Arts for Social Development is a EUNIC Athens cluster project aiming to bring together artists, creative professionals and arts organisations with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community leaders and social entrepreneurs to share skills and knowledge, learn from each other and work collaboratively to create pilot activities for city development. The project is a collaboration between the British Council, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hellenic Institute of Culture, the Swedish Institute, the House of Cyprus, the Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Norway.
In the context of the Arts for Social Development project, the performance Dance-Banoptikon will be presented on Tuesday 16th of September 2014, 8.00 pm ,at the House of Cyprus, 2A Xenophontos street, Athens 105 57, T: 210 37 34 934.
Dance-Banoptikon, is a hybrid form of performance that emerged through the collaboration of the dancevacuum collective and the media arts collective Personal Cinema. The dancers, mainly migrants living in Athens, have experienced daily problems of exclusion, discrimination and violence which they express on stage together with Greek dancers.
Prior to the performance the Personal Cinema collective will present the Banoptikon videogame project, which shapes the concept of the performance and it is related to the broader EU research program MIG@NET. The project, developed from January 2010 to April 2013, was coordinated by Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (UPSPS), Centre for Gender Studies, and includes partners from seven European countries.