Tamata: offerings and tributes given to gods or saints in exchange for grace, a favour, or the fulfilment of a wish.

Alone, feeling defeated, and having lost their faith, six men search for something to believe in. In a timeless and lonely landscape, a place where memory becomes a nightmare and the present a deep and painful wound, they struggle violently but quietly to rediscover their body, their truth, their light. Their bodies fall, hug, tremble, stay still, breathe, shake, explode, sway, fight, dance, crave, hope, promise, and sacrifice. Moments and encounters come and go, some lost forever into the dark, leaving them alone again, confronted with their passions, their desires, and their fears. Always confronted with a single foe, themselves.

A dark, pagan, and poetic journey in search of identity, the need for tenderness, the sense of belonging somewhere, belonging to someone, coexistence. A melancholic journey, hidden behind shadows and darkness, but filled with desires, longing, rage, fragments of memory, and sudden bursts of light. A look into the hidden desires and untold stories of the tender male soul.

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The 26th Kalamata Dance Festival will take place following the special instructions issued by the Ministry of Health, with priority given to public health and with a sense of responsibility towards the public and the artists.

-The sale of tickets this year will take place exclusively through and the network of VIVA sellers.

-Tickets are strictly personal and non-transferable.

-All Festival venues will operate with a maximum capacity of 55% so as to maintain the required physical distance between spectators. In this framework, tickets will be available either for individuals or for a group of two persons.

-Audience members are not allowed to move to seats, different than those indicated in their ticket or by the ushers. 

-Audiences are kindly requested to arrive at the theatre 45 minutes before the start of the performance, in compliance with the health authorities’ instructions.

-It is mandatory for spectators to use a non-medical mask, at Kalamata Castle Amphitheatre when entering the theater and until seated, as well as when leaving the theater, and at Kalamata Dance Megaron Alternative Space when entering the theater, during the whole performance, as well as when leaving the theater.

-During their entrance and exit from the venues, audience members must maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metre between them, following the instructions of the Festival’s personnel as well as the respective signage, so as to avoid crowding. Towards this goal, audience is not permitted to linger in the common areas outside the venues.

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The organizer of this event is the following company: "ΦΑΡΙΣ" ΚΟΙΝΩΦΕΛΗΣ ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΗ ΔΗΜΟΥ ΚΑΛΑΜΑΤΑΣ constitutes the platform selling tickets on behalf of the organizer. The cancellation and refund policy is determined by the organizer.
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Concept & choreography: Fotis Nikolaou

Music: Dimitris Spyrou

Set design: Elena Kotasvili & Alexis Vayianos

Costumes: Constantina Andreou

Light design: Panagiotis Manousis

P: Anastasis Karachanidis, Ilias Bageorgos, Giannis Economides, Fotis Nikolaou, Alexandros Stavropoulos, Dimitris Spyrou

Commissioned by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture within the framework of the Terpsichore 2018 andCulture 2015-2020 programmes for the research and development of contemporary dance.

The performance TAMATA is presented at 26th Kalamata International Dance Festival with the support of the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.



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Wed, 26/8
FOTIS NIKOLAOU - ΤΑΜΑΤΑ Kalamata Castle Amphitheatre - Kalamata, Messinia
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