Ioannis Mandafounis, born in Athens in 1981, studieddance at the National School of Dance in Athens and at the Conservatoire deParis. He has danced with the Gothenburg Opera Ballet of the Göteborg Opera,the Nederlands Dans Theater II, and from 2005 to 2009 was a member of the Forsythe Company, where he isstill a guest on a regular basis. Since 2004 he has also been working as achoreographer and in 2009 he founded the ensemble “mamaza” (together with Fabrice Mazliah and MayZarhy), which has successfully toured Europe. Their production “Eifo Efi”appeared at HAU Hebbel am Ufer as part of Tanz im August in 2014. “SOLI” is hisfirst collaboration with Laurent Chétouane.