In February 2015, Athens will see dance… differently! The International “Unlimited Access” Dance Festival, which is to be staged at the OCC as the culmination of the European programme of the same name, is Greece’s first international dance festival for people both with and without disabilities. Companies from Greece and abroad will present their work at the OCC along with a shared message: on stage, we’re all the same!
In 2012, four institutions—the British Council, the OCC, Vo’ Arte from Portugal and the Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance—joined forced in the context of the Unlimited Festival being staged under the aegis of the London Cultural Olympiad. Together, they created a particularly ambitious programme, Unlimited Access, which set out to create and promote dance performances for people with disabilities and to rethink the approach taken to disabled people in the cultural sphere.
Over the last two years, a series of “Unlimited Access” contemporary dance workshops at the OCC have been attended by people with different disabilities as well as people without disabilities, some professional and some amateur. The mixed groups worked with the body, experimented with movement, and came up with works to be performed at the “Unlimited Access” Dance Festival, which will bring the programme to a close in Athens. The Festival will feature choreographies from Greece and abroad which, though very different from one another, together form a fascinating collection that prove in practice that dance really is for everyone!
Festival curators: Katia Arfara, Myrto Lavda, Christos Carras
Production coordinator: Rena Andreadaki
Click here to see more info and the programme of the festival.