KDF professionals


Kalamata Municipal Stadium

JUKSTA – Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman


About the workshop

This is an intensive workshop on partnering and duet compositions. The two renowned performers and teachers cherry-pick material from their manifold artistic projects which will serve as the groundwork for the participants’ exploration of dialogue, articulation, musicality and coordination between two bodies. Working towards the creation of a shared coded language, the workshop’s practice will investigate the development of conversation through taking risks, seeking and trusting one another.



  • Participation fee (4 workshops and 1 masterclass): 380,00 €
  • 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 all performances of the 28th KDF.
About JUKSTA – Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman

Co-directors Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman established the Athens (Greece)-based company JUKSTA (aka) Jukstapoz in early 2010. The choreographic duo creates multilayered atmospheres and otherworldly mises-en-scène, to make work that balances both chaos and harmony upon a body of symbolist, fable-like beauty. The constant aesthetic inquiry into sensory experiences, both intimate and shared, result from deconstructing narratives and juxtaposition of associated ideas, characters and concepts placed side by side, compared and contrasted. 

As the recipients of multiple international commissions, the co-directors have choreographed at various theatres, institutions, festivals and companies worldwide, including, among others, Götenburgs Operans Danskompani, Teatro Alla Scala, Sadlers Wells, Salzburger Festspiele, Wiener Staatsoper, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Athens Epidaurus Festival, Tasdance Australia, Kalamata International Dance Festival. 

The team’s continued vision is engagement with a highly versatile range of platforms from contemporary dance, ballet, opera, theatre, music, fashion, film and involvement with educational and pedagogical training.