Opus

Christos Papadopoulos - Leon & the WolfOpus

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How do you look at music? Opus brings on stage a human ensemble, in which each performer becomes an instrument. An attempt to investigate our automatic response to hearing music, this quartet first teaches you how to look at it, and then draws you into its immaculate world that will remove you from the everyday.

Choreography: Christos Papadopoulos
Music: Johan Sebastian Bach
Music Edit: Kornilios Selamsis
Light design: Miltiadis Athanasiou
Dancers: Amalia Kosma, Maria Bregianni, Georgios Kotsifakis and Ioanna Paraskevopoulou

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Biography

Christos Papadopoulos graduated from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) of the Amsterdam School of the Arts, The Netherlands in 2003 and from the Dramatic School of the National Theatre of Greece in 1999.

Christos is a founding member of the dance company Leon and the Wolf. His personal projects include: OPUS (Aerowaves Twenty18, Porta Theatre 2016, Théâtre de la Ville-Danse Elargie 2016, Jonkoping, Sweden 2017) Elvedon (Aerowaves Twenty16, Porta Theatre, ARC For Dance Festival, Athens 2015), Counter Reset (Melkweg Amsterdam 2003). In collaboration with choreographer Vaso Giannakopoulou, he conceived and developed the performance Digono / Panorama Dance Festival, Athens, Alexandria Egypt 2005, Istanbul Turkey and Arnhem Holland 2006.

As a performer Christos has participated in dance projects by Dimitris Papaioannou, Alexandra Waierstall - Noema Dance Company, Kirstin Kuyl Anderson - WEGO dance company, Robert Stain, Fotis Nikolaou company X-it, Natassa Zouka, Marousso Karaleka, Saskia van de heur, Martin van de Drift, Mariella Nestora and Ria Higler. He has also worked extensively as a choreographer and movement director for theatrical productions. Christos was a member of the choreography team responsible for the opening ceremony of the European Games in Baku 2015 and opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Athens 2004.

Since 2013 he collaborates with Odeion Athinon Theatre Academy as an instructor of choreography, composition and improvisation. He has also taught workshops on technique, composition and improvisation in Athens, Chania, Thessaloniki, Copenhagen.