3rd Day Program // 15.7.18

24th Kalamata Dance Festival

Program of the Day // 15.7.18

Performances

ULTIMA VEZ / WIM VANDEKEYBUS
GO FIGURE OUT YOURSELF

15.07.2018
Kalamata Dance Megaron - Main Stage | 18:30 & 22:00

Wim+Ultima Vez

Maybe it’s a cabaret of questions with no answers
Maybe it’s all about ‘you’
Maybe you should come alone
Maybe you’ll find your true love at the end
Maybe it’s a trip to the dark side
Maybe it’s theater’s very last funeral ritual
Maybe it’s a maze of mirrors
Maybe it’s not for you
Maybe you’ll cry
Maybe it’ll remind you that you were born naked
Maybe you should ‘fear not’
Maybe boredom is the enemy to fight
Maybe it’s all a lie and you’ll like that
Maybe it’s like another drug
Maybe it changes you with no way back
Maybe finally we are at your feet and you decide
Maybe you don’t even reach the end
Maybe it’s time to abandon yourself
Maybe others can’t describe it
Maybe you should just Go Figure Out Yourself

Go Figure Out Yourself is an encounter with the audience in an unprepared space. Five distinct characters take you far beyond the protective walls of the theatre. They show you a place where you can give shape to your own thoughts – simply by watching and listening to others. Go Figure Out Yourself is an all-embracing expedition. To a driving soundtrack of words, music and dance, you are invited to surrender to an unpredictable and exciting trail. And to the power of the eye. From close up. Go Figure Out Yourself examines the boundaries between audience and performers. By making simple moves freely in the space, you become part of a collective happening. Go Figure Out Yourself is a performance that leaves you with more questions than answers. The slowness of the many contrasts with the speed of the individual. The total is more than the sum of the parts. Everything is as it is.

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Direction, Choreography, Scenography: Wim Vandekeybus
Created with and performed by: Sadé Alleyne, Maria Kolegova, Hugh Stanier, Kit King, Tim Bogaerts
Dramaturgy: Aïa Gabriëls
Movement Αssistant: Germán Jauregui

Lighting Design: Davy Deschepper, Wim Vandekeybus
Costume Design: Isabelle Lhoas
Assisted by: Isabelle De Cannière
Technical Coordination: Davy Deschepper
Sound Engineer: Bram Moriau
Stage Manager: Tom de With
Producer: Ultima Vez
Co-producer:  Les Brigittines (Brussels)

With the support of  Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius

Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Authorities & the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.
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 ULTIMA VEZ

Wim Vandekeybus, founder of Ultima Vez, belongs to the pioneers of contemporary performative and visual arts developing his artistic work for more than 30 years with a strong base in Brussels and Flanders. Choreographer, photographer and filmmaker, he started his career with an international success, the dance play What the Body Does Not Remember, which earned him a Bessie Award (New York Dance and Performance Award) for its innovation. He has been collaborating with artists from a whole range of disciplines with Ultima Vez nevertheless remaining true to its own movement idiom.  In 2012 he received the Keizer Karel prize from the Province of East Flanders and a year later he and Ultima Vez became the 6th laureate of the Evens Arts Prize. 2015 sees the screening of Galloping Mind, his first full-length film. In 2016, Ultima Vez published the long-awaited book The Rage of Staging which is a visual trip through the most powerful images from Vandekeybus’ repertoire and a quest for the ideas and themes that inspire him.

CIE CIRCONCENTRIQUE 
RESPIRE!

15 & 16.07.2018
Kalamata Dance Megaron - Studio |  15.07 | 20:00 & 16.07 | 21:00

Cie Circocentrique

Alessandro Maida and Maxime Pythoud, the members of Circoncentrique and friends so close as breath and exhalation, delve into the depths of their friendship with the company of Lea Petra’s piano music. We are swept by a whirlwind of acrobatic poetry through the rhythm of breath and the skillful flexibility of the two performers. This internationally awarded project, which is on tour since 2012, is inspired by the tight correlation between an event, an emotion and their influences on respiration. The bodies of the two performers become the only canvas where to draw this trinomial. Breathing is the connecting line with the audience with whom the two performers share their emotions, surprises and fears. By using a globe, cyr wheel and balls they perform daring acts of balance reminding us that in the space of risk, where we are totally vulnerable, is where we can appreciate things with honesty, simplicity and genuine emotion.

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Creation-Performance: Alessandro Maida, Maxime Pythoud
Original Music-Live piano: Lea Petra
Production-Communication: Cécile Imbernon-La chouette diffusion

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 Cie

Circoncentrique is a contemporary circus company: Alessandro Maida and Maxime Pythoud graduated from École supérieure des arts du cirque (ESAC) in Brussels. Their debut show as a group was the 40 minute piece Les voisins, presented in April 2010, that led to the creation of a longer version: Respire. They have both participated in a number of festivals around Europe performing in shows like Roberto Magro’s Le Stagioni and Tôle, Parenthéses d'harmonie, Sylvain Honorez’s Des Astres and Eclipses, Reynaldo Rampessard’s Ce que l'on ne nous raconte plus and Guillermo Heras’s Human Rights 60. They have been awarded several prizes such as the Public and Journalists’ prizes at the Pistes de Lancement festivalas well as medals and prizes in Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, D’Watt Festival in Budapest, and Young Stage Festival in Basel.

Lea Petra is an award-winning pianist and a collaborator of Circocentrique in their most recent project. Throughout her career she has won several prizes including First Prize Beethoven Chamber Music of the BPSE (London). Today she is the pianist of the group L’Orchestre du Mouvement Perpétuel, first winner of the Biennial of French Song in 2004, while she participates in various projects as a songwriter.

Outdoor

PETER JASKO
'18' 

15.07.2018
Kalamata Central Square | 19:00

Peter Jasko

Description: ‘18’ is a tiny manifest dedicated to the freedom of research, to my ongoing practice of dance. I want to celebrate the depth of movement accompanied by genuine listening in the present moment.

Choreography, interpretation: Peter Jasko

Original Music: Tomas Furey

Peter Jasko was born in 1982 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. He is a dancer, choreographer and teacher as well as co-founder of the Les SlovaKs dance collective. He took his first dance classes at the folk dance company Dumbier Slovakia, where he stood eleven years. From 1996 to 2001, Peter studied and graduated from the Conservatory J.L.Bella of dance, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He continued his highier education at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava before entering at the international school of dance P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels (2002), under the direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. His professional experience ranges from dancing with different international artists and companies such as Zuzana Hajkova ,Opera Banska Bystrica, ASpO, Company Roberto Olivan, OXOXOX - Juri Konjar, G. Barberio Corsetti & Fattou Traore, Company Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He collaborated with with David Zambrano as a performer, and also as an assistant for his classes and workshops. His teaching experience started in 2002 and at the moment he is teaching in many dance studios, dance and circus schools and companies in Belgium, Slovakia, Holland, Norway, Spain, Slovenia,Switzerland, Austria, New York.

PHOTO ΕΧΗΙΒΙΤΙΟΝ BY JOSEF NADJ «INHANCUTILITATEM»

13 - 22.07.2018
Kalamata Dance Megaron -   | 21:00

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With his series called Inhancutilitatem, Josef Nadj gets back to the cyanotype, this ancestor of photography, in a move that is like a return to the roots. A joyful pantheistic celebration, a game with the states of matter -combining fibers, lines and patterns; searching for new forms of life.

One can also make out a ‘rite of passage’ in this deep and almost mystical blue, evoking new skies between Cyan and Prussian blue.

A swallow place where the movement of existence creates, as well for the hunter gatherer as for the spectator, a compelling object of meditation.

To this end the merciful angels often proposed and invented figures, characters, forms and unknown words from us mortals, and wonderful and meaningless according to the usual practices of the language, but inducing us through the highest admiration our reason, a diligent search of intelligible things, then the veneration and love of these things. [Johannes Reuchlin, De Arte Cabalistica, Hagenhau, 1517, III ]

Workshops

PETER JASKO 

 

13 - 14 - 15 - 17 - 19 - 21 - 22.07.2018
Kalamata Municipal Stadium | 9:30 - 12:30

16 - 18 - 20.07.2018
Kalamata Municipal Stadium | 13:30 - 16:30

Peter Jasko

This is more of a creativity and artistic self-awareness class rather than merely a dance class. Because of its nature, it is an open level class for professional dancers and movers alike. The class begins with the exploration of ways to overcome self-judgment and self-limitations. After waking up the whole body we will delve into exercises to empower our focus. We will explore the area between power and fragility. We will move with the intention of never going back, developing our fearlessness and ability to trust each instant’s potential to lead us to new grounds. We will give ourselves the necessary time to tune into our body’s intuitive intelligence to solve movement paradoxes.

These simple materials are technical tools and also tools for composition.
We encourage the dancer to playfully explore their personal language and inner creative processes that result both from everyday lived experience and learned movement patterns. By opening up to creative curiosity, we will work on enhancing our movement fluency. Also, we will develop strategies to explore the space between continuity and disruption of movement ideas by naming patterns for those interested in building choreographies.

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Peter Jasko was born in 1982 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. He is a dancer, choreographer and teacher as well as co-founder of the Les SlovaKs dance collective. He took his first dance classes at the folk dance company Dumbier Slovakia, where he stood eleven years. From 1996 to 2001, Peter studied and graduated from the Conservatory J.L.Bella of dance, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He continued his highier education at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava before entering at the international school of dance P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels (2002), under the direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. His professional experience ranges from dancing with different international artists and companies such as Zuzana Hajkova ,Opera Banska Bystrica, ASpO, Company Roberto Olivan, OXOXOX - Juri Konjar, G. Barberio Corsetti & Fattou Traore, Company Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He collaborated with with David Zambrano as a performer, and also as an assistant for his classes and workshops. His teaching experience started in 2002 and at the moment he is teaching in many dance studios, dance and circus schools and companies in Belgium, Slovakia, Holland, Norway, Spain, Slovenia,Switzerland, Austria, New York.

ERNESTO EDIVALDO 

16- 18 - 20.7.2018 
Kalamata Municipal Stadium | 09:30 - 12:30

15 - 17 - 19 - 21.7.2018 
Kalamata Municipal Stadium | 13:30 - 16:30

Edivaldo

This is an intense and dense group dynamic class. It is about energy, about constantly challenging our limits. Understanding what defines us as dancers and pushing those boundaries over and over again. Allowing the environment to influence our dancing skills, refining tools to create new movement qualities and new rhythms. Digging deeper inside the range of our own personal dance vocabulary, becoming anyone or anything. Working with partnering, multi-directional micro-narrative movement to transforming as a whole group. Learning how to effectively be unpredictable, how to recycle energy, how to use the body as our primary tool. This is a new process of study in which the teacher offers such guidance throughout  the whole learning process so that students fully digest the work done to get to a completely new level. 

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Edivaldo Ernesto (Mozambique) is an improvisation expert, teacher and choreographer. He began to dance in 1997 Mozambican traditional dances and after attending seminars of contemporary dance he formed as a gifted dancer, teacher and choreographer. For a period of eleven years he worked with David Zambrano in duet improvisations and other performances and touring across the world. He collaborated with Sasha Waltz and Guests Company from 2007 until 2014. Since 2012 he also developed various collaborative projects with Judith Sánchez Ruíz.

He has presented his work at Bouge B, DeSingel Festival in Antwerp; Tanzfestival in Kulturzentrum Tempel, in Karlsruhe; Offestival, Garage 29 in Brussels; Gdansk Dance Festival; Radialsystem in Berlin; Exit festival Paris with German Pianist Hauschka.

Since 2012 Edivaldo Ernesto has focused in the investigation and development of his own techniques: “Deep Movement” and “Next Level” giving workshops all over the world.

 

Program / Day

1st Day Program // 13.7.18
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2nd Day Program // 14.7.18
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3rd Day Program // 15.7.18
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4th Day Program // 16.7.18
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5th Day Program // 17.7.18
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6th Day Program // 18.7.18
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7th Day Program // 19.7.18
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8th Day Program // 20.7.18
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9th Day Program // 21.7.18
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10th Day Program // 22.7.18
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