KDFchildren & teenagers

Kalamata Dance Megaron | Main Stage

Workshop: 6.07-10.07

Performance: 11.07 | 19:00

Vitoria Kotsalou

Running Water

About the workshop

Age: 7-16 years old

“Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” 


Children and teenagers are invited to participate at Kalamata Dance Festival’s workshop and final performance Running Water.

The notion and cycle of water, from sea, to cloud, to rain, to river, to pipe, into the body, between us and within us, in combination with the action and notion of running, will be the research elements for the development of movement patterns that will compose the final performance.

Throughout the workshop we will learn how to handle our physicality in the intensely demanding condition of running. How will we interact with the notion of water, of flow, and continual softness within the terrain of a constant running process? How do bodies, patterns and relationships change in order to feed a flow like that of running water? What kind of dance comes out of this situation?

Small, large and huge pipes and other structural elements filled with water will be used as materials creating an algorithm for the structure of the performance. Children will learn to use the pipes to create rhythm and relationships, structure and transformation.



About Vitoria Kotsalou

Vitoria Kotsalou has studied psychology and is a self-taught dancer and choreographer. Vitoria is one of the founding members of the non-profit organization R.I.C.E. and the RSOD Dance School on the island of Hydra. Since 2006 she has been an active member of the Greek performing arts scene, creating personal and collaborative artistic practices. She also choreographs for theatre productions and works with children, adults and mixed ability groups. Vitoria approaches dance as a phenomenon of life that has the potential to touch, transform and help all aspects of the human experience. Her passion, belief and experience in the role of dance to understand and form relationships (human and non-human) extends to thinking through movement and considering dance as a means of navigation to connect to the intelligence which runs through all organisms.