JANUARY 2016

 

2/1/2016  

Cinderella 

ALPHA SQUARE 

Andreas Araouzos adapts and directs this classic and much beloved tale, with a good dose of humour and sensitivity. Following his collaboration with the National Theatre of Greece in Odyssey by Bob Wilson, Thodoris Economou writes Cinderella’s songs and Niki Dragoumi plays the leading role. Cast: Irodotos Miltiadous, Anna Yiagkiozi, Marina Vronti, Christina Constantinou and Thanassis Drakopoulos.

 

Produced by: Alpha Square

 

Director: Andreas Araouzos 

Translation: Anthi Zachariadou 

Set Design / costumes: Elena Katsouri  

Lighting Design: Vasilis Petinaris  

Music: Giorgos Kolias  

Actors: Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Andreas Tselepos, Fotis Apostolidis, Panos Makris, Herodotos Miltiadous, Yiannis Karaoulis. 

3/1/2016  

The Magic Flute W.A. Mozart 

THE MET: LIVE IN HD  

(115’) 

 

The inaugural broadcast of the award-winning series The Met: Live in HD that captivated the audience back in 2006, impressed the spectators for its smart humour and fascinating puppetry in this popular production by Julie Taymor. The opera illustrates Mozart’s all-time classic tale, for both children and adults.

 

Conductor: James Levine 

Production, Direction, Costumes, Puppet Designer: Julie Taymor 

Set Designer: George Tsypin 

Lighting Designer: Donald Holder 

Choreographer: Mark Dend 

 

Click here for the Metropolitan Opera Website 

9 /1/2016

String Demons: World Adventure

CLASSICS RELOADED SERIES

(90’)

 

Two siblings from Greece, Constantinos (cello) and Lydia Mpountouni (violin) trigger an unprecedented music experience, making fans and gaining followers wherever they play. Classical music is intertwined with heavy metal, while the traditional and folk music genres are blended with rock music in an unpredictable repertoire that ignites the crowd with compositions by Iron Maiden, Queen, Hadjidakis, Bach, Vivaldi, Theodorakis, Tsitsanis and others: songs we have listened to countless times, yet never by the String Demons.

 

Constantinos Mpountounis: Cello, Lydia

Mpountouni: Violin

11/1/2016  

One day when we were young 

Nick Payne @ Rialto on Stage  

(80’) 

 

Second World War (1942): Leonard and Violet are young and in love. In the hotel room, they will spend their first night together, but probably the last one too. He must go to war. Year 1963: “Everything has changed now. This is the problem. You can’t just start from where you left off, can you?” Year 2002: They meet again and think of how different things could have been. How terribly different things are?  

 

Translation / Direction: Marios Mettis 

Assistant Director: Elena Georgiadou 

Sets Design/ Costumes: Marina Hatzilouka 

Music - Sound Design - Music Edited by: Lefteris Moumtzis 

Lighting: Stavros Tartaris 

Visual Communication: Rockthedog 

Actors: Niovi Charalambous, Marios Mettis, Antonia Charalambous 

12/1/2016 

Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë 

NT LIVE 

(200’) 

 

Α bold and dynamic production by the National Theatre, based on Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane, uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, the spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.  With Greek & English subtitles 

 

Director: Sally Cookson 
Set Designer: Michael Vale 

Costume Designer: Katie Sykes 
Lighting Designer: Aideen Malone 
Composer: Benji Bower 
Movement Director: Dan Canham 
Sound Designer: Mike Beer 

With Madeleine Worrall as Jane Eyre. 

 

Cast: Benji Bower, Will Bower, Elly Condron, Craig Edwards, Laura Elphinstone, Felix Hayes, Richard Hurst, Phil King, Melanie Marshall, Simone Saunders, Jools Scott, Maggie Tagney, Joannah Tincey, Stevie Thompson, Ellena Vincent 

 

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13/1/2016

Oleg Pogudin

Love Star

(120’)

 

Acclaimed Russian tenor, singer and performer of famous international hits in various languages comes to the Rialto Theatre, accompanied by an orchestra of Russian folk instruments.

14/1/2016  

The Untouchable Instrument 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

(90’) 

 

The Theremin is a peculiar electronic instrument, which incorporates two metal rods and is played by the instrumentalist who uses his fingers, yet without touching it. The instrument produces a bewitching, other-worldly sound with string and human voice qualities and makes its debut in Cyprus. Dutch soloist Thørwald Jorgensen, “one of the most important exponents of classical music on the Theremin” will perform works by L. Anderson (Plink Plank Plunk, Fiddle Faddle), A. Fuleihan (Concerto for Theremin), V. Herbiet (Sirenum Scopuli), A. Dvořák (Seven Slavonic Dances (from op. 46 and 72).  Conductor: Alkis Baltas

 

L. ANDERSON: Plink Plank Plunk Fiddle Faddle  

A. FULEIHAN: Concerto for Theremin  

V. HERBIET:  Sirenum Scopuli 

Α. DVOŘÁK: Seven Slavonic Dances (from op. 46 and 72) 

 

Soloist: Thorwald Jørgensen (Theremin)  

Conductor: Alkis Baltas 

 

https://www.cyso.org.cy/ 

16/1/2016  

Peter Pan 

LEXI THEATRE 

(65’) 

 

Peter Pan, symbol of eternal youth, gleefulness and joy, is a rascal who refuses to grow up. He lives his childhood on a deserted small island, Neverland, he has an unfathomable imagination and overdeveloped senses. A musical for true friendship and innocence against falsehood and hypocrisy. 

  

Director: Christos Nicolaou 

Music: Michalis Rousou 

Lyrics: Stavros Stavrou 

Production: Lexi Theatre 

17/1/2016

One piano, one mandolin and 9 guitars

(90’)

 

Manolis Neophytou (piano), Andreas Christodoulou (mandolin) and Acordes guitar ensemble, conducted by Zoi Paisanou will present a unique repertoire with songs and dances from Spain, compositions by Manos Hadjidakis, music from the Greek cinema and Argentinean tangos by Piazzolla.

22/1/2016 & 23/1/2016  

Loxandra by Maria Iordanidou 

CYPRUS THEATRE ORGANISATION 

(130’) 

 

THOC’s Main Stage presents one of the most popular novels of modern Greek literature. “In that old beloved City that once existed, lived Loxandra”. In Constantinople, at a time when different ethnic communities lived together, sharing a common life with tolerance and understanding. Her story is narrated by a 15-member cast, while the role of Loxandra, a woman with a big heart and an open embrace, is played by Elisavet Constantinidou.

*With English and Turkish surtitles 

 

Director: Effie Theodorou 

Dramatisation: Savvas Kyriakides 

 

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24/1/2016

Karagiozis the Doctor

SHADOW THEATRE WITH LIVE ETHNIC JAZZ MUSIC

(60’)

 

A collaboration between KaragioZIS pantou! (Thodoris Kostidakis) and the Amalgamation Project (Ermis Michael, Covers – Guitar / Vicky Anastasiou - Voice /Alkis Agathocleous - Ney). During Karagiozis’ latest adventure, the action behind the white curtain is intertwined with ethnic jazz covers of shadow theatre traditional songs, where Karagiozis must present himself as a doctor. Pasha wants him to treat the incurable illness of his daughter, yet his ignorance triggers a series of misunderstandings. In the end, however, intelligence and kindness help overcome problems, and everything is finally settled.

25/1/2016

The Great Goddess of Cyprus

Stavros Papageorgiou

(60’)

 

Guided by archaeological evidence, we travel back in time and investigate known and unknown aspects of Aphrodite’s worship in Cyprus. Internationally renowned French archaeologist, Dr. Jacqueline Karageorghis, is our main fellow traveller in this breath-taking journey.

 

In Greek with English subtitles

Directed and written by Stavros Papageorgiou

28/1/2016  

Musical Synergies, Cyprus - Israel 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

(100’) 

 

Led by renowned conductor Miltos Logiades, this rich programme opens with Giovanni Gabrielli’s Canzona XII. The CySO then welcomes Grammy-nominated mandolinist, Avi Avital to interpret one of Vivaldi’s most famous concertos, as well as Sulkhan Tsintsadze’s fiery Miniatures (1945) and Manuel de Falla’s spirited Spanish Dance.

 

Two exquisite works follow: Cesar Franck’s elegiac Short pieces and the relentlessly energetic Concerto for small orchestra by Albert Roussel.

https://www.cyso.org.cy/ 

30/1/2016  

Turandot  

Giacomo Puccini   

THE ΜΕΤ: LIVE IN HD 

(195’) 

 

Nina Stemme takes on the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, Turandot, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand, opposite Marco Berti as Calàf, the brave prince who sings Nessun dorma and wins her love.

 

Anita Hartig and Leah Crocetto share the role of Liù, the faithful slave girl. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani.

 

With Greek & English subtitles.

 

Click here for the Metropolitan Opera Website 

18-31

@ Rialto Everywhere

Fresh Pics

RIALTO VISUAL ARTS

 

The Rialto Theatre and Cyprus University of Technology organise a photo exhibition presenting the work of students of the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts in all the spaces of the theatre. The exhibition will be inaugurated on Monday, 18th of January 2016 at 17.00 and it will remain open until the 31st of March 2016. During the inauguration, visitors will have the opportunity to go on stage and explore a collection featuring over 30 photographic books, created by the new generation of photographers.

 

Curated by: Theopisti Stylianou – Lambert.

The exhibition will open one hour before and until the end of every performance.

 

FEBRUARY 2016

1/2/2016

A tin and a half by Yiannis Makridakis

On Stage

(80’)

 

An adaptation of Yiannis Makridakis’ novel to the stage, narrating the true story of Yiorgis Petikas.

 

On the evening of the 22nd February 1915, he stabs his partner, Yiannis Loizos, for the eyes of a woman. That night marking the starting point of his adventure, he heads up to the mountains and becomes the most legendary bandit in the history of Chios.

 

Directed by Maria Eginitou.

With Harry Charalambous.

2/2/2016

Haig Yazdjian – Yiotis Kiourtsoglou – Vangelis Karipis

WORLD MUSIC SERIES

(90’)

 

Three virtuoso instrumentalists, leading figures of the Greek music scene, come together for an exceptional concert: Haig Yazdjian (acoustic, electric oud, voice), Yiotis Kiourtsoglou (electric bass) and Vangelis Karipis (percussions, drums).

 

Together they perform Haig Yazdjian’s well-known compositions, as well as music from the personal work of Yiotis Kiourtsoglou (from the album Hapopsis) and Vangelis Karipis (with Krotala percussion group).

3/2/2016 & 4/2/2016  

The Drama Short Film Festival travels to Cyprus 

(110’) & (114’) 

 

The awarded Greek films of Drama Short Film Festival 2015, Greece’s leading short film festival, travel to Cyprus. 

 

Organized by: Ministry of Education and Culture, Rialto Theatre and Drama International Short Film Festival, in collaboration with Nicosia Friends of Cinema Society, Paphos Friends of Cinema Society, Limassol Cine Club and Larnaca-Famagusta Cine Club.   

Free entrance. 

 

https://www.dramafilmfestival.gr/ 

5/2/2016  

A tale by Manos Hadjidakis and 10 songs from the Lazy Dragon 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Family Concerts 

(70’) 

 

Manos Hadjidakis’ moving fairytale narrated by Alkis Baltas and accompanied by musicians A. Bargilly (violin), N. Ioannou (double bass) and M. Nicolaou (percussion). Doros Demosthenous and Katerina Andreou, accompanied by a children’s choir, will then interpret ten tracks from George Hadjipieris’ children songs collection.  

 

Soloists: Katerina Andreou (song), Doros Demosthenous (song) 

With the participation of student’s choir from Nicosia city and district primary schools  

Conductor / Narrator: Alkis Baltas  

In collaboration with the Department of Primary Education and Inspector of Music, Ms. Dora Constantinou

 

https://www.cyso.org.cy/ 

8/2/2016 & 9/2/2016  

Dimitris Papaioannou 

Still Life  

(80’) 

 

The Rialto Theatre is pinned on the international tour map of the most recent work of Dimitris Papaioannou (Edafos Dance Theatre (1986-2002), opening and closing ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, 2 (2006), Medea2 (2008), opening ceremony of Baku European Games 2015). “With Still Life, Dimitris Papaioannou signs yet another gem, perhaps the most important one and, definitely, the most luminous and lucid too; a diamond shining through the nudity of its simplicity” (To Tetarto Koudouni).

“[…] It inaugurates a rather liberated, more reflective, more mature, greyer and more humane period. It worships man and, more precisely, everyday people, those struggling, those condemned to roll their life up a hill, like Sisyphus” (Athens Voice).  

“Apart from the meaning of Still Life in Art, the performance attaches another term to the story: life is still here, it resists, as if there were no perspectives… Still alive” (DANSER canal Historique) 

http://www.dimitrispapaioannou.com/en/ 

11/2/2016  

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SOLOISTS 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

(100’) 

 

The Cyprus Suite by Nicos Vichas is presented together with Martinů’s distinguished Concerto for oboe and orchestra, Spohr’s charming, early romantic Concertο for string quartet and Savvas Savva’s Adagio for strings.

 

Soloists: David Perpiñan (oboe), Ayşe Karaoĝlan and Anna Wrobel (violins), Ewa Bartmann (viola) and Miranda Papaneocleous (cello).  

 

Conductor: Alkis Baltas

 

https://www.cyso.org.cy/ 

14/2/2016  

Romeo and Juliet 

Sergey Prokofiev 

THE ROYAL BALLET 

(180’) 

 

Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s poignant setting of Sergey Prokofiev’s classic score draws out the emotional and psychological intensity of the most tragic love story of all times.

 

A transmission from the Royal Opera House 50 years after MacMillan’s production first arrived at Covent Garden with Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn.  

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan 

Music: Sergey Prokofiev 

Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis 

Lighting Designer: John B. Read 

Performed by: The Royal Ballet  

Conductor: Koen Kessels 

 

https://www.roh.org.uk/about/the-royal-ballet 

15/2/2016

Late Love

Isaac Bashevis Singer

MOSCOW DRAMA THEATER ON MALAYA BRONNAYA

(130’)

 

Based on the play written by Nobel Prize in Literature winner, Late Love narrates the moving story of a lonely man reaching the final stage of his life.

 

Having lived a life of pain and loss, a woman comes to ignite the fire of a passionate and reconciling love.

 

Performed in Russian.

16/2/2016 

Les Liaisons Dangereuses 

Christopher Hampton 

ΝT LIVE (DONMAR) 

(185’) 

In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival for the Donmar Warehouse marks the play’s thirty-year anniversary.

 

With Greek and English subtitles.

   

Director: Jossie Rourke 
Designer: Tom Scutt 
Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson  
Sound Designer: Carolyn Downing Composer: Michael Bruce 
Movement Director: Arthur Pita 

Cast: Adjoa Andoh, Alison Arnopp, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Elaine Cassidy, Morfydd Clark, Edward Holcroft, Janet McTeer, Thom Petty, Jennifer Saayeng, Una Stubbs, Dominic West.

20/2/2016

Dancing for Life:

Traditional Greek dances and songs

(120’)

 

Limassol Folklore Association, Dionysos Cultural and Dancing Group, Zedros Cultural Dancing Group (Polemidia), the Limassol Association of Folk-Art Studies and Nostos Cultural Association (Pissouri), present songs and dances from various regions of Greece and Cyprus, to support the Cyprus Autistic Association.

22/2/2016

Stavros Gasparatos:

Expanded Piano

CLASSICS RELOADED SERIES

(65’)

 

An acoustic piano is wired with microphones attached to the body of the piano, its strings and mechanisms.

 

Each microphone’s signal is manipulated in real time through a computer and then routed to its own loudspeaker, creating a multichannel space around the audience that puts the listeners “inside” the piano and in an Alice in Wonderland-like acoustic journey.

25/2/2016

Piano Duo

Tribute to Vienna

(90’)

 

The piano duo by Elina Linchevskaya from Russia and Zbynek Maruska from Czech Republic, demonstrates the completeness in expression and fullness of sound of the pianoforte, offering to the audience the pleasure of enjoying a remarkable performance of compositions by W. A. Mozart, J. Brahms and J. Strauss.

28/2/2016

Those were the days!

EMMELEIA CHOIR

(90’)

 

Soloist Betty Harafti and the Emmeleia Choir present a concert with masterpieces from Greek operettas and the Greek retro music repertoire.

 

Choir conductor: Eleni Kyprianou

 

Organized by: Emmeleia Choir

29/2/2016

Stamatis Kraounakis – Panayiotis Margaris:

Secret encounter

(120’)

 

A concert for two: Stamatis Kraounakis, accompanied by acclaimed solo guitarist, Panayiotis Margaris, performs his own songs, as well as memorable compositions by great artists.

 

Soloist Panayiotis Margaris will perform his own compositions, as well as songs by Ennio Morricone, the Rolling Stones, Sting, Queen and others.

1-29

@ Rialto Everywhere

Fresh Pics

 

Α photo exhibition presenting the work of students of the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts (Cyprus University of Technology).  

 

Curator: Theopisti Stylianou – Lambert.

 

The exhibition opened one hour before and until the end of every performance

 

MARCH 2016

1/3/2016

Limassol Carnival:

A magical story, by Stelios Georgiades

BOOK PRESENTATION

(45’)

 

An extensive and voluminous research on the Limassol Carnival during the past 120 years, by Stelios Georgiades.

 

The book will be introduced by the Mayor of Limassol, Mr Andreas Christou, while Dr Angel Nicolaou Konnari, Associate Professor at the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus, will focus on the research.

 

Free entrance (Attendees were welcome to join the presentation in carnival costumes and masks).

4/3/2016

Serenades and carnival songs by Children’s Choirs

(80’)

 

An evening of serenades and carnival songs by the Children and Chamber Choir of Papadakion Municipal School of Music, the Music Workshop and the Piccolo of the Epilogi Choir, the Melodies & Chromata Children’s Choir and the Armonia Choir.

 

Organisation: Limassol Municipality

5/3/2016

Manon Lescaut

GIACOMO PUCCINI

The MET: Live in HD

(188’)

 

“Desperate passion” is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian opera composer of his day. Soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Roberto Alagna join forces in the title roles of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress and the dashing student who desperately woos her.

 

Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score.

 

With English subtitles.

Click here for the Metropolitan Opera Website 

6/3/2016

Maraveyas Ilegal

(130’)

 

A concert by Greek singer and songwriter Kostis Maraveyas, combining a variety of styles from different cultures.

 

His familiar voice and upbeat mood are intertwined with the participation of the audience, in a sing-along party-style concert with songs from across the globe, performed in his own unique way and by the band’s excellent musicians.

9/3/2016

A streetcar named desire

Tennessee Williams

THEATRO LEXI

(150’)

 

In a New Orleans slum, Blanche moves in with her sister, in an attempt of reconciliation. Stanley Kowalski, her brother-in-law, will torment her past and crumble every single hope to rebuild her future.

 

Through the conflict between Blanche and Stanley, Tennessee Williams clearly demonstrates that in today’s world, those who manage to survive are Stanleys, not Blanches.

 

Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948.

 

Directed by: Aliki Danezi – Knutsen.

Cast: Christiana Pavlidou and Nikos Poursanides.

10/3/2016

Music from the American Continent

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

(90’)

 

Some of the finest 20th century classical music of the Americas: Villa-Lobos’s hauntingly beautiful Bachiana Brazileira no. 5, Copland’s hugely popular sets of Old American songs (1950, 1952) and Piazzolla’s Sinfonietta and Tangazo (1970).  

Soloist: Tassos Apostolou (baritone)

 

Conductor: Lisa Xanthopoulou

18/3, 19/3 & 20/3  

16th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform 

14 new dance projects by established and upcoming choreographers are presented within the framework of the Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform, organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre. 

 

18/3 

Elena Antoniou| Inmost 20’ 

Julia Brendle and Marios Constantinou | Τreatment 10’ 

Fouli Stylianidou | ΚΟΙΤΑΜΕ 20’ 

.pelma.lia haraki | Truth Well Faked 20’ 

AELION Dance company Fotini Perdikaki | Surprise 20’ 

 

19/3 

Suzanna Phialas| Collecting References 11’ 

En drasei Evie Demetriou| The more you dance the more you get 20’ 

Asomates Dynameis |Machi Demetriadou- Lindahl |Liquid Body/a study on empathy 20’ 

Photis Nicolaou | Those gentle hearts are like shot birds falling 20’ 

 

20/3 

Zoe Giorgalli in collaboration with Matt Gordon | Counter Tensions 10’ 

Hamilton Monteiro | Labeling U 10’ 

Alexandros Michael | Complex Foreverafter 12’ 

Chorotheatro Omada Pende Chloe Melidou | Le lac des cycles 20’ 

Amfidromo Chorotheatro Elena Christodoulidou | Frontears 17’ 

22/3/2016

Casting

Alexandre Galin

CYPRUS THEATRE ORGANISATION

(120’)

 

A black comedy about women trafficking, in which two Japanese impresarios hold auditions for young Russian women to work at their night clubs in Singapore.

 

The auditions go horribly wrong when their ad fails to specify that the young women must be single.  

 

Entrance is only permitted to guests over 15.

 

With surtitles in English and Turkish.

23/3/2016

Two for the Seesaw

WILLIAM GIBSON

SOVREMENNIK ΤHEATRE

Russian Theatre Screenings

(190’)

 

Α romance-drama set in New York with Jerry, a lawyer who has recently separated from his wife. At a party he meets Gittel, a struggling dancer. They instantly get along and begin to fall in love. But the relationship is hampered by their differences in background and temperament.  

 

Screening of the production by Moscow’s Sovremennik Theatre directed by Galina Volchek, with Chulpan Khamatova and Kirill Safonov.

 

In Russian

26/3 & 27/3

11th Cyprus Ballet Competition

 

The Cyprus Dance Association organises the 11th Cyprus Ballet Competition aiming to discover talented dancers and promote them across Cyprus and abroad.

 

With the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

29/3/2016

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

NT LIVE

(160’)

 

An irresistibly funny production of Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change broadcasted from the National Theatre.

 

Rosalie Craig’s spirited; glowing Rosalind lights up every scene.  With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia journey into the Forest of Arden.  There she disguises herself as a boy, embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.  

 

With English subtitles.

30/3/2016

Peter and the wolf / The magic remote control

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FAMILY CONCERTS

(75’)

 

The main characters Prokovief’s musical story are Peter, a brave boy, a wolf, a chirping flute, a clarinet gliding playfully on the water, a slowly walking bassoon with a frown on its face and more.  

 

After the musical story, the Orchestra holds a musical surprise for its young friends…

 

Narrated by: Petros Yiorkadjis

Conductor: Alkis Baltas

31/3/2016

July 9th

VASSILIS MICHAELIDES – MICHALIS CHRISTODOULIDES

(130’)

 

Vassilis Michaelides’ poem, July 9th, is a milestone for the “Romiosyni” - or “Greekness” - of Cyprus, as well as for the nation itself.

 

In the form of an oratorio composed by Michalis Christodoulides, it is performed by a 10-member orchestra and Diastasis Vocal Ensemble.

 

Soloists: Giorgos Ntalaras, Kyros Patsalides and Costas Hadjichristodoulou.

1-31

@ Rialto Café Bar

Limassol Carnival

RIALTO VISUAL ARTS

 

An art exhibition by Constantinos Stephanou, with paintings inspired by old photographs of the Limassol Carnival.

 

Opening of the exhibition: Tuesday, 1st of March at 19:00.

 

The exhibition opened one hour before and until the end of every performance.

 

APRIL 2016

1/4/2016

9th of July

MICHALIS CHRISTODOULIDES

DIASTASIS CULTURAL ASSOCIATION

(130’)

 

Michalis Christodoulides’ oratorio based on Vassilis Michaelides’ poem, 9th of July.

 

Presented by the choir of Diastasis Cultural Association under the direction of Antriana Sergidou.

 

Soloists: George Dalaras, Kyros Patsalides, Costas Hadjichristodoulou.

2/4/2016

Madama Butterfly

GIACOMO PUCCINI

THE MET LIVE IN HD

(198’)

 

Anthony Minghella's breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006.

 

Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly's heart.

 

With Greek and English subtitles.

3/4/2016

A tribute to Mikis Theodorakis

EPILOGI CHOIR

(120’)

 

EPILOGI Cultural Movement of Limassol presents a tribute to the great Greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis, interpreted by four soloists, the EPILOGI Mixed and Children’s Choirs and a 10-member band.

 

Orchestration/Orchestra – Choir

Conductor: Constantinos Diminakis.

Artistic director: Angelina Nicolaidou.

4/4/2016

Colours of Another Sky

ΤΑΚΟΥSHIS - ΚΑRΑPΑΤΑΚIS PROJECT

JAZZ SERIES

(90’)

 

Cypriot musicians Takoushis and Karapatakis present their third album, inspired by the Mediterranean culture and tradition, in collaboration with David Lynch, Zacharias Spyridakis – the talented new generation lyre player from Crete – and drummer Stelios Xydias.

5/4/2016

Provincial jokes

ALEXANDER VAMPILOV

RUSSART THEATRE

(140’)

 

A joyful play about unselfishness, kindness and repentance set in the ‘60s in one small Russian town.

 

The characters accidentally find themselves in a provincial hotel where the hotel manager thinks that one of the guests is very important official from Moscow.  

 

With people's artists of Russia Boris Nevzorov, Alexandr Pashutin, Olga Naumenko etc.

 

In Russian.

6/4/2016

Epiphany Averoff

MARIOS TOKAS LIMASSOL MUSIC SCHOOL

(90’)

 

A presentation of Epiphany Averoff, Mikis Theodorakis’ prominent work, based on poems written by Giorgos Seferis.

 

Soloist: Alex Moskofian, baritone.

Conductor: Solon Kladas.

 

The students, together with their music teachers, Theodoros Krasides, Ioannis Filaretou, Andreas Christodoulou, Marios Markou, Christos Manos and Giorgos Krasides will also present the flute, guitar, traditional music, plucked string instruments, clarinet and Greek entechno music ensembles, as well as the school band.

7/4/2016

8 Women

Robert Thomas

DIONYSOS THEATRE

(100’)

 

A black comedy with eight women – a mother-in-law, a wife, a sister-in-law, a sister, two daughters, a chambermaid and a maid – discovering the death of the only man in the house, stabbed with a knife.

 

Directed by Christos Yiangou.

11/4/2016

Classic versus Rock

PAPAGEORGIO STRING QUARTET

CLASSICS RELOADED SERIES

(105’)

 

Summer by Vivaldi paired with Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, Aria in G by Bach paired with Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin, Moonlight by Beethoven paired with Nothing else matters by Metallica et.al. arranged by Constantin Papageorgio and performed by two violins, a viola and a cello.

 

Audiences from any kind of musical background will enjoy this alternative music band performing fused orchestrations/arrangements together with rock song melodies.

12/4/2016

Our class

Tadeusz Slobodzianek

CYPRUS THEATRE ORGANISATION

(150’)

 

A play about the events that took place in the Polish city of Jedwabne, when, during the Second World War and under German occupation, its Catholic residents exterminated the Jewish population of the city.

 

The story follows the lives of 10 schoolmates, before and after the horrific events that changed their lives forever.

 

Adaptation/Direction: Yannis Kalavrianos.

With surtitles in English and Turkish.

Entrance was restricted to persons over the age of 15.

14/4/2016

100 years Vassilis Tsitsanis

LIMASSOL FOLKLORE ASSOCIATION

(130’)

 

A dance & music performance with references to a series of events that marked the Greek history of the past 100 years, starting with the life of the great composer and his beloved songs.

 

Research, artistic supervision and presentation: Lambros Liavas.

Performed by: Yiorgos Tzortzis, Katerina Tsiridou and Anna Aristidou, accompanied by the band “Ex Adieretou”.

Narrated by Minas Tingilis.

15/4/2016 – 24/4/2016 

Cyprus Film Days 2016 

 

The festival, in its 14th edition, presents a variety of films, screened at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and Zena Palace Cinema in Nicosia. An international competition section (Glocal Images), internationally acclaimed film premieres (Viewfinder), tributes, parallel programmes and music events make up this year’s official International Film Festival of Cyprus dedicated to feature fiction films. For the second time this year, the Festival also presents a children’s film festival “Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth”.

 

Organised by: Cultural Services – Ministry of Education and Culture & Rialto Theatre. All films will be screened in their original language with Greek and English subtitles.  

www.cyprusfilmdays.com 

18/4, 19/4 & 20/4

Blackout (A small protest)

CHRISTOS ECONOMOU

Greek Theatre Series

@ Aris (Heroes Square)

(65’)

 

Two stories from the short story collection by Christos Economou Something will happen, you’ll see (Greece Short Story Award 2011) come to life in a traditional tavern, performed by Christos Sapountzis and directed by Irene Margariti.

 

A “small protest” against a world that is “dark…as if in times of war, occupation or great disaster”.

26/4/2016  

Woe from Wit 

A.S. GRIBOYEDOV  

SOVREMENNIK ΤHEATRE 

RUSSIAN THEATRE SCREENINGS 

(180’) 

 

A comedy in verse, satirizing the society of post-Napoleonic Moscow.  Written in 1823, the play belongs to the classical school of comedy, with principal antecedents in Molière.

 

With Sergey Garmash, Elena Plaksina, Shamil Khamatov, Darya Belousova, Vladislav Vetrov, Alexander Berda and others.  

 

In Russian. 

4 – 27 April

@ Limassol General Hospital

 

Caring Visits Inspired by the world classic literature, the theatrical and poetic discourse, two actors, Stelios Andronikou and Varvara Christophi, visit every time a different hospital room or patient. They provide a list with world literature masterpieces dealing with patience, love, dreaming and the power of the human soul.

 

Patients select one of the plays and experience a live staged act, performed with the simplest and most authentic tools actors can have: their voice and their body.

 

Directed by Stelios Andronikou.

 

MAY 2016

4/5/2016, 5/5/2016

@ Former department store E & S (Anexartisias St., Limassol)

Ι was Lysistrati

ANTONI GEORGIOU

CENTRE OF PERFORMING ARTS MITOS

(45’)

 

Presentation of a new Cypriot play which brings Lysistrati to the 21st century with references to the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata and contemporary texts. Her return comes with a realization of her failure to prevent war atrocities and killings. She gets critical, to herself and her loved ones and tough to both love and life itself.

6/5/2016

Cyprus Ancient Drama Platform 

(120’) 

Three fresh viewpoints on ancient drama texts by three Cypriot artists.  

 

Searching for Aiantas 

IPOGA & SINERGIO 

An open rehearsal-performance, an anthology of the ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles and his play Aiantas (Ajax).  Director: Stelios Andronikou. 

With: Demetris Spyrou, Stelios Andronikou, Stelios Kyprianou 

 

Prometheus, scene 1 

STEPHANOS DROUSSIOTIS 

The gift of Prometheus places mankind at the centre of the tragic event. In man's attempt to delimit the new space that is assigned to him, light is transformed from matter to be used into a new condition of existence. 

Concept - direction - set design: Stephanos Droussiotis. 

Performed by: Prokopis Agathokleous 

 

NARcissus: hubris/ lament 

NEKTARIOS RODOSTHENOUS 

Α study on Greek lament for three female voices and a narrator/guitarist.  The re-contextualised lament of the singers is filtered through the myth of Narcissus, by Ovid.  

Performers: Katerina Andreou, Ellie Aloneftou, Julia Petrou Michaelides, Nektarios Rodosthenous 

7/5/2016  

Elektra  

RICHARD STRAUSS 

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 

(105’) 

Soprano Nina Stemme portrays Elektra’s quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon.

 

Based on Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s adaptation of Sophocles’ Electra, the resulting opera is an intense and still-startling work of rare vocal and orchestral power.   

With Greek & English subtitles.  

8/5/2016  

MAGDALENA ZERA, FANTASTICO THEATRO 

Iphigenia in Aulis 

@ Old Vinegar factory  

(45’) 

Α lecture-presentation of the new production by Fantastico Theatro.   

8/5/2016, 9/5/2016 

Orestes by Euripides 

HOROS THEATRE COMPANY 

(100’) 

Euripides transforms Sophocles’ tyrant-slaying Orestes and Electra into “terrorists”. Six days after the murder of Clytemnestra, the two siblings are holed up their family home, while the whole of society is against them. 

 

Simos Kakalas, a director who has won respect through his devotion to the manual aspect of theatre is staging Orestes at Rialto Theatre following its performances at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus in 2015. 

9/5/2016  

@ Old Vinegar factory, Lemesos 

Open discussion: “Why ancient drama?” 

(120’) 

The organizers invite the audience together with artists participating in the mikro ancient drama festival to discuss why ancient drama and the themes that stem from it are still relevant to us.

10/5/2016  

@ Old Vinegar factory, Lemesos 

Mikro Platform  

(80’) 

 

Clytemnestra: Self-exposed 

AVGI LILLI, ANNA FOTIADOU 

 

How guilty can a killer eventually be? Clytemnestra exposed in anger, pain and sadness, composes her autobiography. This interactive theatrical performance incorporates video art, video mapping and sound design. Performer: Ioanna Kordatou 

 

 

30΄ Orestes - Ismene  

ELENI ANASTASIOU, RODIA VOMVOLOU 

 

Orestes and Ismene share the stage for the first time. Their task is to make a life or death decision within 30 minutes.

With Marina Argiridou and Ektoras Liatsos 

10/5/2016  

MARTIN MCDONAGH 

Hungmen 

NT LIVE 

(160’) 

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre this year’s Olivier Award winning comedy (Best New Play) by Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh comes to the Rialto. 

 

In his small pub in a northern English town, Harry is a local celebrity, as the second-best hangman in England.  But how does he react on the day they've abolished hanging?

 

With Greek and English subtitles. 

12/5/2016  

As it if it were yesterday 

SATIRIKO THEATRO 

(120’) 

Costas Demetriou and Stelios Kafkarides direct and star in a play by Michalis Pashiardis in the Cypriot dialect. 

 

Six shorts stories are presented with poetic nostalgia and genuine love for Cyprus, its customs and traditions.  

13/5/2016  

2nd Choir Festival of the Famagusta Municipal Choir 

(60’) 

The festival is dedicated to the beloved city of Famagusta and the return to Famagusta.

 

Participating choirs: Limassol Aris Choir conducted by Solon Kladas, Children Choir Epilogi conducted by Angelina Nicolaidou and the Famagusta Municipal

Choir conducted by Nicos Vehas.  

14/5/2016 

BURGER PROJECT 

Mom, I’m going to make a band! 

(90’) 

An interactive music show addressed to children over the age of three.

 

The aim of the show is to engraft young kids with the seed of music and the magic of rhythm while at the same time make them have the time of their life.

 

3+  

14/5/2016 

Burger Project LIVE 

(120’) 

A cover band with a "twist" and hundreds of uplifting concerts throughout Greece and abroad.  

 

Disco anthems, punk rock classics, pop standards, even some well-known songs from the Greek repertoire are transformed from these innovative entertainers.

15/5/2016 

Giselle 

ROYAL BALLET 

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE CINEMA 

(140’) 

The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death. 

 

With its combination of memorable story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is the perfect way to discover classical ballet.  

16/5/2016, 17/4/2016  

Bolshoi Opera soloists 

(105’) 

 

An evening with the leading soloists from the Bolshoi Opera who will perform, not only some of the best opera arias and  classical songs, but also well-known songs  from the modern repertoire.  

18*/5/2016, 19/5/2016  

Sweet Bird of Youth 

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS 

CYPRUS THEATRE ORGANISATION 

(130’) 

Chance Wayne, a ruthless and ambitious young man, returns to his hometown, with Alexandra Del Lago, a movie star whose career is on the wane, to whom he offers his services.

 

Two people obsessed with the passing of time, find refuge in each other’s company as they try to deal with their feelings and fears. 

 

12+

 

* With English and Turkish surtitles. 

21/5/2016 

King of clubs – The card of love 

ALEXANDER GERASIMOV 

(75’) 

Α musical video performance based on the play The King of Clubs written by Alexander Gerasimov, music by Igor Krutoy and lyrics by Ilya Reznik. 

 

A heartfelt love story about a diplomat who has been living for many years with a young and ambitious girl.  When they decide to get married, the bride disappears the day before the wedding.  Ten years later, she reappears…

 

In Russian.  

23/5/2016 

English Russian 

(90’) 

Α comedy on the strong friendship between a Russian businessman who meets an English teacher during a trip to London. 

 

Within the “Days of Russian Culture”.

 

In Russian 

24/5/2016 

Polyphonia Choir 

(75’) 

An evening with a medley of songs from Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, Disney Dazzle! and The Beatles in Revue under the Artistic Directorship of Maro Skordi. 

 

The choir is accompanied on the piano by Marios Toumbas and conducted by Dimitris Bouzanis. 

26/5/2016  

ΑΝΤΟΝ CHEKHOV 

The Cherry Orchard  

MOSCOW ART THEATER  

RUSSIAN THEATRE SCREENINGS 

(180’) 

Is not it silly not to accept a reasonable offer to cut down an orchard, build a house, get rich and live according to the changing times?

 

The Director Adolf Shapiro takes the view that the longer we live, the more we realize that it is indeed silly; silly impractical and senseless.

 

This production, with Renata Litvinova, Andrei Smolyakov, Nikolai Chindyaykin et al, shows us the absurd, fragile beauty of senseless impracticality.

 

In Russian.

With Greek subtitles. 

27/5/2016   

Melodies without frontiers  

ACORDES GUITAR ENSEMBLE  

WORLD MUSIC SERIES 

(100’) 

Α guitar orchestra based in Cyprus offering to its audience musical works that are written especially for a guitar ensemble as well as instrumental arrangements of famous musical works for guitar.  

 

JUNE 2016

1/6/2016  

Black / White: Hevel (25’),  

Τhe man upstairs' (20’) 

RACHEL ERDOS & DANCERS  

(Israel) 

 

An award-winning choreographer living and working in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

 

In the first, full of adrenalin, piece 6 male dancers explore a spectrum of maleness from testosterone and power to vulnerability and loneliness. The second piece is a trio performed under cascading sand, inspired by gestures taken from Jewish ritual. 

 

The dancers question faith rooted in belief of a higher power and in the power of community.  

3/6/2016  

Ghost Track 

LEINEROEBANA  

The Netherlands 

(75’) 

A dance company, led by choreographers Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana, which has occupied an important position in Dutch and international dance for the past 25 years, presents a piece in which opposites meet: Europe and Indonesia, contemporary and traditional, music and dance.

 

These elements influence one another: they magnify the differences or melt together into something new.

 

An exploration of one another and hence of ourselves and our own traditions. 

8/6/2016 

Sisyphos has been a woman 

COOPERATIVA MAURA MORALES 

Germany 

(60’) 

 

A contemporary dance company, led by the dancer and choreographer Maura Morales and the guitarist, composer and sound artist Michio.

 

The piece discusses the infinity of our androcentric society which knows no mercy. 

 

Just like Sisyphus, women, drag the stone to the top of the mountain before it rolls back again into the abyss.  Have women failed, and if so, why? Because of their role? Because of themselves?  

10/6/2016  

A neighbourhood named dream 

SUMMER CINEMA 

(94’) 

A neo-realist film featuring an excellent cast, with a powerful impact deriving from Alekos Alexandrakis’ sensitive directing and the film’s powerful social messages.

 

The poor Athenian neighbourhood of Asyrmatos is the centre of the world for the people who live there and who are trying to escape from poverty and deprivation.  

14/6/2016  

Souffle 

DA MOTUS! Antonio Buhler & Brigitte Meuwly 

(Switzerland) 

(60’)   

Bodies and voices are attracted and repelled, stimulating exchanges and emotions to reach the ephemeral realms, where everything is dissolved, where breath leaves its earthly form to regain its unknowable origin.

 

Founded in 1987 by Antonio Bühler and Brigitte Meuwly, the group has performed at international Festivals in more than 200 cities of 44 countries.  

16/6/2016 

Musical Mosaic 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

(90’) 

 

Τhe santouri and the euphonium, take centre stage in works by seven composers, from Armenia, Greece, Belarus, Italy, the UK and the US, with The Birds suite by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi being the most well-known.

 

Soloists: Angelina Tkatcheva (santouri), Jamie McVicar (euphonium).

Conductor: Alkis Baltas

17/6/2016  

Don’t Joke with Love 

PEDRO CALDERON DE LA BARCA 

(180’) 

 

Α musical comedy set in Spain of the 17th century.

 

The captivating adventures of the lead characters are accompanied by live singing and dancing with music by Maxim Dunayevsky and poetry by Yuri Ryashentsev.

 

With Oskar Kuchera, Igor Livanov, Anna Nevskaya and others.

 

In Russian. 

21/6/2016 @ Heroes Square 

Fête de la Musique 

MONSIEUR DOUMANI & DRUMBLE BEATS 

 

Alliance Française & Rialto Theatre celebrate La Fête de la Musique with the international Cypriot band, which rearranges Cypriot traditional songs and composes songs in the Cypriot dialect, inspired by the recent financial crisis, the corrupted political system etc. 

 

Τheir last album Sikoses reached No.1 in Transglobal World Music Chart.

 

Supporting band: Drumble Beats, a percussion group of teenagers under the guidance of their instructor, Roger Heinrich. 

22/6/2016  

Correction 

VERTEDANCE 

(Czech Republic) 

(50’) 

Founded in 2004 by dancers/choreographers Veronika Knytlová and Tereza Ondrová, and Pavel Kotlík, a light designer.

The piece shows that the attainment of freedom often goes hand in hand with loss and that lack of freedom to decide can also result in comfort, relief, familiarity and devotion – even happiness. 

24/6/2016  

DONALD L. COBURN 

The Gin Game 

Sovremennik theatre 

RUSSIAN THEATRE SCREENINGS 

(150’) 

 

A tragicomedy about two elderly residents at a nursing home.

 

While they start playing card games, they also engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their former lives. 

 

Performed by the stars of Russian cinema and theatre Liya Akhedzhakova and Valentin Gaft. In Russian.

 

With Greek subtitles.  

28/6/2016  

One street organ, one life 

SUMMER CINEMA 

(90΄) 

 

An organ grinder (Orestis Makris) loses his wife. Devastated by her death, he refuses to take care of the baby and gives it to a family. The child (Tzeni Karezi) is raised in comfort, but her natural father is too embarrassed to meet her, until she falls in love with a poor musician (Petros Fyssoun). Her foster parents refuse to accept their relationship.

 

Directed by: Socratis Kapsakis.

Music: Manos Hadjidakis. 

30/6/2016 @ Heroes Square  

Sonate pour 4 chiens 

COMPAGNIE 100 ISSUES  

(France) 

(75’) 

A piece by Valo Hollenstein, Vincent Maggioni, Cyril Pernot and Lorca Renoux designed to be performed outdoors, which could have been called Your turn, Avatar 2, Adapt or you lose!

 

The group is questioning its future and the process of rubbing differences in age, social, political and artistic beliefs, leading individuals into becoming a group.

 

Free entrance

 

JULY 2016

1/7 Friday 

Fado Mediterraneo  

 

Four musicians from Limassol join forces in a collective attempt to showcase and promote the urban Portuguese music in Cyprus, a music genre that carries a history of almost two centuries. Songs from various eras will be performed in a different, unique Mediterranean style. 

  

Angelina Sotiriou: Vocals 

Charis Psyllides: Mandolin 

Costas Apokides: Guitars 

Nicolas Tryfonos: Double bass 

Havana Noche  

 

Α 6-member band transmitting the energy, enthusiasm and passion of Latin music. The band was formed in Cyprus by musicians from Cuba, Colombia and Cyprus by Contantinos Paouros. Their music is based on authentic Cuban music genres such as son cubano, salsa, cha cha cha. 

 

Pedro Son Caliente: vocals 

Alex dward odriguez: piano, vocals 

Michalis Michael: trumpet 

Costas Challoumas:  upright bass 

Alejandro Gonzalez: congas, vocals   

Constadinos Paouros: timbales, drums 

8/7/2016  

Ethno Cyprus 2016 

 

Forty young virtuoso instrumentalists playing traditional instruments (aged between 15-30) from European (Cyprus, Croatia, Belgium) and Arab (Egypt, Jordan) countries participate in this year’s traditional music camp. Within its framework, the musicians will attempt to unfold and discover the roots of their common music identity, while passing on to each other their own local music traditions. An original repertoire forming a concert that uniquely combines the music traditions of Mediterranean countries.

 

Artistic director: Andreas Christodoulou.

Organised by: Euro-Arab Youth Music Centre. 

13/7/2016  

Santouto 

 

A concert presenting traditional songs and tunes from across Greece and Cyprus, Asia Minor and Istanbul. Through their own perception, aesthetics and knowledge, Santouto orchestrate beloved songs in an attempt to bring the audience closer to its own music tradition.  

 

Veronica Aloneftou: Santoor 

Charalambos Panteli: Lute 

Constantina Xenofontos: Vocals, Percussions 

14/7/2016  

Monsieur Doumani  

 

The international Cypriot band that rearranges Cypriot traditional songs and composes songs in the Cypriot dialect, inspired by the contemporary Cypriot society, the recent financial crisis and the corrupted political system. 

 

Τheir last album Sikoses reached No.1 in the Transglobal World Music Chart.  

17/7/2016  

gav 

 

Introducing the newly formed 5-member γάβ the band: a jazz bassist - owner of a traditional Cypriot coffee shop, a Polish trumpeter with a background in Drama Studies, a guitarist specialising in Social Anthropology of Sound, a percussionist who has been playing in skyladika stages (*dog clubs) across Greece and Cyprus since his teenage years, as well as an upcoming singer marking a stunning career success in night clubs across Limassol, establish a new music genre: “psychoskyladiko”. While preserving the original structure of the skyladiko music genre, they add a sound quality to their own compositions that juggles between surf/ska/reggae. 

 

(*music initially introduced in the ‘70s and performed in the outskirts of big Greek cities in decadent clubs known as “dog clubs”). 

 

Aristi Poulli: vocals 

Yiannis Christidis: guitars, vocals 

Lukasz Walewski: trumpet 

Nicolas Tryfonos: double bass 

Yiannis Lakkotrypis: drums 

23/7/2016  

Rialto Residency: Traditional Eastern Mediterranean Music  

@ Platres Village (Glafcos Clerides Square) 

 

Improvisation and composition in the eastern Mediterranean music traditions 

 

Rialto Residency, conducted by Mihalis Holevas, will focus on techniques, forms and stylistic elements of the eastern Mediterranean traditions. Classical and popular compositions will constitute the starting point for different approaches towards improvisation. Without rhythm, enrythmos, rhythmic improvisation and the melodic gravity of these traditions will form the core of the debate - the act of the Residency aiming to enrich the improvisational vocabulary and synthetic ideas of participants 

24/7/2016  

Rialto Residency: Caledonian Originals 

@ Caledonian Falls 

A programme of original compositions by Mihalis Holevas and the participants of the Rialto Residency will be presented in the brisk summer air of the Caledonian Falls near Platres Village. 

28/7/2016  

Bulgrara 

 

A world-fusion band from Bulgaria which uses folk instruments and intertwines them with drum ‘n’ bass, funk, jungle, rock and jazz and to recreate the harmonic beauty of Bulgarian folklore. Founded in 2002, Bulgara have received many local and international acknowledgments, for their work, including their compositions for film and theatre. 

 

Kiril Dobrev: drums  

Kostadin Genchev: kaval  

Dimitar Hristov: tambura  

Petyo Kostadinov: gayda 

Hristina Beleva: gadulka  

Eva Perchemlieva: percussion, vocals  

Stoyan Pavlov: daul, percussion  

Chavdar Asenov: bass  

Dimitar Todorov Hristov: guitar  

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

3/9/2016  

Dancecyprus - 10th Anniversary Gala  

Choreographies specially commissioned for this production by Kristen McNally (Royal Ballet), Jeanne Brabant and Altea Nunez (Royal Ballet of Flanders) et.al. 

 

With Edward Watson MBE, Ryoichi Hirano, Christina Arestis, Yuhui Choe and Kristen McNally from the Royal Ballet (UK), Anastasia Pashalis and Laurie McSherry-Gray from the Royal Ballet of Flanders (Belgium), Dancecyprus dancers and the Dancecyprus Juniors.

10/9/2016  

6th Rock Festival 

@ Heroes Square 

Organised by the Limassol Co–operative Savings Society along with Kanali 6, the festival kickstarts the new season at Heroes Square with The Coop Band, Contour, Anairesis, Atoutaleme, Isovites, Lopodites.

 

DJs Sosis Theodosiou and Fanis Krigos.  

13/9/2016  

The Audience 

ΝΤ LIVE: THE ENCORE SERIES 

(180’)  

Academy award-winning actress Helen Mirren reprises the role of Queen Elizabeth II, this time on stage. 

 

The Audience "breaks" the established agreement of silence between the queen and Downing Street dignitaries, from Churchill to the Cameron, shaping possible conversations, that every prime minister had in these private meetings with Her Majesty.  

Directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours).  

19/9/2016 & 20/9/2016

Three Sisters 10+ 

ANTON CHEKHOV 

PERSONA THEATRE GROUP 

(140΄) 

 

The outstanding play of great Russian playwright Anton Chekhov in a freshly staged by PERSONA theatre group.

 

The nostalgia of the past, the need for life, love and happiness are confronted with the sad present, baffling hope for a brighter future.  

23/9/2016 

The Barber of Seville 4+ 

CARMEN ROUGERI 

(90΄) 

A beautiful musical fairy tale, based on Gioachino Rossini’s comical opera, with enchanting, dancing sets and colourful costumes.

 

Count Almaviva asks Figaro, a barber in Seville, to help with the success of his love for Rosina, against her guardian’s, Dr. Bartolo, wishes.  

25/9/2016  

Roman Miroshnichenko - Leonid Nesterov Trio Concert 

JAZZ SERIES 

(110’) 

 

Roman Miroshnichenko is Russia’s most prominent and celebrated guitarist and one of the premier guitarists of his generation in the world.

 

A multiple recipient and nominee of Independent Music Awards, 1st Prize winner USA Songwriting Competition et.al., he was collaborated with such world-renowned musicians as Steve Vai, Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell, Daniel “Pipi“Piazzolla and other. 

 

In his Limassol concert he will perform together with the Leonid Nesterov Trio (Nicolas Tryphonos, Andreas Stefanou and Leonid Nesterov).  

27/9/2016 

(110΄) 

Musical Bridges 

SHE’KOYOKH - MONSIEUR DOUMANI 

(110΄) 

The ensemble She’Koyokh, hailed as “one of London’s musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (Evening Standard), and the trio Monsieur Doumani, which The Guardian addressed as an “entertaining, confident and inventive set”, join forces and cross their musical paths based on the music traditions of Cyprus, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Balkans and Eastern Europe.   

28/9/2016  

Stars on Earth  

@ Rialto Summer Cinema 

(162’)  

The Limassol Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children along with the Cyprus Children’s Parliament present Aamir Khan’s movie about Ishaan, the eight-year-old troublemaker. 

 

Everything, however, changes when the new art teacher arrives at Ishaan’s school and through his belief that every child is special, manages to bring social marginalization to an end. 

 

In English.  

30/9/2016  

The Dead Brother’s Song 

MIKIS THEODORAKIS 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

(120΄) 

 

This music-theatre work is an ode to human dignity and the collective need for memory.

 

Conductor: Alkis Baltas.

Singers: Dimitris Basis, Sophia Avraamidou.

Narrators: Petros Yiorkadjis, Baris Refikoglou. 

 

Ιn cooperation with the Bi-Communal Choir for Peace in Cyprus. 

 

OCTOBER  2016

6/10, 7/10  

The Pharmacist and the Peasant  

ETHAL 

(60΄) 

 

A world premiere of the first comic idyll ever written in Cyprus by a Cypriot in the Cypriot idiom, taking place in 1891 in Limassol. 

 

Manolis is a poor peasant who is forced to borrow money in order to buy medicines for his wife who is ill but becomes a victim of the pharmacist’s greed. When Manolis realises that he has been deceived, he returns to the pharmacy… 

 

Directed by Adonis Florides.  

8/10/2016   

RICHARD WAGNER  

Tristan und Isolde  

ΤΗΕ ΜET LIVE IN HD  

(290’) 

 

A new production directed by Polish director Mariusz Treliński, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, with Nina Stemme as Isolde and Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton as her Tristan.

 

Wagner’s opera, based on a legend of the Middle Ages set in Cornwall, England, where an Irish Princess, Isolde, marries King Marke who governs Cornwall despite her love for Tristan, the King’s loyalist and his nephew.

 

With Greek and English subtitles  

9/10/2016  

Frankenstein 

NICK DEAR 

ΝΤ LIVE: THE ENCORE SERIES 

(120’) 

 

A contemporary play based on Mary Shelley’s novel. National Theatre’s “monster hit” (Time Out) and one of the most amazing spectacles of recent years returns to our screen. 

 

Academy award-winner director, Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, London Olympic Games 2012), collaborates with the excellent actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

 

With Greek and English subtitles  

10/10/2016  

MUSTANG 

Simultaneous Screening of LUX Film Prize  

In 28 countries 

(94’) 

 

European Parliament's LUX Film Prize celebrates this year its 10th Anniversary. The Rialto Theatre is the venue that has been chosen in Cyprus for the simultaneous display on the 28 EU countries, the winner of the Lux Prize of the European Parliament, Mustang movie. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2016, representing France.  

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences….

 

In partnership with Europa Cinemas. 

 

In French, with Greek subtitles.  

13/10/2016  

Musical Synergies Cyprus – Russia 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

(80’) 

 

A concert with F. Chopin’s Waltz no. 2, op. 64 and Piano concerto no.2, followed by R. Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite, exploiting Bizet’s famous original opera, in a process described by the composer as “a creative meeting of minds”. 

 

Soloist: Vadim Palmov (piano). 

Conductor: Yiorgos Kountouris  

14/10/2016  

Kiss of luck 

DARIO FO  

(120’) 

 

Columbine is very poor and far from being young. 

 

When she wins the lottery, she becomes the most attractive bride of Lombardy and suitors are ready to forget all the women in the world and cut each other's throats!

 

A comedy based on the play La Marcolfa by Nobel prize laureate Dario Fo.

 

In Russian.  

15/10/2016 – 21/10/2016  

6th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 

 

Α long list of fiction, documentary, experimental and animation short films from across the globe will be screened at this year’s festival edition. Through this large selection of films, directed by Cypriot and international filmmakers, the Festival will offer to audiences the opportunity to enjoy the best of international short film cinema.  

The Festival’s international and national competition sections will be accompanied by parallel programmes that will take us on a journey to the harsh reality of Syrian refugees and present short films from Africa (African Films Maisha Film Lab), Japan (A tribute to Greek poet C. Cavafy by Musashino Arts University), music videos, the fascinating world of comics and animations et.al.  The Festival is co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre, while Cypriot filmmakers Alexia Roider and Ioakim Mylonas continue as the Festival’s artistic directors.

 

All films are screened in their original dialogues with Greek and English subtitles.   

22/10/2016  

Don Giovanni 

W. A. MOZART 

THE ΜET LIVE IN HD  

(200’) 

 

Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece.

 

In the roles of the women that he seduces Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Byström as Donna Elvira and Serena Malfi as Zerlina. 

 

With Greek and English subtitles.  

23/10/2016  

Jakatoumba - Α dance theatre performance for children 5+ 

LIA HARAKI 

(50’) 

 

Little Yakinthi’s last birthday present is a microphone but is too shy to use it. In her dream, she finds herself in a land of sound where different characters encourage her to find her own way of expressing herself. 

 

A colourful interactive dance theatre performance highlighting the value of free expression, the tolerance to diversity and the magic of adventure.  

26/10/2016  

Piano Concerto Premiere 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

(80’) 

 

Cypriot composer Christodoulos Georgiades notes for his Piano concerto no. 1 that it “flows from the heart…not the brain”. 

 

The concert starts with A. Bruckner’s Three Pieces for Orchestra and ends with F. Schubert’s Symphony no. 2. 

 

Soloist: Christodoulos Georgiades (piano).  

Conductor: Alkis Baltas.  

29/10/2016  

7even 

BLACK BOX DANCE COMPANY 
FOTIS NICOLAOU  

(85’) 

 

The contemporary dance group from Denmark entrusted the Cypriot choreographer with their new piece following the 2015 Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre.

 

The result is a dark fairytale about guilt and the fear of being or doing wrong, that holds us back from meeting and accepting ourselves.

 

A piece that attempts to determine our desires and wishes and to define a sin.  

3- 16 Monday - Sunday 

LIMASSOL / LAND DEVELOPMENT: THE DAY AFTER 

 

A series of cultural events organised by the Cyprus Architects Association, the Rialto Theatre and Limassol Municipality, to celebrate World Architecture Day 2016, including an Architectural Photography Exhibition (Heroes’ Square Monument), a Guided Architectural Tour by the Rialto Theatre to the Misiaouli & Kavazoglou Municipal Social Housing Buildings, a Contemporary Art Exhibition (Social Housing Buildings) and other initiatives.

 

The events are curated by visual artist Maria Lianou and architect Alexandros Christofinis.

 

NOVEMBER 2016

5/11/2016  

Petros’ War  

CYPRUS THEATRE ORGANISATION 

(120’) 

Athens 1940-44. The journey of 9-year-old Petros from childhood to adolescence during the Second World War. A walk-through life; full of adventures, emotions, experiences and knowledge that will inspire his youthful soul and teach him how to genuinely worship his country.

 

Directed by Takis Tzamargias. 

 

*With English and Turkish surtitles.  

6/11/2016  

The Elephant 

MILENA UGREN KOULAS 

(45') 

 

Inspired by the Hindu tale of the blind men who are convinced that the elephant is God, the choreographer questions traditions and religions.

 

Along with dancer Eleni O’Keefe, they metaphorically explore the space between reality and illusion that religions eloquently aim to erase.  

9/11/2016  

A Few Good Men 

AARON SORKIN  

ALPHA SQUARE 

(150’) 

Awarded writer Aaron Sorkin masterfully dramatizes the shades of truth in A Few Good Men.

 

Three young lawyers are asked to defend two US marine soldiers, who are on trial for the murder of a fellow marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.

 

In Greek.  

10/11/2016  

Without Conductor 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

(80’) 

The evening starts with G. Donizetti’s Sinfonia for Winds in G minor, which is then followed by Sinfonietta, οp. 188 by the German-Swiss composer Joachim Raff. 

 

Rounding up the programme, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade, op.48 for strings which is characterized by the well-known Tchaikovskian colour. 

 

https://www.cyso.org.cy/ 

12/10/2016, 13/10/2016  

Εuropean Choral Festival of the Aris Choir

Limassol  

12/10/2016

13/10/2016  

 

Α two-day programme with Aris Choir of Limassol (Director: Solon Kladas), and guest choirs Hejnal Mazancowice from Poland (Director:  Krzsystof Przemyk), Smetana Jindrichur Hradec from the Czech Republic (Director: Stepan Strupl) and Deryneia Municipal Choir (Director: George Kalogirou). 

14/11/2016  

Free love  

LEONARD GERSHE 

RUSSIAN THEATRE 

(120’) 

 

People's artist of Russia Andrei Zhitinkin directs an adaptation of the play Butterflies Are Free.

 

A sensitive, touching comedy about a blind young man, who moves in his own apartment to escape his over-protective mother, and meets an extravagant young actress, who dreams of becoming a Hollywood star.

 

In Russian.  

15/11/2016  

Made in Cyprus 

Konstantinos Odysseos 

Dionysos Theatre 

(95’) 

 

A contemporary Cypriot comedy performed by everyday characters, both Greek and Turkish Cypriots, who are involved in a story where legend meets the truth and their forgotten past confronts reality.

 

In Greek. 

  

Visit the website of Dionysos Theatre 

16/11/2016  

The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

(75΄) 

 

Composers Francis Poulenc and Alkis Baltas (Babar’s song) tell the story of the little elephant, whose mother is killed by a hunter. Babar escapes, leaves the jungle, visits a big city and returns to bring the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants.  

Conductor: Petros Stylianou  

 

https://www.cyso.org.cy/ 

18/11/2016, 19/11/2016  

3rd Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase 

(150’) 

 

Following last year’s full house, the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Music Information Center and Rialto Theatre present, over two days, a comprehensive and dynamic picture of the island’s contemporary music stage to local audiences, as well as to international professionals. 

  

https://www.cyprusjazzworldmusicshowcase.com/ 

20/11/2016  

KENNETH MACMILLAN 

Anastasia 

ΤΗΕ ROYAL BALLET  

(165’) 

 

A woman who believes herself to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov, sole survivor from the massacre of her family during the Russian Revolution, is incarcerated in an asylum. Memory and fantasy intermingle; but, despite her nightmares, her faith in her own identity cannot be shaken.

 

Russian star Natalia Osipova takes on. 

22/11/2016  

JEAN-JAQUES BRICAIRE & MAURICE LASAYGUES 

The Masculin Singular 

RUSSIAN THEATRE 

(120’) 

 

A French Boulevard comedy about Louis who has been brought up by his mother's best friend, after his mother’s mysterious disappearance.

 

A visit of a strange guest and a cascade of shocking revelations turn his life upside down.  

 

In Russian.   

24/11/2016  

#Suppliants 

MACHI DIMITRIADOU LINDAHL 

(60’) 

 

The new work by Machi Dimitriadou Lindahl is inspired by The Suppliants by Aeschylus, the first play in history that exposes the issue of violence against women, asylum seeking and the rights of women to decide over their bodies and lives. 

 

The human drama that inspired the tragic poet 2.500 years ago, unfortunately is still going on.  

29/11/2016  

TERENCE RATTIGAN 

The deep blue sea  

ΝT LIVE 

(150’) 

 

Helen McCrory (Medea) returns to the National Theatre in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

 

It is set in 1950’s London, in the aftermath of Hester Collyer’s failed suicide attempt, at which point, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begin to emerge. 

 

In English.  

Visit the National Theatre website  

 

DECEMBER 2016

thu 20:30 85’ 

La Folía 

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

 

 

The Spanish term La Folía (or madness) refers to one of the oldest musical themes, used here by A. Vivaldi and A. Salieri.

 

They are preceded by the aria Verdi prati from G. Fr. Handel’s opera Alcina.

 

Soloist: Christina Pantelidou (oboe d’ amore).  

Conductor: Alkis Baltas

3, 4 sat 18:00 & sun 20:30 130’ 

A Festive, Starlit Evening: Songs and Fairytales  

EPILOGI CULTURAL MOVEMENT OF LIMASSOL 

 

A theatrical concert featuring songs - fairy tales presented by the Epilogi – LCSB Children’s Choir, orchestra and many performers.

 

Conductor: Angelina Nicolaidou

Direction: Odysseas I. Constantinou

 

In Greek

6 tue  20:30 195’ 

CARLO GOLDONI 

One Man Two Guvnors  

ΝΤ LIVE ENCORE SERIES 

 

This hilarious, award-winning adaptation by Richard Bean was a runaway hit in London and on Broadway. 

 

Tony Award-winner James Corden (host of the The Late Late Show) stars as Francis who takes a job with Roscoe, who is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley. Holed up at a pub in Brighton, Francis takes a second job with Stanley, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple! 

7 wed  20:30  90’ 

ANATOLIY KRYM  

Satiriko Theatre 

A Quartet for Two 

 

 

When an old time composer invites his girlfriend to move in with him and his wife, things become complicated, and hell breaks out when his wife invites over a handsome young man.

 

In Greek.

9 fri 19:30  110’ 

The Nutcracker 

With Russians Stars of Ballet 

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY  

ART DEVOTION 

 

Russian Ballet stars (Tatiana Lazareva, Kirill Kudelin, Ilya Krivov (Bolshoi Theatre) and Lev Brel (Stanislavsky Theatre) together with Cypriot dancers will transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing snowflakes. 

 

Director: Irina Lazareva (Bolshoi Theatre) 

10 sat  19:55 153’ 

L’Amour de Loin 

KAIJA SAARIAHO 

ΤΗΕ ΜΕΤ LIVE IN HD 

 

One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000. 

 

A yearning medieval romance, directed by the renowned Robert Lepage, with Eric Owens as the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips as his lover on the other side of the sea. 

 

With English subtitles

11 sun 18:30 180’ 

War Horse 

MICHAEL MORPURGO 

NT LIVE ENCORE SERIES 

 

The multi-award-winning production seen by over 4 million people worldwide. It tells the powerful story of a young boy and his beloved horse who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I.

 

A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship with ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage. 

 

In English. 

14, 15  wed, thu 20:30 90’ 

Butterflies Are Free 

LEONARD GERSHE 

Theatro Lexi 

 

A sensitive, touching comedy about a blind young man, who moves in his own apartment to escape his over-protective mother, and meets an extravagant young actress.

 

In Greek.

16  fri 20:30* 80’ 

Suriname 

Stefanos Stavrides 

CYPRUS THEATRE ORGANISATION 

 

Through three seemingly unrelated acts, the play deals with unexpected violence and extreme competitiveness which hide behind the simplest and allegedly innocent everyday affairs.  

 

*With English and Turkish surtitles.

18  sun 19:00 100΄ 

I was born in Odessa 

ROMAN KARTSEV 

 

The legendary theatre and cinema artist with his one man comedy show about Odessa, the city where he was born and brought up and where he made his professional debut on stage and became well known. 

 

In Russian.