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Antonia Vasilakou

Actress, director and teacher of physical theatre

University of the Peloponnese

Antonia Vasilakou is an educator, actress and director of physical theatre. She graduated from the Department of French Language and Literature at the University of Athens and then continued her studies with a postgraduate diploma with specialization on Theatre and Performing Arts (DEA-Théâtre et Arts du Spectacle) from the Faculty of Linguistics and Performing Arts at the University Paris X- Nanterre (2005). In 2014, she obtained her PhD on Theatre and the Representation Arts at the University of Paris Nanterre with “First Class Honors”.

She studied physical theatre at the International School of Mimodrama of Marcel Marceau in Paris (2005) and continues her artistic studies through various drama workshops (Théâtre du Soleil, Théâtre du Mouvement, Th. Terzopoulos method, Complicité) and  contemporary dance (Felix Ruckert, Nathalie Pubelier, Claudia Castellucci). Antonia Vasilakou worked in many performances as an actress, choreographer and director, with special interest in festivals throughout Europe. Over the last years, she has collaborated with the French street theatre company Teatro del Silencio with whom she has toured in France, Spain, Chile and the Netherlands.

She is a member of the Hellenic Centre of the International Theatre Institute and the Hellenic Theatre Studies Association (GR). Since 2008 she has been teaching different courses on Physical Theatre at the University of Peloponnese.