Each year, the Kalamata Dance Festival honors the timeless art of dance. July 2013 marked the event's 19th year, making it an important part of local culture. The festival is hosted by the Kalamata International Dance Center and features a mix of international and Greek productions, with events, seminars, and workshops for advanced dancers coinciding. The Kalamata Dance Festival is one of the most anticipated happenings of the year in Messinia, helping to bring Greece to the international level for dance and the performing arts. Tip: After enjoying the festival explore the beauty of Kalamata, residing near the Messinian Bay and Mountain Taygetos.