International Dance Festival

The International Dance Festival of Kalamata is held every July and is a top activity of the city. It started in the spring of 1995 by the International Dance Center of Kalamata and has evolved into one of the most important events of its kind in Europe.

A number of important artists, who wrote history on modern dance, appeared for the first time in Greece , while the International Dance Festival was interested in promoting and strengthening the Greek creation either by the assigning choreographic works to talented creators or by supporting the introduction of new experimental groups.

An integral part of the International Dance Festival are the educational dance seminars, workshops and lectures for students and professionals, while other activities of the Festival are the publications and productions of video dance.

The great appeal of the International Dance Festival is reflected every year on the number of visitors that fills every summer the Messinian capital in order to attend the Festival.

The International Dance Festival of Kalamata housed in Zoumpouleio Hall, was firstly connected with performances in the historical Auditorium of Castle of the city. Today its activities are expanded to Municipal Theatre of Kalamata, the Municipal Cultural Center, the National Stadium of Kalamata and elsewhere.

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