The International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Athens ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL, with Artistic Director Froso Trousa at its helm, has been organized since 2008 by the nonprofit arts company DAN.C.CE Unitiva, and since 2018 it is enjoying the support of the Greek State and the European Union through the Operational Program “ATTICA 2014-2020”.
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.
It is 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.
It is 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.
It is 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.
The consistent development and systematic cultivation of a healthy ecosystem of dance has been, since 2008, the work of DAN.C.CE Unitiva, the nonprofit arts company that has been organizing ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL, enjoys the support of Dance Cultural Center (DAN.C.CE) and is a member of the wider European network Aerowaves – Dance across Europe.
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
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 15th International Festival of Contemporary Dance ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL is in compliance with accessibility provisions, in order to ensure accessibility to PWD.