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Marianna Varviani

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Marianna Varviani is a Greek dance-theater artist. She has worked internationally in Greece, the UK, Spain, Brazil, and the USA; as a choreographer, director, performer, and instructor. She is the founder and artistic director of ‘Selcouth’.

She has created the works: ‘Vortex’ which was performed at ‘Arc for Dance Festival’, ‘European Dance Network’, and Festival of Rematia ‘Our Festival’, ‘Ahtikos_ a dance for Liberation’ performed at ‘Arc for dance festival’ as part of ‘Prime Movers’, ‘Phoenix rising from the Ashes’ performed at UCLA Kaufman Hall, ‘Untwine’ performed San Pedro Festival of the Arts/USA, co-performed at Heidi Duckler Dance’s Ebb & Flow community arts festival in Los Angeles, ‘Are you with me?’ as part of the Culture Flow residency at Piyoda Flow, and ‘Art Truck LA’ as part of ‘The Other Art Fair’ in Santa Monica. Her award-winning collection of short dance films ‘Time to Dream’, has toured internationally to 20 film festivals. 

Marianna has performed in projects by Salia Sanou, Friidom, Ghislain Grellier, Stella Spyrou, Ohi Paizoume, Ha! Theatre Ensemble, Patari Project, Dimitris Kostakis, and others. 

She has a B.A. in Contemporary Theatre from E15/ University of Essex and an MFA in Dance from UCLA. She has been teaching dance and theater since 2008 in Brazil (Theatre of the Oppressed, RJ), UK (E15/ University of Essex), Greece (Kinitiras studio, Belleville, Lotofagoi/Ministry of Culture, Studio Trajectory), and USA (UCLA, Heidi Duckler Dance, Motive Brooklyn, Piyoda Flow, Crenshaw Yoga and Dance studio).

Marianna has been a member of the Krump Demolition Crew/ DCX since 2021.