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Daphnis Kokkinos & the GNO Dance School -Lamento

A forceful choreography by Daphnis Kokkinos in a surprise collaboration between the Greek National Opera's Dance School and the ABT Studio Company.

Tuesday June 19, 20.30, Canal Stage

Daphnis Kokkinos & the GNO Dance School -Lamento

Dafnis Kokkinos, a graduate of the National School of Dance, is the only Greek dancer in Pina Bausch's Wuppertal Tanztheater, which she established at the beginning of the 70's and left an indelible mark on contemporary dance. Kokkinos has been a dancer in the company since 1993, and he had also simultaneously acted as the assistant of the legendary Pina Bausch until her death in 2009. Today, he continues to work as both a dancer and as Head of Rehearsals of the Tanztheater.

During the Summer Nostos Festival we will enjoy a powerful choreography by Dafnis Kokkinos in a surprise collaboration with the Greek National Opera's Dance School.

The School began initially in 1995 as a ballet studio of the National Opera, offering the students free further training in dance. Its aim was to prepare new dancers for National Opera's ballet company. Since 2004 the school functions as a higher educational institute under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture with a three year study period and provides graduates with a degree in either dancing or teaching dance.


Greek National School of Dance
Daphnis Kokkinos
Choreographer's Assistant: Maria Adamopoulou
Costumes: Dora Stylidou