- Workshops & Seminars
- Hand in Hand with the Institutes
- Video Art
- Visual Arts & Design
- Comedy theater/Pantomime
- Street Art
- Educational Program
- Art Festival
- Performing Arts
- New Media
- Shadow Theatre
- Video Festival
- Musical Theatre
- Puppet Theatre
The Kalamata International Dance Festival is the key event in the year of the city’s International Dance Centre. The Centre was founded in the spring of 1995, charged with supporting and promoting the art of dance via research, education, and artistic activities and creativity.
After seventeen years as an active presence in the Greek dance scene, thanks to the support of the local authorities the Kalamata Festival has earned itself a special place on the festival map of the Mediterranean South, and built bridges to international dance creativity.
A number of influential figures, whose work is shaping the history of contemporary dance made their first Greek appearance at Kalamata, while the Festival has also taken care to promote and support Greek creativity in the field by commissioning works from talented Greek choreographers and supporting new companies in their experimental explorations.
Another integral part of the Festival are the seminars and talks aimed at dance students and professions alike, while other parallel events include publications and video dance productions.
From the very start, the Festival was programmed with two considerations in mind: the wide range of trends in contemporary dance and the ever-larger audiences this art-form attracts. Today, sixteen years down the line, every year sees a widely-varied audience enthusiastically respond to the call of the Festival.
Kalamata, the city of dance, is set to host its 17th annual programme of events between the 14th and 21st of July 2011.
The Festival is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Municipality of Kalamata.
Kalamata Castle Amphitheatre
Polycladikon Lyceum Gym
170, Athinon Street
Kalamata National Stadium
Ethnikou Stadiou Street
Tel : 27210 82164
Kalamata Municipal Cultural Centre
33, Aristomenous street
Kalamata Paralia Gymnasium
Kritis & Voulgaroktonou(entrance from Praksitelous)
6, Pan. Kaisari Street
Kalamata Municipal Theatre
2, Demosthenous street
Historic City Centre – Αmpheias Square
Kalamata Municipal Conservatory
1 Vileardouinou Street, Ypapantis Square
98, Psaron Street, across the basketball ground, at the Kalamata Municipal Railway Park