Artwork by Christos Linou

Christos Linou

Cross-disciplinary Artist

Christos Linou is a cross-disciplinary (CALD) artist with three decades of work as a professional dancer, choreographer and filmmaker, touring works in Australia and internationally. In 2013 he was awarded a scholarship for a Masters in Fine Arts from Melbourne University to research durational performance and created the work ‘Naked Peel,’ a 12-hour performance. In 2016 he graduated and presented his research at the Singapore Dance Symposium, it was published on IMMATERIAL by the Marina Abramovic Institute in New York and screened by (MAI) at the ‘As One’ Festival in Athens in 2017.

Linou has performed and choreographed for various companies including;  IHOS OperaBalletlab, Companies in Space, Trax Dance, One Extra Dance, the Australian Opera and appeared on film and TV.  His co-developed Intertextual Bodies and the work ‘Act of Refusing to Dance’ was presented at the 2003 Melbourne Festival.  He was part of Dancehouse from 1994 – 2002, where he choreographed solo and group works, taught contemporary dance and was on the board. His community work includes artistic director for the 2010 Williamstown Festival, 2009 Greek Antipodes FestivalCERES Community Environment Park and Footscray Arts Centre.  His recent work, The Naked Ambassadors was commissioned by Temperance Hall for the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Image credit: Christos Linou. Courtesy the artist.