Katerina Papageorgiou

Katerina Papageorgiou studied Architecture at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1996-2002) and Dance at “Iris” Professional Dance Faculty of Thessaloniki (1998-2001). She also holds a PhD in Theatrical Studies from the School of Drama, of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

As an Architect she has designed buildings and she has studied the architecture and the typology of theatrical spaces in Athens that were formed in pre-existing architectural shells, including the way in which those theatres shaped and influenced the Greek theatrical reality of the last twenty-five years of the 20th century, hosting the most active and experimental theatrical groups of the country.

Since 2001 she is working as a Scenographer and Costume designer in every kind of live performance- drama, opera, dance and in cinema. She has collaborated with the National Opera of Greece, the National Theatre of Northern Greece, the Opera of Thessaloniki, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and with several experimental theatrical groups, many directors and artists, covering a wide range of classic and modern repertory.

She also participated in art exhibitions and in the Prague quadrennial 2003, where the Greek participation won an honorary distinction of a total national presence.

As a dancer, Katerina Papageprgiou participated in all the performances of the dance theater group vis motrix during the period 2002-2015, while in the same period she edited the sets and costumes for all the productions of the dance group. She has choreographed and edited the kinesiology in performances of drama and dance.

She participated with lectures in the course Space and Civilization (Balkans, East Europe and Middle East Europe), at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia. She has taught: Set-Architectural Design (Specialization for theatre) and History of Contemporary Art at the School of Drama, of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki., Set and Costume Design at the Film Department of the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation and Dance History at the School of Dance, of the “Iris” Professional Dance Faculty of Thessaloniki, Contemporary Dance at the dance theater lab vis motrix.

Dissertation Thesis: Human and Scenographic Machine in 20th century spectacles.

Her Scientific Interests are related to new technologies applied in contemporary art and scenography. She also continuously focusses on analysis and design of scenography’s which have the movement as their own main characteristic, as the result of interaction between scenographic constructions and actors-performers, focusing on the study and design of the articulations between human physical movements with mechanical-scenographic movements.

Email: kpapage@thea.auth.gr

Taught courses:

-Architectural Drawing

-Set-Architectural Design (Specialization for theatre)

-Model Making

-Introduction to the History of Art

 

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