Dancing to connect / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Dancing to connect

Dance educational programme for schools of secondary education

For schools of Komotini: 16-24 February 2017
For schools of Athens: 2-10 March 2017

Final Rehearsals-Performances
Komotini: 25-26 February 2017
Athens: 11-12 March 2017
For the fifth consecutive year, contemporary dance finds its way into schools in Athens and Komotini.
Free admission
The OCC brings contemporary dance to schools for the fifth year in a row. Previous editions have seen the “I dance, therefore I communicate” educational programme run in schools in Patras, Ioannina and Trikala. This year, the OCC has invited five schools in Komotini and five in Athens to join the dance. The students will attend dance workshops at their schools and present their choreographies at the end of the programme, first in their home town and then in a joint performance at the OCC featuring the participants from all ten schools.

“I dance, therefore I communicate” is based on the Dancing to Connect programme which has run in over 30 countries worldwide. In collaboration with the Battery Dance Company, New York, and with the support of the US Embassy in Athens, the OCC has been training Greek dancers over the last four years to implement the programme themselves.


‘Dancing to Connect’ will be led by members of the dance group that has participated in the programme over the past four years. It consists the following dancers: Nikoleta Karmiri, Candy Karra, Androniki Marathaki, Yiannis Nikolaidis, Aris Papadopoulos, Martha Pasakopoulou, Dimokritos Sifakis, Elena Stavropoulou, Antonis Strouzas, Maria Fountouli and Ilias Hatzigeorgiou.

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Dates of the programme:
For schools of Komotini: 16-24 February 2017
For schools of Athens: 2-10 March 2017

Dates of the performances:
Komotini: 25-26 February 2017
Athens: 11-12 March 2017

Entrance to the performances is free and on a first come, first served basis.

The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.

The performance in Athens will be live streamed on sgt.gr. The video will be available after the end of the performance.

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