Astero Styliani Lamprinou originally from Athens and based in Brussels, studied movement, dance, cultural theory and choreography, at the Laban Center and the London Contemporary Dance School and completed a masters in Surrey University with a scholarship from A. Onassis foundation. She has worked predominantly as a performer in various fields (contemporary dance, opera, theater, video, installation) in London, Ireland, Athens and Brussels. She has worked with Dance Theater of Ireland, English National Opera, English National Theater and with choreographers such as Yolande Snaith and David Hernandez.
Astero sees dance as living architecture and is very preoccupied with visual matters. She is therefore very relieved to have been able to cross over to the audiovisual field. Her first short dance film is ‘Secret City’, a dancing passage in the city of Brussels with a comparison of the city in the early 1900s and today, and her second is ‘Wall to Wall’, a site-specific dance film, both completed in October 2020.
I see dance as living architecture and I am very preoccupied with visual matters. Film is the ideal medium where I can combine unique visual, choreographic and surrealist ideas that can indulge people to enter into site specific fantasy.