Akropoditi Dance Centre

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Dance Centre, expression and creation in contemporary arts Akropoditi, is working in Syros island since January 2013. It consists of two connected buildings, which work as a Studio for dance lessons and as a Workshop Center for Art projects and events.

The primary goal of the Studio is the creation of an enabling environment that will establish a more intimate and closer contact with the classical and contemporary dance, and, more profoundly, with the research process in the field of movement and expression.

The main objectives of the Workshop, Artistic Actions and Events Centre, is the cultural development and promotion of the island, hosting and organizing artistic and educational programs and providing artistic residency to creators from around the world. The space is open to partnerships with local organizations, residents and artists of the island, as well as the rest of the country and other countries, inviting people of all ages to participate in its activities.

Apart from actions associated with dance, the Center provides housing to every other form of art, expression and creation. Preconditions of all activities are to support the cultivation of mind and body, free creation, individual and group initiative through any action that contributes to the fulfillment and the development of the perceptual and expressive potential of the individual or group.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Akropoditi Dance Centre consists of two connected buildings, dated from 1850, which were originally used as a tan yard and were more recently renovated as protected buildings.

The first building is a space of 163m2 that functions as a dance and performing work studio. The space has wooden floors, a lounge and a bathroom with shower.

The second building is a space of 180m2 and it is built in two levels: Downstairs, as a stage for performances and projection room, with sound and lighting facilities, projector and video camera. The space also includes dressing rooms, kitchen, shower cabin and bathroom. Upstairs, there is a large room that includes a library, an office with equipment like laptop, telephone set and free Internet access. At the same place, there is a loft which is used as a bedroom.

Since April 2013, the Centre offers Residency programs for Performing Arts, Theatre, Dance, Music, Literature and Educational Programmes.


To apply for an Artistic Residency of our Centre please fill out the application form(http://akropoditi.gr/images/residency-application-en.doc) and send it to the email: info@akropoditi.gr

For the period: January 2017 – August 2017 application will be accepted until the 1st of November 2016
For the period: September 2017 – December 2017 applications will be accepted until the 1st of June 2017
For the period: January 2018 – August 2018 applications will be accepted until the 1st November 2017

Disciplines and media
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

No grants are available at the time

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • projection screen, projector, video camera, free participation in the courses offered at the Centre
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Dance lessons

How to reach

By plane

From Athens to Syros island (Greece):
- By plane (20 minutes flight)
- By boat from Piraeus port (approximately 4 hours)

Contact information

Akropoditi Dance Centre


Phone: [0030]22810-80690, [0030]6944-771449

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