Jenny Argyriou

She was born in Kavala, Greece. She graduated from the Greek National School of Dance in 1998, and danced with the SineQuaNon group until 2000. On a scholarship from the Alexandros Onassis Foundation, she went to New York where she continued for four years her research on movement, improvisation and composition; at the same time, she collaborated with dance companies and created her own works. She returned to Athens in 2003 and began working with director and choreographer Ash Bulayev. Together they formed the group Amorphy, aimed at operating as a platform of partnerships to create original performances and hybrid installations based on a fusion of different art forms, presenting numerous works in this context (2002-2012). Her work has been supported by the cultural agency of the Southern Region of the City of Amsterdam, the Greek Ministry of Culture, the European Union, the Goethe Institute and the British Council. She has appeared at the Virtual Museum of Amsterdam, the Athens Festival (live telematic performance), the Benaki Museum, the Kalamata Festival, in Germany, Marseille, at Lugar Comum in Portugal, Try Angle in France, Fringe Festival in New York, etc. In 2009, together with Manolis Mavrommatakis they directed the stage play Thirsty [Assoiffés] for the National Theater. In the period 2010-2012, together with Sophia Mavragani, they created the context for improvisation meetings «dobedobedo». In recent years, her work has been focused on dialogue between the performing arts and the use of new media technology. She worked with the GNO in the production of The escapees of the checkerboard (1998/99). // Last update of the biography: March 2020 - The list of the productions below is continually updated.