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24th Kalamata Dance Festival

The leading contemporary-dance encounter in Greece, Kalamata International Dance Festival is taking place for the 24th consecutive year from 13 to 22 July 2018, under a new artistic director, Linda Kapetanea.

Twenty international artists – ten of whom perform for the first time in Greece – major Greek performers, dance masters, a world premiere, multidisciplinary dance performances – from contemporary circus to street dance – and an intensive workshops programme comprise the identity of this year's Festival, which turns the focus to Kalamata for ten days between 13–22 July. 

Artists from France, the U.S.A., Spain, Belgium, Mozambique, Switzerland, Slovakia, Italy, Israel, Sweden, and Ireland are performing in Kalamata this summer, including Olivier De Sagazan, who is performing for the first time in Greece, Josef Nadj, who in addition to his performance also has a photo exhibition, the pioneer Wim Vandekeybus with Ultima Vez, Svalbard Company, Marquese Scott and Poppin John, also in their first appearance in Greece, and Compañia Sharon Fridman – the grand Festival opener.

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 twenty four 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.

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, twenty years down the line, every year sees a widely-varied audience enthusiastically respond to the call of the Festival.

For more information, please visit the Kalamata Dance festival official site 

24th Kalamata Dance Festival

13/07/2018 - 22/07/2018

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