April 2022

2,3 15th Cyprus Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition 2022
sat Semi-finals: Juniors 11:00, Seniors 16:00
sun Finals: Juniors, Seniors: 16:00


The Cyprus Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition gives the chance to young Cypriot dancers to unveil their talent and compete for scholarships, prizes and participations in international professional
groups, seminars and other events.


An institutional event that highly contributes to the development and progress of Dance in Cyprus.


Organised by Cyprus Dance Association.


Tickets: €12 Semi-finals / €15 Finals


4 Live Drawing: A Portrait of the Mona Lisa

FlashArt@Rialto 2022
mon 20:30 (85’)

By Alpha Square, a staged reading of the imagined dialogues between Leonardo da Vinci and Lady Gioconda of the Jules Tasca’s play.


Directed by Andreas Araouzos.

Cast: Christina Marouchou and Andreas Araouzos.

She is childish. She is mature beyond her years. She is feisty. She is docile. She is clever. She is naive. She is a dozen other contradictions. She is the famous Mona Lisa. And her painter, Leonardo, has the obligation to capture the facets of this young woman. A speculation drama about the three years it took the famous Da Vinci to paint his globally known masterwork. She wants to be immortalised by the most famous painter in Europe. He has personal reasons to keep the portrait to himself rather than release it to Francesco Gioconda, who commissioned his wife's portrait. Leonardo and Lisa argue and debate, but they also bare their souls to each other. Artist and subject develop together to acquire a sense of supreme camaraderie.

In English.


Tickets: € 10

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8 -16 20th Cyprus Film Days International Festival
fri – sat 20:00 & 22:00 18+

This 20th edition of Cyprus Film Days International Festival presents a variety of films, screened at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and Zena Palace Cinema in Nicosia. An eclectic international competition section (Glocal Images), world-acclaimed film premieres (Viewfinder), Cypriot productions, screenings and events for children and youth make up this year’s official International Film Festival of Cyprus, dedicated to fiction
feature films.

The festival will also host, for the first time in physical presence, the 3rd Dot on the Map Industry Days, a co-production, education and networking platform, organised online in collaboration with AGORA
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece. Dot on the Map aims at encouraging film collaborations and synergies between producers, directors and screenwriters from Mediterranean countries.

Organised by: Cultural Services – Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth & Rialto Theatre.

All films will be screened in their original language with English and Greek subtitles.

Tickets: €6/ 25 (festival pass)

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tue 18:30 (180’)

Filmed live from the Bridge Theatre in London The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage, adapted by Bryony Lavery and directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Phillip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. Two young people and their dæmons,
with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future.

Eighteen years after his ground-breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.

With English subtitles.

Tickets: €12 / 10


20, 28 A Pop Family Story Ι DIONYSOS THEATRE
wed, thu 20:30 (110’)

Amidst a world of radical changes, Jocasta Papadamou is trapped in her urban flat, living in emotional agitation and naivety, trying to ignore anything that could possibly change her personal, supposed
tranquility. The family gathering at her house turns into an evening of confessions as Jocasta and her guests make a series of personal revelations. A sweet cherry duck, a husband that suddenly becomes alive, a living woman considered dead, an “ex machina” immigrant “butler”, a lover with political aspirations, a cook who wants to be a mother and a piano player who finds consolation in his keys all parade around this dinner.

Through the hilarious dialogues and the staggering rhythm of the performance, the characters reveal themselves, having no real connection with one another, not even caring for each other. A depthless and sad life focusing on glamour, conforms, on meaningless and painless things. A dinner where no one is eating since they are all having their heads in the clouds. What is family after all? What is our duty and relationship with the others? Who are we, really? Where are we located on the contemporary map of the world?

Written by: Akis Dimou
Directed by: Costas Silvestros
Set/Costume: Thelma Kasoulidou
Lighting design: Yiorgos Lazoglou
Composer: Antria Maria Kounna
Cast in order of appearance: Manolis Michaelides, Erica Beyeti, Andreas Koutsoftas, Polyxeni Savva, Christos Yiangou, Angelos Hadjimichael, Marianna Santi.

In Greek

Tickets: €15 / 12


wed 18:30 (165’)

Gilda, the daughter of the court jester, Rigoletto, is secretly in love with the womanizer Duke of Mantua who comes to her in disguise as a poor student. To take revenge for his daughter’s lost honour, Rigoletto
engages an assassin to murder the Duke. When Gilda finds out about her father’s plans, she decides to save her loved one’s life by wearing the man’s disguise and sacrificing herself instead.

A production that sees Verdi’s masterpiece as a modern morality play that pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, in a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay.

Director: Oliver Mears
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Cast: Luca Salsi, Rosa Feola, Javier Camarena, Evgeny Stavinsky, Aigul Akhmetshina, Phillip Rhodes, Dominic Sedgwick

Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
In Italian with English subtitles

Tickets: €20 / 15


29 Marios Tokas Limassol Music School
fri 20:30 (70’)

A concert by the ensembles of Marios Tokas Limassol Music School presenting a repertoire inspired by the Greek entechno music genre in the first part, and the traditional music of Greece and Cyprus in the second part of the concert.


The first part will be performed by the school’s Choir, Mandolin Ensemble and Folk Music Ensemble and the second part by the Traditional Music Ensemble.

Supported by: Lanitio High School and Senior High School Parents’ Association and Management.

Tickets: € 5

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30 Panos Mouzourakis Live
sat 20:30 (90’)

Panos Mouzourakis, one of the most-loved Greek pop singers, and his band are set to hold a one-of-a-kind concert.


Talented and spontaneous, the multi-skilled performer and singer will be hosting a show full of excitement and surprises.

Tickets: € 30 / 25

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