Kyveli Kouvatsi

Kyveli Kouvatsi (born in Lefkada, Greece 1996) is facilitating, researching and curating in the field of dance, based half year in Lefkada and half in Athens. She has graduated from National School of Dance (2021), and she is finishing her studies in School of Drama – Faculty of Fine Arts – Auth. Her main interest revolves around educational processes and ways of holding the space for people to explore & flourish through the dance experience. Since 2017 she has been teaching dance classes for children in dance schools and summer camps. Her lessons focus on the experience of dance, the development of children's creativity within non-judgmental contexts, the cultivation of body awareness and the relationship with rhythm and the environment. Since 2020 she has been developing with Giorgos Sioras Deligiannis an original practice in couples with the basic working condition of the closed eyes of one body and the feeling of touch as a moving stimulus, under the name of Losing Ground. Together they share workshops and continue their common practice. Since 2020 she has been researching, developing and sharing a series of workshops and classes under the title Bloom Inside | sensorial explorations | reflective dances | creative practices -a practice of  mindful movement and dance improvisation, which suggests ways around how we can move and dance with awareness of the environment while at the same time maintaining a clear connection with our inner core. Since 2021 she is the co-founder and co-curator of the international dance educational program Unplugged Dance, which focuses on highlighting practices and methods that approach dance as a practice of embodiment, and of the venue Paleochori, a space hosting retreats, artistic residencies and workshops related to movement, dance and other body & mind practices. In November 2022, she presented the film “About Dance Education and Other Mysteries | Interviews of graduates and seniors in 2021”, a documentary about professional dance education in Greece. For the last two years, she has been working as an organization, communication and promotion manager in dance schools, artistic educational programs and productions in the field of dance.