Vasiliki Tsagkari has studied education at the Early childhood Education Department of University of Athens and Dance at the City of Bristol College in the U.K. She has studied improvisation techniques, release and releasing techniques, Alexander technique, martial arts and physical theatre. She is a certified teacher of SkinnerReleasing Technique (introductory) since 2017.
Since 2004 she has been showing her personal work and collaborating with dancers, choreographers, musicians and visual artists, creating performances and performing in theatre, music and dance projects in Greece, England, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. She has collaborated with Maja Gherig and Kaspar Koenig, Andi Zant, Margarita Papazoglou, and Frank Gratkowski, Lily Kiara, Cyrille Flament, Michalis Siganidis, Dafni Stefanou, Vittoria Kotsalou. She has taught improvisation and contemporary dance workshops and classes for children and adults in U.K., The Netherlands and Greece.
She is looking after an olive farm in Messinia, Greece. Physical work close to the earth as well as the observation of nature’s elements through the process of cultivating, opened up a wide research field and has informed a lot her approach to dance. Her main interests are sensitivity and sensuality in movement, the kinaesthetics of language, as well as the transformation of elements of everyday living into physical poetry. The experience of the body moving that asks to be shared, to be articulated as a public statement.