Katerina Foti Credits: Andi Xhuma
Thu, 7th July 2022 ines.carvalho

Reset the City: Athens with Katerina Foti

Amid the ancient ruins of Athens, there is a vibrant art scene that is reshaping the city's landscape. Galleries, alternative neighbourhoods, festivals and open-air events, contemporary meets history in every corner of Athens. We asked dance artist Katerina Foti to share more about the Greek dance scene - and what events you shouldn't miss during your next time in Athens.

Katerina Foti, dance artist based in Athens, Greece (Profile Photo Credit: Andi Xhuma)


Can you describe the cultural scene in Athens using 4 words only?

Katerina: Powerful, constantly - emerging, collective and pluralistic


If you could stop time and live forever in a show, which one would it be?

Katerina: May B - Maguy Marin


Which cultural event would you like to create in Athens?

Katerina: An arts festival based in female - gaze creation that also empowers women creators (let's say that I'm already in a process of actually creating/ curating it among other women of other artistic fields)


Which local artist are you most excited about these days?

Katerina: Sofia Mavragani


What is the place in Athens where you always feel inspired?

Katerina: In every urban space where gentrification and AirBnB haven't ruined its originality


What are the three artsy things people shouldn’t miss in Athens?

Katerina: Regarding the Dance Scene, people shouldn't miss Arc For Dance Festival, Athens and Epidaurus Festival (also having musical and theatrical program) and Onassis New Choreographers Festival /ONC - SGT


If you could switch lives with an artist or creative for a day, who would it be?

Katerina: Marcos Morau




What would you sing at a Karaoke night?

Katerina: Strangelove - Depeche Mode



Athens & Epidaurus Festival. Photo: Athens Festival/T.Daskalakis

Athens & Epidaurus Festival. Photo: Athens Festival/T.Daskalakis