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 Beach dance in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom


Dance+: Moonrise Kingdom

Read Icon Woman dancing in 'The Crater', a performance practice in Athens, 2020


Being together apart: the hollowing of the post-quarantine public

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


New Choreographers Festival Athens

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