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26th Kalamata Dance Festival 2020

21-30 August 2020

Artistic Director: Linda Kapetanea

Dedicated to the memory of Thanos Mikroutsikos, as a small tribute for his pivotal contribution to the establishment of this institution.

Artistic note

Dear friends,

We are pleased to welcome you to the 26th edition of the Kalamata International Dance Festival, which takes place in the midst of an unprecedented global situation. We are very honoured by your presence given the circumstances and are filled with courage and optimism for the future.

Some festivals are held not only to promote an art but also to respond to the need of the historical moment. This year’s Kalamata Dance Festival is here, now, to make a point about questions that are crucial for everyone. Questions concerning our relationship with Nature, with the Self, and with the Other. Questions concerning the need to listen to fundamental and true human needs.

This year’s Festival aims to communicate to the whole world that we must in every way keep our relationship with art alive and especially the art of dance, which is entirely based on human contact and the human body.

In many parts of the world theaters, museums, concert halls, and other places of art and culture remain shut. However, we do not make art
for art’s sake. Every work of art is a call. It is directed to all and each one individually. Every work of art is based on our interaction. Your presence gives our work substance.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for responding to our call and for being here today.

For our part, we will do what we know best. We will tell stories in which we hope you recognize something of yourself.

 

Linda Kapetanea

Artistic Director Kalamata Dance Festival

Main program

PERFORMANCES

  • Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus
    Traces
  • Israel Galván
    Solo: Revolution Without Music
  • Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties
    Same Same (Greek premiere)
  • Griffon Dance Company / Ioanna Portolou
    Kaοs
  • Fotis Nikolaou
    Tamata
  • Lali Ayguadé & Guilhem Chatir
    Here
  • Kóka&panú
    Materia (co-production, world premiere)
  • Viktor Černický
    Pli (Greek premiere)
  • Peeping Tom
    Diptych

KALAMATA MAIN SQUARE PERFORMANCES

  • Laura Aris & Álvaro Esteban
    Cualquier Mañana (Greek premiere)
  • Kirn Compagnie
    Tricot (Greek premiere)
  • Eleftheria Iliopoulou
    Fighting Eagerly Against Reality [FEAR]
  • Iesu Escalante
    Jack… a symphonic resistance of a brutal self portrait (Greek premiere)
  • Edivaldo Ernesto
    Error 
  • Anastasia Valsamaki
    Body monologue
  • Ilias Chatzigeorgiou
    Fixation in duo 
  • Iro konti
    Numbed Emotion
  • Wonderground Dance Company
    Rise (Greek premiere)
  • Ioannis Karounis
    Orbital 
  • Ben Fury & Simon Thierrée
    Darwish’s nightmare (Greek premiere)
  • Eftychia stefanou & Tzitzifrikia
    Just before we introduce ourselves. We are
  • Dimitra Mertzani
    Collage
  • Maria Manoukian
    Inner globe 

WORKSHOPS

  • Edivaldo Ernesto
    Depth Movement Workshop
  • Jozef Fruček
    Tell A Story

 MASTERCLASSES

  • Jozef Fruček
    Fighting Monkey Coordinations
  • Linda Kapetanea
    Fighting Monkey Practice – From the Other Side

LECTURE

  • Jozef Fruček
    Risk and uncertainty – Fundamental aspects of human development

Media

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SHORT SPOT

TRAILER WORKSHOPS