CULTURE

Diversions set to perform

The fifth Athens International Dance Festival is continuing and the award-winning Welsh dance company Diversions is scheduled to perform next Monday and Tuesday, July 9 and 10. The festival, which started last Sunday with a tribute to the German contemporary dance scene, is being held at its usual venue, the Technopolis Arts Complex. The Welsh ensemble will stage two works. «Peeled,» a powerful choreography for 10 dancers, is a joint collaboration between choreographer Itzik Galili and dancer Jussi Nousiainen. It explores the role of punctuality and time and is accompanied by intense music and innovative lighting. In Belgian choreographer Stijn Celis’s «Practice Paradise,» a humorous, rather theatrical production, numerous strange creatures meet in the forest. Diversions, a group that has staged more than 60 productions by various well-known choreographers over the past 23 years, has a reputation for striking a balance between dance and theater. It has toured Britain as well as other countries but has also places a strong focus on dance education and has worked with numerous schools, colleges and community dance schools in Britain. For ticket information, see the What’s On.