Pavlos Kountouriotis

Pavlos Kountouriotis is a performance artist, choreographer and performance theoretician. He is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Lincoln and a regular visiting Lectuer at SOZO-VIM.

He has worked with seminal choreographers and live artists such as Trisha Brown, Ron Athey, Marten Spangberg, Boris Charmatz, Meg Stuart, Kirsten Debrock and many others and he is an artist of the Sweet and Tender Collective.

His own performance work has been presented in several countries including the UK, the US, Greece, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Poland and other. In 2008 he was commissioned to choreograph a piece for Companhia Instavel and he presented his solo performance Lecture Regarding the Pain of Others in Live Art and Dance Festivals. In 2010 he became an artist-in-residence at Greenroom (Manchester).

Pavlos is a Ph.D. research student at Roehampton University under the Sacred Heart Scholarship. He is also a research associate at Performing Matters (Live Art Development Agency, Goldsmiths University, Roehampton University). Pavlos twice received the prestigious scholarship of DanceWEB Europe, the Onassis Foundation Scholarship, the Asian Europe Foundation Scholarship, the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece, the Fulbright Scholarship and others.

His research interests are focused on the psychoanalytic perspective of violence and pain as the mode of the construction of subjectivity and on movement as a creator of feelings and emotions. He likes logical thinking and affection very much.