Art & Design

Andonis Foniadakis at KLAP, Marseille

Andonis Foniadakis was born in Crete, Greece and began his dance training at the local dance school of his city. He studied at the State Dance School in Athens, Greece where he won his the Maria Kallas prestigious scholarship which led him to continue with this studies at Rudra Bejart Lausanne in Switzerland (1992-1994). In 2003 he creates his own dance company called Apotosoma in Lyon, France. The aim of his company is the creative research, production, and diffusion of contemporary dance performances that brings together artists from various fields.

As a dancer, Andonis Foniadakis has collaborated with Bejart Ballet Laussane, Lyon Opera Ballet, Saburo Teshigawara and his own dance Co. Apotosoma. He has performed choreographic works with Maguy Marin, Jiri Kilian, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato,Bill T Jones,Ohad Naharin, Herbe Robbe and as a freelance choreographer with Geneva Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Bern Ballet, Helsinki Dance Company, Copenhagen International Dance festival and many more. Finally, today Apotosoma in coproduction with Dansgroep Amestrdam will present Rite of Spring at KLAP Marseille. Performance by Fransesca Monti, music by Igor Stravinski and choreography by Antonios Foniadakis. You can watch below Andonis Foniadakis full length production GLORY for Geneva Ballet opening that took place on February 1st.

Read and older interview with Andonis Foniadikis at ozonweb here.