Efrosini Protopapa

Efrosini is a choreographer and scholar based in London since 2002. She is interested in experimental and conceptual practices across dance, theatre and performance, and her most recent work focuses on thinking, friendship, encounter, negotiation and disagreement in/as performance. Efrosini is currently developing an artistic project provisionally entitled ‘the friend at work’, and is working on a commission by Siobhan Davies Dance that will premiere at the Barbican Curve in 2017. Her choreographic work has been presented in the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and Greece. She was awarded the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award 2008, and has also worked with Ivana Müller, Tino Seghal, Frank Bock, Carol Brown and Gill Clarke. Efrosini works as a Senior Lecturer in Dance and Choreography at the University of Roehampton, where she convenes the MRes Choreography and Performance programme. She has also taught at the University of Surrey, Coventry University, and Laban in the UK, as well as internationally, in Amsterdam, Berlin, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Seoul. In 2010, she completed a practice-led PhD at Roehampton University, looking at the notion of ‘possibilising dance’ and proposing a re-imagining of the theatre stage as a space for thinking. She has published writings in international journals, edited book collections, and catalogues for performance festivals.