The choreographer Zoi Dimitriou was awarded the Robin Howard Prize, established in the U.K. to commemorate the 10 years since the death of this important British choreographer, and is awarded each year to a talented creator who works in Britain.
The monetary amount that accompanies the prize will be used by the choreographer for her new production which is to be presented in London on the 6th and 7th of May 2008.
Zoi Dimitriou studied dance in New York during the period 1999-2000 with a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation and has been continuing her career as a choreographer and dancer in Greece and the U.K. ever since. In 2006, she participated in the Kalamata Dance Festival with a solo performance entitled Can You See Me? which was also part of her postgraduate thesis. Her work received great praise and was presented on important London stages of contemporary dance such as the Royal Opera, The Place and the Bonnie Bird theatres.
In 2007, Zoi Dimitriou choreographed the work Limen, inspired by the compositions of American Steve Reich, for the Greek National Opera, receiving very positive comments.