Elena Antoniou

photo by Stelios Kallinikou

Elena Antoniou is a dance and performance artist from Cyprus. Since 2008 she has been collaborating with artist Polys Peslikas. Their work has been presented in Berlin, Athens and all over Cyprus. In 2016 she presented the long durational performance An eight-hour journey, commissioned by NEON and Marina Abramovic Institute, curated by Marina Abramovic, Serge Le Borgne and Paula Garcia, on the occasion of AS ONE. She has collaborated with internationally acclaimed theatre directors and companies such as Neos Kosmos Theatre, Cyprus Theatre Organisation, and Vangelis Theodoropoulos.

At MYS she will present Mind Me, a site-specific new production that works as a durational performance on creating a relationship with the audience. Where do urban landscape, performer and audience meet?
It is a performance about extreme physical transformation and high emotion, balanced between abandonment and control. Using material from her latest research about physical and emotional limits, what Elena Antoniou attempts is to play with the barrier between the beholder and space, the beholder and the artist, thereby offering a potentially unpredictable experience.