ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL is celebrating the unwavering support and creative participation of the dance community throughout the first decade of its existence, now also enjoying the support of the Greek State and the European Union (through the Operational Program "ATTICA 2014-2020"). Primarily, ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL 10 is opening up the prospect of continuity, of its fundamental development and improvement, at least one vector of which may be identified in the euphorically radical suggestion of a great visual artist:

Following Joseph Beuys’s logic that we are all artists, I would like to suggest that we are all choreographers. We are constantly adjusting our movements, not only to perform a given task but also to express our inner states. It is only our level of awareness or consciousness that keeps us from experiencing ourselves as choreographers.

— Janine Antoni

ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL

The International Festival of Contemporary Dance ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL is turning 10 in 2018 and directing its focus on questions concerning the standing and significance of dance in the complex codetermination of the ‘contemporary’:

Where and how is dance dancing today?

Which are the ‘bodies’ performing its motions and what is the social, cultural and historical context in which these bodies emerge?

It is possible for us to perceive our life’s motion as a series of choreographic improvisations?

The festival that spearheaded the effort to bring new trends and choreographers to the forefront is: reaffirming its faith in the open dynamic of dance as this is reflected in its continuous interaction with other art forms and expressions; insisting on fostering the appropriate environment allowing for the emergence of innovative creative trajectories and a substantial experimentation on the language of dance by novice and seasoned choreographers alike; broadening the contribution of Greek artists in the global discourse on dance by facilitating their participation in international networks and inviting to Greece dance professionals, programmers and specialists from around the world; enhancing the presence and visibility of dance in the public sphere and proposing new approaches to comprehending and relishing the movement of the human body.

Over the course of its nine previous editions, and despite its limited financial resources, the International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Athens, ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL, went the distance with perseverance and resilience, overcoming the difficulties of staging such an undertaking in Greece to meet the expectations of the broader dance community: it turned the promotion of new Greek choreographers into an institution (2008), introduced conceptual themes corresponding to current socio-political issues (2009: duality, 2010: interculturality, 2012: female identity, 2013: temporality, 2014: connectivity, 2015: mobility, 2016: diversity, 2017: transitionality), built partnerships with organizations, institutions and individuals and ultimately hosted artists and artworks from more than 15 different countries around the world.

ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL

The International Festival of Contemporary Dance ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL is turning 10 in 2018 and directing its focus on questions concerning the standing and significance of dance in the complex codetermination of the ‘contemporary’:

Where and how is dance dancing today?

Which are the ‘bodies’ performing its motions and what is the social, cultural and historical context in which these bodies emerge?

It is possible for us to perceive our life’s motion as a series of choreographic improvisations?

The festival that spearheaded the effort to bring new trends and choreographers to the forefront is: reaffirming its faith in the open dynamic of dance as this is reflected in its continuous interaction with other art forms and expressions; insisting on fostering the appropriate environment allowing for the emergence of innovative creative trajectories and a substantial experimentation on the language of dance by novice and seasoned choreographers alike; broadening the contribution of Greek artists in the global discourse on dance by facilitating their participation in international networks and inviting to Greece dance professionals, programmers and specialists from around the world; enhancing the presence and visibility of dance in the public sphere and proposing new approaches to comprehending and relishing the movement of the human body.

Over the course of its nine previous editions, and despite its limited financial resources, the International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Athens, ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL, went the distance with perseverance and resilience, overcoming the difficulties of staging such an undertaking in Greece to meet the expectations of the broader dance community: it turned the promotion of new Greek choreographers into an institution (2008), introduced conceptual themes corresponding to current socio-political issues (2009: duality, 2010: interculturality, 2012: female identity, 2013: temporality, 2014: connectivity, 2015: mobility, 2016: diversity, 2017: transitionality), built partnerships with organizations, institutions and individuals and ultimately hosted artists and artworks from more than 15 different countries around the world.

ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL is celebrating the unwavering support and creative participation of the dance community throughout the first decade of its existence, now also enjoying the support of the Greek State and the European Union (through the Operational Program "ATTICA 2014-2020"). Primarily, ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL 10 is opening up the prospect of continuity, of its fundamental development and improvement, at least one vector of which may be identified in the euphorically radical suggestion of a great visual artist:

Following Joseph Beuys’s logic that we are all artists, I would like to suggest that we are all choreographers. We are constantly adjusting our movements, not only to perform a given task but also to express our inner states. It is only our level of awareness or consciousness that keeps us from experiencing ourselves as choreographers.

— Janine Antoni

©    2018

The "International Festival of Contemporary Dance ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL"
is realized within the context of the Operational Program "ATTICA 2014-2020"
and is co-funded by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and national resources. 
The realization of the “10th International Festival of Contemporary Dance ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL”
is in compliance with accessibility provisions, in order to ensure accessibility to PWD.