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Maria (Mantia) Papathanasiou

Maria (Mantia) Papathanasiou

Founder/Art director at Contemporary Synchro Art

Montreal, Quebec

Maria (Mantia) Papathanasiou is a dancer/choreographer born in Athens. She has graduated from the Niki's Kontaxaki Professional Dance School and was a synchronized swimming champion. She has participated in numerous workshops in various contemporary dance techniques, ballet, Contact Improvisation and Aikido. She danced with the Wrong Movement, Yelp and Fora companies, and choreographers Josef Heizer and Athanasia Kanellopoulou, among others. Having taught dance and synchronized swimming to the National Teams of Greece, Germany, Italy and Turkey, she has choreographed for international meets (2007-present), world championships (2009-2013) as well as the preleminaries of the London Olympic Games 2012. In 2011, she founded the Dance Team Ametakinit(R)o, for which she is art director, choreographer, and dancer, which has presented her choreography in Greece, Berlin, Brussels, Ireland. In the same year, Papathanasiou created her unique artistic system, called Contemporary Synchro Art, one which combines both principles of synchronized swimming and contemporary dance.

Maria (Mantia) Papathanasiou est une danseuse contemporaine née à Athène, en Grèce, et vivant à Montréal depuis septembre 2015. Débutant sa carrière professionnelle dans le domaine des sports, elle fut championne en nage synchronisée avant de se réorienter vers la danse contemporaine, et gradua du programme de trois ans de la technique Limon-Release. Elle fonda la compagnie Ametakinit(R)o en 2011, dont elle est directrice artistique, chorégraphe et danseuse, et fit plusieurs tournées en Grèce, à Berlin, à Bruxelles, dans le nord de l'Irlande et à Montréal. Elle élabora également son propre système d'entraînement artistique, le Contemporary Synchro Art, qui combine les principes de la nage synchronisée et de la danse contemporaine.


Experience:

  • Contemporary Dancer (YMCA Canada)
  • Entraineur et Choreographer (Montreal Synchro Club)
  • Choreographer (German National Team)
  • Art Director/Trainer (Contemporary Synchro Art)
  • Dancer (Martin Messier)
  • Contemporary Dance in Synchro Performing (Contemporary Synchro Art)
  • Choreographer/Coach (Montreal Synchro Club)

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