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Maria Dermitzaki
Lighting designer, photographer, author
(°1973 Greece)

tel: +32 (0)494 32 92 15



Training in Phototherapy
Module 1 & 2
Emilie Danchin (2015)
Postgraduate diploma in Theatre Lighting Design Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London (1997)
Diploma in Photography Leica Academy, Athens (1995)



Lighting director

C.I.C.T/Bouffes du Nord (2006-2008) The Grand Inquisitor, International tour, director: Peter Brook
Attiki Cultural Society International festival 'Theatre beyond Boundaries' 
Athens (2005 & 2006)
Collaboration with: Peter Greenaway, Patrice Chéreau, Peter Stein, Peter Brook, Nancy Meckler, Olympia Doukakis, Tim Robbins
Athens Festival (1997) Momix Dance Company, Herodion theatre, Athens



Lighting designs

THE RAFT. Art is (not) Lonely Je reviens toujours (2017), Oostende
director: Mary Zygouri
Théâtre La montagne magique Ils dormaient encore (2014), Brussels
director: Didier de Neck
Ancient Agora of Argos Architectural lighting design (2012), sponsored by the city of Argos, Greece

Oh my god It’s so nice (2011), direction: Lula Béry & Barbara Sylvain,
International tour
La fabrique imaginaire

Voyage 1er épisode (2010), direction: Eve Bonfanti & Yves Hunstad, 
European tour
Summer Festival of Argos, Peloponnesus

Dance of Aristophanes (2008), Greece director: Giorgos Armenis

Concert 'Homage to Hatzidakis' (2008), Greece
Zilverpapier Company Virgula (2008), Gent, Brussels 
director: Luanda Casella
LPBoon circle 
In Flanders Fields Museum
My little war (2008), In Flanders Fields Museum, Yper, Belgium
director: Vital Schraenen
30CC, Culture centre of Leuven

Ceci n’est plus Carmen (2007), Belgium 
director: Vital Schraenen 
Attiki Cultural Society International festival 'Theatre beyond Boundaries' Rose with Olympia Doukakis (2006), Athens
director: Nancy Meckler
Athens Dance Platform

Not like this…differently (2004), Megaron Concert Hall, Athens
choreographer: Dorina Kalethrianou 
Shadow Greek theatre I. Karellas The birds (2006), director:Vital Schraenen &
Thiseas & Minotaur (2004), director: Roumpini Moscochoriti  &
Pluto (2003), director: Vital Schraenen, summer tour in Greece
Company Tirasila

Slachtwerk (2004), tour in Belgium
director: Vital Schraenen
Attiki Cultural Society Humans Nostalgia (2004), Mycenes, Greece
director: Petros Filippidis
Company La Barca Jazz to Pinter (2003), Gent, Brussels
director: F.V. Eckhaute
Festival of Olympia

Les Bacchantes (2002), director: Anna Lazou
The dragon-tree (2001), director: Vital Schraenen 
City of Athens The river of forgetness (2002), tour in Greece director: Pantelis Dentakis 
Medea (1999) & Situation suspended, director: Gavalas (1998)
Servant of two masters director: Angeliki Darlasi (1998) 
Company Pasiphae & Tirasila The dragon-tree (2001), tour in Greece and Belgium
director: Vital Schraenen
Fournos Theatre

Wild gifts (2001), Athens
director: G. Philippou
City of Brussels Opening Ceremony Brussels European capital of culture 2000
director: Vital Schraenen, music:Luk Mishallen
Pé Vermeersch, dancer & choreographer Blondes have no Soul, choreographer: Pé Vermersch (2000),
European tour
Leporello Company

Uncle Vanya (2000), Brussels
director: Vital Schraenen

Venus and Adonis (2000), Belgium
director: Koen Monserez
Dance Festival of Kalamata In the square (2000), Greece, Elaterio dance company
choreographer: M. Chrysospathi
Edinburgh Festival

The suppliants (1999)
director: Elli Papakonstantinou
Company Praxi epta

Mademoiselle Julie, (1999), tour in Greece
Greek National Theatre of Athens I’m dying as a country (1999), director: Thod Espiritou
Desert (1998), director: Giorgos Zampoulakis 
Greek theatre of deaf Little red riding hood and the hunter (1998), Athens
Company AthLon Commedia (1999), Athens
director: Elli Papakonstantinou
French Institute 1979 (1998), Athens
director: M.Kontoleon
Theatre Pollitechno

The little red hood or the manual for a perfect lover (1998), Athens
director: Angeliki Darlasi 



Assistant lighting designer

The Actors’ Gang of Los Angeles ‘1984’ Lighting designer: Bosco Flanagan,
director: Tim Robbins, Attiki Cultural Society International festival 'Theatre beyond Boundaries' (2006), Athens 
C.I.C.T /Bouffes du Nord Lighting designer: Philippe Vialatte, ‘Sizwe Banzi est Mort’ (2006),
‘Ta maindans la mienne’ (2005), ‘Tierno Bokar’, (2005)
director: Peter Brook, Attiki Cultural Society International festival 'Theatre beyond Boundaries', Athens
Festival of Epidaure ‘Oedipus Tyrannous’ Lighting designer: Ben Ormerod,
director: G. Kimoulis (1996), Greece



Workshops for children

'La lumière qui touche' Early childhood service, Forest (2018)
'La lumière qui touche' Library of Uccle, Brussels (2018)
'La lumière qui touche' Minimix, Brussels (2018)
& Festival Zéro>18 (2017)
with the collaboration of Une maison en plus
'La lumière qui touche' Les p’ti plus, Brussels (2017)




Books (photographer & writer)

'Greeks in Limburg' Photographic and social historical book. Editions Epo, Antwerp, with the support of the Flemish ministry of culture & heritage and the Greek communities of Belgium, 2010.
'The village of Potamies, images and memories' Photographic and social historical book. Commissioned by the Cultural Council of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 2005. (Language: Greek)
'To drakodentro' (The dragon tree) Fairy tale written by Maria Dermitzaki and Vital Schraenen presented in the form of a music theatre performance for all ages.
Tour in Greece (at the Festival of Olympia, amongst others) and in Belgium (at the Zuiderpershuis in Antwerp, amongst others), 2001, 2002. director: Vital Schraenen. Production: Pasiphaï (Gr) and Tirasila (Be) companies.


Individual exhibitions

'The Greeks of Molenbeek' Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Brussels (2017)
'Greeks in Limburg' Genk, Maasmechelen, Houthalen. With the support of the Flemish government and the Greek communities of Belgium (2010)
'Potamies through time and the colours of today' Crete, supported by the city of Heraklion, Crete (2005).
'Light-loving days' Heraklion, supported by the city of Heraklion, Crete. (2003)
'Behind the screen' Athens and Sparta (2002)


Collective exhibitions

'La lumière qui touche' In collaboration with  Les p’ti plus, Abbey of Forest, Brussels (2017)
'FEAR / SECURITY' Commissioned by the Jean Monnet Conference – European Commission, Brussels (2015)
'UTOPIA EUROPA DYSTOPIA' Commissioned by the Jean Monnet Conference – European Commission, Brussels (2015)
'The woman at work' Syntagma metro station, Athens (2005)
'Pictorial tales of the travellers of time' Athens (2001)
'Laureates of the greek photographic contest' Sitia, Crete (1993)



2004 Selected for the exhibition 'Balkan Photographers' Thessalonica
2003 Distinction at the annual contest of the Greek magazine 'Georama'
1996 Prize at the photography contest of Crete
1993 Second prize at the photography contest of the city of Sitia, Crete



Cultural Centre of Athens Photography lessons for teenagers with psychosomatic difficulties (2001-2003)
Centre of professional formation Photography lessons for adults (2002), Crete
Art centre for children Colour and shadow theatre (2001), Athens
Centre 'Le Monde' Lighting design workshops (1998-2002), Athens
St Sophia Hospital Photography lessons for teenagers with psychosomatic difficulties (2000-2001)
University of Chania Lighting design workshops (1999), Crete


Commisioned photographic works

City of Makri Gialos Photographical reportage for touristic promotion campaign 2006, Greece
Theatre & dance photography Different companies in Greece and abroad, since 1998


Early childhood service, Forest (2018)