National School of Dance (KSOT)

Ioannis Mandafounis, Christos Papadopoulos, Andonis Foniadakis and Cyril Baldy meet the dancers of the National School of Dance

The future of contemporary dance on stage: a National School of Dance and Athens & Epidaurus Festival collaboration involving internationally acclaimed Greek choreographers and young dancers, dance students and graduates of the National School of Dance (KSOT). Ioannis Mandafounis' site-specific One One One meets with Adonis Foniadakis' KOSMOS, while Christos Papadopoulos' piece EXERCISE 27, a study on group and individual dynamics crosses paths with A Dance of Many by the distinguished Cyril Baldy. The last two works are especially made for KSOT.

The performance will begin at 21:00 at Hall D. Audiences can also attend One One One at 20:00 at the Garden. One One One will also be presented on 7 July at the Ermou pedestrian street as part of the Opening to the City.

The performances receive funding from the European Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund 2014-2020, through the programme “Contemporary Dance: Theory and Practice” of KSOT, the Regional Operational Programme of Attica, with co-funding from the Greece and the European Union – European Regional Development Fund.


A few words about KSOT

Vicky Maragopoulou serves as director of the National School of Dance since April 2018. Students can enrol in two departments: the Non-Professional, where children over the age of 10 can study while also attending regular schools, and the Professional, where students can enrol and study to become professional dancers after completing their secondary education. Many alumni went on to become major choreographers, dancer and dance researchers, with several participating in leading dance groups in the world.