SOPHIA DANAE VORVILA
Sophia Danae Vorvila is based between Athens and Brussels. She is a graduate of the Aktina Higher Professional Dance School (2015), the Department of Psychology at Panteion University of Social and Political Science (2016) and has completed (with distinction) the postgraduate research and choreography program of the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp in 2021, where she studied under a scholarship. As a performer, she has collaborated with several collectives and choreographers exhibiting whose practice is firmly rooted in contemporary dance, improvisation and performance, such as Hildegard de Vuyst, Jenny Argyriou, visual artist Jannis Varelas, the Little Things Orchestra, Simon Van Schuylenbergh, and Fotini Stamatelopoulou. She is part of the Belgian collective of artists Ne Mosquito Pas, with which she has taken parts in festivals in Antwerp, Brussels and Kortrijk. Since 2016, she has been collaborating with Romeo Castellucci for the project Democracy in America, as one of the four core dancers for the show’s international tour, while in 2022 she worked with him again on Mozart’s choral piece Requiem, which was presented in Wiener Festwochen festival and at the Royal Theatre La Monnaie in Brussels. Between 2021 and 2022, she interned with choreographer Meg Stuart (CASCADE and Solos and Duets, Kaaitheater) and attended intensive workshops with her in Brussels, Paris and Vitoria-Gasteiz. Her artistic practice is inextricably linked to improvisation and instant composition. In July 2021, she performed at the DANSAND! festival and starting collaborating with the modern art museum Mu.ZEE in Ostend. At the moment, she is developing her own choreographic work which oscillates between discomfort and pleasure, gathering fragments of memory and micro-histories and documenting everyday life through movement and text. In 2022, in collaboration with Aliki Leftherioti, she presented the performance project this_is_a_never_ending_sunday.jpg at Kaaistudio’s theater in Brussels, with the support of the organization Soroptimist International Antwerp, the King Boudain Foundation in Brussels, the research center workspacebrussels and the residency program P.A.R.T.S. Summer Studios. Since 2020, she has been collaborating with fellow performer Christina Skoutela on the multidisciplinary performance MELKMARKT 27, in collaboration with KAAP center in Bruges. She has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2022).
Democracy in America, Romeo Castellucci, 2017
Requiem, Romeo Castellucci, 2022
Double-Blind, Yiannis Varelas, video installation for The Breeder gallery, 2021
his_is_a_never_ending_sunday.jpg, Sophia Danae Vorvila, 2022
First Date #1 Eva Van Deuren (Orphan Fairytale) & Sophia Danae Vorvila, 2021