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27th Kalamata Dance Festival 2021

16-25 July 2021

Artistic Director: Linda Kapetanea

Artistic note

Dear friends,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 27th Kalamata Dance Festival.

Here we are again, at the Festival, after a difficult winter. Filled with optimism, as small and large stages worldwide are slowly opening again to the public, we meet with a single concern: to keep our contact with the art of dance alive.

The title of this year’s programme On The Move. Constantly On The Move. Together; Or Alone? was born from our need to discuss the importance of community and role of each and every individual in it. We believe that from now on humanity will have to face increasing challenges in terms of its collective consciousness, intelligence, and actions.

The artists that participate in this year’s Festival speak through the power of dance, with works that invite us to feel all of the notions resulting from the relationship between community and individual—notions such as trust, solidarity, and acceptance, conflict, negotiation, autonomy, individual identity, and freedom.

Above all, however, the artists and their works highlight the art of dance as a universal language and meeting place for our common concerns about the current human condition.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here once again so that we can co-create this common space of mystery for each performance, where we can experience other versions of the present and imagine more versions of the future.

 

Linda Kapetanea

Artistic Director Kalamata Dance Festival

Main program

PERFORMANCES

  • Compagnie XY & Rachid Ouramdane
    Möbius
  • Faizah Grootens
    Cornered
  • Venetsiana Kalampaliki
    RE-CALL
  • Diego Tortelli
    Feeling good
  • Roser López Espinosa
    Fine lines
  • Adi Boutrous
    One more thing
  • Maria Fonseca
    DEN.TRO
  • Botis Seva
    BLKDOG 
  • Garage I 21
    Ǝ V A
  • Maria Fonseca
    DEN.TRO
  • Botis Seva
    BLKDOG 
  • Athanasia Kanellopoulou
    Nadja – Who am I?
  • Alexander Vantournhout / Not Standing
    Through the grapevine
  • Oona Doherty
    Hope hunt & the ascension into Lazarus
  • RootlessRoot
    Stones and bones
  • Katerina Andreou
    Zeppelin Bend
  • The QDance Company
    Re:INCARNATION

KALAMATA MAIN SQUARE PERFORMANCES

  • Maria Fonseca
    Sahasrara – Extract
  • Diego Sinniger
    LIOV
  • Jos Baker / Trodden Dreams
    Know it all
  • Eleni Roberts & Solal Mariotte
    You wonder what I see
  • Lívia Balážová
    #WHATEVERISTRENDINGNOW
  • Kostas Phoenix
    Enter illusion
  • Aspasia Kiradenidou
    Restriction spectrum
  • Anna Maria Karounou
    Organizing pessimism
  • Lasandra Cypi
    Revolution of the body
  • Alexander Vantournhout
    Bowling ball
  • Lamprini Gkolia
    Orlando
  • Akira Yoshida & Chey Jurado
    Hito
  • Alexandros El Greco
    Each precious moment (extract)
  • Eirini Apostolatou
    Articulated dynamics
  • Petrina Giannakou
    There is a place

WORKSHOPS

  • Jos Baker
    Physicology
  • Lívia Balážová
    Mindcross

 MASTERCLASSES

  • Akira Yoshida
    Up, but down, but fast, but slow, but wild, but sensitive
  • Chey Jurado
    Sensitive skills
  • Jozef Fruček
    Fighting Monkey Practice – Coordinations
  • Linda Kapetanea
    Fighting Monkey Practice – From the Other Side
  • Adila Omotosho / The QDance Company
    Masterclass

OTHER WORKSHOPS

  • KDF children: Vitoria Kotsalou
    Freedom: Intensive dance workshop for children and teenagers (ages 5-18)
  • KDF disability-inclusion: Venetsiana Kalampaliki, Irini Kourouvani, Vivi Christodoulopoulou
    Dance workshop for people with disabilities
  • KDF 50+: Penelope Morout
    50+ Movement workshop for adults
  • KDF 70+: Vitoria Kotsalou
    Workshop for the elderly 70+
  • KDF family: Vitoria Kotsalou
    YUM: Workshop for parents and children

SIDE EVENTS

  • Children’s art digital exhibition in collaboration with the Museum of Cycladic Art
    Everyday heroes

Media

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