The Body as a Failure

Performances that reveal the Real Body

The Body in Pain

Revisiting the importance and value of pain

The Body as a Living Archive

Recycling, reinterpreting, repeating, repeating, repeating

The Body as the unknown

Curating rizhomatic encounters of risks



My work ranges from the minimalist and repetitive to the transgressive and visceral with hints of the glorious, the camp and the failed.


Embodying other choreographies and performances by seminal artists - with a great sense of responsibility, respect and curiosity.


Curation not as a practice of taking care, but as exposing endeavours to the unknown, attending to wilderness and animality - approach at your own risk.


Fervent fan of logical thinking and affect, author of several poems and stories, and also academic articles dealing with psychoanalytic perspectives of the Explicit Body in Performance.


Teaching in Higher Education and masterclasses. My role is to mentor the individual's journey into their own elusive and fugitive worlds. In this journey, I am not the travel agent, nor are you the tourist.


Pavlos Kountouriotis (GR/BE) is a performance artist, choreographer and performance theoretician. He has a PhD from the University of Roehampton and studied at P.A.R.T.S. (research) and LABAN (MA).

He has worked with seminal choreographers and live artists such as Trisha Brown, Ron Athey, Marten Spangberg, Boris Charmatz, Meg Stuart, Mehmet Sanders, Ann Liv Young Kirsten Debrock and many others and he is an artist of the Sweet and Tender Collaborations.

His own performance work has been presented in several countries in Europe and US. He is also the Artistic Director of GNARL fest, the East Midland Platform for International Live Art.

Pavlos is currently the resident artists at K-3, Kampnagel in Hamburg, at the Seoul Dance Center in Korea, a visiting Senior Lecturer in Choreography at the University of Malta and a Professor in Dance and Artistic Director of the Postgraduate Research Studies at SOZO-Vim. In the pastPavlos received twice the prestigious scolarship of DanceWEB Europe, the Onassis Foundation Scholarship, the Asian Europe Foundation Scholarship, the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece, the Fullbright Scholarship a.o. He has also written and directed as the Programme Leader of the MA/MFA Choreographing Live Art at the University of Lincoln, and was the artistic director GNARL Fest, the East Midlands International Live Art and Choreography Festival.



Pavlos Kountouriotis
De Smet de Naeyerlaan 548

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