12 and 13 November 2022

Through group and individual sessions, the coaching will offer to the artists practical dramaturgical tools and exercises to activate reflection upon current creation. 

Rodia’s intervention as a dramaturg in artists’ processes doesn’t have to do with guiding things or giving right answers, but more with verbs like activate, trigger, question, confuse, challenge, highlight, speculate. Her main tools for this are time, limitations, questions, imagination, articulation and visualization. What kind of frameworks can we set up to mobilize the artist’s thinking and what kind of questions do we need to ask to activate a process? 

****Recommended to dance and performance artists in any phase of creation. 


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. As a freelancer dramaturg and mentor, Rodia collaborates with institutions and dance houses in Europe (DansBrabant Tilburg, Circustruction Rotterdam, Dansmakers Αmsterdam, Dansateliers Rotterdam, Dance House Lemesos, Onassis Stegi, Dance Days Chania, ZfinMalta) as well as with independent artists in the Netherlands (Vloeistof, Fernando Belfiore, Maria Pisiou), Greece (Danae Theodoridou, Eleni Mylona, Persa Stamatopoulou, Ioanna Angelopoulou, Nefeli Asteriou, Anastasia Valsamaki, Eftychia Stefanou), Cyprus (Petros Konarris, Konstantina Skalionta) and Germany (Fenia Chatzakou, Csenger Szabo). Since 2019 she is the mentor and curator of the Artistic Development programme “Moving the New” of Dance House Limassol in Cyprus. Additionally, she participates as a representative dramaturg of Dance House Lemesos in the European program “Micro and Macro Dance Dramaturgies”, a collaboration between Dans Brabant (NL),TANEC PRAHA (CZ), Anghiari Dance Hub & Marche Teatro (IT), Bora Bora - Dans og visuelt teater (DK) and Dance House Lemesos(CY). 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. 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).


Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Fund. 

Partner of project is Bratislava self-governing region.