Konstantina Georgelou

Dr Konstantina Georgelou works as a performing arts theorist, dramaturge and researcher. She is currently a lecturer at the Theatre Studies Department of Utrecht University and at the ArtEZ Master of Theatre Practices.

Georgelou completed her PhD research at Utrecht University (thesis entitled ‘performless: operations of l’informe in postdramatic theatre’, 2011), conceptualising and suggesting l’informe for the analysis of dramaturgical strategies in postdramatic performance with a particular focus on the functions of language, body and time on stage. Later on she was appointed as post-doc fellow at the Centre for the Humanities, to conduct research on the intersection between dance and cognitive sciences. In 2011 she co-curated a PSi Regional Research Cluster in Athens, and she is a founding member of the Institute for Live Arts Research in Greece.

Georgelou’s research interests concern dramaturgy, choreography, artistic research and philosophy, and she explores discursive, artistic and activist practices as articulations of the political. Her research in modes of production in theory and in the arts has been taking different experimental formats, such as in the collaborative projects ‘The Art of Lawlessness’ (2012-15), ‘Syros: a bet on the potentiality of co-operation’ (2013), ‘Dramaturgy at work’ (2014-16) and ‘The Young’ (2014-2016).

Georgelou has published writings internationally, such as in Performance Research, Performance Paradigm, ArtEZ Press, Maska, On Air etc. She has worked together with the artists Danae Theodoridou, Janez Janša, Efrosini Protopapa, Mladen Alexiev, Katja Heitmann, Ingrid Berger Myhre, Valasia Simeon and Apostolia Papadamaki, and collaborates with SNDO, ICKamsterdam, Dansateliers, Veem House for Performance, DasArts and the Amsterdam Master of Choreography.