Katerina Andreou - BarkBSTRD

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The bastard is a figure free of codification but who remains true to its hybrid nature. Can we remain purely impure? With a vinyl turntable spitting some heavy beats as her only partner on stage, Katerina Andreou delivers a powerful and raging performance. Inspired by the House dance community, BSTRD takes you into an invisible boxing ring and creates a feeling of physical liberation. Expect racing pulses and sweat.

Choreography and performance: Katerina Andreou
Sound design: Katerina Andreou in collaboration with Eric Yvelin
Light Design: Yannick Fouassier
Outside Eye: Myrto Katsiki, Lynda Rahal
Sound Engineering: Tal Agam or Eric Yvelin
Production: Mi-Maï / Bark
Production, bookings : Elodie Perrin

Coproducers: Atelier de Paris / CDCN, Onassis Cultural Centre/Stegi, Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie, La place de la danse CDC de Toulouse, Ballet de Marseille

Partners: Ménagerie de verre Studiolab, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Réservoir Danse Rennes, ImpulsTanz Festival (residency Jardin D’Europe Award ) / CN D Pantin (résidence augmentée)/ La CABINE (PAD), Reservoir Danse Rennes, MonitorFest Heraclion
With the support of ARCADI and DRAC Ile de France

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Katerina Andreou, born in Athens, is based in France. She creates dances, music and choreography. She graduated both from the Law School - University of Athens, and the State School of Dance in Athens. As a scholar of the Greek foundation “K.Pratsika”, she attended the program ESSAIS in CNDC d' Angers in 2011, under the direction of Emmanuelle Huyhn, and today holds a masters degree in research and choreography (Paris 8). She was a danceweber at Impulstanz Festival in Vienna in 2015. She collaborates with DD Dorvillier, Emmanuelle Huynh, Dinis Machado, Lenio Kaklea, Anna Gaiotti, Ana Rita Teodoro, Jocelyn Cottencin.

As a choreographer, she is interested in developing states of presence that negotiate between contrasted tasks, fictions and universes. Her work questions the relation to ideas as authority and autonomy, communication and censorship.  She regularly creates the music score of her pieces.

Her solo A kind of fierce was awarded with the prize Prix Jardin d'Europe in ImpulsTanz Festival in 2016. She is PANORAMA ARTIST of international network DNA - Departures and Arrivals.

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