Nefeli Oikonomou (GR/SE)

 Motörhead presents “Metropolis” 12/03/1988 in Athens-few days after Nefeli is born. Dancer, performer, choreographer from Greece, based in Sweden, she has been creating her own work since 2006. After studying Dance (MoC) and Design (UoA), she has completed her Master of Choreography at DOCH and the interdisciplinary course Organizing Discourse at Konstfack University. She curated Pracrising Transitions Festival in Wip Konsthall in Årstaberg and Rhymes mini-festival in Weld, which invited many artists with performances, open discussions, exhibitions, screenings and workshops. Lately, she is a partner in the duets ‘D ANCER’  and ‘POLY’ by Sebastian Lingserius, that premiered in MDT and presented her own work ‘The Art of Laboring’ that premiered at Weld. She has been selected for the SITE Sweden artist support/ residency program for 2019/2020.

In recent years, she has devoted herself in producing a variety of new stage dance works, which strive to move the audience into and through poetical languages (verbal, visual and bodily). From small to social movements, mechanisms of crisis, twisted bodily effects and poetic meetings, she engages in performing practices to intensify the body as a place for constant transformation and renegotiation, which can facilitate philosophical speculations across a broad spectrum.

“The environment Nefeli works in are often spanning over multiple fields through collaboration and organisation. In her artistic work she is dealing with intricacies of performativity, putting in relation society, politics and the body.” (Anna Koch, Weld, 2018)

“…det finns fortfarande plats för utopier, drömmen om en queer värld som omprövar och omfamnar nya sätt att förhålla sig till den egna kroppen och dess omgivning.(….) Konsten kan bli en väg ut ur det fängelse vi inte ens är medvetna att vi befinner oss i.” (Anna Ångström, SvD för Rhymes of Pleasures, 2017)

 

EDUCATION

2012-2014  Master Programme in Choreography (DOCH-University of Dance and Circus, Sweden)

2006-2009 Professional Dance School of Despina Grigoriadou

2005-2012 Diploma in Design-Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering (Thesis on Cognitive Science and Choreography)

SITE Sweden artist support/ residency program, selected artist for 2019/2020
‘Performativity and gender’, Professional course on advanced level, Stockholm University, 2016
‘Dramaturgy and Performance analysis’, Stockholm University, 2016
‘Organizing Dicourse’, Konstfack University, 2015
‘Somatic fields: on somatic practices, dance and subjectivation, Doch University, 2014
‘Methods and forms of writing in relation to artistic practices’, Doch University 2014
Kinitiras Choreography Lab at Kinitiras Residency Center, 3 months, 2012
‘Simpraxi’ Choreography Lab, Afroditi Vervenioti, Orestis Tanis, 5 months, 2010
ChoreoLab at Kinitiras Studio, Antigoni Gira, 3 months, 2009

OWN WORK (sample)

‘The Art of Laboring'(TAoL) performance,Weld, Kinitiras, Artten, Nov 2018-2019
TAoL kids playground’, performance for kids 1-3 years old, Weld, Nov 2018

‘Rhymes of Pleasure’ (RoP) performance, Weld, 2017, Michalis Cacoyiannis Foundation, Kino Kultura, 2019
‘Rhymes’ mini-festival, 5-10 June 2017, Weld

‘Inextricably Intertwined’ performance, Fest Happening Festival, Co-existing program, Kino Kultura, Skopje, 2016
‘Pracrising Transitions’ Festival, WIP Konsthall, curating- performing, Årstaberg- Stockholm

‘CFT (Circuit Failure Transition)’ performance, MDT Theater,2014

‘Breathing Vibration’ performance at Basement, Forum Theater, in collaboration with Sandro Amaral and Thiago Granato-Basement context, 2013

‘Breathe it out’ performance, Festival Montpellier danse, ENSAD (Ecole nationale supérieure d’art dramatique), France
‘Deviation’ performance, Simpraxi Choreography Lab, KR Center

‘Empty Space’ performance, PDS of Despoina Grigoriadou, Akropol Theater, 2009

WORK AS PERFORMER (sample)

‘POLY’ duet performance, Sebastian Lingserius, MDT, Balettakademien, Kino Kultura, Stenkrossen, 2018-9

‘Celebrate it’ performance, as part of Life Long Burning Wild Card Residency program, together with Aleksandar Georgiev, Dario Barreto Damas, Zhana Pencheva, ICI­-CCN Institut Chorégraphique International, Montpellier, 2017.

‘DANCER’ duet performance, Sebastian Lingserius, MDT, Nordlys P-Noise festival (Philippines), Inkonst, Danscentrum, Balettakademien, Michalis Cacoyiannis Foundation, Kinitiras (Athens), 2016-2019

‘Construction worker’, Johan Lundin, Artten as part of Kulturnatt Stockholm,2016
Co-existing Lab presentation, Co-existing program, Kino Kultura Skopje, 2016

‘Haligh/a lie’, Caroline Byström, Dansmässan-Riksteatern och Danscentrum, 2015

‘Sapiens Zoo’ show, Quim Giron, Choreographic/dance consultancy, Subtopia

‘Handstand Forest’, Mikael Kristiansen, Choreographic/dance consultancy, Cirkus Cirkör, 2015
‘When you don’t even care to doubt’, Aleksandar Georgiev, MDT Theater, 2014

‘Forest’ performance with Robert Steijn at Weld theatre, Sweden, 2013
‘Choise’ performance of nE! dance company at Kinisi Mavili, Empros theater,2012

‘Trilogy of contemporary dance’ performance, Katerina Rodiou, Polixoros Neou Kosmou Theater, 2010

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING/WORKSHOPS

Paz Rojo, Jefta van Dinther, Litó Walkey, Myriam Van Imschoot, Noemi Salamon Robert Steijn, Jennifer Lacey, Andre Lepecki, Efva Lilja, Rasmus Ölme, Kattrin Deufert and Thomas Plischke, Laura Aris Alvarez, Kristin Greco, Manuel Pelmus, Maya Lipsker, Thiago Granato, Sandro Amaral, Frey Faust, Benno Voorham, Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Frucek

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Contemporary dance teaching, professional level, at Danscentrum /Stockholm and Danscentrum Väst/Gothenburg, Sweden

Ballet dance teaching at Step in Dansstudio, Sweden

Contemporary dance teaching, Wrong Movement Dance Organization, Athens

Contemporary dance and acrobatics, School of Aerial Acrobatics and Dance, Athens

Ballet dance teaching in the Model dance school of Katerina Rodiou, Athens

Creative dance teaching in the dance school of Sofia Siouri, Athens

Creative and ballet dance teaching in the dance school of Susan-Durant Mixalaki, Siros

Assistant teacher at the public school of Marousi and the dance school of Anna and Spiridoula Daskalou