residence retrospectEliane Roumie

In 2021, Eliane Roumie took part in dance curator Raffaele Irace's festival Solocoregrafico at Gallus Theatre. At the time, the jury praised her work ιντεκάλ (Intekál). For Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, this was a reason to get to know the choreographer and her work even better. With the support of the Goethe Institute, we are therefore offering the Pop-Up Residence extended for the first time. From 14.10. to 11.11. Eliane Roumie will be a guest in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main Region to immerse herself in the local dance scene and to network and exchange ideas with the actors. On 2.11. the choreographer will present her work in a showing at Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm.


Moving places, detaching from your roots, getting away. Emigrating in search of better conditions is a process of existential evolution. A constant process of uprooting and resettling. A transition.
Transition is not linear, neither it has one direction. It consists of various elements and is a mixture of experiences. ιντεκάλ انتقال  (Intekál) is a solo piece influenced by my origins, Greece and Syria and is inspired by the story of a man -my father- who transitioned in the late 80's from one place to another. The work is based on the narration of Georges Roumié describing his relationship with his country of birth, Syria, and his current home, Greece. Narration was realized both in Arabic and Greek and served as the foundation of the piece.

Choreography - Performance Eliane Roumié Music - Narration Georges Roumié and Eliane Roumié Photography Ypatia Kornarou, Konstantinos Sofikitis, George Anastasakis and Alessandro de Matteis Video Alessandro de Matteis

Presentation Young Artists Festival, Athens 2019 - Our Festival 5, Athens 2019 - Game Over Festival, Athens 2019 - SoloDuo Internationales Tanz Festival, Köln 2020 - Dance Days Chania 11_International Contemporary Dance Festival 2021 - Solo Contemporary Dance Festival Ankara 2021 - On_Bodies Dance and Performance Arts Festival Cyprus 2021 - Solocoreografico_International Solo Dance Festival 2021 (Special Jury Award as Upcoming Talent) – ARC for Dance Festival, Athens 2022

Eliane is a half Greek, half Syrian artist born and raised in Athens. She graduated from Royal Holloway University of London (BSc) and Bath University (MSc) in Business Administration. She studied contemporary dance in Tanzfabrik Berlin, Dans Centrum Jette Brussels and Professional Dance School Aktina in Athens.

She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Physical Theatre for Dancers and Actors from the Jasmin Vardimon Company in collaboration with the Royal Holloway University of London. Being a Pilates teacher, she holds the Comprehensive Teacher Certification by the American Academy of Body Arts and Science International. As a dancer and performer, she has collaborated with Marina Abramović, Dominique Duszynski, Sita Ostheimer, Sevim Akpinar, Yelp Danceco., Nostalghia Theater Co. and more.

Her own choreographic work has been presented at the Young Choreographers Festival - Haut Scene Copenhagen, Athens Video Dance Project Festival, As One Project led by Marina Abramovic and Our Festival 5 & 6.

Her latest work ιντεκάλ انتقال (Intekál) was performed at Dance Days Chania, SoloDuo Internationales Tanz Festival Köln, Solo Contemporary Dance Festival Ankara, On_Bodies Dance and Performance Arts Festival Cyprus, Arc for Dance Festival Athens  and Solocoreografico Festival Frankfurt where she was awarded with the Special Jury Award.

Eliane has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2022). At present, she is working on her new project titled 25km which will premiere at the 2023 ELEVSIS European Capital of Culture in collaboration with the Academy of Choreography U(R)TOPIAS.

In parallel, she is coordinating the High School Theatrical Group and the Middle School Contemporary Dance Group of the Moraitis School of Athens. She continues to dance, create and teach the techniques of contemporary dance, physical theater and Pilates to students of all ages.