Sofia Pintzou

Born and raised in Athens, Sofia Pintzou studied at the Greek National School of Dance, the Rallu Manu Dance School, and the School of Physical Education and Sport Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has danced for Sasha Waltz & Guests, Granhøj Dans, and Satu Tuomisto & Comp., at the Dresdner Semperoper, Berliner Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, at the Festspielen von Salzburg, Athens and Epidauros Festival, at the theatres in Kassel, Essen, Lüneburg and Athens, in the Arena di Verona, at the NOW dance company Seoul, the Hellenic Dance Company and the Greek Choreodrama. Furthermore, she participated in the opening ceremonies for the Olympic Games in 2004, under artistic director Dimitris Papaioannou. She has also worked with artists such as Yannis Kokkos, Vincent Boussard, Christian Lacroix, Yossi Berg, Oded Graf, Johannes Wieland, Palle Granhøj, David Hermann, Robert Carsen, Steven Pimlott and Michail Marmarinos.

For her performance of Eve in An Eve and an Adam she won the Årets Räumest Award for best dance performance at the 2019 Granhøj Dans festival. At the 2018 International Aegean Festival, she danced the title role in Renato Zanella’s Elektra to music by Mikis Theodorakis. The production was filmed by Asteris Kutulas. Under David Hermann’s direction she created the role of Elektra in Yannis Xenakis’ Orestie at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2014.
Her performance Über die Absicht received a special mention at the MASDANZA#20 festival on the Canary Islands. Her other choreographic works include For example, a productive day. Solo II, Rotkäppchen and Ich erinnere mich an den Ausgang-Vertikal at the Stage School Zürich, Out at the Stadttheater Lüneburg, For example, a productive day. Solo I at the 2003 Tanzimpulse Wien festival, Orpheus in der Unterwelt in Lündighausen. Her long-term project 1Body:8Head researches the relationship between Dionysian dance and Apollonian rhythm with the help of sculptural elements. At the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, she co-created the choreography for Maxim Didenko’s 2023 production of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck.