Mam Mam, Un dîner magique

Panagiota Kallimani

Concept & choreography Panagiota Kallimani
Performers Panagiota Kallimani & Eric Fessenmeyer
Original music Stavros Gasparatos

Set design Maria Tavlariou & Hara Adamopoulou

Costume design Panagiota Kallimani, Maria Tavlariou & Nella Ioannou >

Light design Sakis Birbilis 

Production & dissemination Florence Francisco - Les Productions de la Seine


Duration 16 minutes  


All audience from 2 years old.


Executive production Les Productions de la Seine

Coproduction Centre Culturel Onassis, Athènes - Grèce


A table, two chairs, two dancers in motion, all of this can create a universe with a new gravity- like a Buster Keaton magic dinner. This story is created by a dialogue between music, dancers and scenic elements which aim to create an imaginary game. During this creative process, we perform with items not only for their material purpose but as well for their poetic potential. Items are translated into movement and are part of the music partition.


After a study of young children (10 months old to 2.5 years old) capacities, we now know that they perceive the existence of items around them even if they do not see them. Indeed, before six months, a thing that babies do not see means that it does not actually exist for them, whereas after that age they start to realise it does exist. Their movements aim to something and they can even repeat an action, a gesture or a sound that seemed

interesting for them. External stimulus capture their eye and help them to liberate their creative imagination…

“What would happen if gravity were to change?” At this magic dinner, everything has two sides: dream and reality.


After the performance, the artistic crew propose a time for exchange and/or a family workshop, on the venue/organizer demand.



5th & 6th February 2022

CCN de Nantes (FR)

18th september 2020 | Recreation


Festival Primariolia, Agion, in partnership with the Onassis Cultural Center of Athenes (GR)


21st & 22th may 2016 | creation 

Centre culturel Onassis, Athènes (GR)




© Sakis Birbilis