Montréal based performance artist, dancer, choreographer, writer, teacher George Stamos is known for trans-disciplinary creations that are both physically dynamic and thought provoking. Over the past decade his works GoGo Condition, Schatje, White Man Dancing, Monday, croque monsieur, Reservoir- Pneumatic, Husk, and Liklik Pik have received the acclaim of audiences and critics alike. Gender politics and the mind / body dichotomy have been underlying themes in his artistic research and creations.
George is a graduate of Amsterdam’s School For New Dance Development, a leading academy in the world of contemporary dance and performance research. In the 2012 / 2013 season George was selected to be a resident artist at Agora de la Danse, he became a faculty member at Concordia University in Montréal, and received the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for International Choreographers Award.
Over the past 15 years George has regularly been a guest artist performing in the work of prominent choreographers. Since 2011 he has worked as a dancer exclusively with world renowned specialist in Contemporary Central African dance, choreographer and educator Zab Maboungou as a member of her company Nyata Nyata.
Stamos' articles and reviews have been published online and in print for Canada’s leading dance magazine The Dance Current regularly since January 2013.
Notable organizations who have presented Stamos’ work in Canada include Queer Arts Festival, Agora de la Danse, Neighborhood Dance Works, Studio 303, Theatre D’Aujourd’hui, Live Art Productions, The Canada Dance Festival, The Fluid Festival, Tangente, Dancemakers Center For Creation, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Vancouver International Dance Festival, Harbourfront Centre, in Europe Amsterdam’s International Ness Festival, in the context of Par B.L.EUX’s project 100 Rencontres the Festival Antipods, Kunst Festival amongst others, and in the United States The Baryshnikov Center For The Arts, Ps122, and more.
George is currently teaching and setting a piece on students in the Dance Department of the Université du Québec à Montréal.