accessible dance-theatre


Saturday 30 September
Time: 19:30-20:30 and 21:30-22:30
Venue: Mill of Pappas, 2nd floor
Entrance fee: 2 euros


Present develops as a stage poem negotiating human existence in relation to time and action. It is a game in between the two meanings of the word “present”; a dance dialogue evolving as an encounter with thyself, with the two performers on stage often functioning as one.

The performance artistically imprints the outcomes of the research implemented by SMouTh in the period 2021-2022 on the combination of contemporary dance and sign language to create a new stage language for inclusion and accessibility in the arts.

The show aspires to function as an international performance model that creatively combines dance, speech (English language), sign language (international signs), sound and music.



Direction – Choreography: Despina Bounitsi
Text: Costas Lamproulis
Music: Philippos Zukas
2nd Choreographer: Athena Manoli
Performing: Georgia Kollyra, Konstantina Papageorgiou
Sign Language Teaching: Evi Orphanidou
Images – Lighting: Yannis Hadjiantoniou
Research team: Despina Bounitsi, Costas Lamproulis, Philippos Zoukas, Athena Manoli, Efi Orphanidou, Maria Kaprini, Maria Chandrinou

*The research has been co-funded by the Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports in 2021.

2023, 30.Sep.23, Performances