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Nikos Dionysios

Nikos Dionysios was granted a scholarship by Karolos Koun at Τheatre Technis, Athens, and is an actor, director, choreographer and playwright.

Born in Athens, Greece, Nikos Dionysios-Mitrogiannopoulos, became the youngest member of the Tsaouli Dance Company at the age of 4 which toured Greece and abroad. As actor and director Nikos has performed in Europe, North America and the ancient theatres including Herodeum and Epidauros with Theatre Technis, the Popular Experimental Theatre among others.

The international Brecht competition (Berlin) commended his performance as Shlink ‘In the Jungle of the Cities’ and he was critically acclaimed at the Festival of Athens for his performances in Greek Tragedy and Comedy. He has performed Orestes, Eteocles, Euripides and Alcibiades in “Timon of Athens” with Dimitri Horn, and others. Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris, International Theatre Institute in Berlin, as well as the choreographers Alwin Nikolais and Maurice Béjart have all shown interest in Nikos however he moved independently furthering his personal work.

His signature play “Ephemera” was acclaimed Best Production of the Year in Greece and went on to become an international work which has been granted the poetry of Margaret Atwood, Nikos Engonopoulos and Harold Pinter who dedicated a singular poem to Nikos’ play.

Original works “Masks”, “Ephemera”, “Bolero”, “Rite of Passage” and “Bread of Words” have been performed in Toronto, New York, London, Hong Kong, Edinburgh and “Repercussions” at the Royal Albert Hall.

At the Stratford Festival of Canada Nikos presented “The Birds” by Aristophanes for their 50 year anniversary. His work in Tragedy has been recently acclaimed with “Seven against Thebes” by Aeschylus in Greece at Corfu, “The Bacchae” by Euripides (European program Interreg III Greece-Italy) which toured Southern Italy including Teatro Kismet Bari. In 2010 his performance “Light & Dark” opened the Ekklesiasterion of Ancient Messene after 2500 years.

Recent works include: “Ephemera” at the Cacoyannis Theatre, “Passage”, “The Persians”, “The Frogs”, “Iphigenia in Aulis” and an adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s “Molloy”. He teaches acting and movement and was Director of the Center of Movement and Dance in Athens. As an expert in Greek Tragedy and Modern Theatre he has worked with: The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), The Actors Centre in London, Central School of Speech and Drama, Italia Conti, London University, Lancaster University, etc.

Nikos is co-founder and Artistic Director of Artemis Culture. He has 3 documentaries in development including “Citizens of the World” an exploration of ancient knowledge.