7th Day Program // 27.8.20

26th Kalamata International Dance Festival

Program of the Day // 27.8.20

Performance

LALI AYGUADÉ & GUILHEM CHATIR
HERE

27.8.2020 | 22:00 | 55'
Alternative Space / Kalamata Dance Megaron

HERE. In time and space we arrive. We were preceded and we will be outlived. Others will continue after our demise in the ‘here’. We are just a segment within the bigger picture. Defined existence allows us to start from scratch and live towards something. Our being, inside and out, is shaped throughout our lifetime. It is molded into a shape we believe ourselves to be responsible for. Too often, we are not aware of the fact that this process is subject to external forces. The ‘other’ is a critical entity that not only decides how the outer world perceives us, but also creates the image we have of ourselves. But the ‘other’ is also influenced by others. We all belong to a bigger structure of rules, norms, values, prejudices, culturally defined characteristics, language, and hierarchy, created and maintained by none other than ourselves.
Lali Ayguadé and Guilhem Chatir explore the process of birth and development in a structured environment through the transforming search for truth. An undefined force (soprano Astrid Stockman) seemingly directs their everyday life and process of development. Coming from the outside, its voice and presence trigger the mechanisms of awareness and realization. The two newly born personalities thus grow physically and emotionally. They interact and shape one another like molded clay. The outer force inspires and destroys, provokes and stabilizes the dancers, who slowly become emancipated. They no longer passively obey the soprano’s sudden whims and outdated realities. As they break away from prescribed rules, they discover their inner force and instincts, and step out of the structure, reinstating their earthy impulses and intuition.

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Concept & choreography: Lali Ayguadé & Guilhem Chatir
Performers: Lali Ayguadé & Lisard Tranis Soprano: Maria Casellas Artigas (covering for Astrid Stockman)
Music: Joana Gomila
Dramaturgy: Aïda Gabriëls
Scenography & artistic assessment: Martina Cabanas
Light design: Davy Deschepper
Sound engineer: Julián D’Avino Anido
Technical director & light engineer: Gervasio Juan Colet
Executive production: Elclimamola
Agency & Tour management: Big Story Productions
Co-producers: Pyrénart and ICI-CCN de Montpellier-Occitanie – Project Life Long Burning (supported by the EU Creative Europe Programme), Festival Grec Barcelona 2019, Temporada Alta 2018, Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles
In collaboration with: Temporada Alta 2018, CIRCa – Pôle national cirque à Auch, ZGZ Escena – Festival internacional de Artes Escénicas, KLAP Maison pour la danse à Marseille, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse-Occitanie
With the support of: Generalitat de Catalunya – Departament de Cultura

Lali Ayguadé is presented at the 26th Kalamata International Dance Festival with the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) through the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the framework of the Mobility grants.

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LALI AYGUADE COMPANY

Lali Ayguadé is a Catalan performer and choreographer. She trained at the Liceu Conservatory (Barcelona), the Institut del Teatre (Barcelona), and PARTS (Brussels). She has since worked with the Publik Eye Company (under Carmen Mehnert), the Akram Khan Company, Hofesh Shechter, Marcos Morau, Roberto Olivan, and Baró d’Evel, among others. She founded her own company in 2013 and has since created full-evening pieces, such as Kokoro and iU Mi (the latter presented at the Kalamata Dance Festival last year). In 2018, she collaborated with Guilhem Chatir in the creation of HERE.

Guilhem Chatir is a French performer and choreographer. He started training in hip hop and circus, which led him to the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse. He then joined the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (2010) and PARTS (Brussels, 2013). In 2015, he began working with Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez and performed in the revival of What the Body Does Not Remember and In Spite of Wishing and Wanting. In 2018, he started working with Yoann Bourgeois for his new creation Requiem and in 2019 performed in Ludum, a new creation by Anton Lachky Company. He recently founded his own company Guilhem Chatir.

Guilhem Chatir, who recently joined the Akram Khan Company, will be replaced by Catalan dancer Lisard Tranis. Tranis trained at the Oriol Martorell School and the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, where he performed in choreographies by Emilio Gutiérrez, Pau Aran, Joan Lopez, and Lali Ayguadé. He won first prize in the Certamen Internacional de Dansa competition, which awarded him a scholarship to the Peridance Capezio Dance Centre (New York). He then joined Verve company (Northern School of Contemporary Dance), where he performed in works by Kerry Nicholls, Luca Silvestrini, and Douglas Thorpe.

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

 

Outdoor

WONDERGROUND DANCE COMPANY 
RISE

27.8.2020  | 21:00
Kalamata Main Square

OUTDOOR WONDERGROUND COMPANY

Rise is a manifest of turning an empty space into a ritual of transformation. Roser Tutusaus and Tom Weksler share with the audience an unusual event, a moment of simple and personal truth that is the essence of change. Rise is a dance piece that uses different movement disciplines as ways of communication, becoming an invitation to move beyond what we experience alone to what we can experience together.

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Performers: Wonderground Dance Company (Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus)
Production: Brechtje Randag
Original soundtrack: Miguel Marin
Additional music: Chet Baker, Murray Head

Roser Tutusaus in the performance Rise by Wonderground Company is presented at 26th Kalamata International Dance Festival with the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) through the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the framework of the Mobility grants.

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Tom Weksler in the performance Rise by Wonderground Company is presented at 26th Kalamata International Dance Festival with the support of the Embassy of Israel in Greece.

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Roser Tutusaus studied dance at Artez DansAcademie in Arnhem (Holland) and journalism at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In Holland, she worked for different choreographers and companies such as Anouk van Dij, Giulio d’Anna, Anouke de Groot, and Erik Kaiel. In Barcelona, she danced for Transit Dansa/Maria Rovira, Enclave Arts del movement/Roberto Oliván, and Pere Faura, among others. In 2014-9, she danced and performed internationally with the Guy Nader and Maria Campos Dance Company. She has also collaborated with the circus artist Joan Català in the creation of the street duet Menar, which received the prize of Catalan critics for best street performance in 2016. Her own solo pieces include Simun and Tecnologías del yo.

Tom Weksler has been practicing martial arts and different forms of acrobatic disciplines from a young age. In 2009, he graduated from the Workshop for Dancers and Choreographers in Haifa. Since 2010, he has been dancing with the Inbal Pinto and Avshallom Pollak Dance Company. In 2017-9, he danced with the Guy Nader and Maria Campos Dance Company. Until 2019, he performed worldwide in the piece Collective Loss Of Memory, which was choreographed by RootlessRoot (Jozef Fruček and Linda Kapetanea) and produced by Dot504. As a creator, Weksler is mainly interested in artistic collaborations and multidisciplinary expression. In 2012, he created Lobos in collaboration with circus srtists Yogi Dekel, Yuval Oz, and Breno Caetano. In 2014, he created the duets Saru and Heder in collaboration with Tokyo-based dancer and choreographer Mayumu Minakawa. His duet Pilim, created in collaboration with circus artist Yogi Dekel, premiered in 2017. He also teaches workshops in dance and circus schools, dojos, and professional companies worldwide.

“As a dance company, Wonderground is our way of sharing art, movement, and creation. The ground is the support of our body. A relationship with the concreteness. It is always there but we don’t take it for granted. Wonder encourages our capacity for questioning, asking or wishing. A space for curiosity. A space for exploring what we thought was impossible. A place to wonder.”

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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