JANUARY 2020

 

3/1/2020 

The Royal Ballet - Coppélia 

 

Broadcast the masterpiece by the Royal Ballet. A classic return to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. Osbert Lancaster’s design revives a colourful family-friendly tale for the festive season.

Company: The Royal Ballet 
Choreography: Ninette de Valois after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti 
Music: Léo Delibes 
Scenario: Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Léon 
Designer: Osbert Lancaster 
Lighting designer: John B. Read 
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth 
Swanilda: Marianela Nuñez 
Franz: Vadim Muntagirov 
Dr Coppélius: Gary Avis 
Concert Master: Sergey Levitin 
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House 

Visit the Royal Ballet website 

4 & 5/1/2020 

André Rieu 70 YEARS YOUNG 

 

André Rieu celebrated a landmark birthday and invited cinema audiences all over the world to his party! 70 YEARS YOUNG is André Rieu’s ultimate concert, featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself from his illustrious career.

 

This unique commemorative celebration will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations. 

 

Visit André Rieu’s website  

7/1/2020 

Trap for a Single Man 

DIONYSOS THEATRE 

(115’)  

The fascinating psychological thriller by Robert Thomas, directed by Christos Yiangou, pivots around a man who believes he has lost his wife, but everything shows he is in danger of losing his mind too.​

Tranlation: Antonis Doriadis  

Set Design / costumes: Lakis Genethlis  

Music: Antonis Antoniou 

Lighting designer: Carolina Spyrou  

Actors: Antonis Kleathous, Loukaw Zikos, Athos Antoniou, Efrosini Koutsouveri, Christos Yiagkou, Christodoulos Martas, Yiola Klitou. 

 

Visit the website of Dionysos Theatre 

8/1/2020 

YIORGALLETOI – 80 YEARS OF HISTORY  

(105’)  

             

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth and the Municipality of Limassol honored the eightieth anniversary of this family of musicians.

 

The event features the Giorgalletoi Serenaders with all their soloists and a large orchestra.   

Visit the Facebook page of Yiorgalletoi

9/1/2020 

Photograph 51  

ALPHA SQUARE  

(95’) 

Anna Ziegler’s award-winning play, translated by Anthi Zachariadou and directed by Andreas Araouzos, apply emotion and humour to sketch out the portrait of Rosalind Franklin, one of the greatest female scientists of the 20th c., and her passionate aim to figure out the double-stranded DNA molecule.

 

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. 

Visit the website of ALPHA SQUARE 

11/1/2020​

Wozzeck   

The MET Live in HD 

(92’) 

Alban Berg’s expressionist masterpiece is one of the foremost plays of the 20th c., celebrated for its excellent score and emotional stirring. Alban Berg composed the opera based on Georg Büchner’s play, in the course and aftermath of World War. 

 

Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin  

Production: William Kentridge  

Co-Director: Luc De Wit  

Projection Designer: Catherine Meyburgh  

Set Designer: Sabine Theunissen  

Costume Designer: Greta Goiris 

Lighting Designer: Urs Schönebaum  

Live in hd director: Gary Halvorson  

Live in hd host: Eric Owens  

Marie: Elza van den Heever  

Margret: Tamara Mumford  

Drum-Major: Christopher Ventris  

Captain: Gerhard Siegel  

Andres: Andrew Staples  

Wozzeck: Peter Mattei 

Dοctor: Christian Van Horn 

 

With Greek and English subtitles 

 

Click here for the Metropolitan Opera Website 

15/1/2020 

Parasite  

BONG JOON-HΟ 

S. Korea, 2019,132’ 

Bong Joon-Hο’s critically acclaimed film (winner of the Palme d’ Or at this year’s Cannes Festival) is an excellent blend of black comedy, satire and thriller. The film tells the story of two families of different social and financial backgrounds that “coexist” in the luxurious mansion of the wealthy family in an exceptionally improbable manner. 

 

Director: Bong Joon-Hο 

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-Shik, Park So-dam 

18/1/2020 

The girl who insists 

THOC  

STAGE 018 

(75’) 

A tender family play about love, dreams, life’s challenges and, above all, the perseverance that leads to success. 

Directed by: Marina Vronti 
Sets / costumes: Giorgos Giannou 
Choreography: Chloe Melidou 
Music / lyrics: Telemachos Tsardakas, Dionysis Bastas 
Actors: Dimitris Antoniou, Savvina Georgiou, Giorgos Evagorou, Stelios Kallistratis, Polyxeni Savva, Myrsini Christodoulou. 

Visit THOC’s website   

21/1/2020 

King Lear  

NT LIVE 

(200’) 12+ 

Broadcast of Shakespeare’s compelling drama about the King who rejects those who love him. Ian McKellen breathes life into a deeply humane King Lear with his moving portrayal of the inescapable fate of every man nearing the end of his life.  

 

King Lear Ian McKellen 

Supernumeraries Charlie Bentley, Leon Finnan, Jamal Franklin, Sonny Poon Tip, Sam Purkis 

Regan Kirsty Bushell 

Gentleman Informer / Old Man Richard Clews 

Edmund James Corrigan 

Kent Sinéad Cusack 

Curan / Doctor John Hastings 

Albany Anthony Howell 

Fool Lloyd Hutchinson 

Burgundy / Lear’s Knight / Monsieur La Far Jake Mann 

Oswald Michael Matus 

Goneril Claire Price 

Cornwall Daniel Rabin 

King of France / British Captain Caleb Roberts 

Albany’s Man Scott Sparrow 

Edgar Luke Thompson 

Cordelia Anita-Joy Uwajeh 

Gloucester Danny Webb 

Ensemble James Millard, Johanne Murdock, Jessica Murrain, John Vernon 
 

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22/1/2020 

Life Changing ideas  

INSPIRATIONAL TALKS 

(75’) 

Life Changing Ideas, the University of Nicosia’s groundbreaking series of talks, brings together award-winning keynote speakers from the field of management. Jamie Anderson, Professor of Strategy at Antwerp Management School, Belgium, and INSEAD, France, will discuss “Creative Thinking for a Digital World”. Anderson, named by the Financial Times as a guru of management, is known for the energy and passion he brings to the stage.

  

www.ideas.unic.ac.cy 

25/1/2020 
Stamatis Kraounakis + Spira Spira 
Kiss me…. At Rialto 

(150’) 

Total recall of the entertainment myth. The most fascinating and successful popular music concert, unconditionally loved by everyone by Stamatis Kraounakis and his band. 

 

Stamatis Kraounakis: voice, piano, 

Dimitris Andreadis: keys 

Christos Gerontidis: voice, cajon 

Alexandros Kampourakis: accordion 

Sakis Karathanasis: voice, guitar, cajon 

Costas Bougiotis: voice, cajon 

Vassilis Droumbogiannis: piano 

Vaios Prapas: voice, guitars, bouzouki 

George Stivanakis: voice, maracas, tambourine 

George Tamiolakis: cello 

30/1/2020 

Beautiful Life   

TATIANA STUPAK 

(120’) 

Accomplished and critically acclaimed pianist Tatiana Stupak performεδ for the first time in Cyprus a gigantic 2-hour programme for solo piano. The event celebrates the launch of the cultural era of the year 2020 with music by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, List and Tchaikovsky.  

The concert is a crescendo in the career of Tatiana Stupak, who is recognized as one of the most celebrated and expressive pianists in Cyprus. 

 

Visit Tatiana Stupak’s website  

FEBRUARY 2020

 
 

1/2/2020  

Porgy and Bess   

The MET Live in HD 

(232’)  

One of America’s favourite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.  

 

Conductor: David Robertson  

Production: James Robinson  

Set Designer: Michael Yeargan 

Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber  

Lighting Designer: Donald Holder  

Projection Designer: Luke Halls  

Choreographer: Camille A. Brown  

Fight Director: David Leong  

Live in HD Director: Gary Halvorson 

Live in HD Host: Audra McDonald  

 

Cast 

Bess: Angel Blue  

Clara: Golda Schultz  

Serena: Latonia Moore 

Maria: Denyce Graves  

Sportin’ Life: Frederick Ballentine 

Porgy: Eric Owens  

Crown: Alfred Walker  

Jake: Donovan Singletar 

3/2/2020 

VLADIMIR ACADEMIC DRAMA THEATER 

(145') 16+ 

The international programme “Russian Theatre Season in Cyprus” presents the Vladimir Theatre’s production Theatrical Novellas from Russia. The show is put together by the one-act plays Gunina, The Secrets of the Old House and Give me your Hand.

 

Here is the Breast! based on plays by Chekhov and Mayakovsky respectively. 

4/2/2020 

All my sons  

ARTHUR MILLER 

NT Live 

(155’) 11+ 

Broadcast live from the Old Vic in London as part of National Theatre Live, Academy Award winner Sally Field and multi-award winner Bill Pullman star in Miller’s blistering drama.  America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story.  

 

Creative Team  

Director: Jeremy Herrin 

Set and Costume: Max Jones 

Lighting: Richard Howell 

Sound: Carolyn Downing 

Video: Duncan McLean 

Casting: Jessica Ronane CDG 

 

Broadcast Team 

Director for Screen: Ross MacGibbon 

Technical Producer: Christopher C Bretnall 

Script Supervisor: Claire Mathias 

Lighting Consultant: Bernie Davis 

Sound Supervisor: Conrad Fletcher 

 

Cast 

Joe Keller: Bill Pullman 

Dr Jim Bayliss: Sule Rimi 

Frank Lubey: Gunnar Cauthery 

Sue Bayliss: Kayla Meikle 

Lydia Lubey: Bessie Carter 

Chris Keller: Colin Morgan 

Bert: Archie Barnes, Hari Coles, Alfie Todd 

Kate Keller: Sally Field 

Ann Deever: Jenna Coleman 

George Deever: Oliver Johnstone 

 

Ensemble 

Theo Boyce, Ruth Redman, Russell Wilcox 

7/2/2020 

Compania Flamenca Filippa  

Ponerse Las Pilas 

(80’) 

Filippa Stylianoude interweaves traditional and experimental flamenco in a show inspired from real life as well as from timeless issues like war, social misfortune and withdrawal as well as emotional suppression, juxtaposed to the hope and love that may rise again from the pain. 

Conception / Choreography / Direction: Philippa Stylianoude 

Musicians: 
Sarray Muñoz Barrul: Singer 
Jose Hernandez: Guitar 
Rafael Jimenez Silva: percussion / cajon 

Dancers: 
Norberto Chamizo  
Philippa Stylianoude  
David Serrano  
Xenia Nikolaou  
Magda Argyridou  
Nicole Giannakas 

8/2/2020 

Queen of Spades  

(80’) 12+ 

Within the framework of the IV International Theater Festival Five Evenings in Cyprus the performance-monologue of Evgeny Knyazev will take us to St. Petersburg at the time of Pushkin.

 

We will find ourselves in the company of ladies dressed in magnificent finery and brilliant gentlemen of secular manners. 

9/2/2020 

The Sleeping Beauty  

The ROYAL BALLET  
(180’) 

A classic of Russian ballet. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it. 
 
Choreography: Marius Petipa 

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky 

Additional choreography: Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon 
Conductor: Simon Hewett 

Production: Monica Mason and Christopher Newton 

Additional designs: Peter Farmer 

Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan 

11/2/2020  

Drama Short Film Festival travels to Cyprus 

(120’) 

Drama Short Film Festival has traveled to Limassol, Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos with two-day screenings of Greek films that have garnered awards and distinctions.  

 

Organized by: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, Rialto Theater and Drama Short Film Festival. In Collaboration: The Friends of Cinema Society Nicosia, The Larnaka Cinema Society, The Limassol Cine Club and The House of Arts and Literature of Pafos 

 

Under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in Cyprus 

 

Programme First Day for Each Town 

 

Index Nicolas Kolovos 12’ 

Sleepwalking Melissa Anastasi 19’ 

Sad Girl WeekendDimitris Tsakaleas & Lida Vartzioti15’ 

Violent equationAntonis Doussias 5’ 

Fourth wall (2018)Dimitris Gkotsis 10’ 

I’am MackenzieArtemis Anastasiadou 20’ 

ConfessionAndreas Sheittanis 22’  

 

12/2/2020  

Drama Short Film Festival travels to Cyprus 

(120’) 

Drama Short Film Festival has traveled to Limassol, Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos with two-day screenings of Greek films that have garnered awards and distinctions.  

 

Organized by: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, Rialto Theater and Drama Short Film Festival. In Collaboration: The Friends of Cinema Society Nicosia, The Larnaka Cinema Society, The Limassol Cine Club and The House of Arts and Literature of Pafos 

 

Under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in Cyprus 

 

Programme Second Day for Each Town 

 

1. Sable NoireThanasis Trouboukis 20’ 

2. Fickering souls se alightIakovos Panagopoulos 29’ 

3. ChopperGiorgos Kapsanakis 10’ 

4. La Ultima Hija (2018)Evi Karampatsou 21’ 

5. Pathologies of Everyday LifeAlexandros Papathanasopoulos 11’ 

6. WStelios Koupetoris 6’ 

7. The distance between us and the skyVasilis Kekatos9’ 

15/2/2020 

Yiannis Kotsiras CONCERT 

(140’) 

Yiannis Kotsiras has traveled to Cyprus in the company of exceptional musicians and dear friends with an armful of popular songs and, of course, the newly released “Love or Nothing” (lyrics and music by Giorgos Karademou.) Oldies and recent songs, inspired remakes and authentic “laïká” make up this festive show! 

 

Alexandros Livitsanos: keyboards/arrangement 

Heracles Pahides: drums, Yiannis Playianakos: bass  

Vangelis Machairas: buzuki  

Costas Michalos: guitars  

Demetra Boulouzou: vocals/violin 

Stratis Karademetrakis/Lambros Bounas: sound editing 

16/2/2020   

PANNOCHKA ΤHEATRE  

B.C. BAKHTYGEREYEV 

(100’) 12+ 

Τhe “Five Evenings in Cyprus” IV International Theater Festival closes with a play by Nina Sadur according to the novella “Viy” by N. Gogol.: The author’s idea is combined with Gogol’s reflections about the nature of love and the beliefs of a modern woman with her own point of view on the meaning of love and its position in life. Pannochka is always silent, but like nature, she turns out everywhere in the most unusual way. 

 

Directed by Svetlana Zharikova.  

19/2/2020 

Adults in the Room by COSTA-GAVRAS  

Greece 

(124’) 

Based on the recollections of Yanis Varoufakis, the film by Costa-Gavras shows everything that transpired behind closed doors. This is an ancient Greek tragedy set in contemporary times about the Greek people, trapped in colossal debt. Characters are neither good nor bad, but led by the consequences of their own perception of how they should act in this suffocating story of heroes eventually struck apart by discord.  

 

Political memoirs of Yanis Varoufakis. 

Director: Costa-Gavras 

Writers: Yanis Varoufakis (book), Costa-Gavras (screenplay) 

 

Starring: Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur, Demetres Tarloou, Christos Stergioglou, Georges Corraface etc.  

27/2/2020 

Irony and Joy  

CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  

(70’) 

As part of the Beethoven Circle, the CSO’s tribute to the composer’s genius continues with Symphony No. 8, a masterpiece that contains passages which could be construed as musical jokes. This comic aspect joins the other two pieces in the programme, La scala di seta – an operatic farca comica by Rossini and Burlesque by Richard Strauss. 

 

Solist: Andri Hadjiandreou (piano)  

Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

29/2/2020  

Agrippina  

The MET Live in HD 

(224’) 

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. 

Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nero, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius. 

Conductor: Harry Bicket  

Agrippina: Joyce DiDonato 
Nerone: Kate Lindsey 
Ottone: Iestyn Davies  
Pallante: Duncan Rock Claudio Matthew Rose 

Production: Sir David McVicar 

Set and Costume Designer: John Macfarlane 

Lighting Designer: Paule Constable 

Choreographer: Andrew George 

Live in hd Director: Gary Halvorson  

Live in hd host: Deborah Voigt Poppea Brenda Rae 

 
 

SUMMER CINEMA 2020

17/6/2020  

Like a cat on a highway

Italy, 2017 (100')  

Two diametrically opposed characters are forced to spend time together when their teenage children fall in love. The girl’s wealthy father is an avid supporter of social integration in Rome despite his lack of interest in meeting any of its residents, while the boy’s mother lives in the suburbs of Rome, carries a baseball bat at all times and lives with her two kleptomaniac sisters. A smash-hit comedy that is both hilarious and relevant to our days. Presented as archetypes, the main characters symbolise the entirely opposite social classes of Rome and their moral perspectives.

 

Directed by: Riccardo Milani

Cast: Antonio Albanese, Sonia Bergamasco, Claudio Amendola, Paola Cortellesi et al.

19/6/2020  

Smuggling Hendrix

Cyprus, Germany, Greece, 2018, (93’)

 

Yiannis’ plans to leave Cyprus are put on hold when his dog, Jimi, runs away and crosses the UN buffer zone that divides the “Greek” from the “Turkish” side of the island. Since animal exchange between the two “sides” is prohibited, Yiannis reluctantly joins forces with a cast of unexpected characters to smuggle him back. This internationally-awarded film that received the Grand Prize of the Tribeca Film Festival, draws inspiration from the bitter reality of divided Cyprus, giving a delightful parable about life’s unpredicted daily troubles.

Cast: Adam Bousdoukos, Faith Al, Vicky Papadopoulou, Ozqur Karandeniz

Director & Screenplay: Marios Piperides

24/6/2020  

La Belle Époque

France, 2019, (115’)

 

Victor and Marianne live in an estranged marriage. He has completely abandoned himself and she has been treating him with contempt. Seeking a way out from his emotionally hostile present, Victor gets a chance to travel back to his own youth, in 1974 at La Belle Époque, the famous French bistro where he first met 20-year-old Marianne, the girl who took his breath away and changed his life for good. A charming and witty French comedy about a man who travels back in time to relive the special moment that transformed his life.

 

Directed by: Nicolas Bedos

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier, Fanny Ardant et al.

26/6/2020  

Siege on Liperti Street

Greece, Cyprus 2019, (88’)

 

Located at the UN border dividing the Greek from the Turkish Cypriot side, the film captures the story of a family living on the verge of poverty and hunger, with the unemployed husband and father, an ex-military, struggling to get by. Confronted with his fragile soul, he has the support of his wife who desperately tries to take care of her old father-in-law and her two young children. In addition to the national and financial crisis, the debt-ridden family is also confronted with the contempt of the public services, which seem to ignore the father’s dismissal from the army due to psychological problems.

 

A tale of twists combining elements of police, action and social drama genres, “sprinkled” with a good dose of humour. Awarded with five prizes at Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Siege on Liperti Street is having its Cyprus premiere at Rialto’s summer cinema.

 

Direction: Stavros Pamballis

Actors: Constantine Markoulakis, Daphne Alexander, Akilas Karazisis, Niovi Charalambous

1/7/2020  

And Then We Danced

Georgia, Sweden 2019, (105')

 

A social drama portraying the story of a young dancer who will risk his future in the National Georgian Dance Ensemble when he meets Irakli: the handsome and gifted dancer will awaken forbidden feelings in him and make him confront the conservative society of his country. Set against the graceful rhythms and dances of Georgia, the film premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight of Cannes Film Festival and received multiple awards for its beautiful storytelling, as well as for the outstanding performances of its cast.

 

Directed by: Levan Akin

Cast: Levan Gelbakhiani, Ana Javakishvili, Bachi Valishvili et al.

10/7/2020  

The Brand New Testament!

Belgium, France 2015, (112')

 

God exists! He lives in Brussels and He's a real scoundrel. A tyrannical force in the lives of the masses, He drinks, smokes and spends his time tormenting humanity. His younger daughter has had enough of her Father's abuse and her lockdown, and she decides to “come down” to earth, and offer people a new way of living: a Brand New Testament. This multi-awarded fantasy dark comedy, that is both hilarious and surreal, was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language.

 

Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael

Cast: Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve et al.

17/7/2020  

Small White Envelopes

Cyprus, 2018, (93’)

 

Mishellis, a small-time crook in his late thirties, is in an urgent need of money to repay his gambling debts. After a failed wedding robbery attempt he tries a more indirect approach where he impersonates a wedding planner in order to steal the money-stuffed envelopes brought as gifts to the wedding of an upper class family. In the process, he ends up a bit closer to his clients than he originally planned.

Written & Directed by Soteris Christou

Cast: Christodoulos Martas, Antonis Katsaris, Polyxenie Savva, Popi Avraam, Constandinos Lyras, Theodoros Michaelides, Marinos Hatzivasiliou, Marios Mettis, Valentinos Kokkinos

29/7/2020  

Invisibles

France, 2018, (102’)

 

Following a municipal decision, the SDF Homeless Women's Shelter, will close down. Social workers have only three months to reintegrate the women they care for at any cost: with falsification, string-pulling and lies. From now on, everything is allowed. A feel-good comedy making a poignant social commentary with a good dose of humour, in which many of the main characters are played by former homeless women who are not professional actresses.

 

Directed by: Louis-Julien Petit

Cast: Audrey Lamy, Corinne Masiero, Noemie Lvosky, Deborah Lukumuena Adolpha Van Meerhaeghe, Sarah Suco, Brigitte Sy, Pablo Pauly.

 
 

World Music at Rialto Open Air - July 2020

9/7/2020  

ENTELEA

Entelea is an experimental project based on the Eastern Mediterranean music having its own unique style and approach. The three renowned musicians, fully conscious of their (aesthetic) limits, they know exactly what they want to present. Their skills, knowledge and experience correspond to structures that have been based on the development of a variety of melodies, with apparent lyricism, but also improvisational freedom. The compositions of Spyridakis, Koutis and Karapatakis are not simple in their conception or form: with Eastern elements, their music is carefully mixed with Western influences, acquiring a broader dimension as it evolves. The three musicians will presented their own compositions, as well as arrangements.

 

Musicians: Gabriel Karapatakis – Bass Zacharias Spyridakis - Cretan Lyra Giannis Koutis Outi/Kithara

16/7/2020  

Odysseas Toumazou Trio Feat. Kouloumis, Philippou

Odysseas Toumazou Trio is a band formed in Cyprus, based on the work of guitarist and composer Odysseas Toumazou. He recently completed the recording of his first studio album titled Ensticto, which has been described as "truly authentic and powerful, with a personal sound in a clear guitar trio".

 

Odysseas Toumazou is accompanied by Giorgos Koulas on drums and Andreas Rodosthenous on electric bass, as well as Michalis Kouloumis (violin) and Vassilis Filippou (percussions, voice) as guest musicians.

19/7/2020  

ERMIS MICHAIL - ELECTRIC WORLD

The “Electric World” features 7 musicians from Cyprus who presented new material by Ermis Michail. This electro-acoustic ensemble, including vocals, two saxophones, trumpet, electric guitar, electric bass and drums, delivers a programme of original compositions, as well as arrangements of folk music from Cyprus, Greece and other neighbouring countries. Having their backgrounds in jazz, the group keeps an open-minded attitude and experiments with different sonic flavours, blending the elements of modern western music and world music. The group approaches the pieces as a vehicle of improvisation combining effect units with acoustic and electric instruments, creating an ambient but energetic vibe with powerful atmospherics.

 

Musicians: Ermis Michail - electric guitar, compositions Vasiliki Anastasiou - vocals, Charis Ioannou - saxophone, Marios Charalambous - saxophone, Elias Ioannou - trumpet, Andreas Rodosthenous - electric bass, Andreas Stefanou - drums

22/7/2020  

RIALTO Residency

The 8th Rialto Residency, which took place in Limassol due to the pandemic, were coordinated by Cypriot saxophonist and clarinettist Giorgos Krasidis, in collaboration with Arte Music Academy, and focused on the influences of world music into jazz and vice versa. The residency aims at unravelling different music traditions such as those of Greece, Cyprus, Africa, New Orleans and Ireland.

 

Musicians: Simos Tziakouris – tenor saxophone, Alexandros Krasides – alto saxophone, Aris Kyriakides – baritone saxophone, Theodoros Vlachos – guitar, Ariadne Papantoniou – bass, Frangiskos Petrides – drums

24/7/2020  

Larva

Larva draws inspiration from Cypriot folk melodies and rhythms merged with Western musical elements. Adopting a new approach that revisits tradition, the band performs its own original compositions with influences from the world and jazz music genres. Larva transforms ideas that emanate from the past into contemporary sounds, in an entirely new format; just like the metamorphosis of larva in nature.

 

Larva presented some of their own compositions and arrangements of Cypriot Folk songs influenced from world and jazz music. The project aims to express a personal musical identity by transforming ideas that emanate from the past into contemporary sounds, giving a completely new format in their style of music. Marios Menelaou joined the duo as a guest, on electric bass.

 

Musicians: Vassilis Philippou - piano, percussion, ney, voice, Alexis Kasinos - guitar, Guest: Marios Menelaou - bass

31/7/2020  

Monsieur Doumani

The group presented songs from their 3 studio albums, as well as a few songs from their new album.

 

Multi-award-winning group Monsieur Doumani was formed in 2012, in Nicosia, Cyprus. Coming from different musical backgrounds, but influenced by Cypriot tradition at various levels, the group composes Cypriot songs that draw inspiration from contemporary Cypriot society, as well as from the shaky condition of our era. The original identity of the project was determined by the adaptation of Cypriot traditional pieces, with a special contemporary colour in sound and mood, forming a style distinctively their own. Their live appearances in festivals and venues across the world (WOMAD, WOMEX, Sziget, Rudolstadt, Havana World Music Festival, Sur Jahan-India, Paradiso, MUPA) have been well received by diverse audiences and their music has been presented on radio and TV stations around the world. They received many awards including the "Best group award" - Songlines Music Awards in 2019 and the critics’ award - Andrea Parodi World Music Awards. Monsieur Doumani have released 3 studio albums, which gained them worldwide recognition.

 

Musicians: Antonis Antoniou - tzouras, vocals, Andreas Skordis - guitar, vocals, Demetris Yiasemides - trombone, flute

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2020

4 Man on the Roof - FlashArt @Rialto Open Air
Friday 20:30  

Combining live theatre and live streaming, Achim Wieland (director/dramaturge), Marios Ioannou (protagonist/co-dramaturge) and Sakari Laurila (filmmaker) put together an interactive Manifesto that makes Theatre the protagonist, revealing its universal values through its physical, conceptual and spiritual capacities.

 

In Greek and English, with excerpts in Russian, French, German and other languages. With English subtitles. 

The Chairs - FlashArt @Rialto Open Air

Wednesday 20:30 (60')

The cinematographic version of The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco, set in an uninhabited tower of a deserted island, where the two protagonists live in social isolation for years.

Production/direction: enacttheatre in collaboration with À Vendre
Performers: Marina Makri, Elena Kallinikou
Filming/ Editing: À Vendre

11 In the shadow of the (last) hours

FlashArt @Rialto Open Air - Friday 20:30 (60’)

Α selection of poems, prose and excerpts from the poet’s correspondence. Kariotakis’ words are the protagonist in this piece, condensed “in the shadow of the last hours”, within the imagined time and place of his suicide.

Performed by: Andreas Araouzos
Text selection and direction: Photis Apostolides
Set and costume design: Elena Katsouri

12-13  André Rieu’s Summer Special - Magical Maastricht - Saturday & Sunday 20:30 ( 140’)

The King of the Waltz is back to the cinema to lift everyone’s spirits. No summer is complete without the enchanting waltzes of André Rieu and the incomparable Johann Strauss Orchestra.

 

For this exclusive cinema concert, the Maestro has selected his most spectacular performances and emotional songs, bringing you the joyous atmosphere of his iconic open-air concerts in Maastricht.

14 Jazzologia Cyprus Big Band
Monday 20:30 (115’)

Jazzologia Cyprus Big Band, art direction by Giorgos Krassides, presents classic compositions for a jazz band, “Latin” pieces, rarer modern compositions by European composers, as well as original jazz adaptations of Cypriot traditional songs by internationally acclaimed Cypriot composer Aris Antoniades.


Part of Kypria International Festival 2020

16 In-poetry FlashArt@Rialto
Wednesday 20:30 (60’)

A musical theatre composition highlighting the milestones of contemporary and classic Greek and Cypriot poetic output.

 

Three artists, Dimitris Spyrou, Andreas Rodosthenous and Panagiotis Bratakos, write music, tell stories and set up camp in the Forest of the Ever-Whispering Poets, intent on never leaving before sleeping in the arms of Poetry.

18 Η Γυναίκα της Πάτρας 
Friday 20:30 (60’)

An exceptional theatrical staging of the life of the whore Panoraia by the poet Yiorgos Chronas, put together through a series of interviews conducted in the 1980s.

 

Directed by Lena Kitsopoulou.

Cast: Eleni Kokkidou and Pantelis Kalogerakis.

Part of Kypria International Festival 2020

19 Α Tribute to the Poet Nikos Gatsos

FlashArt @Rialto - Saturday 20:30 ( 60’)

Elena Hadjiafxendi interacts with the poet’s work in a musical theatre dialogue with exceptional musicians Michalis Kouloumis, Yiannis Koutis and Andreas Papapetrou.

 

Through musical improvisation, together they explore the soundscapes and stories sung by Gatsos' poems.

23 Panic Hits the Ministry
Wednesday 20:30 (80’)

The subversive French comedy by Jean Franco - Guillaume Melanie features a barrage of funny and extreme situations, starring love and reversals. 

Agis Paikos directs “Estia” theatre group.

Part of Kypria International Festival 2020

24 Not I / Samuel Beckett - FlashArt@Rialto
Thursday 20:30 (30’)

A woman who has lost consciousness wakes up. The sound inside her skull wakes her up. It’s the words that come out of her mouth. Words without a subject. Without a pair of eyes emphasizing the meaning. Without a pair of hands underlying the emotion. The owner's body is absent.


By bUilt-uP aRea theatre group.

Translation/direction/music by Panayiotis Larkou.

Acting by Vasiliki Kypraiou.

30 Chorotheatro Omada Pende
Wednesday 20:30 (40’)

The new work of choreographer and performer Roula Kleovoulou If you do not know where you are going any road can take you there is based on Lewis Carroll’s book Through the Looking Glass.

 

The choreographer creates an alternative universe with visual installation by Elena Kotasvili, the “soundscape” of Chris Cara, dramaturgy by Chloe Melidou and costume design by Andreas Antoniou.

 
 

OCTOBER 2020

4 Retrospective  Jérôme Bel Open House Festival

18+sun 11:00 (85 ’)

For his twentieth piece, instead of creating a new choreographic production, Jérôme Bel casts a subjective eye over his previous work. Drawing inspiration from his own video archive, he creates a new work by selecting twenty choreographies to bring out his central preoccupations (body, language, culture, power, vulnerability…), by focusing on the issue of linkage between dance and politics.
 

Jérôme Bel is one of the most acclaimed artists of our times and this digital composition possibly gives answers to the eternal question: “What is Dance?”
 

Co-organised by the Rialto Theatre and Dance House Lemeso

10-16 Ιnternational Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2020
sat-fri 20:30 

Α long list of fiction, documentary, experimental and animation short films from across the globe will be screened at this 10th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus. Through this large selection of films, directed by Cypriot and international filmmakers, the Festival offers to the local audience the opportunity to enjoy the best of international short film cinema.

 

The ISFFC, which is part of the European Film Academy’s network of accredited festivals, also presents parallel events and programmes curated by Artistic Directors Ioakim Mylonas and Alexia Roider.
 

Organised by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth of Cyprus & Rialto Theatre
 

With English and Greek subtitles
 

18 On Stage 
Arcadian Child / Delirium Elephants 
sun 20:30  (90’)

The Rialto Theatre continues the series of on-stage performances, inviting two alternative music bands in an almost personal encounter with the audience. 
Dark and transcendental, Arcadian Child are immersed in instinctive existential fractures, delivering an electrifying amalgam of rock music, intensity and catharsis, starting from the oriental sounds of the East and ending up to the psych melodies of the West

Delirium Elephants present a dynamic fusion of indie rock and psychedelic tunes from the 70s, with clear pop references that add colour to their sound.  Multifaceted and eccentric, they are influenced by the cultural decadence of their era. Delirium Elephants are driven by the multilayered indie sound, with their lyrics reflecting their intense social concerns.
 

22-23 Natassa Bofiliou Monologue
thu – fri 20:30

Natassa Bofiliou, one of the most prominent representatives of the modern Greek music scene and one of the greatest singers of her generation, presents a unique concert for Cyprus, curated by Themis Karamouratidis and Gerasimos Evangelatos.

 

In this cosmopolitan concert that presents their greatest hits, covers of well-known songs from the international music repertoire, as well as their own newly released pieces, the introvert West encounters the extrovert Mediterranean region. With her passionate performance, Natassa Bofiliou will impress even the most demanding audience.
 
Natassa Bofiliou, Themis Karamouratidis: instrumentation, Gerasimos Evangelatos: programme curator


Musicians: Themis Karamouratidis – piano, Aris Zervas – cello, Yiorgos Bouldis – double bass, Lambis Kountouroyiannis – guitars, Stephanos Sakellariou – drums, Sound: Yiannis Paxevanis, Antonis Zachopoulos. 
 

24 Emperor (Beethoven 5) / Martino Tirimo
sat 20:30 ( 65’)

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to a vastly celebrated giant of classical music, Ludwig van Beethoven, with one of his most celebrated works, the Fifth Piano Concerto.

 

To interpret this truly grandiose work, we welcome on stage the internationally acclaimed pianist Martino Tirimo. Alongside the concerto, you will hear Saint-Saën’s brilliant Second Symphony, a work full of imagination and youthful energy.

 

A treat of divine masterpieces, under the firm baton of maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe.        

30  THE NIGHT OF THE AD EATERS! 
fri 18:00 (300’)

The chronicler of world advertising, its connoisseur and owner of an incredible collection, which presents more than a million commercials from all over the world, Mr Jean Marie Boursicot presents the world-famous show The Night of the Ad Eaters. 

 

The upcoming autumn is special. The spectators of the Rialto Theatre will be the first to see more than 400 advertising masterpieces: the latest in advertising art, videos featuring world-famous stars, the most scandalous, shocking and exciting videos from all over the world. A new programme is not only showing the best commercials which you will not be able to find in the open sources by yourself: it is a show therapy with a guaranteed positive effect for all guests who are ready to become part of an inspiring and unforgettable event.

 

This year, the theme of the show will be Halloween. 
 

31 Flight 1702 08 Kosovo - Theatro Tsepis
sat 20:30 ( 65’)

Kosovo’s National Theatre Troupe is asked by the government to prepare a ceremonial play from scratch that will premiere on the historic day of Kosovo’s independence. The order brings the artists face-to-face with their own limits: where is the line between personal life, artistic status and national identity? How much are they prepared to put up with?

 

With this anti-nationalist drama by Jeton Neziraj, Theatro Tsepis raises questions of human dignity and politics that have long plagued our democratic societies.
 

 
 

NOVEMBER 2020

1 Flight 1702 08 Kosovo - Theatro Tsepis

sun 18:00 - 20:30 ( 65’) 

Kosovo’s National Theatre Troupe is asked by the government to prepare a ceremonial play from scratch that will premiere on the historic day of Kosovo’s independence. With this anti-nationalist drama by Jeton Neziraj, Theatro Tsepis raises questions of human dignity and politics.  

Costume and set design: Thelma Kasoulidou 

Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris 

Music and movement: Dimitris Spyrou 

Cast (in alphabetical order): Varsia Adamou, Yiannis Ioannou, Andreas Nicolaides, Miranda Nychidou, Athina Savva, Konstantinos Tsiolis. 

 

In Greek

6-7-8 Cyprus Choreography Platform 2020 

fri-sun 20:00  

 

Twelve choreographers present their most recent work in this 20th edition of the Choreography Platform, focusing on upcoming contemporary choreographers. With works by: Viky Kalla, Alexandra Waierstall, Melina Sofokleous, Fotis Nicolaou, Lia Haraki, Maria Kasapi, Ivy Hadjivasiliou, Panayiotis Tofi, Andria Michaelidou, Julia Brendle, Harry Koushos, Milena Ugren Koulas.  

Organised by the Cultural Services of the MoECSY and the Rialto Theatre. With the collaboration of Dance House Lemesos and Limassol Municipality. 

11 Lara WEEKS OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE*  

wed 20:00 (Germany 2019, 98’) 

 

It is Lara's 60th birthday, and this very evening, her son will be giving his debut solo piano recital. His musical career has always been his mother’s sole focus. But Lara is not welcome to his debut performance. Even if Lara engages, everything gets out of control.

 

Director: Jan-Ole Gerster 

In German with Greek and English subtitles. 

Οrganised by the Embassies of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Goethe Institut in Cyprus 

 
 

DECEMBER 2020

4 The Whales of August

SATIRIKO THEATRE
fri 18:30 (100’)

 

Bringing together on stage five acclaimed Cypriot actors, David Berry’s The Whales of August directed by Nikos Karageorgos and translated by Fotis Fotiou, pays tribute to life and love that lasts eternally and defeats time.

Human relationships are at the forefront of Berry’s play, portraying characters that are forced to deal with the passing of time and to find out their own form of resistance.

5 Trigonopsaroulis by Theatro Tsepis (ages 4-7) 

sat 17:00 ( 45’)

 

Life in the fascinating underwater world where beautiful creatures live, ressembles more or less our own earthly life. Trigonopsaroulis, a triangle-shaped fish that differs from all other sea creatures, was born to light up the murky waters of the undersea world. Invented by Greek writer Vagelis Iliopoulos and presented on stage by Theatro Tsepis, Trigonopsaroulis shows us the way to diversity, love for all people, self-respect, forgiveness and acceptance. 

 

Directed: Marios Theocharous 

Costume and set design: Thelma Kasoulidou 

Music & Movement: Dimitris Spyrou 

Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris 

Production manager: Afroditi Ntziourou 

Cast (in alphabetical order): Varsia Adamou, Lida Karayianni, Afroditi Ntziourou & Elena Panayi. 

12 & 13 Things I know to be true

CYPRUS THEATRE ORGANISATION Sat-Sun 17:30 (135’) 16+

Andrew Bovell’s Things I know to be true is a poignant and tender drama rendered in a poetic and lyrical way, portraying the universal story of the Australian Price family. Any spectator will identify and relate to the characters and the situations, finding something familiar in their ties. 

 

What pushes us away from the security of the ‘family nest’ and makes us return there again and again? How well do children know their parents and parents their children? How well do the family members know each other? How much love do we need to get on with our lives? Can love alone save us? These are relevant questions that concern us all throughout the play but especially after the curtain falls, requesting from us to find our very own answers. 

 

Translation: Vaios Liapis 

Directing: Maria Kyriakou 

Set and Costume design: Constantina Andreou 

Music and sound design: Panos Bartzis 

Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris 

 

Cast: Popi Avraam, Vasilis Vasilakis, Yiorgis Vasilopoulos, Yiorgos Kyriakou, Christina Papadopoulou, Niovi Charalambous

18-19 7th Cyprus Jazz and World Music Showcase 

Fri-Sat 18:30

 

Organised by the Cultural Services of the MoECSY, the Cyprus Music Information Centre and the Rialto Theatre, the 7th Jazz and World Music Showcase presents the very best of Cypriot contemporary music. 

 

The Showcase also hosts presentations, jam sessions and meetings with guests from the international music industry.