Saturday 20 July 2019 to Sunday 28 July 2019
Kalamata International Dance Festival

As part of our 80th anniversary celebrations in Greece, we’re delighted to join forces with the Kalamata International Dance Festival once again this year. The theme of this year’s festival is Time and how it affects artistic work and the human body. In this context, we are supporting two unique performances which combine raw physicality with imaginative storytelling by the British dance companies Akram Khan Company and TrashDollys.

Akram Khan Company | Until the Lions

What defines gender? What happens when society’s rules for each gender destroy rather than protect? What does a woman do when she loses ownership of her body? Akram Khan’s Until the Lions revisits the great epic Mahabharata through the eyes of another compelling character, this time a woman, Amba, who, in order to regain control over her life and find justice, questions the definitions of manhood and womanhood, and challenges Time.

When Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2019, 22.00
Where Kalamata Dance Megaron – Main Stage

About Akram Khan

Akram Khan is one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today. His reputation has been built on the success of imaginative and relevant productions such as Kaash, iTMOi (in the mind of igor), DESH, Vertical Road, Gnosis and zero degrees. His work is recognised as being profoundly moving and his intelligently crafted storytelling as effortlessly intimate and epic. Khan was described by the Financial Times as an artist ‘who speaks tremendously of tremendous things’.

TrashDollys | Cape Alley

Four characters find refuge in a long-forgotten backstreet named Cape Alley. Each night, Cape Alley is turned into a gritty vaudeville, illuminated by a whirlwind of limbs, rhythmic rituals and playful sparring. TrashDollys perform in Greece for the first time.

When Saturday 20 July 2019, 21.00
Where Kalamata Central Square

About TrashDollys

TrashDollys was founded in 2014 by dancer, choreographer and creative director Sam Amos. TrashDollys strive to connect, move and inspire through live performance and film.

Festival information

The 25th Kalamata Dance Festival will be held from 19 to 28 July 2019.


Kalamata Dance Megaron – Main Stage

  • General admission: €15.00
  • Students/Concessions: €12.00

Kalamata Dance Megaron – Studio

  • General admission: €12.00
  • Festival workshop participants: €10.00

Admission to events taking place in Kalamata Central Square and to other side events is free of charge.



For further information, please contact Katerina Galani:

Telephone 210 369 2386