KDF professionals


Kalamata Municipal Stadium

Akira Yoshida


About the workshop

Akira Yoshida’s workshop focuses on the deeper understanding of the distribution and transfer of weight, the use of relaxation-tension, the use of gravity, and how all of these actions work together to make for more efficient and free movement above ground level. It also explores the possibilities of creativity and freedom that spring from the control of weight and gravity. Much of the work is about the body’s function and its degrees of freedom, starting at the ground and moving upwards. The seminar also looks into how we can make so-called ‘tricks’ be like any other ‘movement’, by examining the stages of this transition.


  • Participation fee (2 workshops & 5 masterclasses): 350,00€
  • Registration info: workshops@kalamatadancefestival.gr
  • Registration valid only with full payment. No refunds.
  • Registration open until all places are filled.
  • Special discount for workshop participants for the 26th KDF performances.

The 27th Kalamata Dance Festival workshops and masterclasses will take place following the special instructions issued by the Ministry of Health, with priority given to public health and with a sense of responsibility towards the participants and teachers.

About Akira Yoshida

Akira Yoshida began his career as an award-winning Breaking artist, before studying contemporary dance at the Salzburg Experimental School of Dance (SEAD). He has worked for several companies, including QuieroTeatro, Hungry Sharks, Roberto Oliván Performing Arts, Physical Momentum, Lali Ayguadé Company, etc. He has co-created the duos Hito (with Chey Jurado), Gizaki (with Lali Ayguadé), The Inglorious Fortune Of Being A Performer (with Dunya Narli), and Ahotsak (with Ziomara Hormaetxe). He has also worked as a choreographic assistant with Lali Ayguadé in the creation of the piece Shelter for Verve Company. His solo creations include Home and Burial Of The Bark. He combines performing with teaching workshops around the globe.