Apostolia Papadamaki - Choreographer/ Director/ Performer/ Performance Artist

Quasi Stellar - Apostolia Papadamaki

Quasi Stellar is a creative structure founded in 2001 to produce, support and present staged and performance art via systematic research and experimentation,creating new performance codes or using existing codes and transforming them.​ Quasi Stellar productions have been presented internationally in Greece, UK, Italy, Brazil, Israel...

Born in Thessaloniki (1967), raised in Alexandroupolis, Greece, Apostolia as a child dreamed to become a choreographer. Since there was no dance school at that moment in Alexandroupolis, Apostolia turned into sports and nature. She got a B.A in Physical Education and Sports with honors and entered the State School of Dance in Athens at the age of 21 without any previous dance experience. She got her dance-choreography diploma with honors and won the 1st prize at the Rallou Manou choreography competition. Under scholarships from the A. Onassis foundation and the Goulanris foundation she studied new dance techniques and choreography for 4 years in New York (Movement Research).

Since then Apostolia has been directing large scale projects (12th Paralympic games opening ceremony, Athens 2004, Drops of Breath Underwater Dance Performance) but also small scale-personal projects (Uninhabited – Delos 2012) continuously researching and creating, collaborating with philosophers, scientists, other artists and organizations, directing festivals, creating community projects, working with and without disabilities, training volunteers, giving workshops, seminars, lectures and believes that everybody can express themselves through ART.

"The more we discover the miracle of our own body structure, of our individual movement patterns and emotional habits, the more we realize that we are at home. Our body is our primary home. I will share with you the secrets of my own pathway and practice. I will guide you where to “see” in order to discover your body & soul and how to become creative researchers and defenders of your own beauty. Everybody is welcome. I believe that every human can find a new way of living through mindful movement.

Drops of Breath ~ underwater dance performance - Official Trailer

The Happiness Retreat - Photo Slideshow