This is a good performance

This is a good performance

Zoi Efstathiou / ANEMA Dance Company

9,10,16 & 17 June 2023, 21:30
BIOS Exploring Urban Culture
Pireos 84, 104 35, Athens


Τhrough its interdisciplinary art and science program, Flux Laboratory Athens invites the public to participate as a spectator in an event that bridges dance science with choreography. Dance science is the scientific study of dance and dancers and its subject areas often include: psychology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, biomechanics, creativity etc.

In the project This Is A Good Performance, choreographer/dancer Zoi Efstathiou collaborates with Assistant Professor of Cognitive & Experimental Psychology at Panteion University, Argyro Vatakis, in an effort to answer the question: "What defines a good performance?" The creators aim to explore how persistent movement patterns can compose a performance and, at the same time, how this composition can affect the perception of time and other cognitive and emotional states of the viewer.

The performance was created during the choreographer's two-month artistic residency at Flux Laboratory Athens. Within this context, the "Multidisciplinary Dance" research group, followed the creative process and designed an experimental project that studied the factors that contributed to the creation and selection of performance conditions. In addition, it will study the perception of the passage of time for the viewer while watching the performance.

The choreographic work will be presented to the public on June 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2023 at BIOS Exploring Urban Culture, thus marking the beginning of a collaboration between Flux Laboratory Athens and this experimental performance space.


Performance dates: 9,10,16 & 17 June 2023
Time: 21:30
BIOS Exploring Urban Culture
Pireos 84, 104 35, Athens

Tickets can be purchased via Viva or at the BIOS box office in person


Concept/choreography/performance: Zoi Efstathiou
Scientific Advisor: Argyro Vatakis
Scientific group: Multidisciplinary Dance
Assistant Choreographer: Maria Anthimidou
Original Music: Constantine Skourlis
Lighting: Panagiotis Tomaras
Poster photographer: Yiannis Rousounelos

Production: ANEMA Dance Company

Special thanks to AKTINA Professional Dance School


With the support of

 Flux Laboratory Athens