Dancing in Athenian theaters

Thirty Greek modern dance companies will present their work in five of the capital’s theaters between May 17 and June 19 as part of the Fourth Dance Festival, organized by the Society of Greek Choreographers. The festival comes on the heels of a busy few months for modern dance around Greece. It follows the Triptych of Modern Dance, which took place at the Arts Center of Halandri in February, the First Panorama of Modern Dance, held at the same venue in April, and the Second Mediterranean Platform of Modern Dance, held in Volos the same month. This upcoming series of events will unfold at the Katia Dandoulaki Theater, the Roes Theater, the two stages of the Argo Theater, as well as the Embros and the Altera Pars theaters. A detailed program of the shows has yet to be released, but it is already clear that audiences will have the opportunity to experience the work of older and more recent Greek dance companies. Participating established groups include dance group Horeftes, Haris Mandafounis’s Contemporary Dance Company, Sinequanon, Constantinos Michos’s Lathos Kinissi, Daniel Lommel’s Aenaon Dance Theater, Persa Stamatopoulou’s Contemporary Dance Group, Dorina Kalethrianou’s Proskeri Synthessi, Petros Galias’s Iros Angelos, Christina Beskou’s Seresta Dance Company and others. Up-and-coming companies like Mariela Nestora’s Yelp, Ioanna Portolou’s Griffon, and Katerina Papageorgiou’s Ad Lib among others will also perform. The festival will also host newcomers including Vasso Yiannakopoulou’s Dalika and Lila Zafiropoulou’s Eldor, as well as Thessaloniki-based Vis Mortix and Horeftes tou Vorra and Patras-based Tatiana Loverdou’s Paroussia.