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Maria Chaniotaki - Kafousias

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  • “Zuanne of the Great Castle”
  • “Zuanne of the Great Castle”
  • “Zuanne of the Great Castle”


MA Theatre Designer/Scenographer - Artist
Head and Founder of the Laboratory of Scenography, Athens (LSA)

Maria Chaniotaki was born in Heraclion Crete. She studied T. Civil Engineering (BA), Music Piano, and Scenography at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) Summer Scholl and at the Wimbledon School of Art (WSA) - Master Degree of Arts in Theatre Design/Scenography(MA).
She has exhibited her works as a visual artist in various exhibitions.
She is working as a Theatre Designer and Scenographer in Theatre and Dance . She is teaching Scenography in several educational Institutions since 2000. She is the Founder and the Head of the Laboratory of Scenography, Athens (LSA) since 2000.
Her first attempt in directing was “Thread” a Performance – Installation that weighs image more than speech, created by her collaboration with a group of LSA students named CMD group. The play also aimed at a child audience brings for the first time in Greece, professional actors and people with disabilities.
She has published her books “Fairies”, “a Kite named shark” and “a flower that wanted to become a butterfly”. Here book named “ The Poetic Art Of Scenography ” a book about Scenography and Performance Design will be published soon. Her book “ the Inverted Thread” will be published by Gavrielides Publications.
She was the Course Leader of the Laboratory of Scenography, Athens (LSA) that participated in PQ2015 (student section) with the greek nation and at [OUT]TOP/AS Exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens 2016. She is the Course Leader for LSA's participation in PQ2019 with the greek nation too.
She was the Curator (Artistic Director) of the Scenographer George’s Anemogiannis Exhibition in Heraclion Crete , organized by the Kazantzakis Museum.
She is a member of the Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD) ,the International Institute of Theatre (ITT), the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece (EETE) and the Greek Society of Theatre Designers

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