open house festival


Dance House Lemesos has been organising Open House Festival since 2010. Choreographers and performance artists from Cyprus and abroad are inivtied to participate in the festival where the audience is given the opportunity to experience and become more familiar with contemporary performing art making.

The identity of Open House Festival is rather innovative and daring and the invited works propose- though their themes and concepts- a more current approach in relation to human condition and the multiple narratives of the ‘body’. Moreover the festival’s programme aims in broadening the perception and the understanding in relation to artistic making and the creative practices of choreography and performing arts in general.

Within the frame of the festival’s programme, the artists selected for the artistic development programme of Dance House Lemesos, Moving the New, have the opportunity to present their work in progress.

Some of the artists that were participated in the festival in the previous years are:

Μeg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Wendy Houston, Yasmeen Godder, Ann Van den Broek, Nigel Charnock, Giulio D’Anna, Lia Haraki, Αlexandra Waierstall, Ιvo Dimchev, Euripides Laskaridis, Tabea Martin, Pere Faura, Fernando Belfiore, Jonas and Lander, Public in Private/Jasna L. Vinovrški, Hodworks, Himherandit Productions/Andreas Constantinou, Premier Stratagème / Barbara Matijević & Giuseppe Chico, Oona Doherty, Olivier De Sagazan, Pietro Marullo and Jérôme Bel.

The Festival is been supported and funded by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

It received the EFFE Label 2019-2021, Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals