Established in 1995, the Kalamata International Dance Festival constitutes the key event of Kalamata's International Dance Center. Its purpose is to promote the art of dance through research, education, artistic activities and creativity.
In the 20 years that it has been held, it has managed to earn itself a special place among other Mediterranean festivals and give the opportunity to influential figures of the modern dance scene to make their first appearance before a Greek audience.
An integral part of the festival are the dance seminars, workshops and talks that are addressed to dance students and professionals, while other concurrent events include publications and dance production videos.
The Festival is held in July every year.