Dance House Lemesos is a cultural organization dedicated to support, promote, develop and present contemporary dance and generally performing art works, on a local and international level. One of its main goals, is the inclusion of contemporary dance within the Cyprus reality through an open and accessible structure to all. Specifically Dance House Lemesos supports Cypriot performing art makers, develops international collaborations, serves the artistic development and the choreographic growth through residency programmes, delivers education activities (classes/workshops/seminars), participates in European programmes and initiates collaborations with all contemporary art forms that are curious and open to experiment with contemporary dance and movement.
Since 2010, DHL has been organizing the annual Open House Festival that invites local and international choreographic and performance art works.
The initiative for the space began in 2005 by the choreographer Lia Haraki, when she invited the most active dance companies of Lemesos, to share together a rehearsal space. Progressively that space transformed into Dance House Lemesos.
Officially the House opened its doors on the 1st of October 2007. The companies and choreographers that founded Dance House Lemesos are: Chorotheatro Omada Pente (Chloe Melidou, Roula Kleovoulou), En drasi (Evie Demetriou, Emily Papaloizou), interact dance co. (Natasa Georgiou) , Solipsism (Anna Charalambous), .pelma.lia haraki (Lia Haraki). These five dance groups had common vision to create a structure that would allow dance art to develop on the island and also act as a connection for international collaborations and exchange.
The programming of the various activities of Dance House Lemesos are curated and coordinated by Alexis Vassiliou (General and Artistic Director) in collaboration with selected committees- depending on the activity. For the general programme coordination has Anastazia Anastasiou (Project Manager).
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Dance House Lemesos is funded by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Culture and Education and supported by Limassol’s Municipality.