Dance Centre Bucharest, Konstantinos Rigos, Nanine Linning, Alexandra Waierstall, Sinequanon, TedX Brussels, Nigel Charnock and others. He has performed in several international festivals, including: Adelaide Festival (Australia, 2020), Julidans festival (Netherlands, 2019, 2018 & 2017), Aerowaves Spring Forward festival (2019, 2018 & 2016), 16th Dance Biennale in Lyon (2014), Cervantino International Festival (Mexico, 2014), Belgrade Dance Festival (Serbia, 2014), Festival of Avignon (France, 2013), International Festival of Buenos Aires (FIBA, Argentine, 2013), Sesc Pinheiros São Paulo festival (Brazil, 2012), Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Impulstanz Festival (Austria, 2012), Rovereto Contemporary Dance Festival (Italy, 2011), Kuopio Dance Festival (Finland, 2011), and World Expo 2010 Shanghai. Under the artistic direction of Dimitris Papaioannou, he performed at the opening ceremony of the 2015 European Games, which took place in Baku, Azerbaijan. In addition, he has participated in the short film Liebestod by Stathis Athanasiou and attended seminars and workshops led by Dafnis Kokkinos (Pina Bausch), Emio Greco, Lauren Potter, Thomas McManus, Milan Herich and Hildegard De Vuyst.

Arcadia, Konstantinos Rigos, 2014, 60'

Arcadia, Konstantinos Rigos, 2014, 60'

Icon, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Eastman, 2017, 75'

Icon, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Eastman, 2017, 75'

Solo for Giorgos Kotsifakis by Christos Papadopoulos & Greek National Opera, 2020, 6'

Solo for Giorgos Kotsifakis by Christos Papadopoulos & Greek National Opera, 2020, 6'

Andro, 2013, 60'

Andro, 2013, 60'

Unauthorised, Iris Karayan, 2019, 60'

Unauthorised, Iris Karayan, 2019, 60'