Tsouvala Maria

Ακαδημαϊκή Βαθμίδα: 
Assistant Professor
Γνωστικό Αντικείμενο: 
Movement, creative expression and education
Telephone Number: 
24210 06361
tsouvala [at] uth [dot] gr
Curriculum Vitae: 

Maria Tsouvala graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport of the Athens University and the Professional School of Dance “Rallou Manu”. She received Master of Arts (1983) and Master of Education (1988) from Teachers College, Department of Movement Sciences and Education, Columbia University and PhD from the Department of Philosophy- Pedagogy-Psychology, University of Athens (2006). Since 1990 to 2013, she taught improvisation - choreography, dance history and pedagogy with emphasis on dance studies at vocational dance schools in Athens. Her research interests include the history of dance, the phenomenology of dance and the critical pedagogical theories. She has published articles in scientific journals and art magazines. Besides, she created choreographic works for the contemporary dance group “Meta-kinesis”, all subsidized by the Ministry of Culture, the Athens Concert Hall, the International Dance Festival of Kalamata and other agencies.


Indicative publications

Tsouvala, M. (2015) Dancing in the museum, MuseumEdu 1, University of Thessaly.

Tsouvala, M. & Magos, K. (2015) The dance of the magic dragon: Embodied knowledge in the context of transformative learning theory, to be published in the Research In Dance Education.

Tsouvala, M.  (2013) Body-City-Memory: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Concept of Space through Dance, in Choros International Dance Journal (2), 2013, pp. 100 - 127.

Magos, K. & Tsouvala, M. (2011) Dancing with the “other”: An action research project in a children’s social care institution, στο Action Research in Education (2), 2011: 62-70.

Tsouvala, M. (2008) The art of dance in education: The midway model and its impact to educational practice, in Science of Dance (2), 2008, pp. 58 - 69.

Tsouvala, M. (2007) The phenomenology of dance, in the Scientific Annals of the University of Athens, 2007-2008, pp. 14.