Manolis Tsipos was born in 1979 in Athens. He is a performance director, a performer and writer. He has won several prizes for his writing activity, and his plays Sabine X. and Habemus Papam, Walter have been published by NEFELI publishing house. His play Still Life. For the glory of the city [Nature Morte. A la gloire de la ville] was staged in the Avignon Festival in 2014, and part of the play has been published in French by Maison Antoine-Vitez, at the anthology Modern Greek playwrigths (June 2014). Currently active in an international network of choreographers, performance directors and intellectuals, his performance work is presented in various contexts.
He is a DasArts graduate (Master of Theatre, Amsterdam School of the Arts). He has completed studies on Physical Theatre and holds a BA and an MA in Environmental Studies from the Aegean University. He is the co-founder of the performance collective Nova Melancholia and the Institute for Live Arts Research |Π| - a theoretical platform on contemporary performing arts - which are both based in Athens. Since September 2012, he has been the Mentor of the 3rd year students of SNDO (School of New Dance Development, Amsterdam School of the Arts). He also works as a theatre/dance dramaturge for several artists. Lastly, he collaborates with DasArts not only as a student advisor, but also by offering workshops on the critical analysis of artworks, in the Netherlands and abroad.
Still Life. For the Glory of the City, 2013
Sabine X., 2009
Habemus Papam, Walter, 2008