Astarti Athanasiadou (b. 1983, GR) is an Amsterdam-based performance artist, movement educator and researcher whose practice spins around radical embodiments and profound listening. With a background in dance, movement and somatic practices, and further studies in Art Praxis Dutch Art Institute, her projects can give rise to staged or landscape performances, movement laboratories, walking pieces, videos or text works. She is an active member of the Body Weather Amsterdam platform (Bakatsaki, van de Wen) and currently researching ways of resituating Body Weather back to rural and agricultural contexts, investigating intersections of performance, farming and daily life. She worked in Inland Project (Fernando García Dory) in Inland headquarters, an abandoned village in restoration in Asturias, and in the communal garden of Matadero, Madrid, at the Four Sisters urban garden in Amsterdam, and in collaboration with Stephane Verlet-Bottero at Open Fields/Universalmuseum Joanneum at the farm of Konrad Liebchen, Sturia, Austria, Zone Sensible Parti Poetique, the urban farm of St. Dennis, Paris and Farm of Saint-Hubert, Nantes. Next to these self-initiated or commissioned projects, she releases work under the alliances of bodies beyond themselvesbad royale and blackswans. Regarding physical practice and education, Astarti is a member of the Dangerous Mouses collective, a shared physical practice space, initiated by Maria Mavridou and Pablo Fontdevila, and co-led with Yurie Umamoto and Stefania Petroula, research tutor at MA Performance Practices, Artez university of the Arts, and co-owner of VAHA studio of somatic practices in Amsterdam, with Ana Nikitovic.

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+31 634 860 873 [NL]

+30 698 7160052 [GR]

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