Moving Colors is an international contemporary dance festival for children and young people, aiming to introduce young audiences to the world of contemporary dance and movement. Its second edition took place in Roes Theatre in Athens on 4–5 December 2021. Under the artistic direction of Frosso Trousa, the festival programmes performances from the Greek and European contemporary scene that, although not made specially for kids, have the potential to touch and intrigue a younger generation of dance viewers.
On the first day of the festival, a mixed audience of kids with their parents and other adult viewers gather at Roes Theatre. The cheerful voices and curious eyes of the youngsters definitely bring some refreshing energy into the space. As I take my seat, 13-year-old Yiannis, who is sitting behind me, politely asks if I could change seats so that he can watch the stage more comfortably. I take the opportunity to chat with him – and he agrees to become my co-reviewer for the day!