DANCE

Kalamata dance festival celebrates 30th anniversary
CULTURE

A total of 19 productions, 10 local and nine from abroad, are included in the 30th edition of the Kalamata International Dance Festival, Greece’s leading contemporary dance event and one of the most important in Europe, from July 12 to 21.


Gran Spettacolo di Lord Byron | Athens | May 12
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Marking the 200th anniversary of the great poet and philhellene Lord Byron’s death, the Athenian Historical Dance Group presents a performance set in the 19th century at the Parnassos Literary Society (8 Agiou Georgiou Karitsi).

GNO Ballet on a new path with a new ‘Coppelia’
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The Greek National Opera Ballet is set to stage a ‘sensitive and minimalist’ new take on Leo Delibes’ comic ballet ‘Coppelia,’ in a production choreographed by the multi-award-winning Edward Clug and with additional music by Milko Lazar.

Bare | Athens | April 13-14
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“Bare” is a solo dance piece emerging from meticulously crafted and choreographed scenarios, seamlessly blending dance with self-awareness.


Hypothetical Fluid Team | Athens | April 5
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The Hypothetical Fluid team presents a performance where music, dance, lighting and cinema converge in a dialogue at the TV Control Center (91A Kiprou, polychorosket.gr).

Sleeping Beauty | Thessaloniki | April 7
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The Polish National Ballet is bringing its production of “Sleeping Beauty,” with music by by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa’s mesmerizing choreography, to the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (tch.gr) on April 7.


Tangos of Magical Realism | Athens | March 21
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Greek composer Jannos Eolou’s internationally acclaimed “Tangos of the Magic Reality” makes its Athens debuts with the ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra at the Athens Conservatoire (17-19 Vasileos Georgiou B) on March 21.

Coppelia | Athens | May 12-19
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The Greek National Opera (364 Syngrou Avenue, nationalopera.gr) presents a new take on the classic ballet “Coppelia,” choreographed by acclaimed Slovenian artist Edward Clug.



The Bird Experience | Athens | March 8-10 
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The Bird Experience is a cross-European dance project that explores war, migration and loss, in four simultaneous live performances taking place across the participating cities.

Choreographer’s passion for film revealed at Thessaloniki doc fest
CULTURE

There may be nothing connecting Dimitiris Papaionnou to cinema at first glance – it is not, after all, the art his name is associated with – yet the 26th edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will be paying tribute to the celebrated Greek choreographer.

Deus Nos Acudi | Athens | February 26-27
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The interdisciplinary platform Movement Research Project welcomes the award-winning dancer Pak Ndjamena for the first time in Greece, for two exclusive performances at Theater Nous (34 Trias, theatrenous-creativespace.com).


Tango Greco | Athens | February 24
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The City of Athens Choir, the Dionysios Lavragas Mandolinata of Exarchia-Neapolis and the Athens Estudiantina pay tribute to the sensual Argentinian folk dance, the tango.

ODD 24 | Athens | February 23 – March 3
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Onassis Dance Days 2024, the 11th edition of the Onassis Stegi contemporary dance festival (107 Syngrou), returns this year, promising an electrifying lineup of choreographers, performers, composers and musicians, accompanied by their bands, delivering stunning live performances on stage.

Rudolf: Leap into Freedom | Athens | February 19-20
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“Rudolf: Leap into Freedom” brings the extraordinary life of Soviet-born Rudolf Nureyev, the 20th century’s greatest male ballet dancer, to the Greek stage at the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center (hellenic-cosmos.gr).