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Ms Athina Vahla

choreographer in action

Athina Vahla (www.athinavahla.com) is an independent multidisciplinary artist and lecturer specialized in choreography producing a steady stream of critically acclaimed work in the UK and Europe for almost thirty years. She landed in South Africa invited by the Infecting the City Festival in 2010 & 2011 with support from the British Council and the Greek Embassy in SA.

While creating works for stage since 1989, from 2000 Athina also moved to large scale site specific works in historical buildings, abattoirs, churches, galleries, and museums all funded by the Arts Council of England. Commissioned works include the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Festival Hall, the Science Museum, Tate Modern, and the London Olympics 2012 in the UK. She is the Course Coordinator for choreography at the State School of Dance in Greece and Associate Lecturer for the St Martins University of Arts in the UK and has taught extensively for various institutions including Trinity Laban, London Contemporary Dance School, Middlesex , Birkbeck and Metropolitan Universities, Hong Kong Academy of Dance and currently the Drama Department at Rhodes University. Although she has received a long rigorous dance training she used this to move across practices, countries and collaborations. Athina is currently an Honorary Researcher at Rhodes University associated to Drama Department and the Isikhombuzo Applied History Unit of the History Department.

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