dancer | maker | performer
Aerowaves Twenty18 Artist 2018
Onassis AiR Critical Practices Artistic Research Program 2020
SNF ARTWORKS Fellow Artist 2022

Aris Papadopoulos is an architect, dance maker and performer based between Athens, Greece and Aarhus, Denmark. His interests and work explores the multitude of visual and physical representations of everyday encounters with the urban landscape, designing and corporeal processes, interdisciplinary approaches in the urban landscape as a field of potentiality, and the reciprocal scheme of embodying landscape vs shaping an experience. His recent artistic research attempts to merge architectural, landscape, walking and performing arts practices into a multidisciplinary approach to current social, choreographic and theoretical discourse.

Aris Papadopoulos graduated from the Athens School of Architecture (NTUA, 2009) and the National School of Dance, Athens (2012). He is active in the fields of dance and performing arts in Greece and Europe as a dancer, devising performer and maker of his own work. As a dancer-performer he has worked with the multidisciplinary companies ARBONAUTS (UK), HIMHERANDIT Productions-Andreas Constantinou (Denmark), INSIEME IRREALI – Pietro Marullo (Belgium), MedeaElectronique (Greece) and with artists Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Vitoria Kotsalou, Dora Garcia, Clara J:son Borg, Alessandro Carboni and Michael Klien. As a co-founder of arisandmartha company he has been selected by the European dance platform Aerowaves, has presented work at the Athens & Epidaurus Festival (2018, 2019), Kalamata International Dance Festival (2019) and has toured extensively in Europe. His work has been supported by Aerowaves and the European Dance Network, FLUXUM Foundation and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture (2018-2024) for dance productions and artistic research. He has presented performative, site-specific and research work in Athens (Scanning the Walkscape, Onassis AiR, Onassis Stegi; IN-QUARRY_an extended choreographic research, available online) and Denmark (Queering the Walkscape, The Genderhouse Festival 2021; AARIVAL, as part of the project Walking Landscapes proposed by Københavns Internationale Teater’s Metropolis initiative 2021). He is a participating artist in Performing Life Akademia Network [PLANT], a 2-year transdisciplinary project (Creative Europe Programme), on development and experimentation of contextual artistic and curatorial practices around cross-performing arts, eco-thinking and everyday life [CRL – Central Elétrica Porto (PT), I&R Duncan Dance Research Center Vyronas, Athens (GR) and Espai nyamnyam Mieres, Girona (SP)]. 

Aris is an Onassis AiR Fellow (2020) and an SNF ARTWORKS Dance Fellow (2022).





Aerowaves 2018 Artist
2019/20 ARTWORKS Fellow – S. Niarchos Foundation

Martha is a dance artist from Greece. She holds a BA in dance by the Professional Dance School of N. Kontaxaki in Athens, a Chemistry degree by the National University of Athens, and an MA in Performance by London Contemporary Dance School. Her practice lies on the design of improvisation scores, the observation of performer’s experiential journey, and the embodiment of the conscious and subconscious interrelations.

She has worked with choreographers such as Wally Cardona, Robert Clark, Eva Recacha, Sung Im Her, Anna Konjetzky, Christos Papadopoulos, Iris Karayan, Ermira Goro, Pietro Marullo, Michael Klien, Seke Chimutengende, Leila McMillan, Roberta Jean, Requardt & Rosenberg and with the artists Tino Sehgal (Palais de Tokyo/ Tate Modern) and Marina Abramovic (Serpentine Gallery). She has received scholarships by A. Onassis, I. Kostopoulos and Schilizzi Foundations and in 2015 she was a Danceweb scholarship recipient by Impulstanz international dance festival in Vienna.

In 2017, along with Aris Papadopoulos, they created the company arisandmartha as the artistic collaboration between the two, exploring togetherness on stage and experimenting with movement and performative language under different conceptual ideas. They have created the works touching.just (Aerowaves 2018), Five Steps to Save the World (2018), Lucy. tutorial for a ritual (Athens & Epidaurous Festival 2019), ALL THAT MATTER or notes on performing friendship (2022) and OUT OF SPRING (2022) and the audio installation they returned regularly, each time for more (2023).

Martha is a 2019/20 ARTWORKS Fellow by S. Niarchos Foundation.


Christina Karagianni – dancer, performer, researcher
Anastasio Koukoutas – Artistic Collaborator/ Dramaturgy
Eliza Alexandropoulou _ Light Design
Maria Sideri _ Sound Design
Jeph Vanger – Sound artist
Periklis Pravitas _ Set and Costume Design
Dimitra Liakoura _ Set and Costume Design