The Heroine’s Journey of Iro Vasalou

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing I love about being a dance artist is feeling alive through creating! Creating means give birth, make a change and evolving, MOVING!

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Happiness for me is to have the people I love close to me, to have free time and be satisfied with my personal evolution.

What is my greatest fear? My greatest fear is that my art stays with me and doesn’t inspire/influence others, regretting about past decisions and getting injured.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Too much of self criticism ,lack of perfectionism, short achilles!

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I admire many artists from my professional live in Malaga as well as my study life in London who are fighting independently as free lancers in order to share their passion for art and creation.

On what occasion would I lie? In many! Lying is necessary sometimes and it can be an art. On stage it definitely is!

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Instability, little appreciation of the profession, machism

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? In Malaga, in 2017 in a project with an amazing group of friends, great artistic vision and interesting daily practice.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I would like to stop analyzing and judging so much and be more spontaneous.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Being a freelance dancer is an achievement! More specifically, creating my own dance company and learning lights,sound, web design, film, publicity, production skills with no stable income.

Where would I most like to live? In Athens

What is my most treasured possession? My writings, my film camera and my bike that my boyfriend made out of recycled pieces

What is my most marked characteristic? Calmness, independence, comprehension, Greek sense of humor !

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Public transport, the theatre and nature!

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? Gastronauta, a Mediterranean/Argentinean cuisine restaurant

What books influenced my life and how? Mostly in my teenage years books had a great influence on me: Stepen wolf, Clouds in trousers, Huis Clos.

Who are my favorite writers? Sartre, Kiki Dimula, Ernesto Zabato, Murakami

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Cesaria Evora

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? I find all the people that I love and surround me heroines and heroes, in one way or another. They are inspiration!

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The saddest music in the world, The cost of living, Lobster

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is one of the most important parts in my life! If I associate anything I love with something close to religion that would be art.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Many and no one….

Whom would I like to work with in 2017? I am open to new proposals and contracts hahaha!!

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017?  Inspiring, professional and successful artists.

What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on? Coming back to Greece after 6 years and get to know once again Athens ´artistic scene.

Where can you see me or my work in 2017? Echegarray theatre, Malaga, 21 October

Irovas.com

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? The healthy, inspiring, bright, and balanced desire and power that I have will make me keep on creating, evolving, influencing, helping and revolting.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Sofia Dousi, Katerina Basko

How can you contact me?

Web site: irovas.com

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