• Co-artistic directors Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman established the Athens (Greece) based company JUKSTA (aka) Jukstapoz in early 2010.

      The choreographic duo creates multilayered atmospheres and other-worldly mise en scenè, to make work that balances both chaos and harmony upon a body of symbolist, fable-like beauty. The constant aesthetic inquiry into sensory experiences, both intimate and shared, results from deconstructing narratives and juxtaposition of associated ideas, characters and concepts placed side by side compared and contrasted.

      As the recipient of multiple international commissions, the co-directors have choreographed and collaborated at various, theatres, institutions, festivals and companies worldwide, among others -
      Götenburgs Operans Danskompani, Teatro Alla Scala, Sadlers Wells, Salzburg Festspiele, Wiener Staatsoper, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Athens Epidaurus Festival, Tasdance Australia, Kalamata International Dance Festival.
      The team's continued vision is engagement with a highly versatile range of platforms from contemporary dance, ballet, opera, theatre, music, fashion, film and involvement with educational and pedagogical training.

      ​Jukstapoz continuously strives to establish lasting foundations that uphold its vision and commitment to collaborative practices. Mutually respectful, trust-based engagements continue to be invaluable for every creative outcome the company engages with.

    • Götenburgs Operans Danskompani .
      Teatro Alla Scala .
      Salzburg Festspiele .
      NeedCompany .
      Venice Biennale .
      Wiener Staatsoper.
      Sadlers Wells .
      Onassis Cultural Centre Athens .
      NTM - National Theater Mannheim .
      Athens Epidaurus Festival .
      Kalamata International Dance Festival .
      Theater in der Jozefstadt.
      Arc for Dance .
      Theater Kiel .
      TicTac Art Centre .
      Creative Producer Indiindi .
      Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater .
      Tasdance Australia .
      Greek Ministry of Culture .
      New York Battery Dance Festival .
      Salzburg Landestheater .
      53rd Dimitria Festival Thessaloniki .
      Klangforum .
      The New Dance Festival Beijing .
      Sziget Festival .
      Jasmin Vardimon (JV2) .
      Linz Tanzhafenfestival .
      AN-TRE Program.
      Beijing Academy of Dance .
      Gate8 Workshops .
      Spider Festival .
      Too Far East.
      B12 .
      Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance .
      Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts .
      National School of Dance Greece .
      West Australian Academy of Performing Arts .
      Iceland University of the Arts .
      Fontys Dance Academy .
      Dot504 Company Prague .
      Beijing BNU Dance Festival .
      The Place London .
      Festival Deltebre Dansa .
      Singapore M1Dance Festival .
      IMEROS Organisation Cultural Development .
      Ravnedans Festival .
      Dan.c.ce Cultural Centre .
      Greenwich Dance .
      203Y Dance Theatre China .
      Dance New Amsterdam .
      Strut Dance Australia .
      LaborGras Studio Berlin .
      Jette Studio Brussels .
      Spanski Borci Dance Festival .
      Disney Hong Kong .


It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!

As each generation and year passes, we are reminded constantly that we should live in the moment and take both the good and the bad out of life.

Time revels endless pathways, choices, obstacles and pains, yet through hope and perseverance we find ourselves in moments of joy, achievement and jubilation. These occasions help all of us find parts of a story which will be written in our lives, as fragments of a memory we all share.

  • Direction, Choreography, Concept
  • Paul Blackman & Christine Gouzelis
  • Music
  • Richard Wagner / Sam Cooke & Brian Owens
  • Costume Designer
  • Christine Gouzelis
  • Direction, Choreography, Concept
  • Paul Blackman & Christine Gouzelis
  • Music
  • Richard Wagner / Sam Cooke & Brian Owens
  • Costume Designer
  • Christine Gouzelis
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