6th Day Program // 26.8.20

26th Kalamata International Dance Festival

Program of the Day // 26.8.20

Performances

FOTIS NIKOLAOU 
ΤΑΜΑΤΑ

26.8.2020 | 22:00 | 60'
Kalamata Castle Amphitheatre

Tamata: offerings and tributes given to gods or saints in exchange for grace, a favour, or the fulfilment of a wish. Alone, feeling defeated, and having lost their faith, six men search for something to believe in. In a timeless and lonely landscape, a place where memory becomes a nightmare and the present a deep and painful wound, they struggle violently but quietly to rediscover their body, their truth, their light. Their bodies fall, hug, tremble, stay still, breathe, shake, explode, sway, fight, dance, crave, hope, promise, and sacrifice. Moments and encounters come and go, some lost forever into the dark, leaving them alone again, confronted with their passions, their desires, and their fears. Face to face with single foe, themselves. A dark, pagan, and poetic journey in search of identity, the need for tenderness, the sense of belonging somewhere, belonging to someone, coexistence. A melancholic journey, hidden behind shadows and darkness, but filled with desires, longing, rage, fragments of memory, and sudden bursts of light. A look into the hidden desires and untold stories of the tender male soul.

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Concept & choreography: Fotis Nikolaou
Music: Dimitris Spyrou
Set design: Elena Kotasvili & Alexis Vayianos
Costumes: Constantina Andreou
Light design: Panagiotis Manousis
Performers: Anastasis Karachanidis, Ilias Bageorgos, Giannis Economides, Fotis Nikolaou, Alexandros Stavropoulos, Dimitris Spyrou
Commissioned by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture within the framework of the Terpsichore 2018 and Culture 2015-2020 programmes for the research and development of contemporary dance.

The performance TAMATA is presented at 26th Kalamata International Dance Festival with the support of the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.

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FOTIS NIKOLAOU

Fotis Nikolaou was born in Famagusta, Cyprus. A graduate of the National School of Dance in Athens, he continued his studies in New York with a scholarship from the Pratsika Foundation. As founder and choreographer of the X-it Dancetheatre, he produced the shows HeartLand – A dark forest, A Room To Grow, These Gentle Hearts Are Like Shot Birds Falling, Inland, unravelling, Narcissus – Mirror In The Mirror, I Am And I Am Not, Windstrasse, Lamentu, Spiegel im Spiegel, Waltz, Amen, Ninth Hour, Not Yet, and Love Shots. He co- directed with Thanasis Georgiou and choreographed the production A Little More for the Experimental Stage of the Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC). He also collaborated with the THOC in the productions of Hippolytus (director Neoklis Neokleous), The Threepenny Opera (director Stefanos Kotsikos), Electra and Orestes: The Trial (director Hanan Snir), for which he was awarded the THOC Choreography Prize for 2011-3. He collaborated with Balich Worldwide Shows for the choreography of the production Giudizio Universale: Michelangelo and the secrets of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. He also choreographed the productions 7even (Black Box Dance Company, Denmark, nominated for the Arets Reumert award for best dance production of the year) and Lonely Room (Greek National Opera), the opera Jenufa (director Nicola Raab, Greek National Opera), and, by director Stephen Langridge, the operas Electra (Götenborg Opera), Salome (Malmö Opera), Carmen, and Orpheus and Eurydice (Greek National Opera). He was also a member of the creative team and choreographer at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and a permanent member of Dimitris Papaioannou’s dance company Omada Edafous (1994-2005). As movement director and dancer he has collaborated with many more renowned directors and choreographers.

https://www.fotisnikolaou.com

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

 

Outdoor

ILIAS CHATZIGEORGIOU
FIXATION IN DUO

26.8.2020  | 21:00
Kalamata Main Square

OUTDOOR ILIAS CHANTZIGEORGIOU

The best way to not move forward is to keep to a fixed idea
(Jacques Prévert)
Is there development in obsession or are we just circling around ourselves and our usual behaviours? Can we truly communicate with one another when each of us is lost in the vortex of our own obsession? Ilias Chatzigeorgiou’s Fixation In Duo is an improvised dance performance that misfires. A study on fixation that plays with the rules of Hip Hop and Popping, which began as part of the Athens Video Dance Project and continues at the Kalamata Dance Festival.

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Concept, choreography, performance: Ilias Chatzigeorgiou
Creative processing & performance: Periklis Petrakis
Music: Alexis Falantas

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Ilias Chatzigeorgiou was born and raised in Chaidari, Attica. He studied Psychology at the University of Ioannina and is a certified coach (Association for Coaching and University of Athens). He began dancing as a self-taught hip hop and breakdance performer at the age of ten, and has since trained in many different kinds of dance. In 2006, he participated in the television dance competition So You Think You Can Dance and finished in sixth place. He has been dancing professionally for the last 16 years. As a dancer, actor, and movement director he has collaborated with important Greek and foreign choreographers, directors, musicians, and video artists. He has performed in major festivals and theatres worldwide, including the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza, Baden Theater, Onassis Stegi, Sibiu International Theater Festival, Dublin Dance Festival, Centre National de la Danse, Biennale de la danse, Kalamata Dance Festival, Mercat de les Flors, Tanzhaus NRW, Aerowaves Spring Forward, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, and many more. He has been a member of the Aerites Dance Company since 2009 and a dance consultant for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival since 2019. He has been teaching dance for the last 15 years, notably as a teacher-choreographer for teenagers for the Onassis Stegi educational programme Dancing To Connect since 2013. He has taught dance at the Avlonas prison for minors and also teaches pedagogics and psychology at the Anna Petrova – Maro Marmarinou professional dance school.

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.  

 

IRO KONTI
NUMBED EMOTION

26.8.2020  | 21:00
Kalamata Main Square

OUTDOOR IRO KONTI.

Humans are called upon to face a new reality by reconsidering basic notions, the most important being that of physical contact. As ‘normal’ life resumes, restrictions become part of our reality. Can they cope with this new treaty, with fear putting a stop to any mood for impulsiveness?

Born and raised in Athens, Iro Konti studied Law before graduating from the National School of Dance, Athens in 2015. She has participated in performances by the Hellenic Dance Company and has collaborated, as a performer, with the Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company, Anton Lachky, Marianna Kavallieratos, Russell Maliphant, Tatiana Papadopoulou, and Ermira Goro, performing in various theatres in Greece and abroad.

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.

LINDA KAPETANEA 
Masterclass
Fighting Monkey Practice - From the other side

26 → 29.8.2020
Kalamata Municipal Stadium (8 hours)

This masterclass focuses on the body’s basic properties, such as weight, elasticity, power, and density, and how to use them in simple compositions and more complex situations of speed and dynamics.

WORKSHOPS LINDA KAPETANEA From the other side

 Linda Kapetanea, artistic director of the Kalamata Dance Festival, is a dancer, choreographer, and contemporary dance teacher, who has performed and taught worldwide. She graduated from the Greek State School of Dance and continued her training as a postgraduate student in New York, with a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation. In 2002, she was awarded best performance from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. In 2002-6, she collaborated with the Ultima Vez dance company and Wim Vandekeybus in the performances Blush, Sonic Boom, and Puur and the films Blush and Here After. In 2006-12, she taught at the Greek State School of Dance. In 2007, Kapetanea and Jozef Fruček founded the RootlessRoot dance company as a vehicle for their own artistic productions and research on human movement. They have since presented twenty-one works in more than thirty countries (in Europe, Asia, and North America) to international acclaim. Together with Fruček, Kapetanea developed the Fighting Μonkey Practice, which they teach in prestigious educational institutions in Greece and abroad.

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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