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Performance Discipline
Contemporary Dance
Spyros was born in Greece in 1977. He graduated in Graphic Arts Academy AKTO-ART AND DESIGN in Athens, in National Dance Center of France in Paris and in European Academy of Physical Theatre in Paris also.
In 2010, at the International Visual Theatre in Paris, Spyros Kouvaras powered by the Ministry of Culture of France, créâtes the solo dance performance « L’Isolement dans un Espace Infini », a pièce for a body and 100 metres of gelatin, which was performed in France, in Greece, in Germany and in Sweden.
In 2012 Spyros Kouvaras, powered by the National Dance Center of France in Paris, creates the « You cannot enter twice the same river », a video dance project, This vidéo dance is already projected at the Instants Vidéo Art Festival of Marseille, at the Athens International Video Dance Festival, at the S.Hurts gallery in London and at Videoart BOX Project Space in Milan.
In 2014, coproduced by Espace André Malraux in Paris and supported by the National Dance Center of France in Paris, creates at the the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Athens, the duo « Nova Aetas », a choreographic installation for two bodies and 2 cubic metres of dry logs. The project was already installed and performed in Germany, in Greece and in France.
On the same year, Spyros Kouvaras presents at the National Piraeus gallery, the solo performance « L’homme qui marche sur la colonne », a study on the sculptures of A. Rodin.
In 2015, coproduced by Owl Art Space gallery in Athens, he creates and performs the « OPUS I # Temporality », a choreographic performance for the visual project MetroLogos. « OPUS I # Temporality », is already planned for 2016, in Berlin and in Barcelona.
On the same year, again coproduced by Owl Art Space gallery in Athens, Spyros Kouvaras creates the site specific performance, Anaskamma # 1: Untitled (Memory), a choreography for three bodies and a monument. The performance was created based on the thematic Transitions / Space – Time, for the visual project MetroLogos of Owl Art Space gallery.
In 2016 the art@CMS-programme of the CMS Experiment at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) invites Spyros Kouvaras to create a choreographic performance for its audio-visual installation “The Gift of the Mass” which will be presented soon, around the whole world.
Spyros Kouvaras is selected contemporary artist of the Pépinières Européennes and he is in research and création residency at the National Dance Center of France in Paris as well as at Athens School of Fine Arts in Greece. He is powered for his pieces by the I.F. Costopoulos Foundation in Greece as well as from the National Dance Center of France in Paris and Owl Art Space gallery.


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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