Ariadne Mikou is a Greek-born interdisciplinary artist-researcher, a movement educator and an emergent dance scholar interested in experimental practices across dance, architecture, visual arts and media. Her works and her research have been presented in several countries and diverse contexts, and she has also performed internationally. She has taught as Visiting Lecturer in such institutions as the University of Roehampton (UK) and the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (UK). In 2011 she co-founded the futuremellon/not yet art collective, and currently, she is co-curator of [SET. me free] Dance & Movement on Screen.
She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the Ohio State University (USA), supported by the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece (IKY), and a Diploma in Architecture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the spring of 2018, she was awarded her PhD in Interdisciplinary Choreographic Research from the University of Roehampton (UK), which was fully funded by a university scholarship. Her articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has contributed to the book: E.Meehan and H. Blades (eds), Performing Process: Sharing Dance and Choreographic Practice (Intellect, in press).
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Andrea Bonadio has studied Art & Culture Management at the University of Ca’ Foscari di Venezia (IT) and at MART Museum of Modern Art of Trento and Rovereto (IT) where he achieved an MA with the Trento School of Management. Since 2003 he has worked as a manager for different Italian institutions and foundations such as the Scuola Sperimentale dell’Attore di Pordenone, Fondazione Teatro di Pisa, La Biennale di Venezia, Tones on the Stones Festival, Teatro Massimo di Palermo. He has coordinated several international events at the International Dance Music and Theatre Festivals of La Biennale di Venezia (2006>2012) such as the 2009 Campus ENPARTS (European Network of Performing Arts), the off-section Marathon of the Unexpected (2010, 2012) and the educational activities of the Arsenale della Danza (2011>2012).
Andrea is interested in organisation, management and coordination of artistic and educational projects, and in the engagement of local communities with international networks through art and participatory activities. After the foundation of the art collective futuremellon/not yet art he is collaborating with independent artists who are researching and exploring the boundaries of the non-institutionalised forms of artistic expression.