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Maria Chaniotaki-Kafousias
Maria Chaniotaki-Kafousias Greater London
Based in: Greater London
Member Of: SBTD
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Born in Crete. She studied T. Civil Engineering (BA), Music and Piano, Theatre Design/ Scenography (MA) at the Wimbledon School of Art (WSA). She is the Head and the Founder of the Laboratory of Scenography, Athens (LSA).

Her first attempt in directing was Thread, a Performance – Installation with the collaboration of LSA students. The play also aimed at a child audience brings for the first time in Greece, professional actors and people with disabilities. She has published three fairy tales The Poetic art of Scenography and The Inverted Thread will be published soon. She was the Course Leader of the Laboratory of Scenography, Athens (LSA) in PQ 2015.

She is a member of the Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD), International Institute of Theatre (ITT), Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece (EETE) and Greek Society of Theatre Designers.


Featured Work

Zuanne of the Great Castle

Role/Title: Theatre and Costume Designer
Year of Production Opening: 2017
Venue: Kazantzakis Open-Air Theatre
Zuanne of the Great Castle based on L’Occio by Zuanne Papadopoli. Reminiscences of 17th Century Crete performed at the Kazantzakis Open Theatre in Crete - One History/5 plus 1 Cultures
Many influences and inspirations comes from poetry, art, ancient art, byzantine art, photography, from the observation of reality, science and nature, from the semiotics in theatre and the semiotics in old cultures, from contemporary theatre makers and visual artists based more in the way of how scenography expands.”


Greek National Opera : Costumes
Director: Ersi Vassilikioti
Writer: L’Occio by Zuanne Papadopoli
Composer: Ersi Vassilikioti
Choreographer: Ersi Vassilikioti
Photographer: Panos Mamatzakis/Maria Chaniotaki
Video Art: Aggelos Spartalis