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18th Kalamata International Dance Festival
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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 eighteen 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 workshops 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, eighteen 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 18th annual programme of events between 12 and 19 July 2012.

PROGRAMME:

Calendar: 12.0713.0714.0715.0716.0717.0718.0719.07
COMPAGNIE DCA – PHILIPPE DECOUFLÉ
Philippe Decouflé | Panorama
12.07 | THU | 22:00
13.07 | FRI | 22:00
Kalamata Castle AmphitheatreDuration 90΄
PIERRE RIGAL – COMPAGNIE DERNIERE MINUTE
Pierre Rigal | Press
14.07 | SAT | 21:00
15.07 | SUN | 20:00
Kalamata Municipal Regional TheatreDuration 60΄
VUYANI DANCE THEATRE
Gregory Maqoma | Exit/Exist
15.07 | SUN | 22:00
Kalamata Kastle AmphitheatreDuration: 60΄
.pelma.lia haraki
Lia Haraki | Τune In
16.07 | MON | 21:00
Kalamata Municipal Regional TheatreDuration: 25΄
FINGERSIX
Sofia Mavragani | Autogoal #05
16.07 | MON | 21:00
Kalamata Municipal Regional TheatreDuration 35΄λ
YELP danceco.
Mariela Nestora | Α-Μ Ι
18.07 | WED | 22:00
Kalamata Municipal Regional TheatreDuration: 45΄
PAT CATTERSON
Yvonne Rainer | Trio A
19.07 | THU | 20:00
Kalamata Municipal Regional TheatreTotal Duration: 60΄
AERITES
Patricia Apergi | EraPovera
19.07 | THU | 22:00
Kalamata Kastle AmphitheatreDuration: 70΄

 

OFF PROGRAMME EVENTS:

Calendar: 12.0713.0714.0715.0716.0717.0718.0719.07

B-TWINS | Dancing with B-TWINS
hip-hop event
13.07 | FRI | 20:00
14.07 | SAT | 20:00
16.07 | MON | 20:00
KALAMATA PORT – JETTY
YVONNE RAINER FILMS
Trio A (1978) + Five Easy Pieces (1966-1969)
14.07 | SAT | 19:30
KALAMATA INTERNATIONAL DANCE CENTRE –
COURTYARD
RETOURAMONT | Cette immense intimité
14.07 | SAT | 22:30
16.07 | MON | 22:30
Kalamata Dance MegaronDuration: 30΄
amorphy & fingersix | DOBEDOBEDO
17.07 | TUE | 20:00
KALAMATA SEASHORE – END OF NAVARINOU ST.
A backpack full of stories
Storytelling | Lilly Triandari
17.07 | TUE | 22:30
INTERNATIONAL DANCE CENTRE – COURTYARD
Pat Catterson’s Choreography Workshop Presentation
18.07 | WED | 20:00
PARALIA HIGH SCHOOL


WORKSHOPS

Calendar: 12.0713.0714.0715.0716.0717.0718.0719.07
CONTEMPORARY DANCE WORKSHOPled by Iñaki AzpillagaJuly 11-19
KALAMATA NATIONAL STADIUM
DRAMATURGY WORKSHOP«The dance dramaturg» | led by Lou CopeJuly 12-15
KALAMATA INTERNATIONAL DANCE CENTRE10:00-14:00 + 2 hours per day per dramaturg-choreographer couple for rehearsing
CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP«Trio A by Yvonne Rainer» | led by Pat CattersonJuly 13-18
PARALIA HIGH SCHOOL15:00-19:00

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