LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Eleni Ploumi (1988 – Thessaloniki, GR) is a performer and choreographer currently based in Tilburg, NL. She studied Theater Dance Performance at the Contemporary/Urban department at FONTYS Dance Academy, from which she graduated from the Bachelor of Choreography program (2016).
Her presence in the field has been almost equally devoted between creating performances with a strong visual aspect, and performing for other dance companies or artists, two activities that for her, can only co-exist and feed each other.
She is fascinated by how a physical performance can take you smoothly by the hand or other times push you with your back against the wall. How images, characters and atmospheres can impel you to advance, to see situations and people from a distance, to laugh with, or get destroyed alongside them. To come back more pure, fresh, ready.
As a performer, she has been mainly working with T.R.A.S.H. Dance Performance Group (2015 & 2016), Katja Heitmann (2014-present), United-C (2018 - present), the visual arts duo ND2+ (Inge Nabuurs & Erwin van Doorn – since 2018) and recently with Sarah Prescimone.
As a creator, her first post-graduation choreography, ‘POUTANES – a confrontation with pleasure’ (2017), a self-choreographed and performed solo, has been programmed at the Opening of the Tilburg Dansmaand 2017 by DansBrabant, at Dansmakers in Amsterdam, United-C in Eindhoven, Theater De Nieuwe Vorst and Kunstmaan Tilburg.
Next piece, ‘Stirring Pan’ (2018), amongst others, has been programmed at Theater de Vanves(Paris), at the Opening of Tilburg Dansseizoen 2018 and GRIP/3 Days Jan Martens.
Her last piece ‘Wax me Apart’ (2019) is a performance installation where sculpture and movement merge together. It is as supported by DansBrabant, and programmed at Moving Futures Tilburg, Seasoning United-C and Prejavu Theater De Nieuwe Vorst.
Her choreographic style and performativity are characterized by high and intense physical activity that exceeds human boundaries, combined with theatrical and/or visual art elements, invariably searching for physical and mental borderlines.
Her work is supported by DansBrabant and Makershuis Tilburg.
Recently she got into the PLAN-trajectory, a 2-year subsidy of the province of Brabant, in order to develop her choreographic and installation work.
WHO I AM
I am a dance performance artist who sees the body as a mode for communication and representation.
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