Program Side events
13.7 | 20:00
Navarino Agora, Navarino Waterfront, Costa Navarino
DANAE & DIONYSIOS
NAPI, THE GIRL AND THE BUBBLE
FOR ALL THE FAMILY / CHILDREN 3+
Napi, the girl and the bubble is a family-friendly production intended to bring younger audiences closer to dance, creating a safe space for these young viewers’ first encounter with movement. Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s film My Neighbour Totoro, we observe the blossoming of an enchanting friendship between a girl and a mysterious yet familiar creature, who meet somewhere between the magical world and reality. We hope that Napi, the girl and the bubble will provide us with the opportunity of responding to that most vital question: How can we inspire younger audiences?
Admission is free for all.
The performance Napi, the girl and the bubble is presented as part of the Kalamata Dance Festival’s collaboration with the Captain Vassilis and Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation, which aims to promote Messenia’s cultural heritage and contemporary cultural creation to international visitors.
- Choreography — performance: Danae & Dionysios
- Music: Aaron Martin, Christos Sakellaridis, Blue Dot Sessions
- Mask & costume design: Martha Foka
- Costume construction: Folia Baletou
- Tour management: CULTOPIA
- With the kind support of: The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, Orsolina28
- The “Pilgrims” project is realised with the financial support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Danae and Dionysios are two artists from Greece. They have been working together since 2015. As lifelong apprentices of nature, its animals and indigenous civilisations, they create stories from the point of view of those who remain untamed. The canvas of their stories originates in true facts and myths surrounding tribes and wild animals that did not survive to the present day or weren’t able to adjust to new developments. Ιn their creations they propose harmonious relationships between nature and living beings, thus upending the stereotypical hierarchy, while the dreamlike ambience of their work creates a conflict between chaos and order. Striving for a balance between the accessible and the groundbreaking, they support the idea that art is a universal means of communication, creating a language that is sensitive and dynamic at once.