As part of its 3rd International Youth Encounter for young dance practitioners “How to dance in times of crisis?” in Berlin and Athens in August and October 2018, the LUNA PARK initiative realized the collective performance format LUNAPARKworks.01. For this, the participants* created their own performances together during the two encounters in Berlin and Athens, a total of ten solos, duets and group pieces. These works were presented to the public on October 29 and 30, 2018 in the theater and other spaces of the Athens Academy of Fine Arts (ASKT).
LUNAPARKworks.01 was directed by Berlin-based choreographer and dance educator Kosmas Kosmopoulos and Maria Tsouvala, Athens-based choreographer and retired assistant professor at the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece. The initiator and organizer of the project was the LUNA PARK initiative and its sister organization LUNA PARK in Athens. The project was funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth as part of the exchange program “How to dance in times of crisis?” and supported, among others, by the Weinmeisterhaus in Berlin-Mitte, the Freizeithaus am Mauerpark, the Gesundbrunnen Primary School and the Carl-Kraemer Primary School in Berlin-Wedding. The Athens encounter took place for the first time in collaboration with the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASKT), which also hosted the workshops, final rehearsals and performances of LUNAPARKworks.01.