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January 2023

January 2023

4, 5 WED, THU 20:30 (90’) ON STAGE

Mouthpiece – Kieran Hurley | Ferefono Theatre Group (15+)         


A play by award-winning author Kieran Hurley, presented by Ferefono Theatre Group, for the first time in the Greek language. Directed by Maria Kyriakou and translated by Marios Constandinou. 

Cast: Melanie Steliou and Andreas Daniel.


Edinburgh. A random encounter. Two completely different people. Declan inspires Libby to start writing again. Libby gives Declan hope. Declan tells Libby his story. Libby gives a voice to Declan. And what happens next…


Set & costume design: Constandina Andreou

Music: Panos Bartzis

Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris

Photographer: Demetris Loutsios


Tickets: €15 / 12 

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7 SAT 19:00 (150’)

The Seagull

National Theatre Live   


Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness. 


A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.


Following his critically acclaimed five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jamie Lloyd brings Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play to stage.


Filmed live in London’s West End with a cast including Tom Rhys Harries (White Lines), Daniel Monks (The Normal Heart), Sophie Wu (Fresh Meat) and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones).


With English and Greek subtitles.


Tickets: €12 / 8

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8 SUN 11:00 (60’)



The Heroes’ Square interactive soundwalk continues with more sessions taking place on a regular basis. A journey across time, an imprint of memory, an experience of sound and visual images in the framework of Rialto’s Associate Artist programme. 


A soundwalk around and across Heroes’ Square is dedicated to those people who lived it, are currently living it and who will experience it in the future. Stories from the past, monuments and buildings that have been changing over the course of time, as well as a glance at the future of the Square. The Rialto becomes the protagonist, a theatre that has been shaping a cultural identity and constitutes a significant chapter in the history of the emblematic Heroes’ Square. In Greek.


Free entrance (Booking in advance is required).


14 SAT, 20:30 (150’)

Thanasis Alevras, Fokas Evangelinos


Following his successful appearances in Fivos Delivorias’ TV show “Ta Noumera”, multi-talented Greek actor Thanasis Alevras presents on Rialto’s stage his debut personal music and theatre performance, directed by Fokas Evangelinos.


An autobiographical, intimate satirical music show inspired by his very own personal stories, as well as a tribute to Generation X.


Singers Idra Kayne and Jerome Kaluta will be joining the actor on stage, introducing the audience to a music show that spans four decades.


The texts were written by Eleni Gasouka, Foivos Delivorias, Yiorgos Pavrianos and Thanasis Alevras himself who also incorporated, in this performance, some of his older successful shows.


Arrangements: Antonis Skokos.

On-stage musicians: Euripides Zemenidis (guitars)

Alexandros Kouros (keys)

Thanos Michaelides (drums)

Yiorgos Bouldis (bass)

Christos Papadopoulos (clarinet)


Music supervision: Antonis Skokos

Directed by: Fokas Evangelinos


Tickets: € 25 /20


21 SΑT 20:30 (75’)

A tribute to Tania Economou

Marios Tokas Limassol Music School   


“Marios Tokas” Limassol Music School presents a tribute in memory of late piano teacher Tania Economou, one year after her passing.


The repertoire, which will be presented by teachers of the Music School, includes pieces written for piano, as well as compositions for ensembles that Tania Economou dearly loved and appreciated.


Tickets: € 5


22 SUN 11:00 (75’)

Spanos and the Forty Dragos | Antilogos Theatre (5+)


In the Cypriot folk tale Spanos and the Forty Dragons, Spanos is the laughingstock of the village: a young boy who hasn’t grown a moustache yet. Until he decides to kill the forty dragons who cut off the water supply causing shortage to the village. Using his wits more than his physical strength, Spanos manages to trick the dragons and kill them all.


In this stage adaptation by Alexia Papalazarou, two young children, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, grow up in the same neighbourhood, with only a strip of no man’s land dividing them. They each play football separately until they become tired and fall asleep. In their sleep, the tale comes to life: will they manage to cooperate, beat the dragons and bring water back to the village?


Directing, stage adaptation: Alexia Papalazarou

On stage:  Vassilis Pafitis, Izel Seylani  

Linocut: Hambis Tsangaris


Tickets: € 10


22 SUN 20:30 (60’)

The Blacksmiths - Miloš Nikolić | Antilogos Theatre


Serbian Atsa has just discovered that while he was sent as a war prisoner, at Peter's blacksmith shop in Germany, his wife got pregnant with Ivan’s child, a Russian blacksmith. Having found out the truth about his son's paternity, he goes back to Germany, hoping to find a child of his own there. Inside a hardware store, the truth of three fathers and one mother unfolds in a comical and touching way.


Directed by: Neoklis Neokleous

On stage: Haris Kkolos, Panayiotis Kyriakou, Vassilis Pafits, Christina Christofia

Photo: Christos Avraamides


Tickets: €13 / 10 (students, pensioners, PwD)

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28 SAT 20:30 (45’) ON STAGE +16

en Attendant I Omada Pende  


Omada Pende, with Roula Kleovoulou and Chloe Melidou, take Rialto’s stage and test their patience by waiting for something that will never come…


Waiting is a basic “characteristic” of the human mental and emotional state. We wait in an irrational world, not knowing what the future holds.


The mortality of the human body, the futility of waiting, the lack and loss of communication, concerns and affects our human existence, as does the greatest fear of all… Death. 


Choreography: Roula Kleovoulou

Performance: Chloe Melidou, Roula Kleovoulou

Dramaturgy: Chloe Melidou

Music: Chris Cara

Visual installation: Andreas Antoniou, Elena Kotasvili

Costume: Pandelis Pandeli

Lighting design: Panagiotis Manousis


Tickets: €10 / 7

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29, 30 SUN, MON 20:30 (100’) ON STAGE

Women Walk Home | Project Season Women


What’s worth dying for? What is the duty of one generation to the generations that follow?  What does a heroine look like? Α new play created with the methodology of verbatim theatre, about the women’s marches organized by the movement ‘Women Walk Home’, whose goal was to fight for the human right of free movement in their own country. 


Text: Magdalena Zira and Nedie Antoniades

Directed by: Magdalena Zira

Cast: Nedie Antoniades, Sophia Kalli, Yiola Klitou, Zoe Kyprianou, Ioanna Papamichalopoulou, 

Maria Hadjichristodoulou


Tickets: €15 / 13

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February 2023


3 FRI 20:30 (90’)

Celebrating Astor Piazzolla Ι Carel Kraayenhof Quartet 


With the performance 100 years of Piazzolla, the musicians of the Carel Kraayenhof Quartet honor their musical idol Astor Piazzolla, on the occasion of his hundredth birthday.

For bandoneonist Carel Kraayenhof, Astor Piazzolla is a musical godfather, a true hero who has influenced and shaped his whole life. From that first moment in that hotel room, when Piazzolla asked Kraayenhof: "Play me something, boy", the love was mutual. The life of the great Dutchman with his Argentinian heartbeat will forever be linked to the genius Argentinian Maestro. As the father of the tango nuevo, Piazzolla personally invited Carel to solo in his Tango Apasionado. Kraayenhof's performance at the Dutch royal wedding left many people deeply moved by Piazzolla's melancholy and powerful music.

If Carel is Piazzolla's musical child, then bass player Jaap Branderhorst and violinist Bert Vos are his grandchildren. Pianist Juan Pablo Dobal, from Buenos Aires, also had a warm relationship with Piazzolla's music at a young age. He accompanied Amelita Baltar, Astor's lover and first interpreter of his ballads and songs.

These four tangueros have been traveling the world together for more than 10 years, with their Sexteto Canyengue and the Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble. They also recorded eight CDs together. They have now formed the Carel Kraayenhof Quartet especially for this concert programme. In 100 years of Piazzolla, instrumental treasures alternate with colourful personal stories from Carel and his musical compañeros.


Quartet: Carel Kraayenhof (bandoneon), Juan Pablo Dobal (piano), Jaap Brandenhorst (doublebass), Bert Vos (violin).


Tickets: € 20 / 15

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4 SAT 20:30 (138’)

André Rieu in Dublin


Start 2023 in style with André Rieu in Dublin. Exclusive to cinemas, this celebratory concert is the best way to welcome the new year!


André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra will delight you with romantic melodies, popular classics, party tunes and beloved waltzes. André Rieu in Dublin is the maestro’s first recorded concert in the Irish capital in more than 20 years – a truly special event not to be missed.


Bring your loved ones to your local cinema and enjoy an evening of music and dance on the big screen with André Rieu. 


Director: Michael Fizzano, André Rieu

Cast: André Rieu, The Johann Strauss Orchestra

Tickets:€15 / 10


6, 7 MON, TUE 20:30 (75’) 

Drama International Short Film Festival on the Road 


The awarded Greek short films of the annual Drama Short Film Festival travel to dozens of destinations every year, including the cities of Limassol, Nicosia, Larnaca and Pafos. The screenings are co-organised by the Cultural Services of the Deputy Ministry of Culture, the Rialto Theatre and Drama ISFF, in collaboration with the Friends of Cinema Society Nicosia, Pafos House of Arts and Letters, Larnaca Cinema Society and Limassol Cine Club.


The following films will be screened: Daphne (Tonia Mishiali), Yama (Andreas Vakalios), Pendulus (Demetris Gkotsis), To Vancouver (Artemis Anastasiadou) , 5 PM Seaside (Valentin Stejskal), Tokakis or What’s my name (Thanos Tokakis), Toxic Magnus (Nasos Gatzoulis), Not tomorrow (Amerissa Basta).


With English subtitles.


Free entrance (Booking in advance is required).

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9 THU 20:30 (90’)

Papafigos – Sotos Oritis | Dionysus Theatre


Papafigos is a Cypriot comedy based on Giovannino Guareschi’s Don Camillo adapted for stage and translated in the Cypriot dialect by Sotos Oritis.


In a small village in Nicosia, the inhabitants are getting ready for the upcoming community elections with tensions escalating since the result is most likely predetermined. Right-wing candidate Haritos claims the office of the community leader against his opponent, leftist Peponias. Convinced that he will most likely lose, Haritos devises and implements various tricks with the help of the church, also dragging along Papafigos, the otherwise honest, fair yet hot-tempered community priest. Similar tricks are also devised by the wing supporting Peponias who happens to be friends with Papafigos and was saved by the latter during the bi-communal conflict.


The unpredictable events and comic situations are quickly alternating, with Peponias being elected president of the community. However, amidst the rivalry and hostility between the two sides, a great love will be born between Peponias’ son and Papafigos’ adopted daughter, that will lead the two sides to reconciliation.


Written by: Sotos Oritis

Directing/Music supervision: Christos Yiangou

Set/Costumes: Thelma Kasoulidou

Lighting design: Yiorgos Lazoglou

Cast: Varsia Adamou, Loukia Protopapa, Yiorgos Anayiotos, Christos Yiangou, Stelios Martas, Christopher Greco, Yiannis Kokkinos, Manolis Michaelides, Christina Christophia.


Tickets: €15 / 12 (pensioners, students)


10 FRI, 20:30 (90’) 

Orchestra4All 2 Ι Cyprus Symphony Orchestra  


Conductor and composer Alkis Baltas creates a musical backdrop with excerpts from classical works for the novels Taxi life and The saxophone player by Kostas Lympouris from his novel collection Others of ours (Cyprus State Award for best Novel in 2015). 

In his collection, Kostas Lymbouris describes the lives of people from other countries residing in Cyprus in a very exciting literary way. The novels Taxi life and The saxophone player describe the life of two foreign musicians, a double bass player and a saxophone player. In this concert, the novels will be recited by well-known actor Irodotos Miltiadous, accompanied by the CySO under the direction of Alkis Baltas, featuring distinguished soloists Nicos Ioannou (double bass) and Yiannis Myralis (saxophone).

Alkis Baltas: Others of ours: Taxi life

Alkis Baltas: Others of ours: The Saxophone player


Nicos Ioannou (double bass)

Yiannis Mirallis (saxophone)

Irodotos Miltiadous (narrator)


Tickets: € 8 (Free entrance for people with disabilities) 

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15 WED 20:30 (90’)

The Gamblers – Nikolai Gogol | THOC New Stage


One night, in a provincial Russian town, an experienced gambler and notorious cheat arrives at an inn, looking for his next victim. There, he encounters over eager employees and a group of fellow card sharps who persuade him to join them. Unfortunately for him, he will end up being the loser in a game of deception in which it is impossible to tell a fraudster from an honest dealer.


Gogol began writing his comedy between 1832 and 1837, it was published in 1842, and first staged, albeit in a censored version, in 1843. As the writer satirically uncovers the dark corners of the human soul, everything is a frenetic game of masks and disguises, in which the lines between truth and falsehood, honour and infamy, and sincerity and hypocrisy are blurred and indistinct.


Director Maria Varnakkidou enters into its satirical spirit, identifying truths that resonate to this day and highlighting the decay that lies at the heart of the human condition.


Translation/adaptation: Yiorgos Koutlis
Directed by: Maria Varnakkidou
Set/Costume design: Constantina Andreou
Movement: Lia Haraki

Music: Panos Bartzis 

Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris
Assistant director: Loukia Pieridou
Photos: Panayiotis Mina


Cast: Petros Yiorkadjis, Antonis Katsaris, Klitos Komodikis, Marios Konstantinou, Yiannis Minos, Yiorgos Christoforidis.


Tickets: €12 / 6 


17 FRI, 20:30 (90’) 

Piano Recital with Yiannis Georgiou


Acclaimed Cypriot pianist Yiannis Georgiou will present an exciting recital programme with distinctly different classical musical styles.


In his recital, the virtuoso soloist will be interpreting works by the great masters Scarlatti, Debussy, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. 


A musical journey through contrasting languages, landscapes and means of expression. 


Tickets: €15 / 12 

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18  SUT 19:00 (180’)

Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare

National Theatre Live 


Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in William Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.


The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riviera has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.


Following his award-winning productions of Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage.


With Greek and English subtitles.


Tickets: €12 / 8

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19  SUN 11:00 (60’)



This interactive soundwalk around and across Heroes’ Square is dedicated to those people who lived it, are currently living it and who will experience it in the future.


Curated by Maria Varnakkidou and Konstantina Andreou.


In Greek. 


Tickets: € 5


20 ΜΟΝ 20:30 (70’) ON STAGE

The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Maria Karolidou Theatre Group


A story consisting of entries in the journal of a young woman who appears to be suffering from postpartum depression. Her husband and doctor spirits her away to an old summer mansion in an attempt to cure her of “temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency”, a common diagnosis for women of that time. Confining her in the children’s room, he forbids her from doing any creative work, also imposing her a strict dietary and medical treatment, in addition to electrotherapy. He also deprives her of contact with the rest of the family members, including her baby.


Gilman’s text is a feminist manifesto against the oppression of women and a sharp critique of the patriarchal society of the late 19th century. The author boldly highlights issues such as women’s mental health and the stigma of mental illness, confinement and the imposition of control over the female body, the oppression of women through married life, the devaluation of female identity, women’s lack of freedom of speech, the exclusion of women from work and intellectual creation.


In Greek.


Adaptation, translation, directing: Maria Ioli Karolidou

Set design, projections: Anna Fotiadou

Costumes: Maria Georgiou

Sound design: Yiannis Koutis

Movement: Elena Antoniou

Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris

Poster: Anna Fotiadou

Photos: Dimitris Loutsios

On stage: Antonia Charalambous


Tickets: €15 / 12


24  FRI 20:30 (90’)

Motown goes Latin – Carnival at Rialto / On stage 


Motown and Soul music put on a Carnival costume and dress up into Salsa music for a special Carnival night. Seven renowned talented musicians from the island of Cyprus meet on Rialto’s stage to celebrate Limassol Carnival in their own unique musical way.


A special concert with well-known songs from Motown and Soul music genres rearranged by Giorgos Morfitis into a Salsa and Samba dance frenzy.


Vicky Anastasiou (lead vocals)

Elias Ioannou (trumpet)

Charis Ioannou (ten. saxophone)

Antreas Theocharous (trombone)

Giorgos Morfitis (piano & arrangements)

Rodrigo Caceres (electric bass)

Rodos Panayiotou (drums)


Tickets: €12 / 10

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March 2023


1 WED 20:30 (90’)

The Voracious – Dimitris Psathas | Satiriko Theatre


A poignant play written by Greek humourist and playwright Dimitris Psathas, The Voracious encapsulates one of the fiercer passions of human nature: greed.


Christos Chrysafis is a poor and hungry young man. His struggle to survive forces him to work for entrepreneur Michalis Kapantais, willing to receive only food as remuneration. When he falls in love and takes for wife the entrepreneur’s daughter, Lena, he instantly falls in love with his father-in-law’s money too. Money and luxuries gradually become an obsession for Christos, who seeks more and more material things, greater responsibilities, higher administrative positions, political power… Nothing can stop him from becoming transformed into a ravenous beast.


Set in the ‘60s yet approached in a contemporary way, with subtle references to the current-day sociopolitical reality, the performance highlights the relevance of the play to the modern world, while satirizing the passions of human nature, the power of money and the thirst of the human being for power. Driven by humour, smart dialogue and the play’s familiar and high-spirited characters, The Voracious reflects the modern society and man’s moral decay.


Directing/Music supervision: Marianna Kafkaridou

Set/Costume design: Lakis Genethlis

Lighting design: Vikentios Christianidis

Assistant director: Marialena Papadopoulou

Assistant set designer: Μικαέλλα Κάσινου

Photos: Christos Avraamidis 

Cast: Elena Efstathiou, Andreas Rozou, Vasilis Michael, Spyros Georgiou, Charis Aristidou, Skevi Andreou, Georgia Nikolaou, Nikolas Kourouzidis, Estella Tembrioti, Michalis Anayiotos, Yiorgos Achilleos.


Tickets: €15 / 12

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2 THU 20:30 (80’)

Premiere 3 I Cyprus Symphony Orchestra


In this stylistically rich concert, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Yiorgos Kountouris, will perform works of the French musical romanticism.


The programme will open with the energetic overture from La vie parisienne, one of the most popular operettas by Jacques Offenbach. In the featured concerto, the outstanding Lithuanian cellist Robertas Grod will interpret Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto no. 1, which increased the composer’s popularity amongst French musical circles. The concert will conclude with George Bizet’s masterful First Symphony, a tribute to his teacher, Charles Gounod. 


Jacques Offenbach: La vie parisienne: Overture 

Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello concerto no. 1 in A minor, op. 33 

Georges Bizet: Symphony no. 1 in C major


Robertas Grod: cello

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

Yiorgos Kountouris


Premium: €18/14 Ι Stalls: €13/10 Ι Balcony: €8/6 

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4 SAT 20:30 (100’)

Christos Thiveos, Panagiotis Margaris


Christos Thiveos and Panagiotis Margaris meet on Rialto’s stage to tell their lyrical stories in their own unique way.


When dusk falls, in mystic places, Christos Thiveos and Panagiotis Margaris create dreams, journeys and tales that begin and end where the soul desires.


C.Thiveos’ distinctive voice becomes intertwined with P.Margaris’ virtuosity, presenting an inventive programme that stirs powerful emotions.  


Tickets: € 20 / 15

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7 TUE 20:30 (120’)

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde | Anemona Theatre


Anemona Theatre celebrates its 20th anniversary with The Picture of Dorian Gray adapted for stage by Greek author and playwright Rozita Sokou. The play was the first to be presented by Anemona Theatre 17 years ago, an emblematic moment in the theatre’s history. 


Dorian Grey is the favourite subject of Basil Hallward, an idealist painter who has just finished painting a portrait of him. While admiring it together with his cynical friend, lord Henry Wotton, Dorian wishes for the picture to age instead of him so that he may remain eternally young. His wish becomes true!

The devastating influence of lord Henry who teaches him that only external beauty and thirst for pleasure are to be ravished, absolve Dorian Grey of any compassion and humanity. Soon enough, he surpasses his mentor and begins, now free from moral barriers, to explore the darkest paths of debauchery, where evilness becomes a synonym of freedom of thought, and everyone else becomes a pawn of his insatiable thirst. Yet the portrait, which constantly reflects a real image of his soul, proves that what he would rather deny, actually exists. 


Directing: Andreas Tilemachou

Set design: Andreas Tilemachou

Costumes: THEODORA (Theodora Petrou) 

Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris

Assistant set designer: Monica Hadjivassiliou

Music supervision: Andreas Tilemachou

Cast: Andreas Tilemachou, Marinos Xenofontos, Petros Petrou, Elia Ioannidou, Fani Sokratous, Nikolas Petrou, Yianna Lefkati.


Tickets: €15/12


9 THU 20:30 (75’)

Seven brothers are waiting

Spyros Papavassiliou, Christoforos Frantzis


A personal documentary illustrating the life of Kyriakos Frantzis, a 1974 missing person, through the eyes of his brothers and fellow soldiers who remember the last day he was seen in the 1974 Turkish invasion.


The film describes the daily life of Kyriakos and his family in Pelendri village, up to the last time he was seen when his order was forced to retreat from Pachyammos, Kyrenia. Through a human gaze, the documentary attempts to shed light on Kyriakos’ existence, as well as on the suffering of his loved ones. 

Despite drawing inspiration from Kyriakos Frantzis, the film also highlights the common suffering of the families of missing persons across Cyprus.


Directing, DOP, Editing: Spyros Papavasiliou & Christoforos Frantzis

Music: Achilleas Ioannou. In Greek.


Tickets: €5


10 FRI 20:30 (80’)

Starlight 4 –Great Performers I Cyprus Symphony Orchestra


The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and its artistic director Günter Neuhold are thrilled to share the stage with the rapidly rising violin star Stephen Waarts, to present late romantic masterpieces.


Stephen Waarts’ innate and poetic musical voice has established him as a firm favourite with audiences. Waarts has performed in prestigious concerts halls and festivals in Europe and the US with renowned orchestras and conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Marin Alsop, Constantinos Carydis, Nicholas McGegan. During the 2022/23 season, Waarts is making his debuts with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Stephanie Childress, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir András Schiff.  In 2022, Alpha Classics released Waarts’ first concerto recording: Mozart Violin Concerto No.1 with the Camerata Schweiz under Howard Griffiths. Waarts is the winner of numerous prizes and awards including the International Classical Music Awards Orchestra Award by the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra in 2019 and the first prize at the 2014 Menuhin Competition.


Stephen Waarts will interpret the highly virtuosic violin concerto of Jean Sibelius and the concert will close with Johannes Brahms’ melodious, full of emotional contrasts, Second Symphony.


Zone A: €25/18 I Zone B: €20/15 I Zone C: €17/12 


14 TUE 20:30 (80’)

Α Jazz Night at Rialto I Irenaeos Koullouras Trio and Guests


A jazz concert performed by talented musicians and acclaimed representatives of the world jazz stage. 

Cypriot double-bass player Irenaeos Koullouras presents on Rialto’s stage his latest Piano Trio, with Christos Yerolatsitis on the piano, and Stelios Xydias on the drums.

The trio will also be joined by top soloists Gilad Atzmon on the saxophone and Amos Hoffman on the guitar. The climax of the concert will come with the appearance of two distinct voices and special guests, Tali Atzmon and Ioanna Troullidou.


Gilad Atzmon: Saxophone

Amos Hoffman: Guitar

Christos Yerolatsitis: Piano

Irenaeos Koullouras: Double bass

Stelios Xydias: Drums

Tali Atzmon: Voice

Ioanna Troullidou: Voice


Tickets: € 12 / 10


16 THU 20:30 (90’)

Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling | Satiriko Theatre


Steel Magnolias is a study on friendship outweighing loneliness and the human need for support and communication. Through this black comedy of twists and turns, Robert Harling gives his female characters a fierce and witty dialogue, full of empathy and compassion.

Six women in a beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, end of the ‘80s. Truvy Jones, the owner of the salon, which is also a refuge for women, hires young Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, trying to unlock her secrets. The first client then appears: it is Clairee Belcher, the town mayor’s widow, who has just left the memorial ceremony dedicated to her deceased husband, willfully giving her place to young Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, a bride-to-be on this very day.


The day is dedicated to the beauty care of the future bride, but also that of her mother, M’lynn Eatenton. Amidst a cheerful atmosphere of anticipation and anxiety for the wedding, young Shelby suffers a diabetic attack; yet she must not jeopardize her health since she is pregnant. The delightful news upset her mother who obsesses about the imminent risks. The setting builds up to a climax when flamboyant Boudreaux arrives.


Directing: Emilios Charalambides

Set design: Sosana Tomazou

Costumes: Eleni Tzirkalli

Lighting design: Karolina Spyrou

Music composition and soundscape: Dimitris Zachariou


Cast: Despina Bebedeli (Ousier Boudreaux), Annita Santorinaiou (Clairee Belcher), Popi Avraam (M’Lynn Eatenton), Sofia Kalli (Tuvy Jones), Myrsini Christodoulou (Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie) and Pambina Georgiou (Annelle Dupuy-Desoto).


Tickets: €15 / 12


17 FRI 20:30 (50’)

Machines in Lasting Motion - The Island Club 


The Island Club, in collaboration with the Rialto Theatre and Light Cone, presents Machines in Lasting Motion, a screening of early 20th-century avant-garde films by Germaine Dulac, Ralph Steiner, Henri Chomette, Oswell Blakeston and Francis Bruguière. Through experimentations with light and movement, the works jointly explore the expressive potential of industrial technologies and machinery, drawing intricate parallels between the mechanical and the human.

The screening will be accompanied by live performances by Ichomagnetic Thoughts (Antonia Kattou and Stelios Antoniou), Kristia Michael and Pandelis Diamantides, who will be presenting original music in response to the films.

Programme curation: Androula Kafa
Films selected in dialogue with Miguel Armas, courtesy of Light Cone


Tickets: €10 / 5


19 SUN 20:30 (75’)

Mome Piaf – A tribute to Edith Piaf | Alliance Française de Limassol


A tribute to iconic French chanteuse, Edith Piaf, the tiny and delicate singer known as the “Little Sparrow”, who rose to prominence for her fiercely sensitive performance and deeply dramatic and expressive voice as the most representative singer of the French ‘chanson intime’ and ‘variété’. To this date, Edith Piaf’s music has been arranged by numerous artists and singers.


Alliance Française de Limassol pays tribute to Edith Piaf by presenting a repertoire of modern arrangements by Stavros Dritsas, through the exquisite voice of Vakia Stavrou and the participation of nine acclaimed Cypriot musicians. Songs such as La Vie en Rose, Rien de Rien, Padam Padam, L'accordeoniste will take the audience on a journey to Paris of the ‘50s and the romantic atmosphere of this uniquely nostalgic period.


Tickets: € 15 /10 


24 - 26 FRI–SUN 

Psychoanalysis and Cinema


The Cyprus Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the Lab for Animation Research of Cyprus University of Technology and the Rialto Theatre host a tribute to ‘Psychoanalysis and Cinema’ aspiring to create a new framework in Cyprus, in which the form of cinema is analysing itself and psychoanalysis is being self-created. The event investigates the parallel reality created by psychoanalysis and cinema in order to process the complex conflicts encapsulated in the reality we know.

The organisers aspire to introduce the idea of an alternative way of viewing a film, which combines the art of cinema with the psychoanalytic theory and practice as a means of recognizing the unconscious language that expresses and defines us, while introducing a new pioneering approach for film events in Cyprus.


Four feature films and four short films will be screened and analysed by panels consisting of psychoanalysts and film theorists. A discussion with the audience will follow. A HAIKU workshop will complement the event, held by Blend the Space creativity centre.


15.30-18.30 Films screening and discussion
19.00-21.30 Film screening and discussion

15.00-18.00 Film screening and discussion
18.00-21.00 Film screening and discussion

18.30-21.30 Film screening and discussion


The films will be analysed by: 

Nicos Synnos, Christos Panayiotou, Yiannis Christidis

Anna Ioannou: Psychologist-Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Kassiani Feleki: Psychiatrist-Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Yiannis Papadopoulos: Psychiatrist-Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Constantinos Argianas: Art historian, lecturer (CUT).


Tickets: € 5 (10 for 3 days)


26 SUN 11:00 (90’)




This interactive soundwalk around and across Heroes’ Square is dedicated to those people who lived it, are currently living it and who will experience it in the future.


Curated by Maria Varnakkidou and Konstantina Andreou.


In Greek. 


Tickets: € 5


28, 29 TUE, WED 20:30 (90’) ON STAGE

Mouthpiece – Kieran Hurley | Ferefono Theatre Group (15+)         


A play by award-winning author Kieran Hurley, presented by Ferefono Theatre Group, for the first time in the Greek language. Directed by Maria Kyriakou and translated by Marios Constandinou. 

Cast: Melanie Steliou and Andreas Daniel.


Edinburgh. A random encounter. Two completely different people. Declan inspires Libby to start writing again. Libby gives Declan hope. Declan tells Libby his story. Libby gives a voice to Declan. And what happens next…


Set & costume design: Constandina Andreou

Music: Panos Bartzis

Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris

Photographer: Demetris Loutsios


Tickets: €15 / 12 


31 FRI 20:30 (60’)

Memoirs of a Miner

Compania Flamenca Filippa    


A dance-theatre performance inspired by Pantelis Varnava's book, which retrieves from the bowels of the earth the struggle of the Cypriot miners as they emerge with their pitch-black, unrecognizable faces, through sweat and blood, back into the light. Their cry mingles with that of the Andalusian workers of Spain who sing along "the struggle for survival".

Director, choreographer: Philippa Stylianoude 

Dancers: Loizos Konstantinou, Skevi Serena, Philippa Stylianoude

Acting, narration: Christos Kyriakou (Palodias) & Evi Panikou

Music composer: Demetris Spyrou

Production: Compania Flamenca Filippa


Tickets: €15 / 12

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April 2023


3 MON 20:30 (60’)

5 Lesbians eating a quiche I FlashArt 2023 I ON STAGE


Written by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche premiered in the Greek language in the framework of theYard.Residency in December 2021, directed by Evita Ioannou. After 23 sold-out shows in both Limassol and Nicosia, the 5 Lesbians are presenting one final show at Rialto Theatre just before their new run in Athens in May 2023.

Set in 1956, the women of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein share a motto: ‘no men, no meat, all manners’. The five women, all self-described as widows, gather every year for a quiche competition. They all share a rather unusual passion for quiche, they love it more than anyone else who says they ever loved quiche. The five women meet in a church basement, which is also a bomb shelter, for the 1956 annual quiche breakfast competition. But the competition is abruptly disrupted when a nuclear explosion puts an end to the outside world. The five women may be the only surviving members of the human race. Stuck in the basement, they must confront their greatest fears, as well as their sexual identity. A black comedy with numerous absurdist elements. All for the love of quiche.


Writers: Andrew Hobgood & Evan Linder

Director: Evita Ioannou

Creative advisor: Constantina Peter

Cast: Nayia Anastadiadou, Niovi Charalampous, Yiolanda Christodoulou, Loukia Pieridis, Elena Kallinikou

Translation: Anna Demetriou

Set Design: Eleni Ioannou

Costumes: Alexandra Petsetakis

Lighting Design: Martinos Thalasetis

Graphics: Andonis Moushis

Makeup: Melanie Christou

Hair: Sophia Demetriou| riahairdesign

Production Assistant: Armando Diego Aparicio

Photos: Nepheli Papadaki

Producer: Centre of Performing Arts MITOS


Tickets: € 15 / 12


6, 7 THU, FRI 20:30 (75’)

An Oak Tree - Tim Crouch I ON STAGE 


The Oak Tree is an actor’s worst nightmare. Every night, a different guest actor walks on stage without having rehearsed, nor seen nor ever read a word of the play they are going to present.


Together with Marina Argyridou, the actors Andreas Koutsoftas (6/4) and Lia Haraki (7/4) co-star in a daring theatrical challenge where the boundaries of reality are becoming constantly blurred.

Directed by: Andreas G. Andreou.


In Greek.

Tickets: € 15 / 12

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8 SAT 20:30 (90’)

Tribute to Famagusta 


A narrated performance set to music, a journey across occupied Famagusta and its history.


A selected repertoire of songs will be accompanying the narration through a heart-warming presentation of the history of Famagusta, reviving images and memories from the “regal city”.


With the participation of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot musicians.


Artistic supervision: Michalis Grigoriou

Narration/Texts: Petros Mandralis


«Epilogi» Cultural Movement Choir (Limassol)

«Othello» Polyphonic Choir (Famagusta)


Tickets: € 15 / 12 

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9 SUN 11:00 (90’)




This interactive soundwalk around and across Heroes’ Square is dedicated to those people who lived it, are currently living it and who will experience it in the future.


Curated by Maria Varnakkidou and Konstantina Andreou


In Greek. 


Tickets: € 5

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9 SUN  8:00 & 20:00 (70’) ON STAGE

Before the German’s - Marta Barceló Ι HAMM Broductions


A modern stage play on Alzheimer’s disease, directed by Costas Silvestros, who paints on a “blank canvas” the unique universe of his heroine. Acclaimed Cypriot actress Popi Avraam takes the lead, accompanied by upcoming young actor Andreas Koutsoftas, who plays multiple roles penetrating in the heroine’s daily life.


Julia is a woman in her sixties who has long understood that something is not right with her memory. The medical exams confirm Julia’s suspicions: she suffers from Alzheimer’s, the same disease her mother suffered from. It is only a matter of time before she completely loses her personality and no longer recognizes her own sons.


She therefore decides to take her health and life into her own hands, trying to solve the problems emerging due to the disease, and settle any unfinished business with other people and institutions. She eventually decides to make a list setting out all those things that she really wishes to do while she is still able to make decisions for her own life. Her greatest wish is to enjoy every precious minute before the “German” occupies her mind forever.


Written by: Marta Barceló Femenías

Translation: Maria Hadjiemmanouil

Directing: Costas Silvestros

Cast: Popi Avraam, Andreas Koutsoftas 

Set/Costumes: Yiorgos Yiannou

Lighting: Vasilis Petinaris

Music: Constantinos Lemesios

Assistant Director: Loizos Papageorgiou

Production coordination: Marios Mettis 

Production: HAMM Broductions


Tickets: € 15 / 12


10 MON 20:30 (100’)

At Frynihou street… | Thodoris Voutsikakis, Lina Nikolakopoulou


Radio station LOVE FM 100.7 presents a musical show by Lina Nikolakopoulou featuring Thodoris Voutsikakis that has been greatly embraced by the Athenian audience at the legendary theatre Theatro Technis. 


Thodoris Voutsikakis “converses” with Neoklis Neofytides (piano) and Vangelis Machairas (oud and mandolin) presenting an exquisite repertoire. Modern and classical Greek songs that are dear to our hearts, as well as inspirational songs from the Italian and English music scene, having powerful lyrics and delightful melodies all give the well-deserved space and time to the song.


“The world’s beauty and soul

fall like rain upon my chest.

Like the beginning of a Spring”.

Lyrics from the second album collaboration between Thodoris Voutsikakis (music)

and Lina Nikolakopoulou (lyrics) titled Beautiful Life.


Thodoris Voutsikakis: singing

Neoklis Neofytides: piano

Vangelis Machairas: oud, mandolin, lute


Artistic supervision: Lina Nikolakopoulou

Set: Angelos Mentis

Sound design: Yiorgos Michaelides – Panayiotis Terzis 

Lighting: Maria Venetaki

Photos: Evangelia Thomakou

Production coordination: Anastasia Tamouridou


Tickets: € 25 / 20


21 – 29  FRI – SAT 20:00, 22:00 

Cyprus Film Days 2023 (18+)


The 21st Cyprus Film Days International Festival presents an eclectic programme of films in Limassol and Nicosia including an international competition section (Glocal Images), world-acclaimed film premieres (Viewfinder), Cypriot productions, tributes and screenings for children and youth, as well as multiple other events, dedicated to fiction feature films.


Artistic directors: Argyro Nicolaou and Marios Lizides.


Cyprus Film Days also presents CFD for Children and Youth curated by artistic director Stavros Pamballis, as well as the 4th Dot on the Map Industry Days, a co-production, education and networking platform, organised 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. Head of Dot on the Map: Danae Stylianou.


Organised by: Deputy Ministry of Culture – Cultural Services & Rialto Theatre.


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


Tickets: €5 /30 (Festival pass)


May 2023

May 2023

2 TUE 20:30 (60’)

The Ugly One - Marius von Mayenburg

enacttheatre (15+) / On Stage


Enacttheatre presents the play The Ugly One by Mayenburg von Marius. Four actors read the play on stage, a scalpel-sharp comedy on beauty, identity and getting ahead in life.


When Lette finds out how hideous he is, this prevents him from fulfilling his dreams. But suddenly everyone wants his face.


Idea: Dimitris Chimonas

Staged and performed by: Andria Zeniou, Elena Kallinikou, Marina Makri, Dimitris Chimonas

Sound Design: Emmidio Vasquez

Production Assistant: Alexandros Grigoriou

Photos: Stelios Kallinikou 

In Greek.


Tickets: €12 / 10 


3 WED 20:30 (70’)

Spring Concert

Marios Tokas Limassol Music School


A spring concert presented by the ensembles of Marios Tokas Limassol Music School.


With the participation of students who performed high in their solo instruments.


Tickets: € 5


5 FRI 20:30 (150’)

Three sisters - Anton Chekhov Ι THOC Main Stage


Written in 1900 and described by the author himself as a comedy, Three Sisters is a four-act existential drama about expectation, anticipation, and loss of hope. Directed by Athina Kasiou featuring an eclectic cast and crew.


In a small provincial garrison town, far from Moscow, the three sisters – Olga, Masha, and Irina – live together with their brother Andrey. Bogged down in the boredom of their everyday lives, they are trapped in recollections of a glorious past, making up stories and awaiting their return to Moscow, where their dreams can be fulfilled. As the future approaches, the possibility of change becomes more remote and their choices more constrained, while the dreams of youth dissolve, and excitement and passion for love and life is replaced by a sense of frustration.


Chekhov gives his characters the ultimate responsibility for their own lives. Inhibitions, fears, and inner intentions are betrayed not through what is said but rather through pauses, silences, hints and subtle humour.


With her modern directorial approach, Athina Kasiou recreates the Chekhovian universe for today, based on Eri Kyrgia’s new translation of an adaptation by Joel Horwood, and assisted by a superb team of distinguished creatives and actors.


With English and Turkish surtitles.


Tickets: €12 / 6 (supporters, unemployed, pensioners, large families upon display of relevant card, persons under 25 upon display of ID card). 

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7 SUN 11:00 (90’) 


Maria Varnakkidou, Constantina Andreou


This interactive soundwalk around and across Heroes’ Square is dedicated to those people who lived it, are currently living it and who will experience it in the future.


Curated by Maria Varnakkidou and Konstantina Andreou.


In Greek. 

Tickets: € 5

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7  SUN 20:30  (130’)

Fivos Delivorias Live 


Following a series of successful sold-out performances in Athens and Thessaloniki, renowned Greek songwriter Fivos Delivorias, along with his collaborates, re-stage their fascinating show presenting his latest song releases (ANIME), at selected venues in Greece and Cyprus.


Accompanied by his brave crew (Sotiris Ntouvas, Kostis Christodoulou, Kostas Pantelis, Yoel Soto) and with the eclectic participation of Christos Lainas, the composer of one of Delivorias’ most successful songs, they all embark, from a parallel universe, on Rialto Theatre’s mystic world to discover what doesn’t seem to be there, what has always been around, what has never ceased to exist.


A music show based on Delivorias’ songwriting legacy, performed in an electric and heartwarming atmosphere.


Kostis Christodoulou - Keys

Sotiris Ntouvas - Drums

Kostas Pantelis - Guitars

Yoel Soto - Bass

Christos Lainas - Guitars, synth

Sound engineer: Yiannis Petrolias

Stage sound engineer: Nikos Kollias

Poster Artwork - photographs: Dimitris Makris

Tickets: € 25 / 20


9 TUE 20:30 (110’)

Sculpting souls and hearts.

A tribute to Cypriot music teachers and composers


The Music Coordination Office and the Sector of Culture and Sports of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth join forces with OELMEK (Organisation of Secondary School Teachers of Cyprus), paying tribute to Cypriot teachers and composers on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of OELMEK.The concert will present works by music teachers and renowned composers. With the participation of: Limassol Municipality String Orchestra, accompanied by an orchestra ensemble of teachers and the newly-established choir of OELMEK conducted by Andriana Sergidou, as well as 11 soloists.


With singers: Dimitris Fanis, Katerina Paraschou, Koulis Theodorou, Alexandros Alexandrou, Andreas Pantelides, Andreas M. Papadopoulos, Lefki Stylianou, Margarita Elia, Mariam Venizelou, Petros Kouloumis, Sophia Patsalidi.


Composers: Adonis Aletras, Alkinoos Ioannides, Andriana Sergidou, Andros Papapavlou, Georgia Neofytou, Yiorgos Theofanous, Yiorgos Karvellos, Yiorgos Hadjimarkou, Evagoras Karayiorgis, Iakovos Parpas, Costas Cacoyannis, Loukas Xenofontos, Manos Loizos, Marios Tokas, Michalis Violaris, Michalis Hadjiyiannis, Michalis Christodoulides, Spyros Spyrou, Solon Michaelides, Sokratis Terpizis, Fotis Mousoulides.


Conductor: Petros Stylianou


Organised by: Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth / OELMEK

Supported by: Limassol Municipality, Rialto Theatre, School Boards of Limassol

*Organised in the framework of the 70th anniversary of OELMEK (1953-2023)


Free entrance (booking in advance is required)

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13 SAT 19:00 (180’)

Othello - William Shakespeare Ι NT Live


An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwean (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).


She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s a refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost.

Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide. Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre...

This production contains racially offensive language and imagery, and depictions of mental and domestic abuse and violence, which some people may find upsetting. The production also contains strobe lighting and loud noises.


With Greek and English subtitles

Tickets: € 12 / 10

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18 – 20 THU, FRI, SAT 21:00 (100’)

The Republic of Baklava – Anestis Azas


Following its staging at Athens Epidaurus Festival in 2021 in the framework of the 1821 Bicentennial tribute, where it received critical and audience acclaim, the surrealist comedy The Republic of Baklava is presented on Rialto Theatre’s stage.


Sophia and Fatih, from Greece and Turkey respectively, are two young people who met and fell in love with each other while studying in some Western country. When the couple decides to establish their business, a baklava shop located in the historical city of Mesolongi, they are forced to confront the traditional hostility of their countries and decide to declare their business “an independent state”. A romantic venture, doomed to fail.


A group of “researchers” are invited on stage to reconstruct the history of this tiny nation, its birth, conflict and heritage. Through a number of imaginary, surrealist and comic situations, the two young people are longing to become unshackled from the eternal stereotypes of their counties and to invent a new identity for themselves.


The Republic of Baklava is an unexpectedly hilarious theatre mockumentary, which, despite drawing inspiration from the 1821 Greek Revolution, is set in the modern-day, digital world, exploring issues of identity and politics through today’s perspective.



The Republic of Baklava used to be a digital micronation, initially established in the long-suffering city of Mesolongi. It was established by businessman Fatih Demir and mathematician Sophia Papadaki. The couple were nominated president and vice-president of the new state during its first independence declaration. The Republic of Baklava has its own government, currency, and public services. Nonetheless, no country has ever officially recognized it as a sovereign state. Being considered by the Greek government as a ploy to collect funds from tourists and evade national taxation, the R.o.B. was taken over by the police on 26th July of the following year.


From the very first moment of its dissolution, the “Republic of Baklava” became the research subject of a documentary. Today, it is the “Eldorado” of fanatic cryptocurrency miners, since a large sum of money is still buried in its ashes.



Concept, directing: Anestis Azas

Written by: Gerasimos Bekas, Michalis Pitidis, Anestis Azas

Assistant director-Dramaturgy consultant: Michalis Pitidis

Set design: Eleni Stroulia

Set design collaborator: Zaira Falirea

Set adaptation for amphitheatre: David Negrin, Georgios Kolios

Costumes: Vasilia Rozana

Lighting: Eliza Alexandropoulou

Lighting adaptation for amphitheatre: Dimitra Aloutzanidou

Music: Panayiotis Manouilidis

Choreography: Zoe Hadjiantoniou

Video: Dimitris Zachos

Photographs: Pinelopi Gerasimou

Production management: Kostis Panayiotopoulos


Cast: Cem Yigit Üzümoglu, Katerina Mavroyiorgi, Yiorgos Katsis, Gary Salomon


*With Greek and English surtitles


This Athens Festival 2021 performance is co-produced by Projector and LYKOFOS production companies.

Tickets: €18 / 12


22 MON 20:30 (100’)

Poetic Docs

CUT Fine Arts Dept 


Screenings of short documentaries directed by third-year students of the Department of Fine Arts, Cyprus University of Technology.


From a flea market to a mysterious ritual; from a living kitchen to a city falling apart; from a student room to a stadium, the films present short non-arguments, which compose a poetic reality, as formed through the gaze of the future fine artists.


With English subtitles.


Free entrance (booking in advance is required)

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24 & 25 WED, THU 20:30 (85’)

Phoenix: The others are you | Solo gia Treis

FlashArt 2023 15+


Two women and two men, guided by the gaze, the touch and words, are in pursuit of an answer to the question “Who am I?”, via other people defining their identity.


On this journey, they focus on their love instincts and on the freedom to be themselves, where there are no boundaries or faults in shaping and expressing love.


Concept/directing: Christodoulos Andreou

Dramaturgy: Lena Sitara

Movement: Panayiotis Tofi 

Composer: Andreas Economides 

Set/costumes: Yiorgos Yiannou

Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris 

Assistant director: Yiannis Minos


On stage: Varsia Adamou, Savvina Georgiou, Panayiotis Tofi, Yiorgos Chiotis and musician Andreas Economides.


Tickets: €15/12 (supporters, actors, students, soldiers, pensioners)

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26 FRI 20:30 (100‘)

Premiere 6 Ι Cyprus Symphony Orchestra


In this stylistically diverse concert, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, under the experienced baton of Daniel Raiskin, will give the Cyprus premiere Maxim Berezovsky’s bright Symphony no. 19, a recently discovered classical gem. The symphony is complemented by Tchaikovsky’s lyrical and virtuosic Violin concerto, featuring CySO’s Concertmaster Wolfgang Schröder as the soloist. Pēteris Vasks’s impressive, sentimental work Musica Serena for string orchestra will also receive its Cyprus premiere. The concert will end in rustic bliss with Dvořák’s Czech Suite, a series of traditional Czech dances, suggestive of the Bohemian countryside.


Maxim Berezovsky: Symphony no. 19 in C major [Cyprus Premiere]

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for violin in D major, op. 35

Pēteris Vasks: Musica serena [Cyprus Premiere]

Antonín Dvořák: Czech Suite in D major, op. 39


Wolfgang Schröder violin

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Raiskin


Supporters: Rialto Theatre


Zone Α: €18 / 14, Zone Β: €13 / 10

Concession tickets are available to:

Students, soldiers, pensioners, large and five-member families on presentation of ID.


Free Entrance for people with disabilities.

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June 2023


1 THU 20:30 (80’)  

Red Peter I Ffrantz Kafka - an adaption of the works A Report to an Academy, The Judgment & Metamorphosis

Antilogos Theatre (12+) 


Red Peter, speaking before a scientific conference, describes his former life as an ape. His story begins in a West African jungle, in which a hunting expedition shoots and captures him. Caged on a ship for his voyage to Europe, he finds himself for the first time without the freedom to move as he wishes to. Needing to escape from this situation, he studies the habits of the crew, and imitates them with surprising ease. Upon arriving in Europe, the ape realizes that he is faced with a choice between "the Zoological Garden or the Music Hall" and devotes himself to becoming human enough to become an able performer. 


Directing & Dramaturgy: Neoklis Neokleous

Set and costumes: Savvas Mylona

Music and music teaching: Christina Argyri

Lyrics: Stavros Stavrou

Cast: Alexandros Martidis, Izel Seylani

Photos: Christos Avraamides

With Greek and Turkish surtitles


Tickets: € 13 / 10 


3 SAT 20:30 (150’)

Mariza Rizou 


Having recently launched her fourth personal album titled The village, singer and songwriter Mariza Rizou is excited to announce her 2023 summer tour across Greece and Cyprus.

 “A couple of weeks ago, I released my fourth album titled “The village”. Together with my invaluable collaborators –part of my “village”– we are now preparing a live concert drawing inspiration from the path one must inevitably take in order to feel a sincere appreciation and gratitude for life, and for our very personal “Village”. I truly hope that our summer nights will feel like a sing-along on a roof, chatting, connecting with each other, laughing, crying and simply living. I am/We are looking forward to seeing you all! Mariza”

Markos Haidemenos: Arrangements/Piano/Hammond/Roads
Panayiotis Kostopoulos: Drums
Yiorgos Mouchtaris: Double bass/Synth Bass/Melodica/Rec
Angelos Aivazis: Guitar / Tzouras
Spyros Nikas: Saxophone / Clarinet
Yiorgos Tamiolakis: Cello
Agapitos Kataxakis & Ilias Karoumpalis: Sound
Philippos Trepas: Lighting
Production: Menta Art Events

Tickets:€25 / 20


7 WED 17:00 (45’) 7+ 

Hocus Pocus & Vacuum I Cie Phillippe Saire* Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus is mainly based on the power of images, their magic and the sensations they provoke. The very unique set design allows for a playful and magical exploration into a game of appearances and disappearances of both bodies and accessories.


The brotherly relationship that develops between the two dancers constitutes the show’s guiding thread, both through the hardships they create for themselves to toughen themselves up, as well as through the fantastic voyage that subsequently awaits them.


Hocus Pocus is one of the few contemporary dance works intended for a young audience. It seeks to challenge the imagination of its audience, while weaving a narrative that is open enough for each child to build his or her own story.


Concept and choreography: Philippe Saire

Choreography in collaboration with dancers: Philippe Chosson, Mickaël Henrotay-Delaunay 

Dancers on tour: Philippe Chosson, Mickaël Henrotay-Delaunay, Ismael Oiartzabal

Stage device realization: Léo Piccirelli

Props and accessories: Julie Chapallaz, Hervé Jabveneau

Sound design: Stéphane Vecchione 

Technical direction: Vincent Scalbert 

Construction: Cédric Berthoud 

Music: Peer Gynt, by Edvard Grieg

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Vacuum 20:30 (25’) 14+

Vacuum generates impossible images and fantastic paintings, an interplay of bodies appearing and disappearing between black holes and dazzling lights. This duo is the third part in a series of performances called Dispositifs, in convergence with visual arts. After Black Out (2011) and NEONS Never Ever, Oh! Noisy Shadows (2014), Vacuum explores a new aspect of our sensory perception through an optical illusion created with two neon tubes.


In Black Out, the movements of the dancers drew shapes in some black substance on stage while the audience watched from above. NEONS then staged a couple dancing in a world of lights and shadows. Now, with this third piece, Saire further explores the visual perception of movement. The result is lyrical and inspiring, as it moves forward through the history of art, from Renaissance paintings to photographic development.


This performance features a stage device that is easily transportable. Furthermore, it includes the same cast as NEONS, meaning both can be programmed together.

Concept & choreography: Philippe Saire

Choreography in collaboration with dancers: Philippe Chosson and Pep Garrigues

Stage device realization: Léo Piccirelli

Sound design: Stéphane Vecchione 

Technical director: Vincent Scalbert

Construction coordinator: Antoine Friderici 

Construction: Cédric Berthoud

Stage management: Mickaël Henrotay Delaunay 

Production assistant: Constance von Braun 

Video recording & teaser: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud

Photography & graphic design: Philippe Weissbrodt


Tickets for both performances: €8

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17 SAT 20:30 (60’) Living Room

Suzanne Dellal Centre / Inbal Pinto*


Αn imaginative, surreal and highly controlled duet exploring the unpredictable nature of our everyday reality. Presented as part of our 2023 Freespace Dance series showcasing the work of contemporary women choreographers, acclaimed Israeli choreographer Inbal Pinto’s latest work Living Room is a captivating, whimsical piece exploring the unpredictability of our everyday lives. 


Isolated in a sparsely furnished room –decorated with murals created by Pinto herself– a lone dancer questions her body and surroundings. In surreal and dream-like turns, objects take on a life of their own and the dancer’s limbs are compelled by unseen forces, twisting in disjointed puppet-like ways as she tries to master her body and her environment. When another person appears in the room, the push and pull of curiosity, fear and desire spark an intense duet and a new flight of imagination.


Delicate, precise and highly controlled, the choreography is a tour de force tailored to the techniques of two uniquely individual dancers, Pinto’s long-time collaborator Moran Muller and dancer/choreographer Itamar Serussi.


Living Room is Pinto’s first full-length duet work. Conceived during lockdown, initially as a solo piece, it features choreography, costumes and set design by Pinto and original music by cellist and singer Maya Belsitzman, who collaborated with Pinto on the acclaimed production Fugue. The work is an original production of the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre, Israel’s premier presenter of Israeli and international dance.


21 WED 20:30 (75’) 


Siamese Cie / Koen Augustijnen & Rosalba Torres Guerrero* 


Premiere: Greece 15/06/2021 at Athens and Epidaurus Festival

World premiere: 05/07/2021 at Festival d’Avignon

followed by a tour across Europe in 2022 and 2023


In their new creation, Lamenta, choreographers Koen Augustijnen and Rosalba Torres Guerrero (Siamese Cie) continue their shared artistic journey, exploring how our basic, emotional experiences as humans are always embodied and how they can be articulated in physical theatre and dance.


Lamenta focuses on the different emotional states that we experience when we grief our losses. In all cultures, rituals of mourning existed in which song and dance were used to express these emotions. We need to perform these emotions and share them collectively in order to let them go. In our contemporary society a lot of these rituals have been lost, but they still survive in specific regions and cultures, such as Epirus in the North of Greece.


Main source of inspiration for Lamenta, are the miroloi from Epirus, Greek songs of mourning that are not only used at funerals, but also when somebody leaves the family to marry or to migrate. One August night, in Kastania village, near Ioannina, Koen and Rosalba had an almost transcendental experience, when they heard a band of young musicians combining traditional music of Epirus with modern sounds. They also met the singer and composer Xanthoula Dakovanou who is the artistic director of the Kerasovo festival. With Xanthoula as musical director, a group of fifteen Greek musicians gathered to create new recordings of the Greek laments. The musicians included renowned Epirus clarinetist Niko Filippidis and his band, Alexandros Rezopoulos, numerous musicians of the contemporary, Greek ethno-jazz scene as well as Xanthoula herself as a singer. The Greek musicians were joined by the French jazz musician and flute virtuoso Magic Malik. The musical dramaturgy of Lamenta starts from the revival of the miroloi in its original form and glides towards more contemporary musical forms, influenced by post-rock and jazz.


Torres Guerrero and Augustijnen bring together a group of nine contemporary Greek dancers, all highly skilled in a diversity of dance techniques. Together they will explore how the energetic -both earthy and transcendental- qualities of the Greek music and dances can unfold and nourish a contemporary creation. To what extent is traditional dance permeable to other influences? How do we relate to the past and tradition? How can traditional dance be represented on stage today in a way accessible to contemporary audiences and through an intercultural perspective? As in the case of miroloi, transcribing tradition on contemporary dance means letting go: something must be lost or change form in order for a new dance vocabulary to emerge.


As such, Lamenta is a continuation of the journey Augustijnen and Guerrero embarked upon with the highly acclaimed Badke (2013) in which they took the traditional Arabic ‘dabkeh’ dance as their starting point.


22, 23 THU, FRI 20:30 (80’) ON STAGE 

Performing Biographies

Lia Haraki

Associate Artist Residence Scheme 


Spanning this year the 3rd edition of the ‘Associate Artist’ programme, the Rialto Theatre has selected for 2023 acclaimed Cypriot artist Lia Haraki.


In the framework of the Programme, a series of workshops take place, addressed to performing artists and performers who wish to explore the autobiographical solo as a genre.


At the end of the workshops, the participants’ short solos will be presented on Rialto’s stage.                                    


Tickets:€ 5


26 – 30 MON - FRI

Rialto Residency

Michalis Kouloumis @ Platres


Internationally acclaimed violinist and composer Michalis Kouloumis will be the artistic director of Rialto Residency 2023, featuring twelve young and talented Cypriot musicians who will be selected via auditions.


The Rialto Residency practice will focus on the existing repertoire, as well as on the composition of new Cypriot music.


With the cooperation of the Platres Community Council.

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27 TUE 20:30 (45’) 

Migrena2x2 I Yotam Peled* 16+


Can an isolated, confined body transcend, and travel beyond space and time? Can the subconscious become a vessel for these journeys?


migrena2X2 is a hybrid solo performance, which exists in a surreal space made of fragments of memory, introducing suspension and object manipulation into movement. It is an abstract, contemporary interpretation of the story of biblical Jonah, aiming to embody the notion of prophecy by exploring the subconscious, confronting traumas and fantasies.


The burden of the performer is embodied by kettlebells, and its shedding unfolds through a ritual - between a prayer and a rave. An intensification of wild movement patterns causes the body to slowly deconstruct, decompose, melt and surrender to awaken an abstract material, a collective of limbs and organs devouring the space, with no clear objective besides obeying the sensations that pass through it.


This unleashing of instinctive, queer and primitive totality, which cannot exist outside the ecstatic state, is a call to become an entity, which functions beyond the intellectual restrictions of society. The body of the performer, being pushed to extreme intensity and disintegration, travels the space with dexterity and detail, emancipating hidden spaces and surfaces, reaching catharsis and eventually self-recognition.


Choreography & Performance: Yotam Peled Communication: Laia Montoya / TINA agency 

Soundtrack Design: Yotam Peled


The project is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and Collider AIR / Contemporary Calgary.


29 THU 20:30 (60’) 

Forever | Tabea Martin* 8+


What if we all lived forever? The dream of a life after death has always inspired humans. Numerous fairy tales and legends deal with death, resurrection or eternal life. Greek mythology created immortal gods, animals, monsters and giants with supernatural powers. What do children think about life and death, about dying and immortality? To what extent may and can children be confronted with this topic?


There are many ways to make yourself immortal: starting a family, creating artistic works, leaving a political legacy. Limited by our own death, we try in various ways to create a continuity that remains once our own life ends.


Children have a gift of dealing with topics in a playful manner. Through interviews, games and workshops, the ideas and fantasies of children between the ages of 8 and 12 about life and death, about dying and immortality were awakened. The resulting material was then translated by five professional dancers. Forever creates a world of immortality in which creatures are brought to life by children’s fantasies. A visual, joyful, sensitive and moving journey through a visual language about what would be if we all lived forever.


Forever is part of a trilogy of productions by Tabea Martin on the topic of transience. This Is My Last Dance (premiere February 2018) deals with the transience of one’s own body, with the experience of the final state. Forever playfully looks at our ideas of a life after death, the desire for an infinite life. In 2020, the project Nothing Left will follow, in which the death of others is to be illuminated and investigated.


Choreography: Tabea Martin 

Choreographic assistance: Laetitia Kohler

Dance: Tamara Gvozdenovic, Emeric Rabot, Benjamin Lindh, Daniel Staaf, Miguel do Vale

Stage design: Veronika Mutalova

Costumes: Mirjam Egli

Lighting design: Simon Lichtenberger 

Musical accompaniment: Donath Weyeneth

Dramaturgy: Irina Müller, Moos van den Broek 

Dramaturgy assistance: Nadja Rothenburger

Outside eye: Sébastian Nübling

Mediation: Dominique Cardito

Video documentation: Heta Multanen

Photo documentation: Nelly Rodriguez/ Heta Multanen 

Production management: Franziska Ruoss


*Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2023

Organised by: Deputy Ministry of Culture (Department of Modern and Contemporary Culture) and Rialto Theatre

Tickets: €8 (€30 for all performances)

Free entrance to students, soldiers, pensioners and dance professionals

Free transportation from Nicosia


The following performances will be presented at Nicosia Municipal Theatre as part of the Festival:

A line, a gaze, a horizon I Alexandra Waierstall (14/6) &

Lamenta I Siamese Cie / Koen Augustijnen & Rosalba Torres Guerrero (19/6)

July 2023

July 203

11, 12 TUE, WED 20:30 (40’)                    

Grandmothers I Milena Ugren Koulas Χ


Created in the framework of the Terpsichore programme 2023 - Deputy Ministry of Culture and in collaboration with the Rialto Theatre.


For the past few years, Milena and the dancers she collaborates with, are investigating how trauma affects us and the way traumatic experiences shape our communication and relation with others, as well as our perception of our surroundings. As a continuation of this research and choreographic work on trauma, in the new piece Grandmothers, Milena and the dancers explore the ability to recover from the trauma, ways to cope with it, adapt and modify ourselves well in the face of adversity. In Grandmothers, we try to discover what resilience is.


Milena Ugren Koulas is an artist who, in collaboration with her husband musician Georgios Koulas, has been working in the field of contemporary dance and choreography for the past 20 years. Their choreographies have been presented in Cyprus and in many European countries. For the past few years, in collaboration with the team Stylish Junkies, Milena has been choreographing, and organising workshops and classes for professional dancers. Also, for the last couple of years, she has been a guest teacher at Comma Master for choreography at Codarts and Fontys dance academies in Holland.


Choreographer: Milena Ugren Koulas

Dancers: Eleni O’Keefe, Julia Brendle, Elena Gavriel, Katerina Tylliridou, Magda Argyridou, Samantha Moysi, Julie Charalambidou, Anna Nikolaou

Music: George Koulas and Dafni Koulas


Tickets: € 8 / 6


14 FRI 21:00 (75’)  

Music for Shepherds and Sultans – Michalis Kouloumis* Μ


Music from Cyprus and classical music of Constantinople / Contemporary Modal Music.


Michalis Kouloumis and Tristan Driessens embark on what is just the beginning of a closer partnership, with Catalan multi-instrumentalist Miriam Encinas joining them on frame drums and pithkiavlin. Their repertoire organically fluctuates from original compositions in classical Ottoman style to anonymous rural dances of Cyprus. With this choice of repertoire and especially with their way of interpreting it, Michalis Kouloumis, Tristan Driessens and Miriam Encinas bridge a gap between classical and folk music. Compositions such as Isfahan Saz Semaisi or Köyde Sabah somehow reflect how classical music has always been deeply inspired by folk music legacies. Originally rooted in daily life’s rituals, folk traditions draw their expressiveness from a cyclical journey of constant transmission and renewal, which defines their actual legitimacy through time and space.


Michalis Kouloumis - violin, voice

Tristan Driessens - oud

Miriam Encinas - percussion, dilruba, pithkiavlin

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16 SUN 20:30 (70‘) @Heroe’s Square  

Pancyprian Choral Encounter Ι Epilogi Cultural Movement


A Choral Encounter bringing together choirs and young music lovers from every part of Cyprus. Conductors, choristers, music teachers and children will have a unique opportunity to attend experiential workshops led by prominent conductors/musicians under the general thematic title: Polyphony and Improvisation through Tradition. A representative from the European Union of Choirs - Europa Cantat will give a talk about the opportunities offered by the organisation to the choral community.


Workshop – For adult choirs:

An improvisational approach of the polyphonic traditional song.


Workshop – For children’s choirs and students of conservatories and music schools:

Traditional song: movement, accompaniment, choral approach.

Led by: Natalia Lambadaki (Greece) and Marleen de Boo (Belgium)


The outcome of the workshops and the synergy between conductors, professors and choristers will be presented to the public upon completion of the classes on Sunday 16 July at Heroes Square. 


Free entrance


18 TUE 21:00 (89’) 

Raoul Taburin Ι Pierre Godeau (France, 2018)**


From the cartoonist of beloved Petit Nicolas, Jean-Jacques Sempé, the film Raoul Taburin tells a fascinating story of friendship and love, suitable for all the family! In an idyllic village in the French Alps, Raoul Taburin, the owner of the local bicycle shop has a well-hidden secret. A film about love, friendship, kindness, difficulties and obstacles, fears and insecurities – in other words, the “training wheels” of the bicycle riding life’s ups and downs. No matter how many times we fall, we must always find a way of getting back up.


Directed by: Pierre Godeau

Cast: Benoit Poelvoorde, Edouard Baer, Suzanne Clement


19 WED 21:00 (90’)

Monsieur Doumani * 


Monsieur Doumani will present music from their four albums, as well as new unreleased pieces.


The multi-award-winning trio has been impressing audiences worldwide for the last ten years or so with music strongly rooted in the Eastern Mediterranean. Their music has been extensively presented on worldwide media, and they participated in the most celebrated festivals such as ESNS, Womex, Womad, Sziget, Trans Musicales, to name only a few. While their lineup may sound unusual for a three-piece (tzouras-small bouzouki, trombone, acoustic guitar), Monsieur Doumani are using electronics, effects and loop pedals to venture into a world that is refreshing and exciting. Their fourth album released by the acclaimed Glitterbeat Records pushes their trademark Mediterranean sonics into a deep psychedelic and avant-folk direction. A danceable fever storm of stringed instruments, multi-layered singing and trombone-driven low end.


During their 9-year career Monsieur Doumani have received numerous awards including the ‘Best Group’ Award in Songlines Music Awards 2019 and the ‘Critics Award’ in Andrea Parodi World Music Awards. They have also been awarded with the German Records Critics Award (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) for their album Angathin (2018), which has also been awarded as 'Best album of the year 2018' in the Transglobal World Music Charts.


Antonis Antoniou - tzouras, vocals, electronics

Demetris Yiasemides - trombone, flute

Andys Skordis - guitar, loops, percussion, vocals


21 FRI 21:00 (121’) 

Shoplifters Ι Kore-eda Hirokazu (Japan, 2018) 12+ ** 


A “whispering” little film with a huge heart, made by the acclaimed Japanese humanistic director, Kore-eda Hirokazu. Winner of Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Palme d’Or’ and Japan’s official entry for the Academy Awards’ ‘Best International Film’, Shoplifters gives an alternative view of the “stolen moments” in life and cinema. 

After one of their shoplifting sessions, a father and his son come across a little girl shivering in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, the wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is financially struggling, they seem to be living happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.


Directed by: Kore-eda Hirokazu

Cast: Sakura Ando, Lily Franky, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi


22 SAT 21:00 (75’)

Rumba Attack * Μ


Rumba Attack perform original instrumental material, as well as selected covers in their distinctive Flamenco-Rumba style, blended with sounds from Greek and Middle Eastern origins. After 10 years of countless performances, this year, Rumba Attack proudly present their debut album entitled Harmonics (2023), which consists of eleven tracks, nine of which are original compositions and the remaining two are covers of known Greek songs. Their energetic performance at Rialto will include instrumentals including Open Sea, Inspired and Fire, as well as traditional Greek vocal songs performed in their own unique style.


Constantinos Lyras - guitar

Memnon Arestis - guitar

Savvas Thoma - cajon, vocals

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23 SUN 21:00 (110’)

My Wonderful Wanda (Switzerland, 2020) ** 


Thirty-five-year-old Polish Wanda looks after Joseph (70), a stroke-ridden patriarch, at his wealthy family villa by the lake. She is there for him around the clock, and also helps his wife Elsa (75). The youngest son, Gregi (28), likes her very much. The work is poorly paid but Wanda needs the money for her own family in Poland. Since everyone lives under one roof, Wanda gets an intimate view of their family life. So intimate that Wanda unexpectedly becomes pregnant. A bittersweet, cynical comedy, awarded at Tribecca Film Festival.

Directed by: Bettina Oberli

Cast: Agnieszka Grochowska, Marthe Keller, André Jung


24 MON 21:00 (80’)

Gaba Project Feat. Nicolas Tryphonos * Μ


In this new work, Gaba Project will present their own compositions, and share with the audience new soundscapes resulting from the combination of handpan, lyra and double bass. The compositions are based on melodic lines, which develop both in a rhythmic and improvisational way during the performance, always following a structure and, at the same time, leaving freedom for dialogue between the three musicians. Although the style (tempo, rhythm, scale-makam) of each composition is unique, creating space and time for improvisation during the performance is a key element. In addition to their own compositions, they will also present a small part of arrangements of musical traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean region (Armenia, Cyprus, Turkey, Bulgaria), in a completely fresh mood, even transforming their rhythm. The use of mixed rhythms, scales and makams together with strong changes in dynamics, are key elements characterising the band’s music. 


Gaba Project combine for the first time globally the handpan and percussions with lyra. The handpan is a contemporary instrument with a “mystic” sound, whereas the lyra comes from the well-established Cretan musical tradition. The duet focuses on experimenting with new musical approaches (arrangement, composition, soundscapes), both with the instruments and with their own compositions. Improvisation is a core element of the duet that comes from the musicians’ varying musical knowledge and experiences, creating new perspectives. 


Vasilis Vasiliou: handpan, percussion

Christina Polycarpou: lyra with sympathetic strings

Nicolas Tryphonos: double bass

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25 TUE 21:00 158’) 

Tár Ι Todd Field (USA, 2022) 12+ **


Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett) is the conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, a woman at the peak of her career. Having conquered every prize, distinction and position one possibly could, she is about to record live Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and, at the same time, release her autobiography. Dynamic and demanding, challenging and unrepentant, competitive and egocentric, Lydia Tár has the charm of a real genius who is well-aware of the magnitude and value of her talent. She has constructed herself, her life, success and views around music, living a well-protected life with her partner and young daughter in their majestically minimal house in Berlin and her exquisite office in the Philharmonic – if and when she is not travelling around the world with her devoted assistant who has her own ambitions.


Directed by: Todd Field

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, Mark Strong.


26 WED 21:00 (90’)

Origins - Odysseas Toumazou*


Guitarist and composer Odysseas Toumazou will be releasing his second personal album this summer, titled ORIGINS, consisting of original compositions driven by improvisation. Blending the traditional Cypriot music with elements of jazz, these compositions are transformed into an idiom that is both intense and authentic, having its own personal sound colour. 


“These compositions have been pulled into creation by the calling of my identity and the sounds of my origins; timeline of existence that traces each living being to the moment of its creation; the roots of lineage run deep within each being tracing back to each moment in time. 


This album identifies and commemorates everything that made me what I am today.

Identity is rooted in origins. To know who you are, you must know where you come from. To evolve, is to embrace and commemorate the passage of time and create new memories, mixing the knowledge of the old with the potential of the new.”


Marios Menelaou - doublebass

Vassilis Philippou - percussion, vocal

Odysseas Toumazou - compositions, guitar


28 FRI 21:00 (90’)

Lola and the Sea Ι Laurent Micheli (Belgium, 2019) 12+ ** 


Just when 18-year-old transgender Lola learns that she can finally have surgery, her mother, who is her only financial support, passes away. Abiding by her mother’s last wishes, Lola and her father, who are permanently in conflict and have not seen each other for two years, embark on a journey all the way to the Belgian coast. They soon realise that the outcome of the journey may not be the one they were expecting.


Director: Laurent Micheli

Cast: Mya Bollaers, Benoît Magimel, Els Deceukelier, Sami Outalbali

In collaboration with: Queer Wave and Rialto Gen. 


30 SUN 21:00 (90’) 

Whiskydenker | Pogo Swing Teadance *


Brass band and disco!? German poetry and hot jazz!? Circus orchestra and punk!? Impossible to find a pigeonhole for the band Whiskydenker. Some say they reconcile Meute and Bukahara with Hildegard Knef, others just call it pogo swing.


Maybe it doesn't matter, because fortunately the music of the Whiskydenker is always charming, cheerful and wonderfully danceable. Maybe it's exactly this dance on the razor's edge that brings rock'n'rollers, swing dancers, jazz nerds and party kids together at the Whiskydenkers' concerts. Maybe that's exactly the sound of the new 20’s.


Florian Wehse: vocals, trumpet

David Riaño Molina: banjo

Oliver Saar: tubax

Philipp Rittmannsperger: drums

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*18th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival @Heroes Square, Free Entrance

This 18th edition of Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival is dedicated to the memory of Angelina Nicolaidou, a close and beloved collaborator of the Rialto Theatre. An inspiring, prominent conductor, Angelina lit the path of many young people, generously performing and showcasing the work of talented composers.


** Rialto Summer Cinema @ SEK Parking Place, €8 

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

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