Dafne Louzioti is an interdisciplinary performance artist whose work stems from research and work with the body. She holds a BA Hons in Fine Art (Middlesex University), a MA in Performance Making (Goldsmiths, University of London) and is currently working towards a PhD (Goldsmiths, University of London) focusing on Capoeira Angola as an embodied training in dissident awareness.
In the Department of Theatre and Performance she teaches Contact Improvisation, Physical Theatre, performance analysis and Ensemble Devising.
She has extensive training in dance and martial arts and each of her works incorporates a number of these disciplines. Her artistic practice since 2004 has ranged across producing, making, and performing work in collaboration with Tanya Cottingham, Professor Anna Furse (Athletes of the Heart), Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, Goossun Art-Illery and Katharine Fry, among others. Her work has been shown at the Barbican, the Tricycle Theatre, the V&A, Odin Teatret, the Royal Academy of Arts and in numerous site-specific locations. In 2012 she co-founded CACTUS performance. art. collective. with Thais Mennsitieri (Brazil) and Noora Baker (Palestine) with whom she has performed and ran workshops in England, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt and Switzerland.
In May 2014 she completed a residency and performance with CACTUS in the West Bank and Gaza (The Shape of Water: Palestine) and is currently working on a series of experimental works with Metod Blejec based on journeys and a series of events exploring collaborative practices with ACE&LION.
Dafne has been practising Capoeira for more than a decade and regularly holds demonstrations and performances as well as workshops and classes in the UK and internationally.
Dafne also teaches and runs workshops based on her practice. As a freelance workshop facilitator she has worked for e.g. Tricycle Theatre, Concrete Canvas Arts, Hestia Housing and Support, Cornucopia Theatre, CEN8′s Studio 8, Hakaya Festival (Jordan), El Funoun Dance Troupe (West Bank, Palestine), Batala Atenas (Greece) and Theatre Day Productions (Gaza).