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/UK) is a performance artist, choreographer and performance theoretician. He is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Lincoln, Program Leader of the MA/MFA Choreographing Live Art and a regular visiting Lectuer at SOZO-VIM.

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 a Ph.D. research student at Roehampton University under the Sacred Heart Scholarship. He is also a research associate at "Performance Matters" (Live Art Development Agency, Goldsmiths University, Roehampton University). Pavlos has 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.

Pavlos has an advanced Master's (LL.M. adv) in Public International Law (Leiden University), a Masterís (MA) in Dance Theatre: Body in Performance (LABAN), a BA (Hons) in International and European, Economic and Political Studies (orientation: International Law and Diplomacy, University of Macedonia). He studied Dance and Performance in Amsterdam (Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten).


Pavlos Kountouriotis
c/o Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
Brayford Pool

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