Outdoor Events

24 KDF 2018


13 → 22.07
JOSEF NADJ Inhancutilitatem 


10:00-13:00 & 19:00-22:00
13.7.2018 | Opening | 21:00
Kalamata Dance Megaron Lobby

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With his series called Inhancutilitatem, Josef Nadj gets back to the cyanotype, this ancestor of photography, in a move that is like a return to the roots. A joyful pantheistic celebration, a game with the states of matter – combining fibers, lines and patterns; searching for new forms of life. One can also make out a ‘rite of passage’ in this deep and almost mystical blue, evoking new skies between Cyan and Prussian blue.

A swallow place where the movement of existence creates, as well for the hunter gatherer as for the spectator, a compelling object of meditation.

To this end the merciful angels often proposed and invented figures, characters, forms and unknown words from us mortals, and wonderful and meaningless according to the usual practices of the language, but inducing us through the highest admiration our reason, a diligent search of intelligible things, then the veneration and love of these things (Johannes Reuchlin, De Arte Cabalistica, Hagenhau, 1517, III).

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14.7.2018 | 19:00


This is a decaying age where greed creates a fake sense of power and makes people no longer realize the thin line between 'dream' and 'nightmare'.


Choreography-Performance: Akira Yoshida
Music: Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto - Berlin, Nox (The Monsoon), Einstürzende Neubauten (Tagelang weiß)

Akira Yoshida, born in 1990 in Navara, Spain is a dancer with a base in Salzburg. He transformed from awarded B-boying dancer to contemporary dancer after completing his studies in SEAD-Salzburg. He has collaborated with the Spanish companies Quiero Teatro and Jordi Vilaseca, and the Austrian company Hungry Sharks. He has won the first, second and third prize in competitions in Spain, France and Austria. He has presented two solos, Hogar and Ceniza. Home is his third solo.


Kalamata Central Square | 19:00

Peter Jasko

18 is a tiny manifest dedicated to the freedom of research, to my ongoing practice of dance. I want to celebrate the depth of movement accompanied by genuine listening in the present moment.


Choreography, interpretation: Peter Jasko

Original Music: Tomas Furey


Peter Jasko was born in 1982 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. He is a dancer, choreographer and teacher as well as co-founder of the Les SlovaKs dance collective. He took his first dance classes at the folk dance company Dumbier Slovakia, where he stood eleven years. From 1996 to 2001, Peter studied and graduated from the Conservatory J.L.Bella of dance, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He continued his highier education at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava before entering at the international school of dance P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels (2002), under the direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. His professional experience ranges from dancing with different international artists and companies such as Zuzana Hajkova ,Opera Banska Bystrica, ASpO, Company Roberto Olivan, OXOXOX - Juri Konjar, G. Barberio Corsetti & Fattou Traore, Company Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He collaborated with with David Zambrano as a performer, and also as an assistant for his classes and workshops. His teaching experience started in 2002 and at the moment he is teaching in many dance studios, dance and circus schools and companies in Belgium, Slovakia, Holland, Norway, Spain, Slovenia,Switzerland, Austria, New York.


16.07.2018 | 19:00
Kalamata Central Square 





In an improvisation performance based on a simplicity and fluidity of obvious choices. Edivaldo Ernesto and Luis Garcia Lopez – aka Fruta – are involved in a physical conversation with unexpected consequences.



Edivaldo Ernesto (Mozambique) is an improvisation expert, teacher and choreographer. He began to dance in 1997 Mozambican traditional dances and after attending seminars of contemporary dance he formed as a gifted dancer, teacher and choreographer. For a period of 14 years he worked with David Zambrano in duet improvisations and other performances and touring across the world. He collaborated with Sasha Waltz and Guests Company from 2007 until 2014.

Since 2012 he also developed various collaborative projects with famous artists such as Judith Sánchez Ruíz and the film composer Hauschka. In 2018 he collaborated with Linda Kapetanea in the duet Half-the-Thruth for Rootlessroot.

He has presented his work at Bouge B, deSingel Festival in Antwerp; Tanzfestival in Kulturzentrum Tempel, in Karlsruhe; Gdansk Dance Festival Poland; Radialsystem in Berlin; Exit Festival, Paris, with German Pianist and film composer Hauschka; FEC (Fundación Espacio Creativo), Panama City; Dresdener Musikfestspiel.

Since 2012 Edivaldo Ernesto has focused in the investigation and development of his own techniques: 'Depth Movement' and 'Next Level' giving workshops all over the world.

Luís García Lόpez (also known as 'Fruta') was born in Madrid (Spain). He always wanted to fly. Since he started breakdancing, more than fifteen years ago, he has never stopped moving. He has been an athlete in pole vaulting for many years. After getting his Masters Degree in Fine Arts, he decided to get deeper in to what he loved the most: dancing and performing. In 2017 he graduated from SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance)

and has been collaborating ever since with Edivaldo Ernesto, Francisco Córdova, Roberto Oliván, Ricardo Ambrozio, among others, as well as creating his own work with the collective La Otra Familia.


17.07.2018 | 19:00
Kalamata Central Square 


99 transformations, 99 moments of breath, of birth, of the mystery that weaves the fine thread of the human existence. A journey into the nebulous, shady and hidden corners of a possible self.


Concept, Choreography, Performance: Athanasia Kanellopoulou
Music Composition, Performance: Nikos Palaiologos (string instruments), Giorgos Kladis (percussion)
Photographers: Vagia Tsiourvopoulou, Marc Wiesener

In co-production with the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata – International Kalamata Music Days

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Athanasia Kanellopoulou has studied with a scholarship both at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, London and at Martha Graham School, New York and Spanish Literature and Culture at Hellenic Open University. Over 17 years she lived and worked in Europe with artists and companies as les ballets C de la B, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (guest artist), Cocoondance, Alexandra Waierstall, Gregor Zoellig, In-jung Jun, Guy Weissman, Rami Levi, Jossi Berg. Since 2008 she has developed over 17 works presenting them in numerous festivals in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Her research focuses on the evolution of ideas about female identity. She has been invited as a guest choreographer from JV2 (Jasmin Vardimon), ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble, Sareyyet Ramallah Palestine, Iceland Academy of Arts, University of Malta Dance Studies, SEAD Salzburg, etc. She is giving workshops of contemporary dance technique, choreography and improvisation in companies and dance institutes in Greece and abroad such as: SEAD Academy, Greenwich Dance Agency, Malta University, Seoul Arts Centre, Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre, State School of Dance (KSOT), Athens, Iceland Academy of Arts, Garage 29 Brussels, Dance Cultural Centre, Athens, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul etc. She is currently working as a freelance independent choreographer, pedagogue and performer.



18.07.2018 | 19:00
Kalamata Central Square 


Granddaughter of a tailor,
In love with a sailor.
While his return she awaited,
Her heart and mind dilated.
Across the horizon she would gaze,
That single line became a maze.
Off she strayed,
On a tangent.

Awarded ‘Best Performer’ by Dublin Fringe for her last solo Liminal, Liadain Herriott began her career in 2002 as a classical ballet dancer with the Cannes Jeune Ballet. In 2004 she relocated to Brussels where, through the influence and inspiration of surrounding teachers and artists, her work shifted from classical to contemporary. She has worked internationally for various choreographers and opera companies as well as for Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar.

Creating since 2009, her (award winning) work focuses on the use of the body as a vehicle for emotional expression, thus engaging in a manner of abstract storytelling. Her choreography has been performed at festivals in India, Latvia, Spain, Scotland, Greece, USA and Ireland, where she is from. She is currently based in Berlin where she is pursuing an MA entitled SoDA (Solo/Dance/Authorship) at the Universität der Künste.

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Kalamata Central Square | 19:00

Tom Weksler.

Water is the blood of the earth and flows through its veins.

It comes forth in metal and stone and is concentrated in living creatures.


Artistic Advisory: Roser Tutusaus

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Tom Weksler (Israel) is a dancer and acrobat. He has been practicing martial arts and different forms of acrobatic disciplines from a young age. He graduated from The Workshop for Dancers and Choreographers in Haifa in 2009. During the period 2010-2014 he collaborated with Inbal Pinto and Avshallom Pollak Dance Company and performed with the company’s productions in many theatres and festivals around the world. He is currently performing around the world the awarded performance Collective Loss Of Memory - choreographed by Rootlessroot (Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea) and produced by Dot504. Since 2017 Tom has been dancing with Guy Nader and Maria Campose Dance Company in Barcelona.

As a creator, Tom’s interest is in slow process and long-time collaborations. In 2013 Tom has created Lobos in collaboration with circus artists Yogi Dekel, Breno Caetano and Yuval Oz, and supported by the Israeli Ministry of Culture.

From 2014-2017 Tom has collaborated with Tokyo based dancer and choreographer Mayumu Minakawa and created the Duets SARU and Heder with the support of La Manufacture / Campus chorégraphique of Aurillac in France and ‘Machol Shalem’ Dance Center in Jerusalem, Israel.

Tom is currently in a process of continuing his creations on top of the base ground of ‘Movement Archery’, Tom’s artistic methodology and philosophy, which provides workshops, seminars and artistic development programs around the world.

International Kalamata Music Days

19.07.2018 | 22:00
Kalamata Dance Megaron  Forecourt 

A latin jazz session with El Violin Latino the band of the multi-awarded, world famous violinist and composer Gregor Huebner and the singer Yumarya share the temperamental, melancholic, sentimental, passionate melodies from South America in the musical language of Latin America – comprehensibly for anyone with a heart.

In co-production with the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata – International Kalamata Music Days

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Gregor Huebner (violin)

Klaus Mueller (piano)

Veit Huebner (bass)

Jerome Goldschmidt (percussion) Yumarya (vocals)


Gregor Huebner is an award-winning, Grammy-nominated composer and violinist, celebrated by audiences and critics alike for his visionary work across genres. His music has been described by The New York City Jazz Record as “challenging and vivid… seamlessly incorporating chamber elements with Avant Garde Jazz", while All About Jazz describes him as “a virtuoso with broad experience in large and small classical ensembles.” Huebner’s recent El Violin Latino, an album exploring the role of the violin in traditional Latin American music.

Huebner was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and is based in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. He received his formal education from the Vienna College of Music, the Stuttgart College of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music, where he earned his master’s degree and was recognized with a 'President’s Award.' He has collaborated as a composer and performer with the most prestigious music festivals, concert halls and orchestras in the world. As a seasoned educator, Huebner has given workshops and masterclasses on performance, composition and improvisation with esteemed institutions. He has performed and recorded with some of the most respected names in jazz and pop, including Smokey Robinson, Diane Reeves, Billy Hart, Randy Becker, Joe Zawinul and John Patitucci.



Kalamata Central Square | 19:00

Marquese Poppin.

A live performance by the phenomenal dubstep duet from USA in Kalamata’s central square


21.07.2018 | 19:00
Kalamata Central Square 

Frederi Vernier Justine


Justine and Frédéri are on tour appearing in front of audiences all over the world. People are  just dumbfounded realizing what total trust can really mean, while Justine and Frédéri are running, giving hugs, falling and rising again by alternating delicacy and brutality in a breathtaking way.



Direction, choreography, performance: Justine Berthillot, Frédéri Vernier
Outside Eye: Julie Beres, Samuel LeFeuvre
Sound Design: Antoine Herniotte
Light Design: Aby Mathieu
Costumes: Emmanuelle Grobet
Production: Le Monfort théâtre-Paris
Co-production: Le Centre National de la Danse-Pantin, La Passerelle- Gap
With the support of: Centre National de Arts du Cirque-Châlons en Champagne, Pôle cirque de la Brèche –Cherbourg, Pôle cirque de la Cascade-Bourg-saint-Andéol, Le Klap-Marseille

With the support of:

CMYK Ambass eps

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Justine Berthillot and Frédéri Vernier are acrobats.

They share a strong educational background in gymnastics, acrobatics and cicrus perfromance which they aquired from a very young age. In 2009 they formed their duo in the National School of Circus Arts of Rosny-sous-Bois, France and then they acceded in the National Centre for Circus Arts. All these years they develop their technique by listening to one another, studying human nature through physical contact and by aiming to originality in their artistic expression.

Their performance Noos (2011) with which they tour the world, reflects their study on the relation with the Other.

* 22.7 | 19:00 | COSTA NAVARINO


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7th Day Program // 19.7.18
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