Rodia Vomvolou

Dramaturgical advice

Rodia Vomvolou (1993, Greece) is a performing arts dramaturg and researcher based between Amsterdam and Athens. She is currently doing a PhD research project on the self-positioning of the dance dramaturg, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Maaike Bleeker in Utrecht University. Rodia graduated from Utrecht University in 2018 with an MA in Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy (Cum laude) with a scholarship by John S. Latsis Foundation Scholarship. Her Thesis "Dare to stammer, dare to stutter. Towards an alternative understanding of the knowledge of the dramaturg” was a candidature for nomination for Best Thesis Award of the Faculty of Humanities 2019. She also holds a BA in Drama and Performance Theory, History and Analysis from the School of Drama, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Cum Laude). Supported by a scholarship from Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in 2016 she attended a five months exchange program in Theatre and Dance Studies in York University (Toronto, Canada).

As a freelancer dramaturg and mentor, Rodia collaborates with institutions and Dance Houses in Europe (Dansmakers Αmsterdam, Dansateliers Rotterdam, Circustruction Rotterdam, Dance House Lemesos, Dance Days Chania, ZfinMalta) as well as with independent artists in Greece (Danae Theodoridou, Eleni Mylona, Persa Stamatopoulou, Ioanna Angelopoulou, Nefeli Asteriou, Anastasia Valsamaki etc.), the Netherlands (Fernando Belfiore) and in Cyprus (Petros Konarris, Konstantina Skalionta). Since 2019 she is the mentor and curator of the Artistic Development programme “Moving the New” of Dance House Limassol in Cyprus. She curates and modarates, along with Elena Novakovits, the project "Infinite Potentials: Choreographic Traces", a series of performative encounters discussing the notion of contemporary choreography and taking places in different European countries.