Choreographer, Dancer, Performer.
Phaedra Soutou is choreographer, dramaturg, dancer and performer. She is the founder of TROUT Physical Theater, and she resides in Athens Greece. She graduated from the Professional School of Dance of Despina Grigoriadou. She also studied Dramaturgy in the theater department of the National Kapodistrian University in Athens. She then graduated from the Higher Dramatic School "Ebros," and holds a "Vaganova" diploma from the National School of Dance in Varna, Bulgaria.
She has also participated in seminard in Greece and abroad such as performind art and release choreography, Theater and Physical theater taught by Galena Bogoeva, George Elkin, Mary O'Donnel Fulkerson and Richard Yiogim as well as others.
As part of the European Program for the "New Generation," she was chosen as choreographer for the piece "Sou Aresoun Autoi? (Do You Like Them?,"directed by Petros Kalogyros. She has also collaborated with the Hellenic-American Union choreographing music by William Antoniou, conducted by Theadore Antoniou.
She has also collaborated with the "Stegi Grammaton," in Athens, choreographing video dance and concerts by the music ensemble "Ianemta."
She has worked as a dancer and performer with Roes Dance Theater headed by Sophia Spyratou, Middlesex University, the Modern Dance Team headed by Persa Stamatopoulou, Maro Grigoriou, Grigoris Valtinos, Ersi PIta, Dyonisis Savvopoulos, Dimitra Hatoupi, Dimitris Degaiti, Stavros Apostolatos, Lee Breuer, Razvan Mazilu, Eamonn Farrell, Mapped Company/Productions, and others.
As an assistant director she has worked with Kostas Philipoglou, Giannis Karahisaridis, Ersi Pita, Panagiotis Adam, Irina Boyko, Dimitris Degaitis, and others.
TROUT Physical Theater Company
TROUT was founded in 2007 by Phaedra Soutou. TROUT holds an alternative view of physical theater, and strives to create images and stories, (known or unknown), in which the spoken word, the body and music become one.
Since 2007, TROUT has collaborated closely with composer William Antoniou, and since 2010 with director and Anonymous Ensemble (anonymousensemble.org) found Eamonn Farrell.
In September 2012, TROUT physical theater workshopped Blood Trilogy with William Antoniou and the Municipal Orchestra of Athens, with conductor Andreas Tselikas. The piece will continue to grow and evolve in 2014.