Anastasio Koukoutas


Anastasio Koukoutas, Greece

Anastasios was born in Mytilene, Greece. He studied Communication and Marketing (BA) and Performing Arts Management (MA). From 2007 to 2015 he was co-editor for the publications of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and currently he is a writer-contributor to many major theatres and institutions including Onassis Cultural Centre among others. He is a dance critic and theorist, writing critical essays on dance and reviewing performances for Greek dance portals ( and As a writer, he has also been a member of Springback Academy (2015, 2016, 2018), a group of young critics from Europe formed under the aegis of Aerowaves. He teaches Dance History and works as dramaturgy consultant for performances in theatre and dance. As a performer, he has collaborated with Virgilio Sieni (Venice Biennale della Danza), Denis Savary (Athens Museum of Contemporary Art), Pierre Bal Blanc (Documenta14).

Media by Anastasio Koukoutas
Read Icon a kitchen tango lesson in Wong Kar-wai’s Happy Together


Dance+: Happy Together

Read Icon The three children begin their dance performance in Yorgos Lanthimos's 2009 Dogtooth


Dance+: Dogtooth

Read Icon Perfomers in Sofia Mavragani’s Afterwords, showing illuminated mouths


Sofia Mavragani: Afterwords

Read Icon Lenio Kaklea, holding mirror on stage in A Hand's Turn


Caught in the act of seeing

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Dance+: Mauvais Sang

Read Icon El Conde de Torrefiel in La Plaza. Photo © Els De Nil


Towards the ‘ironic spectator’

Read Icon Solo dancer Katerina Andreou in BSTRD


Katerina Andreou: BSTRD

Read Icon Christos Papadopoulos Opus


Christos Papadopoulos’s Opus: in search of the dialectics of music and movement

Read Icon Iro Vasalou, Becoming with Animal. Photo © Andreas Simopoulos


New Choreographers Festival Athens