Ariadne Mikou, Italy

With a background as a performer and an architect, Ariadne Mikou (PhD, University of Roehampton London) is a Greek-born dance artist-researcher and independent dance and screendance curator based in Italy. In parallel to her creative practice, she collaborates with artists and festivals for documentation and educational processes and with academic institutions for research projects such as Dancing Museums-The Democracy of Beings and Memory in Motion: Re-Membering Dance History. She publishes interviews and dance reviews, contributes to academic journals and book anthologies that explore dance, digital performance, expanded choreographic practices and site interventions and she is also an Editor for the international portal The Theatre Times. Currently, she conducts research on dance archives as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice for the project CHANGES - Cultural Heritage Active Innovation for Sustainable Society.

Media by Ariadne Mikou
Read Icon Joy Enjoy Joy by WArd/waRD-Ann Van den Broek. Photo© Rio Staelens

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Equilibrio Festival 2024, Rome

Read Icon Loredana Canditone in Trespass. Tales of the Unexpected. Standing alone with crossed hands, she faces the darkness with her back to us. Her blouse with golden and dark blue sequins shines like the wings of a butterfly and her black hair is almost assimilated with the dark background. Photo © Carolina Farina

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Trespass to access: opening up for visual impairment

Read Icon Stuporosa by Francesco Marilungo. Photo © Claudia Pajewski

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Short Theatre 2023: Ante-mortem and posthumous choreographies

Read Icon Première by Andrea Costanzo Martini with Balletto di Roma. Photo © NID Platform

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NID – New Italian Dance Platform 2023

Read Icon Dance On ensemble in Mellowing by Christos Papadopoulos. Photo © Jubal Battisti

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Christos Papadopoulos: Mellowing

Read Icon Jaskaran Anand and Daria Greco in Sport. Photo © Carolina Farina

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Salvo Lombardo/Chiasma: Sport

Read Icon Karrasekare by Igor × Moreno at Teatro Vascello, Rome. Photo © Piero Tauro

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Igor × Moreno: Karrasekare

Read Icon Two men and two women form a crisscross of coloured bodies (red, blue, greem) on pink and green op-art floor.

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Dimitris Mytilinaios: Repair

Read Icon A man and woman in dark shirt and trousers against a backdrop of brick columns. He extend his right arm straight out, his left arms folded so that his hand touches his nose and mouth. She leans on his shoulder, throwing a questioning glance towards the camera.

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Fuori Programma Rome: focus on Israel

Read Icon Simona Bertozzi, Onde. Photo © Luca Del Pia

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Simona Bertozzi: Onde

Read Icon Two seated nude figures in near darkness, face each other, arms extended to embrace each other's shoulders

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Orbita – Rome’s contemporary dance season

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Eleonora Siarava: Blue Beyond

Read Icon Hands Up: Agnietė Lisičkinaitė at B.Motion 2022. Photo © G. Ceccon

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Place of freedom? B.Motion 2022

Read Icon Topshot of woman in pink-purple tunic dress lying with arms open and smiling face on purple confetti background

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Presente Futuro 2022

Read Icon Ehs came from another planet by Amalia Bennett and Antigone Gyra. ©South Space for Photography

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Dance Days Chania 2023:
The Conscious Body