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Rupture Persephone focuses on the reflections of the dark landscapes of the Human, upon the myth of Persephone. Two selves, of light and darkness, an entire universe in a minimal representation, at the dividing line of light and shadow. The piece has been premiered in 2015 at Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival and it has been presented since then in 12 countries worldwide.


Athanasia Kanellopoulou is a choreographer, dance performing artist and pedagogue, who owns a very rich history of collaborations, with acclaimed choreographers and Dance Institutions around the globe. She has studied with a scholarship at Rambert School in London and at Martha Graham School in New York. For over 18 years she has lived in Europe and collaborated with prestigious Choreographers and Companies worldwide. Among others are: the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ( guest dancer 2002-2008), Les Ballets C de la B/ Koen Augustijnen,  Jasmin Vardimon Company, Gregor Zoellig/Stadttheater Osnabruck Cocoondance, Alexandra Waierstall, Guy Weissman and Roni Haver, Rami Levi, Jossi Berg, Iker Gomez, In Jung Jun/Blue Elephant Company, etc. She has choreographed more than 20 works, as a guest choreographer in several Companies and Dance Institutions around Europe, Middle East and North Africa. She is currently living in Athens, and she is teaching Improvisation, Choreography and Repertoire Works at the School of the Greek National Opera and at the National School of Dance (KSOT.


Creation - Choreography - Performance: Athanasia Kanellopoulou

Assistant choreographer: Vassiana Skopetea

Dramaturgy: Samuel Volkhard Guist

Music Composition: Konstantina Polychronopoulou

Sets - costumes: Athanasia Kanellopoulou

Production: Athanasia Kanellopoulou Performing Arts

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