3rd Day Program // 23.8.20

26th Kalamata International Dance Festival

Program of the Day // 23.8.20

Performances

ISRAEL GALVÁN 
SOLO: REVOLUTION WITHOUT MUSIC

23.8.2020 | 19:45 | 45'
Kalamata Castle Amphitheatre

With Solo, Israel Galván reinvents traditional flamenco. His aim is to take every possible freedom in order to bring dance back to its essence. Following in the steps of Vicente Escudero, he uses no musical accompaniment. He listens intently to his own body and creates a sound score with his feet, clapping hands, snapping fingers, and, occasionally, his voice. His brisk footwork, body inflexions, and sharp stillness are the image of control and purity. Stripped of clichés yet deeply rooted in and bound by a strong tradition, his style is audacious and resolutely avant-garde.

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Choreography & performance: Israel Galván
Sound: Pedro León
Technical direction: Pablo Pujol
Production: Marcos Avilés
Distribution: Mondigromax, cultivos de cultura

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 ISRAEL GALVAN

Israel Galván de los Reyes was born in Seville to flamenco dancers José Galván and Eugenia de Los Reyes. He grew up amidst tablaos, fiestas, and flamenco dance academies, and in 1994 joined the Compañía Andaluza de Danza, directed by Mario Maya. He has worked on projects of very different nature with artists as diverse as flamenco masters Enrique Morente and Manuel Soler, dancers Akram Khan and Sol Picó, and musicians Sylvie Courvoisier, Pat Metheny, Vicente Amigo, and Lagartija Nick, among many others. In 1998, he premiered as a choreographer with ¡Mira!/Los Zapatos Rojos and has since presented La Metamorfosis, Galvánicas, Arena, La Edad De Oro, Tábula Rasa, Solo, El final de este estado de cosas – Redux, Israel vs Los 3000, La Curva, Lo Real/Le Réel/The Real, Torobaka, Fla.co.men, La Fiesta, Amor Brujo, Coplas Mecánicas, and La consagración. He was presented with the National Dance Prize for Creation (Spain) in 2005, the Grand Prix de la Danse (France) in 2009, the Gold Medal of Fine Arts (Spain) in 2012, the New York Bessie Performance Award for Outstanding Production in 2012, and the National Award for Exceptional Artistry (United Kingdom) in 2015, among others. Galván is an associate artist of Théâtre de la Ville (Paris).

TICKETS
https://www.viva.gr/tickets/dance/26o-diethnes-festival-xorou-kalamatas/solo-revolution-without-music-en/

DAME DE PIC / CIE KARINE PONTIES
SAME SAME

23.8.2020 | 22:00 | 60'
Alternative Space / Kalamata Dance Megaron

A ramshackle heron, trussed up in its feathers, perched on a peak. A snake eagle swirling in large, paced circles before it collapses. This is their wild side.
Nothing defines human beings better than their tendency to accomplish absurd acts in order to obtain results that are just as improbable. In a world where reason is a nice façade, the bursting in of non-sense brings us to confront our relationship with normalcy and allows us to open up to untrodden paths. Somewhere between burn out and brown out, two women, exposed to each other, like a palindrome in a distorting mirror, lose their direction and reignite their innate wild animal.
In this unexpected duo, theatre director Petra Tejnorová shares the stage with leading creative dancer Tereza Ondrová. Their joint interest in exploring the boundaries of subtle humour, irony, and absurdity, while respecting the intricacies of human relationships, is underlined by the directorial-choreographic leadership of choreographer Karine Ponties, who present her work in Greece for the first time. Inspired by Buster Keaton, they move us with their depth and sincerity, despite the lightness of the form.

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Concept & choreography: Karine Ponties
Performers: Tereza Ondrová, Petra Tejnorová
Light designer & artistic advisor: Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin
Technical director: Katarina Duricová
Light technician: Zuzana Režná
Production: Temporary Collective & Dame de Pic/Cie Karine Ponties
Co-production: Tanec Praha & Le 140
With the support of: Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Prague City Hall, ALT@RT, Truc Sphérique/Stanica Žilina, Culture Ministry of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

The performance Same Same is presented at 26th Kalamata International Dance Festival with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

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KARINE PONTIES

Artistic director of Dame de Pic, choreographer and performer Karine Ponties has created more than 40 dance pieces. Her work is characterised by a flair for the absurd, exploring intimacy and interlacing relationships. Tereza Ondrová is a founder of the dance ensemble VerTeDance, for which she has created, together with Veronika Kotlíková, more than sixteen projects. In 2010 and 2019, she received the Dancer of the Year award at the Czech Dance Platform. Petra Tejnorová is searching for a new role for theatre in today’s world and experimenting with physical and documentary theatre and theatrical conventions. She guest directs and creates her own theatrical projects.

TICKETS
https://www.viva.gr/tickets/dance/26o-diethnes-festival-xorou-kalamatas/same-same-en/

 

Outdoor

KIRN COMPAGNIE 
TRICOT

23.8.2020 | 21:00 | 30'
Kalamata Main Square

OUTDOOR KIRN COMPAGNIE

Kirn Compagnie perform in Greece for the first time with Tricot. Twins Théo and Lucas Enriquez bring us into their intimacy with humor and joy. In a closed space, in which the environment plays tricks, they are forced to find solutions to achieve harmony, using surprising acrobatics, where the bodies interfere, intermingle. Tricot is a study on bodily movement, of two bodies that fit together perfectly. Two brothers who know each other by heart, who have fun, dance together, live together, share the scene with love even when tension is felt, bringing to the scene a movement quality and rhythm that are second to none.

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Performers: Théo Enriquez & Lucas Enriquez
Music: Paul Julian Quillier
Production: Les Thérèses
Advisor: Reynaldo Ramperssad

The performance Tricot is presented at 26th Kalamata International Dance Festival with the support of the French Institute.

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Twins Théo and Lucas Enriquez have been practicing circus arts together since they were eight years old. They attended the Balthazar preparatory school for circus arts in Montpellier (France) and the École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque in Brussels. They now perform as an acrobatic duet.

Performances at the Main Square of Kalamata will take place in an organized and demarcated space, with chairs. Spectators will be able to attend acquiring a free admission pass, in order of priority. The use a non-medical mask is mandatory at the entrance and the exit from the demarcated area, as well as throughout the performance. 

 

Workshops

EDIVALDO ERNESTO 
Depth Movement Workshop 

21 → 30.8.2020
Kalamata Municipal Stadium (30 hours)

This is a dense and dynamic workshop in which participants explore energy and their limits. Ιt is about understanding what defines them as dancers and pushing those boundaries over and over again. Allowing the environment to influence their dancing skills, refining tools to create new movement qualities and new rhythms. Digging deeper inside the range of their 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 their primary tool.

WORKSHOPS EDIVALDO ERNESTO

Edivaldo Ernesto is a dancer, choreographer, improvisation expert, and teacher. Born in Mozambique, currently living in Germany, he is deeply influenced by his Mozambican background and by West African traditional dance. He has performed with David Zambrano and has assisted him in teaching his Flying Low and Passing Through techniques. In 2018, he collaborated with Linda Kapetanea and RootlessRoot in the duet Half-The-Truth. Ernesto is the creator and developer of the Depth Movement and Next Level workshops. He has taught and performed across Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. He is a former member of the Sasha Waltz & Guests company.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Participation fee
(3 workshops, 1 masterclass & 1 lecture): 250,00€
Registration info: 
workshops at kalamatadancefestival.gr

Registration valid only with full payment.
No refunds.
Registration open until all places are filled.
Special discount for workshop participants
for the 26th KDF performances.

JOZEF FRUČEK 
Tell A Story

21 → 23.8.2020 
Kalamata Municipal Stadium (9 hours)

This workshop highlights the performer’s presence on stage through the connection of movement and voice. Before the beginning of the seminar, participants will be asked to prepare a selected text.

WORKSHOPS Jozef Frucek TELL A STORY

Jozef Fruček has a professional sports, martial arts, and theatre background, and has dedicated his professional life to the research of movement which promotes personal development along with healthy ageing. He studied in Bratislava at the Academy of Music and Drama Arts and later received a PhD on Voice and Movement. He has explored the aspects of effective communication, voice, and breathing for public speaking, performing arts, and phycho-hygiene. In 2006, together with Linda Kapetanea, he founded the RootlessRoot company and started implementing their research, Fighting Monkey Practice, which reflects their unique approach to human movement based on cross-motion analysis. He teaches and gives lectures at universities and various athletic and arts centres across Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia.

  

BOOKING INFORMATION

Participation fee
(3 workshops, 1 masterclass & 1 lecture): 250,00€
Registration info: 
workshops at kalamatadancefestival.gr

Registration valid only with full payment.
No refunds.
Registration open until all places are filled.
Special discount for workshop participants
for the 26th KDF performances.

 

 

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