Membre individuel professionnel du RQD

Maria (Mantia) Papathanasiou

Interprète, Chorégraphe

My favourite place is to begin from the beginning, at the zero point. This is also the ending for me. I am continuously learning only to unlearn, and then learn all over again. My key words: effort, change, freedom, creativity. I believe that life is a profound struggle to discover who we are and what position we have in the world.

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Maria (Mantia) Papathanasiou is a contemporary dancer born and raised in Athens, Greece and living in Montreal , Qc since September 2015. She graduated from a three-year training program in Limon technique at the Niki's Kontaxaki Professional Dance School and was a synchronized swimming champion, who began her dance career later in life with the grounding of a professional career in sports. Having taught dance and synchronized swimming to the National Teams of Greece, Germany 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. 

She founded Ametakinit(R)o Dance Team in 2011, for which she is artistic director, choreographer and dancer and has toured within Greece, Berlin, Brussels, Montreal and Ireland.

At the same time, she created her own artistic training system, Contemporary Synchro Art (CsA), which combines pronciples of synchronized swimming with contemporary dance.

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