Kiriakos Hadjiioannou is a performer, choreographer and event organizer.
His work focuses on specific aspects of choreography, movement and space, touching different types of art. He's been collaborating with various choreographers, artists, filmmakers, researchers, in international productions. For 2014 - 2016 he was the pilot project «YAA! – Associated Artist» supported by The Swiss Arts Council ProHelvetia, in cooperation with the theatre Kaserne in Basel. Next to many collaborations, he creates a series of works exploring altered and transcendental conscious states, called 'Higher States' (Higher States of Consciousness).
In 2017 he receives an award from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture / Swiss Dance Awards 2017, the June Johnson Dance Prize for his outstanding approach and the development of the project "Hyperion / Higher States, Part 2"(2017).
Kiriakos is working on educational projects with kids and teenagers. He is also teaching in universities and schools, giving Workshops and Masterclasses on Choreography and Performance, Self-Staging & Group-Staging, Leading & Following. He is a guest teacher and choreography advisor at the University of Dance, Theatre and Performing Arts "Haute Ecole Des Arts De La Scene" in Lausanne. He graduated from the State School of Dance in Athens and studied Choreography & Performance (CUP) MA in Applied Theater Science at the University of Giessen.
The association ANTIBODIES founded in 2012 by Kiriakos Hadjiioannou as a platform of artists, researchers and academics, operating and collaborating in the field of performing arts, research and entertainment. The core team includes, photographer Katerina Drakopoulou, scholar and dramaturge Bernhard Siebert, technical director / light designer Jost Von Harleßem, performance artist Nancy Stamatopoulou, author / dramaturge Margarita Tsomou, stage designer Urs August Steiner. Production manager is Lara - Joy Hamann.
In their work, the group is often referred to an anthropological and political context with the aim to make history tangible and accessible. They are exploring current developments in the performing arts, concerning questions of communication, specific production networks and cognitive developments in socio-cultural activities.
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