Panagiota Kallimani

Panagiota KallimaniChoreographer & artistic director 


After having studied at Rosella Hightower’s Dance Centre (1995- 1996), Panagiota continued her training at the CNDC in Angers - Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (1996- 1998).


From 1998 to 2005, she danced with the Compagnie L’Esquisse, in several creations by Joëlle Bouvier and Régis Obadia, among them Opening (R. Obadia); Les chiens (J. Bouvier/R. Obadia); Fureurs, L’oiseau loup and De l’amour (J. Bouvier).

She also participated in the creation of Topo by Expérience Harmaat (2002), Togué by Carlotta  keda (2003), Sorrow love Song by Kubilaï Khan Investigation (2004), Péplum (2006) and Comedy (2008) by Nasser Martin Gousset, Asobu (2006) and Cherry Brandy by Josef Nadj.


Panagiota Kallimani created her first solo Tavla in 1998 at the CNDC d’Angers (touring in France and in Colombia). She became the artistic collaborator to J. Bouvier for the solo Face à Face (touring in France and abroad).

In 2009, she created The Plant Collective with Laurie Young and Filipe Lourenço and the piece Trente presented at the Athens Festival. In 2011 and 2013 she choreographed along with three other members of The Plant Collective, Rafael Pardillo, Emilio Urbina and Filipe Lourenço, the piece Double Take whose first performances were at the Centre National de la Danse – Pantin/Ile-de-France (January 2014). 


Since 2014, she does her own work and created the piece Contreplongées (February 2014) in collaboration with artists like Stavros Gasparatos (music), Heike Schuppelius (stage set). At the same time, she imagines a photographic exhibition and a performance with the complicity of Giogos Loukrezis and the photographer Marilena Stafylidou. 


In 2016, she created two choreographicperformances for young audiences: Mam mam, un dîner magique in may 2016 with Stavros Gasparatos and Arrêt sur image in december 2016.


Les Productions de la Seine is the executive producer of Panagiota Kallimani.


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