Program Dance in the city

22.07 | 21:00

Kalamata Main Square



About the performance

AMAE questions and investigates co-dependency in human relationships. The desire to be loved and to indulge the other. The wish to be completely surrounded and feel at one with the other, while choosing to ignore the objective reality of the outside world and avoid all confrontation. From a certain perspective, this might be perceived as a warm, deeply human behaviour, one that brings us into harmony with others and allows us to rely on them. From another point of view, it might appear to encourage self-indulgence, dependence and control. How far can this need take us before love turns into hurt, before care becomes obsession and before support devolves into control?


Admission to all Kalamata Main Square performances and side events is free for all.

  • Concept, choreography and performance: Eliana Stragapede and Borna Babić
  • Dramaturgy: Margherita Scalise
  • Music: Nenad Kovačić
  • Voice: Teresa Campos
  • Costumes: Nina Lopez-Le Galliard
  • Lighting design: Benjamin Verbrugge

Eliana Stragapede (IT) and Borna Babić (CRO) are freelance makers, dancers and teachers based in Brussels. Their performance AMAE was awarded 1st place at the 2022 Copenhagen International Choreography Competition while also receiving the Production Awards from the Nederlands Dans Theatre and Holstebro Dansekompagni.

Eliana is currently performing with Peeping Tom and Club Guy & Roni while Borna is working with Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus and Olivier de Sagazan.