Christina Karagianni (NL/GR) is an independent researcher and movement practitioner living in Rotterdam. She received her education as a professional dancer from the Greek National School of Dance (KSOT) and completed her MA in Theatre studies at the University of Utrecht. In 2011, she founded with Pierre Magendie, dance collective KammerTanzCoop, whose works are characterized by the use of humor and kinkiness and design to push the boundaries of normative codes within the field of performance.
She considers dance and choreography as forms that can produce knowledge; therefore she is interested in the inquiry of the relationship between practice and theory. Recurring questions that feed her research concern the speculative potentiality of dance, the valuation of labor of the dancing body, the distribution of authorship. Lately she holds a fascination for mechanisms of re-enactment and their performative and trasformative potentiality. She critically examines structures of power that advocate exclusive relation to the present.