Nine years ago we started working on something that looked like a dream.


Nine years of exceptional dance performances, workshops, exhibitions and other dance events, in other words, the International Contemporary Dance Festival «one small step».


Nine years later, we are ready for new dreams, new ideas, new experiences, thus completing «one small step».


It was an invaluable experience and for most artists a platform to create, to express themselves and to exchange ideas, which was unconditionally offered to the people of Corfu.


We would like to thank each and every one of you who helped to realise our dream and to thank the residents of Corfu for their heartfelt hospitality.


Stay tuned for our new endeavours.


The artistic directors and organizing committee of the International Contemporary Dance Festival «one small step»


Christina Mertzani & Evangelos Poulinas



The city is a stage. Its buildings, its streets, its squares and its people perform in it.

And the public space reveals itself as the ideal ground for the artists to express the contemporary artistic creation, to unfold the ideas and images of contemporary dance, to exchange knowledge, inspiration and visions, to colour the city.

The artists of an urban dance festival change the entire image of the city, without ever interfering in it!

The city transforms into a platform for communicating ideas, into a fountain of creative stimulations, a meeting point and common frame of reference for dancers and spectators.

The festival takes place everywhere in the city. In its squares and streets, in familiar public buildings.

The urban landscape thus embodies both dancers and spectators: anyone present in the city of Corfu during the festival can watch the events – and maybe even participate in them.


  • Workshops for professional dancers
  • Workshops for non-professionals
  • Performances in the streets and squares of Corfu
  • A day at the sea: on Sunday 29th of July one small step is organizing a day at the sea with the participants, the artists and the teachers of the workshops.