Fotis Nikolaou

Choreographer I Dancer I Performer I Teacher I Artist

Born in Famagusta, Cyprus.  Graduated from the State School of Dance in Athens (1996).  Continued his studies in New York (1996-1997).

 

Founder, artistic director and choreographer of X-it Dancetheatre. He choreographed the  productions: HeartLand -  A dark forest,  TAMATA, These gentle hearts are like shot birds falling, Trinity, Inland, Unvravelling, A room to grow, I am and I am not, Lamentu, Spiegel Im Spiegel, Waltz, Amen, The Ninth Hour, Not Yet and Love Shots.  

He choreographed 7EVEN  for Black Box Dance Company in  Denmark (2016).  The piece was nominated for an Arets Reumert Prize for best dance performance of the the year.

 

Co-directed with Thanasis Georgiou the artistic programme of Apothikes THOC 2018-2019 creating Amen II, Rooms and Crave.  In 2011 they also directed the dancetheatrical piece A little more for the Cyprus National Theatre THOC.

 

He was awarded the Choreography Prize 2012-2013  at THOC Theatrical Awards for Elektra and Orestes- The Trial.

 

He choreographed Lonely Room for the Greek National Ballet,  Liebe war est nie, Flyfall, Mirror in the Mirror for Diastasi Dance Company and Just another love story  for Theatro Dentro.

 

He choreographed the operas Elektra - Gothenburg OperaSalome -  Malmo Opera, Carmen, Orpheus and Euridice - Greek National Opera, all directed by Stephen Langridge and Jenufa - Greek National Opera directed by Nicola Raab.

 

He choreographed for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Athens 2004 (Klepsidra - opening, Party - closing).

 

As a performer he collaborated with numerous dance companies and choreographers in Greece, Cyprus, New York and Germany such as Edafos Dancetheatre / Dimitris Papaioannou, Oktana Dancetheatre / konstantinos Rigos, Harris Mandafounis Dance Co., Chorika, Wrong Movement, EchoArts, Aelion, Asomates Dynames, Alexandra Wairstall, Angeliki Stellatou, Alexander Michael, Maria Messis, Antonis Antoniou, Eleana Alexandrou, Omada Pende and others.

As a choreographer he collaborated with the Greek National Theater, the Cyprus National Theatre THOC and independent theatre companies and directors like Thanasis Georgiou, Michael MarmarinosStathis LivathinosParis Erotokritou, Hanan Snir, Stefanos Kotsikos, Kostas Mbaras, Giorgos

Armenis, Tasos Mbantis,Stamatis Fasoulis, Yiannis Kakleas, Eleni Gasouka, Aspa Tombouli, Marianna Kalpari, Giorgos Valaris, Andreas Araouzos, Magdalena Zira, Despina Sidiropoulou, Neoklis Neokleous and many others.