Program Dance in the city
Two looks at how complex interpersonal relationships form and develop amidst the density of life, in an endless chaos. How do we deepen and grow lasting bonds in the face of opacity, interchangeability and the fast pace of daily communication? What existential dilemmas, instincts, and fears shape the contours of our relationships? Through dance and physicality, we are able to use our senses in order to connect with ourselves and our surroundings. Drawing upon this embodied wisdom, the dancers employ movement as a tool that surpasses the boundaries of language, using it to communicate, question, and challenge one another, fostering transformation and perpetual creation. In this ever-changing landscape, they intertwine, drawing close and pulling apart, colliding, yet remaining tethered to each other. Two unfolds in two distinct parts.
Admission to all Kalamata Main Square performances and side events is free for all.
The presentation of the performance at the 29th Kalamata Dance Festival is supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
- Choreography: Sita Ostheimer
- Performers: First part: Sita Ostheimer, Attila Rónai, Elena Martello / Second part: Sita Ostheimer, Attila Rónai
- Music: First part: Yehezkel Raz / Second part: Sita Ostheimer
Sita Ostheimer is a Berlin-based choreographer. In 2017 she founded the Sita Ostheimer Company, a project-based platform that brings together artists from dance, music composition as well as lighting design. Familiar with the movement language of choreographers such as Hofesh Shechter, Itzik Galili and Krisztina de Châtel, with whom she worked for many years, Ostheimer’s focus today is on developing and deepening her own movement aesthetics, philosophy and choreographic poetry. Since 2017, she has worked on numerous in-house productions with her company, as well as commissioned works, e.g. for the Staatstheater Kassel, Hessische Staatsballett Wiesbaden, Stadttheater Pforzheim, Volkstheater Rostock, the Verve Postgraduate Company — Northern School of Contemporary Dance Leeds, the Bodhi Project Postgraduate Company – Sead Experimental Academy of Dance Salzburg, and Universities such as the Folkwang University Essen, HfMT Köln, and the Linz Αnton Bruckner Private University. Her work has been presented in the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, Israel, Germany, Spain, South Korea, Italy, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa and Switzerland.