From March 5-13, 2013, the New York City-based contemporary dance group Battery Dance Company
, which is on a tour of six European countries, will conduct in Athens its signature arts education programme “Dancing to Connect”
. The programme is co-organized by the Onassis Cultural Centre, the U.S. Embassy in Athens and the Organization for Culture, Sports and Youth of the City of Athens.
Within the framework of the “Dancing to Connect” programme, the Onassis Cultural Centre will also host a workshop for professional dancers around the "Dancing to Connect" theme, by the Battery Dance Company dancers.
Since its founding in lower Manhattan in 1976 Battery Dance Company has created nearly 100 productions which have been performed in the U.S. and on five continents around the world. BDC also produces the Downtown Dance Festival, New York City’s longest-running public dance festival. In the realm of arts eduction, BDC has taught thousands of master classes and lectures, provided technical training, and conducted “Dancing to Connect” in 30 countries to date. Battery Dance Company’s history of outreach to diverse international audiences has earned it the reputation of being a leader in cultural diplomacy. Breaking down barriers between people, the organization aims to make dance accessible to everyone.