Spyros Kouvaras
  • Male
  • Athens and Paris
  • Greece
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Contemporary Dance
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Spyros Kouvaras is a choreographer, dancer and performer based in Athens and in Paris. He studied Graphic Design and History of Art at AKTO College in Athens, Contemporary Dance and Choreography at the CND-National Dance Center of France in Paris, where he lived for ten years, establishing Synthesis 748 Dance Company in 2008. Kouvaras’ works have been awarded grants by the French and the Greek Ministry of Culture and by the John F. Costopoulos Foundation. His works have been exhibited and performed at contemporary dance festivals, theaters, galleries and museums in Greece and abroad. He collaborates, with the International Network of Contemporary Artists, Pépinières Européennes and with the art@CMS, an artistic program of the CERN Experiment in Switzerland as well.
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Synthesis 748 Company was established in May 2008 in Paris (FR), by dancer and choreographer Spyros Kouvaras. Powered by the National Dance Center of France and the French Ministry of Culture, the company has an international course over the years. Spyros Kouvaras’ works have been exhibited and performed in theaters, galleries, museums and festivals in various countries including France, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Argentina and Colombia. The Company has received warm reviews and has been referenced in international contemporary art publications. Since 2015, Synthesis 748 is also based in Athens (GR).

 

« My work examines conceptual and philosophical issues concerning human nature, through the exploration of the tragic and political body on stage. I practice a research that focuses on the relation between body, sound and image and I am interesting on the natural sculpturenes of the bodies, the prolonged duration and the aesthetic precision.

 

It is about a study of abstraction where its strength consists on the intensity between human subject and visual object, between time and space, movement and sound. An important area of creation is the approach of art and philosophy as well as art and science.


The choreographic research consists on a mechanistic approach of movement using at the same time the body as a canvas, as an abstract surface, so that the movement can be in the image and the movement can vibrates the image.

 

The kinetic vocabulary of the company focuses on the development of a personal choreographic language which deviates from the recognizable forms of contemporary dance and usually takes a hybrid form.


My performances do not tell a story. The scenic installations that always make up the starting point of the global composition are characterized by the creation of timeless spaces, by the creation of situations and fields which are interpreted more by the unconscious and less by the logic.

The company’s works, often like
choreographic installations in movement, approaches the scenic space like an exhibition room, the performance itself like an exposed object and propose to the audience the role of the visitor. I could say that my pieces are more likely « performances that dance » than dance performances »

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