8th Day Program // 28.8.20

26th Kalamata International Dance Festival

Program of the Day // 28.8.20

Performances

KÓKA&PANÚ 
MATERIA

28.8.2020 | 22:00 | 40'
Alternative Space / Kalamata Dance Megaron

The artistic duo kóka&panú perform in Kalamata the world premiere of their latest creation Μateria. The piece unfolds inside a sound installation. An environment built of industrial materials, much like a city landscape, transforms into a projection of the nature that surrounds us. Cold metal embraces the warm human body. Motion is matter’s mode of existence: ‘to be’ means ‘to be in motion’. The two artists attempt to capture the archetypical relationship between music and dance through the connection between action and reaction. Movement creates sound, its echo feeds the moving body. Panú creates for the stage an impressive visual environment, a huge musical instrument that comes to life through the moving artistry of Konstantina Efthimiadou. Μateria is a co-production of the Kalamata Dance Festival, with the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

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Concept, creation, choreography: kóka&panú (Konstantina Efthimiadou & Panagiotis Manouilidis)
Music composition & sound installation: Panú (Panagiotis Manouilidis)
Performers: Konstantina Efthimiadou & Panú (Panagiotis Manouilidis)
Costume design & props: Eleni Stroulia
Lighting design: Tassos Paleoroutas
Sound operation: Orestis Patsinakidis
Costume design assistant: Zaira Falirea
Tailoring: Francesco Infante
Promo video & photography: Mike Rafail
Filming & editing: Nefeli Papaioannou
Production management & communication: Yorgos Katsonis
Produced by: kóka&panú
Co-produced by: Kalamata International Dance Festival
With the financial support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
With the kind support of Baumstrasse/Dromos me Dentra

World premiere:
26th Kalamata International Dance Festival
Kalamata Dance Megaron – Alternative Space
28 August 2020

Special thanks to: Tassos Karachalios, Natalia Manta, Eliza Alexandropoulou, Tassos Dimitropoulos, Dimitris Bechlivanidis and Margarita Dossoula.

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KOKA PANU

kóka&panú is the artistic duo formed in 2018 by dancer-choreographer Konstandina Efthimiadou and musician- composer Panagiotis Manouilidis. Konstantina Efthimiadou has collaborated with some of the most important personnalities of contemporary dance, including Akram Khan, Wim Vandekeybus/ Ultima Vez, Roberto Olivan, RootlessRoot, and Jukstapoz. She has traveled to and performed in festivals and venues worldwide. Her work as a choreographer began in 2012. Panú (Panagiotis Manouilidis) is a musician, composer, and performer based in Athens. Over the years he has collaborated with the Münchner Kammerspiele, the National Theatre of Greece, the National Theatre of Northern Greece, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Onassis Stegi, RootlessRoot, and many important Greek musicians in recordings and live concerts in Greece and abroad. Since 2019, he has been designing and creating large-scale instruments, which function as sound installations.

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

 

Outdoor

IOANNIS KAROUNIS
ORBITAL

28.8.2020 |
11:00 Kalamata Main Square
20:00 Kalamata Seafront
21:30 Kalamata Dance Megaron Forecourt

OUTDOOR IOANNIS KAROUNIS 

A man and a ball. They move in orbit, while he tries balance, continuously, in distress. In this orbit, the subject and the object develop a mutually dependent relationship, expressed through direct physicality. Man strives to balance his deepest dreams and desires with the logical reality of adulthood that confines him. On a second level, the ball represents another body, another entity, which the man attempts to gain access to, understand, and join in its course. He tries to make this other body his and finally balance on it, striving to get closer to his original self to achieve self-actualization. The man and the ball interact and form together a ‘landscape’ based on empathy.

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Performer: Ioannis Karounis
In collaboration with: Ι. F. Kostopoulos Foundation, SaLtaTor Physical Dance Group

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Ioannis Karounis is a performer and choreographer. He is also a filmmaker, with a keen interest in video and documentaries, and artistic co-director of the International Dance Film Festival ‘Athens Video Dance Project’. He studied dance at Jacob’s Pillow Dance School (Becket, Mass.), the National School of Dance (Greece), and the Kontaxaki Professional Dance School (Greece). He also studied performance at the University of Athens. He has collaborated with artists, institutions, and festivals worldwide, including the Marina Abramovic Institute, NEON Organisation, Benaki Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art (Greece), National Theater of Norway, Niarchos Foundation, Documenta 14 (Athens/Kassel 2017), stART – Robert Bosch Stiftung, David Dorfman Company, XVII Festival International de Danza Contemporanea (Mexico), Athens and Epidaurus Festival, National Theater of Greece, International Dance Festival of South Korea, Hellenic Dance Company, Biennale Athens AB5to6, Echo Echo Dance Festival (Ireland), Off Europa Festival (Germany), Arc for Dance International Festival, Greek Contemporary Dance Platform, Dance Days Chania (Greece). The creation of his piece Orbital was funded by the I.F. Kostopoulos Foundation and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. He is a founding member of the SaLtaTor Physical Dance Group.

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. 

BEN FURY & SIMON THIERRÉE
DARWISH'S NIGHTMARE

28.8.2020 | 21:00
Kalamata Main Square

OUTDOOR BEN FURY SIMON

Le Cauchemar de Darwish is a movement piece with live music that mixes the artists’ backgrounds: breakdance for Ben Fury; traditional, classical, and jazz music for Simon Thierrée; Middle Eastern influences and contemporary dance and music for both. Inspired by a traditional Middle Eastern dance, the dabkeh, it was born out of the desire to dance a short piece in the middle of the audience. The music is central to the performance as the two artists sing a capella, a popular song by Μoroccan group Jil Jilala, initiating a pulsating circle that is amplified until deconstructed.

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Performers: Ben Fury & Simon Thierrée

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Ben Fury and Simon Thierrée met in Brussels, at the crossroads of contemporary dance and circus. Ben dances regularly for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Fatou Traoré. Simon composes for classical, jazz, and gypsy ensembles, and plays for circus and contemporary dance companies such as Rital Brocante and Les SlovaKs Dance Collective.

The performance Darwish’s Nightmare is presented at 26th Kalamata International Dance Festival with the support of the French Institute.

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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. 

 

DIMITRA MERTZANI 
COLLAGE

28.8.2020 | 21:00
Kalamata Main Square 

OUTDOOR DIMITRA MERTZANI

 

The body tends to express itself through impulsive, raw movement. Based on this idea, Dimitra Mertzani proposes a dance study on spontaneity and a collage of such moments.

Dimitra Mertzani was born in the city of Kalamata and graduated with honors from the National School of Dance in Athens, Greece. She has been working as a professional dancer for the past six years and has collaborated with many choreographers, including Christos Papadopoulos, Ermira Goro, Hannes Langolf, Tzeni Argyriou, Kat Valastur, Patricia Apergi, Andonis Foniadakis, and Anton Lachky, in performances in Greece and abroad. She also works as an instructor in non-professional dance schools in Athens and enjoys exploring improvisation.

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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