6th Day Program // 18.7.18

24th Kalamata Dance Festival

Program of the Day // 18.7.18

Performances

ANTON LACHKY COMPANY 
CARTOON

18.07.2018
Kalamata Dance Megaron - Main Stage | 20:00

Anton lachky company

Anton Lachky choreographs a refreshingly unique and cheerfully overstated dance piece specifically created for children (6yrs+) and their families. Performed by high-ranking artists, Cartoon is a surrealistic tale of infinite possibilities that will lift up your spirit and take you away to an unknown, frenzied, nonsensical land. Four characters are being possessed by their inner creative demons as we watch them transform into cartoon-like creatures, engaging in enchanting, flamboyant dances and extravagant tirades. This unusual children's tale, full of twists and turns, unfolds to an exquisite web of sounds from classical arias to pop music in a fantastic, intelligently detailed choreography. Exaggerated, at times grotesque forms, profound virtuosity and excellent timing are only a few of the elements that make Cartoon an exceptional performance, a fascinating experience not for children alone but for the whole family.

Admittance: 6 years old and over

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Choreography: Anton Lachky 
with: Mami Izumi, Anna Karenina Lambrechts, Luan De Lima, Angel Duran
Sound & Light Design: Tom Daniels
Costumes: Britt Angé
Production: Seventyseven
Coproduction: Charleroi Danses Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie - Bruxelles, Krokusfestival

With the support of: La Fédération Wallonnie Bruxelles

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 ANTON LACHKY

Anton Lachky started his career at top speed, with the show Ma created by Akram Khan. At the age of twenty, he toured the world and danced in 48 countries. A few years later, he co-founded Les SlovaKs dance collective. In three creations, the company acquires a worldwide reputation. Anton is now an acclaimed choreographer, and is invited by some of the most important institutions in the world: Gothenburg Opera House (SU), Body Traffic Company/Los Angeles (US), Venice Biennale (IT), Helsinky City Theater (FI), Τheatre of Scotland, etc... This new season promises to be hectic with creations in Hong Kong, Mexico, Iceland and more. The phenomenal dancers of "Cartoon" are coming from all over the world to offer a flabbergasting performance.

EDIVALDO ERNESTO 
TEARS

18.07.2018
Kalamata Dance Megaron - Studio | 22:00

Edivaldo

Edivaldo Ernesto, one of the guest teachers of the 24th KDF, presents his famous solo Tears with the intension to involve the audience in the enraging reflection on human freedom.

A man between fear and wondering, bothered by unreasonable doubts. We watch his journey into rules that become uncomfortable roles. A mercurial behavior reveals itself to this scared traveler through Sequences of Disquiet. Discharging the rage, imploding into claustrophobic corners, he dashes into transformative reactions, unpredictable blasts of energy, delicate micro narrative finger gestures and an illustration of movement figures in sensitive contrast with the music. In an unbreakable tension between the performer and the audience, Tears reflects on what you can or cannot do when you demand liberty.

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Conceived and Choreographed by Edivaldo Ernesto
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
Costume: Edivaldo Ernesto
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 Edivaldo Ernesto

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.

Outdoor

LIADAIN HERRIOTT
ON A TANGENT

18.07.2018
Kalamata Central Square | 19:00

Liaidain 

Off she strayed,

On a tangent.
Granddaughter of a tailor,
In love with a sailor.
Her heart
and mind ​dilated as his return she awaited.
Across the horizon she would gaze,
That single line became a maze.

 

Liadain Herriott began her career in 2002 as a classical ballet dancer with the Cannes Jeune Ballet. She has worked internationally for various choreographers and opera companies as well as filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. Creating since ‘09, her award winning work focuses on the use of the body as a vehicle for emotional expression, thus engaging in a manner of abstract storytelling. She is from Dublin, Ireland.​

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.

Dance Workshop for People with Disabilities

DANCING MY WAY

16 - 20.07.2018
Thodoros Aggelopoulos Hall

Project Director: Sofia F. Droumpali

Lecturers: Sue Curtis, Juliet Diener, Sofia F. Droumpali

16 – 20.07.2018, at Thodoros Aggelopoulos Hall

 

Τhe project ‘Dancing My Way’ is focused on the therapeutic and inclusive aspect of  dance for people with disabilities. Sofia designed and directs the project aiming to inspire, educate and provide a first solid ground about the idea of making a contemporary dancing space for people with disabilities in her hometown Kalamata, through an international scientific and therapeutic approach that this field requires. The Art – Video that will be created will bring in the surface the whole process of the ‘Dancing My Way’ project which is conducting by the collaboration of Pharis (Municipal Dance School of Kalamata -- International Dance Festival of Kalamata) and the Centre of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Kalamata .

Sue Curtis, 16.07.2018

Entering the Sensory Landscape: Creative workshops for parents, carers and professionals.

Do we hear only with our ears, see only with our eyes? How can the language of the body contribute to our understanding and making sense of relationships? Can we enter a sensory landscape in order to meet children and young people with learning difficulties and physical impairments with an openness to feel, sense and be alongside?

Open lecture: 10:00 – 11:00 and   two open workshops: 11:30 – 12:30, 13:00 - 14:00

Juliet Diener, 17.07.2018
icandance: making dance accessible for all.                                                                   
icandance is an approach developed By Juliet Diener which believes in the power of dance and its ability to support wellbeing for those living with disabilities. Juliet believes that dance can be used to nurture positive relationships, build confidence and encourage creative expression in those with disabilities. The workshops will offer professionals, families and individuals with disabilities the opportunity to understand and experience this approach.   

Open training: 10:00 – 11:00 and  two closed workshops for people with disabilities and their carers: 11:30 – 12:20, 13:.00 - 13:50

Sofia F. Droumpali, 18 - 20 .07.2018
Creating a special dancing space for people with disabilities in Kalamata. 
The therapeutic and inclusive dancing sessions for people with disabilities and their carers focus on the dynamic development of 3 closed groups that started in Kalamata in March. The interpersonal bodily communication between disabled and non- disabled people and the sense of belonging to a dancing community that makes alive the individual identities of people with disabilities are explored. The themes of the sessions are: ‘Watch me’, ‘Relieving the distance’, ‘Tracing My Dance’.
Three daily closed dancing workshops for people with disabilities: 10:00 – 10:50, 11:30 -12:20, 13:00 -13:50

  

Sue Curtis Bed, MA (DMT), RDMP, Supervisor, Lecturer, Teacher, Dancer

Sue trained as a dancer and teacher, practicing as a therapist with children and young people within mainstream and special education. She has lectured and supervised on MA DMP training courses since 1993 (currently at Goldsmiths), supervises privately and been engaged in the work of the Association for DMP UK.  She has been a guest lecture in Barcelona, Ukraine, Poland and Latvia. Sue lived through 3 years of cancer treatment, leaving her disabled, but giving rise to exploring ‘body mapping’ as a way of the body telling its’ story and is currently developing this within supervision.

 

Juliet Diener, MA (DMP), RDMP, HDE Dance Movement Psychotherapist Principal, Lecturer, Teacher, Dancer.

Juliet is a qualified Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Special Educational Needs teacher and Ballet teacher. Juliet’s belief in the power of dance and its ability to give those with disabilities a voice motivated her to create icandance, a charity which offers dance and performance opportunities to children and young people aged 4 to 25 years old with varying learning, physical and social/emotional difficulties. The charity is based in London and offers a creative, therapeutic community for dancers and their families. Visit www.icandance.org.uk. Juliet also lectures and supervises at Goldsmiths University.

Sofia F. Droumpali, MA (DMP), ADMP, Dance Performer, Dance Teacher, Teacher

Sofia firstly educated in contemporary dance and ballet studying in the Pre-Professional classes of Pharis, in her hometown, Kalamata. She graduated from the Professional Dance School ‘Rallou Manou’ and from the Department of Primary Education at University of Patra. Sofia’s experience as dance teacher for traumatised children in Athens led her study Dance Movement Psychotherapy (MA) at Goldsmiths University of London. Since 2015, she has been working in London as Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Teacher of Therapeutic Dance with people with disabilities, Mental Health difficulties and refugees. Her dancing dialogues with disabled people in Kalamata’s previous Dance Festival motivated her to design and actualise the project ‘Dancing My Way’.

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