5th Young Choreographers Festival / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

5th Young Choreographers Festival

28-29 APR 2018
Multiple stages
As eclectic, contemporary and daring as the new generation of artists, the festival captures the present in its own terms.
5th Young Choreographers Festival: New Directions, New Arrivals. Through this annual event, which is now auspiciously in its fifth year, the OCC supports and promotes first-time and up-and-coming choreographers. In so doing, it remains open to a performing art which is forever changing and enriching itself with new tendencies and practices.

Each year, we aspire to mirror in our programming the breadth and variety of the Greek and international dance landscape. But while three things remain constant from year to year—wide-ranging fields of research both on and off the stage, encounters with the next generation of dancers and choreographers, and reaching out to a new audience—each iteration lays claim to its own subject-matter, which emerges in part, too, from the quests of the participating choreographers and the issues they tackle in their work. Apart from being consistently focused on the work of up-and-coming choreographers, this year OCC attempts to open to the public various spaces inside the building, on and off stage. Our aim is to always bring out the particularities of the Greek choreographic scene, as well as the artists’ thoughts and reflections on our times. Just like this young generation of choreographers, the Festival depicts the present on its own terms.

28-29 April

Elpida Orfanidou
Pharmacist or Balloonist
a choreographic herbal pharmacy
(Main Stage)

Katerina Andreou
(Upper Stage)
Evangelia Kolyra
code bend time
(5th Floor Hall)
Androniki Marathaki
(Exhibition Hall)
Christos Xyrafakis - Andi Xhuma
“ok,that’s you…”
(Exhibition Hall)


Concept and Artistic Direction of the Festival: Katia Arfara
Production Manager: Dimitra Dernikou

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