ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL is changing, evolving, developing.
The 9th edition of ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL is a Transition before the big step! A step that leads the way to the 10 year anniversary of the Festival’s existence in the city of Athens.
21st and 22nd of October 2017, ‘Roes’ Theater will be transformed into a space of ​​constant movement through works that aspire to convey the spirit of the era we are experiencing now: A spirit of Transition, Change and Collaboration.

  • SATURDAY 21/10


    Choreography / Performers: Aris Papadopoulos & Martha Pasakopoulou
    Lighting design: Eliza Alexandropoulou
    Set/sound design: Aris Papadopoulos & Martha Pasakopoulou
    Photos: Yiannis Bournias, Elena Kanaki
    Video: Manos Arvanitakis
    Graphics: Chrysoula Korovesi, Marios Gabierakis
    Rehearsal space: Scoop Move Studio

    Duration: 23 minutes

    ‘touching.just’ is a rhythmic game dealing with the absurd, awkward and episodic meetings of two characters during their effort to interact and connect. Going through intimate and uncomfortable situations both are looking for their common ground. Just! Talking about timing and tuning with the “other”, sharing or negotiating boundaries as well as the notion of togetherness as a common, mutual decision where how and why are constantly in question.

    The work was premiered in April 2017 at Polis Theatre in Athens.



    Idea, choreography & performance: Jasna L. Vinovrski
    Collaborators: Mini iPad, the books
    Music: Bee Gees “staying alive”

    Duration: 40 minutes

    A woman in a neat official suit chews up legal jargon. Teetering on a pile of books, and dependent on her iPad , she creates fragile and precarious situations for herself.
    Staying Alive is a highly topical solo reflecting on order and control in migration.
    Subtle humour and multiple absurdities build as the performer gradually enters a state of emergency.

    In collaboration and with the support of Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples – Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance.
    This work was created within a larger project “Migrant Bodies”, which was supported by the programme EU Culture 2007-2013.
    All further information: www.publicinprivate.com


  • SUNDAY 22/10


    Choreography: Jesús Rubio Gamo
    Performers: Clara Pampyn & Alberto Alonso
    Assistant to the choreographer: Jorge Brea
    Music: Maurice Ravel
    Costumes: Naldi Fernandes
    Light design: Carmen Martínez

    Duration: 16 minutes

    BOLERO is a dance piece about tenacity. It explores the frontier between lightness and gravity and the fine line separating pleasure and exhaustion.
    It could well be said to be a dance about the passing of time, the relationships that last forever and the choreographers memories of his parents when they were young.
    It also has something of the current landscape he perceive in Madrid and is somehow similar to the melody of Ravel’s Boléro, to love, dance and flamenco songs: when too much practiced, often ends up broken.

    This production has been supported by Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Coreógrafos en Comunidad, Estudio de Danza Carmen Senra and Comunidad de Madrid.

    Link to promotional video




    Choreography & concept: Evi Souli
    Assistant choreographer: Katerina Foti
    Performance 1st cast/ material co-production: Katerina Foti, Ilias Hatzigeorgiou, Margarita Trikka
    Performance 2nd cast/ Arc for Dance Festival: Katerina Foti, Ilias Hatzigeorgiou, Dimokritos Sifakis
    Set Design: Marilena Georgantzi
    Dramaturgy: Jolika Poulopoulou
    Light Design: Nikos Vlasopoulos
    Original Music Composition: Jan Van de Engel
    Costumes: Aggeliki Kotroni- Maiden Brand
    Video Credits: Yorgos Bakalis

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Strong desire, lust- usually not fulfilled, sorrow, burning love.
    An attempt of a body research on the popular idiom. In Greece, the expression of our hearts and the externalization of feelings comes like a strong wave and it shakes our inner emotions. Usually, popular songs of our country define this situation that is described as our personal “dalga”. It is about the dance that confronts with our personal story, with our common memories, with the death and the love themselves. It is about the lonely dance that reveals our underground feelings and it exists beyond the time it happens, either characterized by lust, either as the most simple and sincere expression. The recitation of a society that sighs and sings at the same moment and the global feeling of the dance that becomes almost ritual.



    Creation & Performance: Marco D’Agostin
    Original music: LSKA
    Lights: Rocco Giansante
    Movement coach: Marta Ciappina
    Dramaturgical advice: Kristin De Groot
    Technical care: Paolo Tizianel
    Pictures & video: Alice Brazzit

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Everything is OK bombards the audience with an uninterrupted chain of movement. Marco D’Agostin’s articulate, precise body is a container, throwing out images and postures recalled from the entertainment world.
    It’s as if both dancer and audience are being tested – every movement is leading towards sweat-soaked exhaustion. When will our gaze get tired and surrender?
    For this crowd of tired eyes: what’s left to see?

    Coproduced by VAN, CSC/Operaestate Festival Veneto, Dansateliers & Kilowatt Festival supported by inTeatro, D.ID Dance Identity, C.L.A.P.Spettacolo dal vivo, Teatro Fondamenta Nuove