Montréal dance artist, writer, teacher
George Stamos is known for a trans-disciplinary approach to performance that is both physicaly 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 and identity 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 research. Throughout his career he has continued to pursue the development of dance as both a rigorous physical and intellectual practice.
In the 2012/2013 season George
was selected to be a resident choreographer at Agora de la Danse (2012-2014),
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 expert in Contemporary Central African dance, choreographer and teacher 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 since 2013.
Notable organizations who have presented Stamos’ work in Canada include 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 many more.