Program Dance in the city

22.7 | 21:00

Kalamata Central Square

Lamprini Gkolia


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About the performance

Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s homonymous novel, Lamprini Gkolia’s Orlando explores the inner-repressed thoughts of a body that travels in existential wanderings of self-acceptance, the necessary ‘other’ within a woman’s body. 

“Orlando naturally loved

solitary places,

vast views,

and to feel himself for ever, and ever,

and ever,


Virginia Woolf, Orlando


  • Choreography & Performance: Lamprini Gkolia
  • Music: Konstantina Polychronopoulou 
  • Dramaturgy: Liza Kardami
  • Text & voice-over: Lamprini Gkolia

Lamprini Gkolia is a dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer. She graduated from the State School of Dance in Greece with honours. Her artistic work combines elements from the visual arts, theatre, and music. As a performer, she has collaborated with several dance companies, such as the Hellenic Dance Company, Krama Dance Company, Lidia Lithos DanceTheatre, Aerites Dance Company, Asomates Dynameis Dance Company, Siamese-Cie, and Dancetheater OKTANA. She has also been involved in independent dance and theatre projects in Greece and abroad. One of her most notable collaborations was with the Flying Low technique founder, David Zambrano. As a dance teacher, she has been teaching ballet, contemporary, and Graham in dance companies, professional dance schools, and studios worldwide. Her recent artistic research and studies in music (2016-2020) resulted in the development of her own teaching method, Body Instrument. As a choreographer, she has created several works including Camouflage (selected at the Deltebre Danza Festival and several Greek dance festivals), The Medusa Complex, and A Minute of Silence. Orlando is her latest creation.