The International Contemporary Dance Festival Dance Days Chania will take place from 15 to 28 July in Chania for the 9th consecutive year. It focuses on extroversion and communication through the art of dancing, proposing an enriched educational program, as well as internationally acclaimed performances, for all ages, in indoor and outdoor venues of the city throughout the day.

Where: Chania, Crete, Greece

When: 15.07 – 28.07.2019

The International Contemporary Dance Festival Dance Days Chania will take place from 15 to 28 July in Chania for the 9th consecutive year. It focuses on extroversion and communication through the art of dancing, proposing an enriched educational program, as well as internationally acclaimed performances, for all ages, in indoor and outdoor venues of the city throughout the day. Dance is integral part of our everyday life, it meets in the alleys, neighborhoods, monuments and theaters, where artists will converse creatively, presenting a broad range of applications and approaches around contemporary dance. It is a program emphasizing on the development of diversity, innovation, pluralism and placing Chania on the map as a destination of cultural tourist interest.

Receiving the certification EFFELabel 2019-2020 (for the second time) from the European organization EFA and with the continuous support of national and international institutions, agencies and embassies, has consistently maintained its development.

Dance Days Chania 2019 will host in July more than 120 artists, who are invited to actuate their inspiration and works to change the landscape of the city. They are dancers, choreographers, musicians from Greece, Mozambique, Germany, Israel, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Belgium e.t.c.

The program includes:
-16 performances
-19 workshops
-4 site specific projects by new creators
-2days video dance screenings & presentations
-Conference on topic: “Dance: the art of communication” – Concept-action-extroversion?

For example we mention the participation of:
Workshops
– Hofesh Shechter Company
– Gaga workshop – Marija Slavec
– Horacio Macuacua
– F. Demestri- S. Lefeuvre
– Jorge Crecis
– Markella Manoliadi
Etc.

Performances
– Andonis Foniadakis – Andonis Martsakis (opening evening)
– Eva Duda company
– Ermira Goro
– Editta Braun co.
– Frantics
– Athanasia Kanellopoulou
– Ioannis Karounis
– Pink Mama theatre
Etc.

Dance Days Chania 2019 is organized by the Association of Expressive Dance “Syn-Kinisi”, with the voluntary work of its members, with co-organizers the Municipality of Chania, The Region of Crete -Chania district, the KEPPEDICH-CAM, with the kind support of J.F.Costopoulos Foundation, Flux Laboratory, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, The Embassy of Austria in Athens and with “Great Sponsor” the Minoan Lines. Collaborators are the Venizeleion Conservatory, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania and the Secondary School Education Committee of Chania.

We are inviting you to participate in Dance Days Chania 2019!

Workshops
– 15.07 – 19.07 F. Demestri & S. Lefeuvre [PeepingTom & LesBalletsC] “Bending reality”
– 15.07 – 17.07 Ioannis Karounis “PERFORMANCE_LAB WORKSHOP – DECISIONS”
– 15.07 – 18.07 Horacio Macuacua “Improvisation workshop”
– 15.07 – 17.07 Markella Manoliadi “Natural flow of movement”
– 16.07 – 18.07 W. Reynolds & A. Guerin “Yeknom- The acrobat in flux”
– 19.07 – 21.07 Jorge Crecis “Towards Vivencia”
– 19.07 – 22.07 A.Mikou, K.Bousmpoura, B.Panagiotara “Body & Urban Landscape: Choreo-spatial dramaturgies
– 19.07 – 21.07 Marianthi Mota “ Circus for Kids”
– 19.07 – 21.07 P. Hastewell & A.Anastasiadis “Physical stories”
– 20.07 – 21.07 Chrysanthi Badeka “BEYOND BOUNDARIES: VIDEODANCE – A NEW HYBRID ART FORM”
– 20.07 – 21.07 Marianthi Mota “Family Circus”
– 20.07 – 22.07 Georgia Mikou “Planet food”
– 20.07 – 22.07 Katherina Vasiliadis “How to communicate your art”
– 22.07 – 26.07 Marija Slavec “Gaga workshop”
– 23.07 – 25.07 Luke Jessop/Ion Tribe “Riding the curve”
– 24.07 – 26.07 Nimrod Freed/Tami dance co. “PeepDance- the body is the last place for freedom”
– 24.07 – 26.07 Marco di Nardo “Floating movements”
– 24.07 – 28.07 Hofesh Shechter Company “Technique & Grand Finale Repertory”
– 26.07 – 28.07 Persa Stamatopoulou “Escape – Body & Environment”

* Discount packages available

Performances
– 15.07 Andonis Foniadakis – Andonis Martsakis (GR) – SALEMA
– 14.07 – 15.07 – 16.07 Ioannis Karounis/ Saltator Physical Dance Group (GR) – Orbital
– 16.07 Góbi Dance Company (HU) – Volitant
– 16.07 Compagnie Warren (FR) – Absentia
– 18.07 Compagnia Naturalis Labor (IT) – Oro D’ Ore
– 19.07 Editta Braun company (AT) – trails
– 20.07 F. Demestri – S. Lefeuvre (BE) – L’ événement (the event)
– 20.07 Gil Kerer Dance Company (IL) – Nice To Beat You
– 20.07 Flavie Haour (AT) – Raymonde
– 21.07 Pink Mama Theatre (CH) – Jungle
– 22.07 D.Dimitriadi & D.Alamanos (GR) – ATMA
– 23.07 cieLaroque/helene weinzierl (AT) – As Far As We Are
– 24.07 Athanasia Kanellopoulou Performing Arts (GR) – Exodus
– 25.07 EVA DUDA DANCE COMPANY (HU) – QUAN BUI QNOC: Blurry
– 27.07 Frantics (DE) – Last
– 28.07 Ermira Goro (GR) – Meetings: Chania

______ > 17.07 – 25.07.2019
Site specific projects by new creators at Dance Days Chania 2019
– 17.07 Vicky Angelidou – Hearme
– 18.07 Christiane Stroubakis – Fine Line
– 23.07 Polena Kolia – let me tell you my steps
– 25.07 Maria Pisiou& George Panopoulos – Visible City #1
* Dance Days Chania productions, with the kind support of flux laboratory

______ > 20.07 – 21.07.2019
Video Dance projects screenings and presentations | Mikis Theodorakis theatre
video dance section curator: Alice Chiotaki

______ >22.07.2019 | 20:00 Documentary Screening | Venizeleio Conservatory of Chania
Working Dancers

______ > 27.07 – 28.07.2019| Venizeleio Conservatory of Chania
Conference: “Dance: the art of communication” – Concept-action-extroversion?

Scientific committee:
Dr. Natalie Zervou (Assistant Professor of Dance – University of Wisconsin Madison, USA)
Dr. Olga Kolokytha (Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Vienna)
Ntiana Kefala (Cultural Management)
Aphrodite Antypa (Dance notator/ Dance Educator)

To register for workshops’ email to dd.ch.workshops@gmail.com

For more info email to: dancedayschania@gmail.com

Costs for participants: visit website

For further information, visit https://dancedays.gr/

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