The Dancing Fountains at the SNFCC Canal include 59 vertical water jets in line with the architectural design by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, together with 10 swiveling fountains, forming a powerful light, sound, and water display that captivate visitors day and night: Special LED lights are installed underwater. The Dancing Fountains have been constructed thanks to the initiative and funding of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Starting from September, the dancing fountains’ schedule extends to two more water shows, choreographed to the songs of Nikos Skalkottas and Dmitri Shostakovich. Daily water shows will take place, with two choreographed pieces every half hour.
More specifically, the water shows have been choreographed to the following music pieces:
- Nikos Skalkottas, Epirot Dance (Ser. I/4), from the 36 Greek Dances
- Dmitri Shostakovich, Waltz II, from the Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2
- Manos Hadjidakis, Dance with my Shadow, from Gioconda’s Smile
- George Bizet, Habanera, from Carmen Suite, No. 2
The daily time schedule for the Dancing Fountains in October is:
11.00, 12.00, 13.00 και 20.00, 21.00, 22.00, 23.00, 00.00 (Skalkottas and Shostakovich)
11.30, 12.30, 13.30 και 20.30, 21.30, 22.30, 23.30 (Hadjidakis and Bizet)
On Sunday 20/10 the dancing fountains’ morning water shows (11.00-13.30) will not take place due to scheduled Sup & Kayak Demos at the SNFCC Canal.