DANAE & DIONYSIOS
Danae & Dionysios are choreographers and dancers from Greece, as well as artistic directors of Small Axe dance company. Their choreographic journey counts collaborations with theatres and organisations such as Theater Rotterdam, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Skånes Dancetheater, Onassis Foundation, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and more. Individually, they have danced for companies and choreographers such as ZfinMalta National Dance Company, Akram Khan Company, the Hellenic Dance Company, Unterwegstheater and others.
Together they created their first production “UNCIA”, which has been touring internationally, counting more than 55 performances in 11 countries and has received 8 awards around Europe. Later, they created the full evening show “ATMA”, which has been touring in Europe, Asia and Latin America and “Free At Last” and was created under the production house of Theater Rotterdam. In collaboration with Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, “Free At Last” toured as a repertoire of the company in more than 30 theatres around The Netherlands, while in 2021, supported by the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, a new version of “Free At Last” was created, called “Free At Last : Rerooted” and premiered in Athens, Greece. Their production “Valley of the Hummingbirds” was commissioned by Staatstheater Braunschweig and premiered in February 2022 in Germany, was performed 16 times receiving overwhelming reviews. Furthermore, they have collaborated with Nikos Lagousakos and the director Angela Aló for the opening ceremony of Noor Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with Robert Wilson’s art objects, as the first male and female sharing the stage in an Arab country. Their project, “Pilgrims”, is constructed around the idea of additional outreach of contemporary dance in greek provinces and has received support from The Greek Ministry of Culture, Orsolina28 and The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation. It traveled in 9 small towns and villages during the spring and summer of 2023, with performances in public spaces and workshops with participants with no previous experience in dance. Danae & Dionysios are also commissioned to choreograph at Skänes Dance Theater a production which will premiere in March 2024, while they have also received funding from the Greek Ministry of Culture to tour their production “Fάrιsa” in non-European countries, in order to invigorate the Greek culture’s outreach.
At the same time, they create projects for postgraduate programs and professional dance schools such as “Codarts” in Rotterdam, “FRE3 Bodies” in Barcelona, “PERA GAU - School of Performing Arts” in Kyrenia and “EPDCYL” in Burgos, while giving workshops internationally.