Dancing to Connect
Adventurous students discover contemporary dance
For students of junior and senior high school
Think you know nothing about contemporary dance? That you’d fall flat on your face if you had to walk across the stage? Then you’re just what we are looking for. Because in “Dancing to Connect” we’re not looking for talented dancers—what we want are daring teenagers who want to express themselves.
Photo © Kiki Papadopoulou
This year too, dance invades schoolrooms, gyms, corridors and, yes, it will sweep you off your feet, even if you think you know nothing about dance.
Because dancing is discovering how to communicate with people without using words, how to express yourself and collaborate with others and to explore new boundaries for yourself. Are you still mulling it over? If you are an adolescent, Dancing to Connect is your own festival.
Professional dancers will come to your school to share their knowledge and help you and your fellow students with ways to express yourselves through movement, and build your own choreography. All you have to do is wear your tracksuit and share your drive/high spirits and creativity. This will culminate in a performance in the main stage of the Onassis Stegi. Ten schools, ten performances. Can you imagine the vibes?
creditsMembers of the dance group that worked on the project during the five previous years: Ioanna Apostolou, Nikoleta Karmiri, Candy Karra, Alexandros Laskaratos, Androniki Marathaki, Yannis Nikolaidis, Aris Papadopoulos, Martha Pasakopoulou, Dimokritos Sifakis, Elena Stavropoulou, Antonis Strouzas, Maria Fountouli, Ilias Hadjigeorgiou.
This is the seventh year that Dancing to Connect will reach ten secondary schools. The Dancing to Connect festival is the brainchild of the Battery Dance Company from New York, whose conviction is that at times all it takes for people to really communicate, wipe out prejudice and bullying and realise the adolescents’ potential may be no more than a choreography.
Students of junior and senior high school
Dates of final rehearsals and performances:
Regional: Saturday 16 March 2019
Athens: The weekend of 30 & 31 March 2019
Application and selection:
Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org
, no later than 23 November 2018.
Replies to be sent out by 10 December 2018.