Vassiliki Spachou is a performer, choreographer and educator. She studied dance at the Greek State School of Dance and the Rallou Manou Professional Dance School. She also holds a BA in Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art.
In recent years her work has focused on dance and its relationship with the visual arts. Her choreographic works and interventions "Beyond sleep", "After Titsa", "The hands in Greco’s paintings" deal with how human bodies have been depicted by artists as well as the ways these images can be transformed into atmospheric states of intimacy and personal memories.
She has performed in art projects and dance performances for Chantier d’Europe, Danse Élargie Competition, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, ΝΕΟΝ, Onassis Cultural Centre, ARC for Dance, European Dancehouse Network and the Municipality of Athens.
Since 2015, Vassiliki Spachou has been collaborating with the Benaki Museum Education for programs that use movement as a tool for art interpretation and has contributed to a series of access programs as a movement designer. She has conceived and leads “Dance in the Museum”, a program that allows participants to express themselves and interact with key pieces from the Benaki collections.
During her stay in NYC she intends to explore the current role of the body in relation to the visual arts and architecture. She is interested in looking at how somatic practices might inspire and facilitate new ways of looking at art, of creating and learning. Contemporary methods of presenting and introducing dance to visitors as part of museum programming are also among her interests.