9th Day Program // 29.8.20

26th Kalamata International Dance Festival

Program of the Day // 29.8.20

Performances

VIKTOR ČERNICKÝ 
PLI

29.8.2020 | 19:30 | 40'
Alternative Space / Kalamata Dance Megaron

Pli brings together 22 conference chairs, obsessive rhythm, and one devoted man. On a small platform, Viktor Černický dives resolutely into the struggle for indefinite construction, reconstruction and deconstruction of the universe. The result is an intelligent and playful solo, a physical metaphor for endless human dynamics, patience, and striving that turns even the most ordinary objects into incredible pieces of architecture. Inspired by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the iconic Baroque philosopher, and Gilles Deleuze’s stirring The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque, Pli is an unpredictable and humorous performance that twists our imagination and takes our breath away. Černický likens Leibniz’s thought to a magical performance without magic tricks, in which the philosopher brings together the seemingly impossible, approaching the complexity and refinement of this world with very simple principles, which he multiplies and folds in every possible way. Creation thus appears as a sophisticated piece of architecture, extremely rich in details, highly elaborate in style, robustly shaped, hard to believe, and yet simple, modest, and absolutely true. Following Leibniz’s approach, Pli replaces baroque robustness with spatial modesty and material minimalism, yet is neither narrow in form nor straightforward in expression.

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Concept/choreography/performance: Viktor Černický
Lighting design: Zuzana Režná
Dramaturgy: Lukáš Karásek
Technical realisation: Drahomír Stulír
Co-production: Tanec Praha/PONEC – dance venue
In collaboration with: BuranTeatr Brno, CNK Záhrada Banská Bystrica, Théâtre de L’Arsenal Val-de-Reuil, CIRQUEON Praha, Alfréd ve dvoře Theatre, Studio Alta and Festival Bazaar, Pôtoň Theatre, Festival Kiosk, CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa
With the financial support of: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, City of Brno

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VIKTOR CERNICK

Viktor Černický creates works that straddle the fine line between dance, performance, circus, and physical theater. He heads the long-term research project The Body as Object/The Object as Body, which looks at the dynamics of relationships between the object and the performer’s subjective individuality. His first solo performance Parolapolea earned him nominations in the categories of Dancer of the Year and Dance Performance of the Year at the 2017 Czech Dance Platform, and was presented with a special award in the form of participation in the Choreographic Research Week at the B-Motion Festival in Bassano del Grappa. Presented in November 2018, his latest solo piece Pli received the Audience Award and Total Award of the Czech Dance Platform 2019. With this performance, Černický has become a part of the Aerowaves Twenty20 selection. He has also collaborated and performed with Jaro Viňarský, Dominique Boivin, Daniel Gulko, and Compagnie Mossoux-Bonté, among others. He is currently working on a new piece Prima (working title), which will engage the public instead of professional performers.

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

PEEPING TOM 
DIPTYCH

29 & 30.8.2020 | 22:00 | 75'
Kalamata Castle Amphitheatre

In Diptych, Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier reimagine two short pieces created with the Nederlands Dans Theater 1: The Missing Door (directed by Gabriela Carrizo) and The Lost Room (directed by Franck Chartier). Living between reality and imagination, several characters battle with time, space, and memory, led by natural forces towards an uncertain destiny. They all seek an ideal, follow a dream, have hope but end up lost, wandering through a mysterious and macabre labyrinth from which they cannot escape. In The Missing Door, a dying man anxiously searches for a way through the intricate maze of his thoughts. In The Lost Room we find ourselves on a ship at sea where freedom and entrapment go hand in hand, as the characters seemingly exist in every time and every place. Carrizo and Chartier create a disturbing, dark, and claustrophobic world, while putting a unique and extreme language of movement and performance at the centre of their pieces.

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Concept & direction: Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
Performers: Konan Dayot, Fons Dhossche, Lauren Langlois, Panos Malactos, Alejandro Moya, Fanny Sage, Eliana Stragapede, Wan-Lun Yu
Artistic assistance: Thomas Michaux
Sound design & arrangements: Raphaëlle Latini, Ismaël Colombani, Annalena Fröhlich, Louis-Clément Da Costa
Lighting design: Tom Visser
Set design: Gabriela Carrizo & Justine Bougerol
Costume design: Yichun Liu, Louis-Clément Da Costa
Technical coordination: Pjotr Eijckenboom (creation) & Hugues Girard (tour)
Technicians: Emily Brassier, Bram Geldhof (lights), Tim Thielemans (sound), Giuliana Rienzi (stage manager), Clement Michaux (stage assistant)
Tour manager: Thomas Michaux
Production manager: An Van Der Donckt
Communication manager: Sébastien Parizel
Company manager: Veerle Mans
Production: Peeping Tom

Co-production: Opéra national de Paris, Opéra de Lille, Tanz Köln, Göteborg Dance & Theatre Festival, Théâtre national Wallonie- Bruxelles, deSingel Antwerpen, GREC Festival de Barcelona, Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia, Torinodanza Festival/ Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale, Dampfzentrale Bern
With the support of: the Flemish authorities, the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government
Distribution: Frans Brood Productions
Based on Adrift, created with the dancers
of NDT I: Chloe Albaret, Lydia Bustinduy, César Faria Fernandes, Fernando Hernando Magadan/Spencer Dickhaus, Anna Hermann, Anne Jung, Marne Van Opstal, Roger van der Poel, Meng-ke Wu, Ema Yuasa/Rena Narumi

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PEEPING TOM

Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier founded Peeping Tom in 2000. Together they created their first project Caravana (1999), with would-be long-time collaborator Eurudike De Beul, followed by the film Une vie inutile (2000). The company’s hallmark is a hyperrealistic aesthetic anchored to a concrete set: a garden, a living room, and a basement in its first trilogy (Le Jardin, 2002; Le Salon, 2004; and Le Sous Sol, 2007), two trailer homes in a snow-covered landscape in 32 rue Vandenbranden (2009), or a burned theatre in À Louer (2011). The huis clos of family situations inspired their second trilogy titled Vader (Father), Moeder (Mother), and Kind (Child). Peeping Tom’s artistic directors have also collaborated with other groups, including the Nederlands Dans Theater (The Missing Door, 2013; The Lost Room, 2015; The Hidden Floor, 2017), the Opera of Göteborg (33 rue Vandenbranden, 2013), and the Residenztheater in Munich (The Land, 2015). In 2007, the company received the Mont Blanc Young Directors Award during the Salzburg Festival and the Patrons Circle Award at the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Le Salon was awarded the Prix du Meilleur Spectacle de Danse (Best Dance Show Prize) in France in 2005, Vader the Premio de la Crítica Barcelona (Best International Dance Production) in 2014, and 32 rue Vandenbranden the prestigious Olivier Award (Best New Dance Production) in 2015.

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

 

Outdoor

EFTYCHIA STEFANOU & TZITZIFRIKIA 
JUST BEFORE WE INTRODUCE OURSELVES. WE ARE

29.8.2020  | 21:00
Kalamata Main Square

OUTDOOR EFTYCHIA STEFANOU

With Just Before We Introduce Ourselves. We Are, Eftychia Stefanou, in collaboration with Tzitzifriki[a], conveys their failure to be defined as they are constantly becoming something else. Perhaps the futility of this acknowledgement lies in the realisation that they are constantly becoming what they already are.

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Eftychia Stefanou is a graduate of the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) and holds a BA in Physical Education and Sports Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During her studies at the SEAD, she performed repertoire works by Yvonne Rainer, Akram Khan, and Wim Vandekeybus. She has collaborated with choreographers Mala Kline, Alexandra Waierstall, Barnaby Booth, Jan Lauwers, Paul Blackman, Milla Koistinen, and Yuri Korec, and with artist Rita McBride. In 2019, she received the Stavros Niarchos Foundations Artist Fellowship Award by ARTWORKS. She is currently exploring her choreographic facets in collaboration with choreographer Jakob Jautz, musician Sotiris Ziliaskopoulos (Τzitzifriki), and multimedia artist Marina Fragkioudaki (a).

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. 

MARIA MANOUKIAN 
INNER GLOBE

29.8.2020  | 21:00
Kalamata Main Square

OUTDOOR MARIA MANOUKIAN

With Inner Globe, Maria Manoukian introduces us to an imaginary circular world of dynamic security and aims to approach its inner core. The circle functions as a feedback system. Inside the circle, thoughts and movements find their way, drawn to different directions and senses. At the centre lies a sphere, the inner core. How does one approach this source of matter? Can small movements and pauses lead to the centre or does one need to do more?

Maria Manoukian graduated from the National School of Dance in Athens in 2013 and pursued postgraduate studies at the Mateh Asher School of Performing Arts in Israel, where she trained in the Gaga technique. In Israel she worked as a performer for Slomi Bitton, Noa Zuk, Anat Grigorio, and Martin Harriague. As a member of the Hellenic Dance Company, she has performed pieces by Jasmin Vardimon and Tono Lachky at the Athens Concert Hall. She has also collaborated with the dance theatre Lydia Lithos in the piece Twisted Genders and with Russel Maliphant for the production The Thread. She is currently part of the Anton Lachky Company for their new production Ludum.

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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