Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus is a non profit organization that aspires to promote the development of dance as an interactive art form, taking as a starting point Cyprus’s location at the furthest South Eastern European corner, bridging West to East; a crossing point between cultures.
In May 2009, at the EDN Foundation Meeting in Barcelona, Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus became an Affiliate Member of the European Dancehouse Network.
Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus has been one of the instrumental organizations toward the dynamics for the creation of the Dance House Lefkosia, an initiative that has been in the planning of the ministry of Education and Culture and of common interest to many organized groups of dance in Cyprus.
This initiative has recently been fully undertaken by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture alongside the collaboration of the Municipality of Nicosia. The Municipality has supplied the State with the building that is to house the House of Dance in Nicosia. This building is the AGORA , the Old Market of Ayios Andreas, which in the last decades has been the base of the Experimental Stage of the Theatre Organization of Cyprus .
In the frame of the European project Modul-dance, 2010-2014, Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus is pleased to announce an important milestone event in the relations of Cyprus with the international dance scene. In collaboration with the European Network of Dance and its local partners, Dance Gate Lefkosia is involved as a partner to the European program MODUL DANCE 2010 – 2014.
According to the European Union’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona has been chosen on the basis of previous synergies it has developed with other European countries, and as a result of its experience in supporting young dancers. Moreover, it has consistently participated in other European activities, such as the European Dance House Network, of which the Mercat is a founding member. Lastly, the fact that the Mercat has successfully managed to involve the participation of 14 countries was also considered positive, as was the project’s expected outreach: 15 participating countries and more than 400 artistic works.
Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus’ committee members come from a wide field of interdisciplinary arts and culture. They uphold the vision for dance development as an interactive art form within the dialogue of the performance arts, and have formed smaller sub committees made up of different groups of artists toward this purpose.