Dafin Antoniadou, Alexandros Vardaxoglou, and Constantine Skourlis have been working together since 2019. Their work revolves mainly around choreography as well as sound and cinema practises, and focuses on a collaborative approach upon creation. Working together, they have created the concept of Vanishing Point, which so far has been developed through 3 different projects Vanishing Point (choreography) 2020, Vanishing Point (film) 2021, and Deep Horizon (Multichannel Installation) 2022.
Dafin Antoniadou is a freelance choreographer, performer and dancer based in Athens, Greece. She graduated with the highest distinction from the Greek National School of Dance (KSOT) and holds a degree from the Department of Physiotherapy of ATEI Athens.
Antoniadou uses the human body, light and sound as her tools to explore the limits of the human condition. Her work has been described as “cinematic”, “mesmerising” and “powerfully symbolic”.
Her works are often collaborative. In 2017 she created Matter, a choreographic study on the notion of time in collaboration with visual artist Stathis Doganis. Initiating a close collaboration with artist Constantine Skourlis she choreographed and performed Fos, a performance that pays homage to the loss of the ongoing refugee crisis. The work was a highlight of ONASSIS STEGI’s – Borderline Festival 2018. In 2020 she conceptualised and choreographed Echoes of an Inner Universe, a fashion film in collaboration with Tokyo- based fashion atelier DEVOA and its founder Daisuke Nishida. Her latest choreographic work Vanishing Point (2020), co-created with choreographer Alexandros Vardaxoglou and artist Constantine Skourlis, premiered at the Onassis Cultural Centre’s New Choreographers Festival 7. Antoniadou has been awarded the ARTWORKS Fellowship by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2021).
Constantine Skourlis is an artist from Athens, who uses sound, film and the human body as his main tools for evoking apocalyptic images that are both violent and transcendental. His work expands through diverse media; music, choreography, cinema, theatre and fashion. Skourlis work has been featured and performed all over the world in different contexts such as festivals, museums, galleries, nightclubs and theatres, including BOZAR, Greek National Opera, BERGHAIN, Institut Francais, ONASSIS STEGI, Alserkal Avenue, MEGARON: Athens Concert Hall, Theatre Rotterdam.
His critically acclaimed music albums Hades (2017) and Eternal Recurrence (2020) were released on Bedouin Records, a label that he co-curates alongside Salem Rashid. A recent focal point is his film scoring work on the award-winning film Otranto (2019) and on the upcoming film Horses (2021). Both films were directed by Sotiris Tsiganos and Jonian Bisai (Latent Community) and explore issues of social, political and ecological justice.
Constantine’s latest work Vanishing Point (2020), a collaboration with choreographers Dafin Antoniadou and Alexandros Vardaxoglou, encapsulates his fascination on working with a diverse array of media. The work originally premiered at ONASSIS STEGI as a dance choreography and has since expanded into the form of an experimental film & installation.
Alexandros Vardaxoglou is a dancer, choreographer and an actor. He graduated from the “Modern Times” theatre school, the State School of Dance (KSOT) in Greece and received his postgraduate degree in Acting at RADA. He has collaborated with several dance companies and choreographers in Greece and abroad, such as Andonis Foniadakis, Marianna Kavallieratos, Johannes Wieland, Christos Papadopoulos, Foofwa d’ Imobilite.
As an actor he has worked mainly in cinema with directors like Yorgos Zois, Thanos Anastopoulos, Christos Passalis and others. For his work in the film Interruption by Yorgos Zois (72nd Venice Film Festival), he received the award for Best male newcomer actor at the 22nd International Athens Film Festival. As a choreographer, he created the piece Vanishing Point in collaboration with choreographer Dafin Antoniadou and artist Constantine Skourlis at the 7th Onassis New Choreographers Festival. He worked as a movement director in Manolis Mavris’ film Brutalia, which was awarded the Canal+ Award for best Short Film at 74th Cannes Film Festival.