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Dance of the Cranes

“Dance of the Cranes” ; a creative choreographed art performance unfolded at the site of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC). The central protagonists of this innovative choreography were none other than the 10 construction cranes, working daily on the SNFCC site for the completion of the project, who “danced” to the music of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”, with Renato Zanella’s unique choreography. The music was performed live on the site of the SNFCC, by the GNO Orchestra, conducted by Myron Michailidis.

The unique, fifteen-minute performance began just before sunset. The cranes started to move rhythmically over the most emblematic part of the construction project, the 14-meter high artificial Hill. The dance moves of the 10 Cranes filled the atmosphere, with the invaluable musical contribution of the GNO Orchestra, and imparted a sense of musicality, of unlimited creativity and optimism to every corner of the construction site.

The attendees at the “Dance of the Cranes” included the internationally-renowned architect of the SNFCC, Renzo Piano, as well as a large host of people, who witnessed the first ever art performance taking place at the site, proving that the SNFCC was already an active part of everyday life in modern Athens.