KDFAbout us

The Kalamata Dance Festival is synonymous with the flourishing of contemporary dance in Greece. From 1995 to the present, it provides the public with works dedicated to the poetics of the human body, hosting creators who are writing the very history of contemporary dance.


For us, dance is an absolute necessity.

We want to share with all audiences works created by bold, genuine, restless, and enduring creators from a variety of backgrounds and fields.

The works we host are meant to inspire and galvanize the public into creating a communal life of values and meaning.

For us, the human body is an expression of mystery, possibilities, conscience, feelings, genius, senses, fears, trials and failures, hopes, and dreams. We cannot separate it from its historical, cultural, political, and social environment, and so we stand in awe of human evolution and try to listen to all the challenges it is going through in our time.

The ever hospitable Mediterranean city of Kalamata has been our native land since 1995. It has been a generous land to this festival, which is open to the whole world to enjoy and be a part of.