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1 September 2022

The 15th anniversary edition of ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL
Fall into Place

ATHENS — The 15th anniversary edition of the International Contemporary Dance Festival ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL is kicked off on September 6 to “fall into place” in several different venues across Athens, culminating at the Municipal Theater of Piraeus with 7 original dance works: 3 in their world premiere and 4 in their first presentation in Athens, to be staged between September 29 and October 2.

The festival organizer, DAN.C.CE Unitiva, a member of the European network of contemporary dance Aerowaves, says about this year’s theme: “Many languages, the Greek one amongst them, connect ‘falling’ and ‘place’ in a weird move of grounding. #ARCFEST15 considers this while engaging with various critical shifts, geopolitical realignments, environmental changes, war disasters, and refugee flows.

In this violent movement and ‘falling’ of bodies, the festivals considers ‘the terrifying concupiscence of belonging.’ It proposes the various ways in which dance tells us what it means to take up a space and take a leave; to fall into where you belong at a given time and move on; to fall into place without being bound by it.”

The artists participating in the 15th ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL are (alphabetically): Yannis Adoniou, Dafin Antoniadou, Alessandro Carboni, Eva Georgitsopoulou, Le Grand Jeté, Silvia Gribaudi, Diamanto Hadjizacharia, Andreas Hannes, Igor x Moreno, Christiana Kosiari, Harry Koushos, Elias Lazaridis, Ioannis Mandafounis, Eliane Roumié, Emmanuela Sakellari, Anastasia Valsamaki. The ARC_dialogues module will be facilitated by Chrysanthi Badeka.

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.

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