MOS – Accessible at Onassis Stegi

Αφίσα του Onassis dance days (ODD). Κοντινές φωτογραφίες κοσμημάτων με διαμάντια αναμειγνύονται με σώματα χορευτών εν κινήσει. Στο κέντρο σε κίτρινο φόντο πλαίσιο με πολλές γωνίες αναγράφεται με μαύρα γράμματα "ODD Onassis dance days".


Onassis Dance Days. These are not only days of dance. These are not only days of music. These are the days of adrenaline. This year’s Onassis Stegi contemporary dance festival will see its choreographers, performers, composers, and musicians with their bands smash it up live on stage, with an impressive parallel program featuring leading figures from the international scene.


Accessibility to Ioanna Paraskevopoulou’s “MOS”

Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, after being selected by the internationally recognized dance platform Aerowaves as one of the 20 most promising young makers of the year, continues her intensive presence abroad with her first choreographic work, “MOS”, commissioned by Onassis Stegi.
As part of the Onassis Dance Days, on Saturday, March 2nd, the performance “MOS” will be presented with subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, as well as audio description for individuals with visual impairments by liminal. Before the performance, at 17:15, there will be a Multi-sensory Guided Tour for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and for individuals with visual impairments.

Δύο νέοι χορευτές, μία γυναίκα μπροστά κι ένας άντρας πιο πίσω με t-shirt και παντελόνια, τρέχουν επί τόπου στη σκηνή με το βλέμμα καρφωμένο μπροστά δεξιά. Μικρά αντικείμενα, μικρόφωνα και επιφάνειες ορθογώνιου σχήματος και διαφόρων μεγεθών με διαφορετικές υφές είναι σκορπισμένες στο πάτωμα. Πίσω τους υπάρχει μια λευκή οθόνη προβολής και κάτω αριστερά στο πάτωμα μια μικρή τηλεόραση.
Photo: Pinelopi Gerasimou for Onassis Stegi


“MOS” at Onassis Dance Days

A soundtrack is produced before our very eyes. For, “MOS” is a scenic game of image, sound, and movement, starring two performers who imbue a series of cinematic scenes and moving images with their original sonic framework and imprint.

Coconuts cut in half, with their flesh removed. Washtubs filled with water. Bathroom plungers. Tap shoes. These are some of the objects employed by the two performers-orchestrators in “MOS” to produce sound.


Ioanna Paraskevopoulou views sound as her main choreographic tool. In her own words, she is mostly occupied with how a choreography will “be heard.”


“MOS” is a duet where the choreographer herself and her co-dancer Giorgos Kotsifakis enter into discourse with a disparate series of images and seek to impart their own transcription in space. The body and (micro-)movements co-exist with curious objects and materials to act as a means of sound production. The material is intensified, exploded, paused, repeated, and distorted in order to bolster the sound experience. Within the scenic formulation, individual pieces of information are teased out of the reused materials, thus inviting audience to generate new connections and interrelations. They find themselves successively transformed into listeners of a makeshift and heterogeneous soundtrack that unfolds before them. The performers become the intermediaries between the archive and the audience, offering up their own personal footage, composing their own sound adaptation of a non-linear cinematic script, and ultimately opting what could possibly be heard.



Concept and Choreography: Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
Performance: Georgios Kotsifakis, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
Audio technical support and Sound Design: Danis Chatzivasilakis
Dramaturgy: Elena Novakovits
Lighting Design: Eliza Alexandropoulou

A production of the Onassis Foundation’s Stegi, premiered as part of the ONASSIS NEW CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL 9.

logo Onassis Stegi με μαύρα γράμματα σε λευκό φόντο.

Accessibility Services Credits

Surtitling for the deaf and hard-of-hearing: Grigoris Stathopoulos
Audio Description script: Alexandra Georgovasili
Narration: Maria Thrasyvoulidi
Multi-sensory Guided Tour: Maria Thrasyvoulidi, Grigoris Stathopoulos
Interpretation in the Greek Sign Language during the Tour: Androniki Xanthopoulou
Quality Check: Andreas Plemmenos, Olga Dalekou, Eva Gkritzali, Anna Maria Foskolou
Accessibility Services Design: liminal
Co-ordination: Christos Papamichael


Useful information

Accessible Performance Day: Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
Start time of the Multi-sensory Guided Tour: 17:15
Start time of the performance: 18:30
Duration of the performance: 43 minutes
Location: Upper Stage of Onassis Stegi (Map)
Tickets: People with Disabilities: 5 euros, Companions: 7 euros
Reservations for disabled seats: 213 017 8036 and [email protected]

You can find more information here.


Accessibility services are provided within the framework of the Europe Beyond Access program, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.

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