Choreographer – Writer
Ariadne Mikou is an independent artist-researcher of Greek origin and dance specialist currently residing in Italy. She is interested in experimental practices through dance, architecture, visual arts and media. She has presented her work in various venues and contexts such as the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2015 at PQ Show & Tell (CZ); Schiume Festival of Performing Arts (IT); Danse indisciplinée Symposium (NZ); Festival international de vidéodanse de Bourgogne (FR); Light Moves Screendance Symposium (IRL); IDACO NYC (USA).
As a performer, she has collaborated with Abigail Yager (Trisha Brown Dance Company), Bojana Cvejic and Christina De Smedt, Virgilio Sieni, Ismael Ivo, Laura Boato, among others. She is co-founder of futuremellon/NOT YET ART, and currently co-curator of [SET. me free] Dance & Movement on Screen, an emerging projection platform.As an educator and movement specialist, she has collaborated with prestigious institutions including La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Grassi, IUAV University in Italy. Her articles and reviews on experimental and interdisciplinary choreographic practices have been published in several international journals and book anthologies with Culture Vulture, an internet arts journalism site, and the world theater portal The Theatre Times as editor for dance in Italy and Greece.
In 2018, she obtained her PhD in Interdisciplinary Choreography fully funded by the Research Centre of the University of Roehampton (UK). She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Ohio State University (USA), supported by the National Scholarship Foundation of Greece (IKY/Erasmus/Erasmus+) and a position as a Higher Education Assistant. She also holds a Diploma (attached to the Bachelor and Master degrees) from the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR).