CULTURE

Parsons Dance Company to perform in Crete tonight and Halkidiki on Saturday

Following a performance in Athens, the acclaimed Parsons Dance Company will perform at Hania’s Anatoliki Tafros Theater in Crete tonight and Sani Hill in Halkidiki on Saturday. The Parsons Dance Company consists of nine highly skilled dancers and has a repertoire of over 70 works. In its first appearance in Greece, it is presenting «Classics,» a compilation of the company’s highlights from its 18-year career. The program features the choreographies «Bachiana,» «Sleep Study,» «Brothers,» «The Envelope,» «Kind of Blue,» «Caught» and «Nascimento.» Artistic director and founder David Parsons’s choreographies stand out for their harmony, while the press has always praised the dancers’ interpretations. Parsons creates a lively commentary on contemporary events and his use of music and lights further contributes to spectacular results. The company first became widely known in 2000 after a marathon performance in New York City’s Times Square on the eve of the new millennium. More than 1 billion worldwide television viewers watched the show. Parsons was artistic director for all the events and received much praise in the American press.