Who We Are?
Still Pilgrim Paradox is a contemporary dance company founded in Athens in 2013 by dancer and choreographer Stella Fotiadi.
The company counts four productions so far: The performances "Hands/Χέρια" (2005), "Unspoken" (2016) and "Seeking Bliss" (2017) and the videodance "Whispers and wishes" (2016), which was selected and screened in videodance festivals in Berlin, Nicosia, Graz, Athens and Stuttgart.
Stella Fotiadi (choreographer/dancer)
Stella Fotiadi has graduated in 2006 from the Rallou Manou dance school; in 2007 she has also graduated from the Communication and Media Department of the University of Athens.
Apart from her dance studies, she has attended several seminars/classes with distinguished teachers in Greece and abroad, while she is a teacher of contemporary dance and music education herself.
Since 2004 until today she has collaborated as a dancer/performer with: Stella Zannou, Apostolia Papadamaki, Greek National Opera, Mariela Nestora, Maro Grigoriou, Dagipoli dance theatre.
In 2005 she co-choreographed and danced a duet, which won the 1st award of its category in the national dance competition ‘’Terpsihore’s Works’’; the duet was presented that same year in Barcelona.
In 2008 she moved to Berlin, where she gave contemporary dance classes and collaborated as dancer/performer with LaborGras, Howard Katz, Jessica Jobaris, Sybille Mueller. In 2010 she moved to Brussels where she worked along Willie Dorner.
That same year she came back to Greece and in 2011 she became a member of the “Theatre of Panic”, participating in the performances "Antonello's death" and "1-100".
In 2013 she established her own contemporary dance company, Still Pilgrim Paradox. The company counts three productions so far: The performances “Hands/Χέρια”(2015), “Unspoken”(2016) and “Seeking Bliss”(2017) and the videodance “Whispers and wishes”(2016). “Whispers and wishes” has been screened in a number of international festivals, such as POOL 16 (Berlin), Moving Images International Videodance Festival (Nicosia), Athens Video Dance Project (Athens), Dance on Screen Festival (Graz) and at the 21.Internationales Tanz Solo Festival (Stuttgart).
Furthermore, in 2016 she participated as a choreographer and dancer in Music in Motion Festival in Athens and in the borders of the International Athens Photo Festival at Benaki Museum.
She is currently choreographing selected students of Aktina Professional Dance School (Athens), based on her last work, “Seeking Bliss”.
Aleksis Fousekis (dancer/collaborator)
Mary-Fofi Anestou (dancer/collaborator)