Betina Panagiotara, Greece
Betina Panagiotara is a dance researcher and journalist living in Greece. In 2018 she was awarded her Ph.D. at the University of Roehampton looking at the contemporary dance scene in Greece amidst the socio-political crisis, focusing on emerging artistic practices. Her research was supported by the Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. She holds a BA in Media, Culture and Communication and a MA in Dance Histories, Cultures and Practices. She teaches dance history, has worked at the Kalamata International Dance Festival and Animasyros Animation Festival, while she works with artists in research, dramaturgy and production. Her interests are in dramaturgy, dance history, politics, and animation in performance. She has participated with her research at international conferences, has published articles in scientific journals, and contributed to the book The Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Actions in Performance (Georgelou, Protopapa & Theodoridou, 2016).