Sophia Danae Vorvila (1993, Greece) is a dancer, performer and maker moving constantly between Athens andBrussels. She has completed her bachelor’s degrees in Dance and Psychology studies; having a background in both disciplines and an interest for the interactions that derive from movement and human psychosynthesis, she is a recent graduate of the MA Dans program at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.
During summer 2021, she has been commissioned by Mu.ZEE Oostende and KAAP Brugge for the creation of three solo video dances and she has also been invited to present her improvisational work accompanied by live music synthesis at DANSAND! Festival. From 2020, she has joined the Belgian based collective of artists related to the performative project Ne Mosquito Pas (Simon Van Schuylenbergh), where she created her own satyric solo with showings at Volksroom, wpZimmer Antwerpen, Decoratelier Brussels and BUDA Kortrijk. In collaboration with performer Christina Skoutela, she is busy with an ongoing artistic research, which questions existential yet everyday matters and it was initially presented in the form of a durational installation performance. Their common project has been supported by Saigon gallery Athens, ZSenne Brussels, KAAP Brugge, L’ Estruch Sabadell and received funding by Danspunt - code dans.
Both in Greece and abroad, she has collaborated with various artists and collectives, mostly in the direction of performance and improvisation, such as Jannis Varelas, Jenny Argyriou, Little Things Orchestra, Hildegard de Vuyst, etc; since 2016, she has been part of the artistic team of Romeo Castellucci/Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio for Democracy in America (2017-) which toured internationally. Over the last months, driven by her interests in instant composition and improvisation, she has been taking intensive workshops with Mark Tompkins and Meg Stuart, while following an internship at her company, Damaged Goods, for the latest piece CASCADE at Kaaitheater.
Currently, she develops her own choreographic work on the verge of discomfort and uneasiness, by collectingfragments and micro-histories, while mapping (her) daily experiences via movement and texts. Her visual projectdiaries is reflected on her embodied artistic practice, revolving around the axes of vulnerability, tenderness ,everyday struggles and cracks of memories. Alongside multidisciplinary musician Aliki Leftherioti, she intends todevelop further her master’s project this_is_a_never_ending_sunday.jpg, which is supported by Soroptimist ClubAntwerp, Koning Boudewijnstichting, workspacebrussels and KAAP Brugge.