Dancing to connect / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Dancing to connect

Chania: 24 FEB 2018
Athens: 11 MAR 2018

For schools of Chania: 14-23 FEB 2018
For schools of Athens: 28 FEB - 9 MAR 2018

Middle and High School Students
A contemporary dance performance featuring children from 10 schools in Athens and Chania which confirms, in the most creative way possible, that dance unites... on the Main Stage of the OCC.
Free admission on a first come, first served basis.
Creativity, self-confidence, cooperation and communication for school children through the art of dance. Dancing to connect isn't just a dance festival for teenagers; it's an institution conceived of and set up by New York's Battery Dance Company which brings young people together to learn what contemporary dance is, how to realize their potential, set their imaginations free and, above all else, how to collaborate and work as a team.

With partners in 54 countries around the world, the OCC is taking contemporary dance to teenagers in their schools for the sixth consecutive year. After Patras, Ioannina, Trikala and Komotini, it's now Chania's turn to join the dance, along with five schools in Athens. The classroom, the school gym, the playground and even the corridors are transformed into a space for artistic creativity and rehearsals. The programme is completed with two shows. First, the students of Chania, will perform at their hometown, and then, all participating schools on the Main Stage of the OCC.


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

Schools of  Chania :
1st Junior High School of Chania, Junior High School of Vryses, Junior & Senior High School of Voukolies, Senior High School of Souda, 2nd  Vocational Senior High School of Chania

Schools of Athens :
5th Junior High School of Palaio Faliro, 2nd Junior High School of Perama, Senior High School of Mandra, 27th Senior High School of  Athens, 1st Vocational Senior High School of Aghios Dimitrios

Co-organized by the Region of Crete
Supported by the US Embassy in Athens
In collaboration with Municipality of Chania, Municipality of Apokoronas, Municipality of Platanias, Municipal Regional Theatre of Crete and Directorate of Secondary Education in Chania

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Dates of the programme:
For schools of Chania: 14-23 FEB 2018
For schools of Athens: 28 FEB - 9 MAR 2018

Dates of the performances:
Chania: 24 FEB 2018
Athens: 11 MAR 2018

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.

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