About us

Carnation is a company founded in 2009 by Iro Apostoleli and Agni Papadeli-Rosetou.
Iro and Agni studied together at the State School of Dance between 2000-2003. They also spent a few years in Brussels where they met and worked with notable teachers and artists. When they both returned to Greece they decided to collaborate and they began working on their first project, Was it me?
Their work focuses on the body and its movement across space and time. They are interested in creative methods which limit personal desire and use the body as a tool, obeying rules while functioning consciously.

Iro Apostolelli was born in Athens in 1980. She is a dancer as well as a practitioner of alternative medicine.She graduated from the State School of Dance in Athens in 2003.  She has attended numerous workshops led by Julyen Hamilton, Chrysha Parkinson, Frans Poelstra, Kirstie Simson, Mark Tompkins and David Zambrano.Since 2008, she has studied Shiatsu, Rejuvance and Acupuncture at Oriental Medicine and Shiatsu Training Centre in Athens. She has participated in Dance Festivals  collaborating with friends, with whom she shares a common vision for the art of dance. In 2009 she established 'Carnation' dance company with Agni Papadeli Rossetou. She currently collaborates with Agni and Danae Papazian for the choreography entitled 'Umbilicus'.

Agni Papadeli Rossetou was born in Athens in 1982. She began dancing and practicing the Orff system in Polyxeni Matey’s school at the age of five. In 2003 she graduated from the State School of Dance of Athens. In 2009 she obtained a BA from the department of Theatre Studies at the University of Athens.

She has collaborated with various artists including Dimitris Papaioannou, Yiannis Skourletis, Kendell Geers, Ermira Goro, Matthias Fritsch, Jeroen Bogaert, Constantina Polychronopoulou, Chrysanthi Siempou, Stefania Mylona.

She has choreographed for theatrical plays of Dimitris Pleionis, Yiannis Bougioukas, Yiannis Karachisaridis, Niketi Kontouri, Leonidas Vardaros, etc.

In 2009 she founded Carnation dance company with Iro Apostolelli. Together they created three dance pieces, Indirect speech (2014), Actual wording (2012) and Was it me? (2010), which they performed in various festivals/ theatres in Greece.

In July 2015 she created and performed a solo called Blossom in the Athens festival, in collaboration with the visual artist Andreas Ragnar Kassapis and the architect Iro Vagioti.

In 2008 she began practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, when she met her teacher Eleftheria Lagoudaki, in whose school (Om studio) started teaching in 2013.

Agni is also a member of Anneta Stefanopoulou’s puppet company, called ‘Bufos’.