JANUARY 2018

5 fri 20:30 150’ 

Foivos Delivorias 

The Rialto Theatre kick-starts 2018 with a concert by Greek songwriter Foivos Delivorias, accompanied by his fellow musicians, who swings between the past and the future of his much-loved songs, eventually deciding to tell the story from the very beginning! 

 

Musicians: Nefeli Fasouli (voice), Costis Christodoulou (keys), Sotiris Ntouvas (drums), Yoel Soto (bass), Costas Pantelis (guitars).

9 tue 20:30 110’ 

Sámi Blood   

Amanda Kernell 

LUX Film Prize 2017  

2017, Sweden, Norway, Denmark  

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture. 

Screenplay: Amanda Kernell 

Cast: Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj Doris Rimpi 

Cinematography: Sophia Olsson, Petrus Sjövik 

Film editing: Anders Skov 

Producer: Lars G. Lindström 

Co-producer: Tomas Radoor, Oskar Östergren 

13, 14 sat 16:00 sun 11:00, 16:00 100’ 

Mangas and Miss Nutrition 

Theatro Lexi 

Will Mangas guide us to the wonderful path of healthy nutrition and exercise or will he let us eat sweets and food containing hidden secrets? Miss Nutrition and Miss Sweet-tooth will fight over Mangas, whose only dream is to become a successful basketball player! Whose side will he be on? 

Written by: Giorgos Tsiakkas and Christina Papadopoulou-Fesa 

Directed by: Giorgos Tsiakkas 

Costume and Set Design: Elena Katsouri 

Music: Michalis Rousos 

Choreography: Antigoni Tasouli 

Lighting design: Alexander Jotovic 

 

Cast: Christina Pavlidou, Christina Papadopoulou-Fesa, Pantelitsa Loizou, Christos Maos, Polykarpos Solomou, Anna Triarou, Marina Panayidou, Sonia Papadopoulou-Biggs

16 tue 20:30 80’ 

Partage de Midi (Break of Noon) 

Paul Claudel 

Dionysos Theatre 

 

Set on the deck of a ship in the Indian ocean, bound for China, the play tells the story of four passengers on a quest to find their inner self, driven by a passion for romance that dwells within. The play is Paul Claudel’s autobiographical work, attesting his immense intellect, unrivalled style and captivating language. A story about love, faith and life: full of questions, twists, irony and passion. 

 

Translated, adapted to stage and directed by: Leandros Taliotis 

Costume and Set Design: Nikos Kouroushis 

Music: Andreas Moustoukis 

Movement: Hamilton Monteiro 

Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris 

Assistant director - set designer assistant: Andria Evagorou 

Cast: Georgina Tatsi, Alexandros Parisis, Panos Makris, Leandros Taliotis 

18 thu 20:30 120’ 

A Postcard from Vienna 

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra 

Vienna, the city of music! The city where Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, among others, lived and worked, but also the birthplace and stomping grounds of the entire Strauss Family, not least the very Waltz King, Johann Strauss II. Strauss Junior is worthily represented in these New Year’s concerts with three waltzes and three polkas, bringing to mind the old glorious Austro-Hungarian Empire. But there’s more… Vienna, the city of music, we said, and our postcard also contains notes from Carl Maria von Weber and Franz von Suppé, the first a German and the second a Croat. Vienna then, the city of music! 

 

J. Strauss (Jr): Vienna Blood Waltz, op. 354, Where the Lemons Blossom Waltz, op. 364 

Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Fairy tales from the Orient Waltz, op. 444, Eljen a Magyar! Polka schnell, op. 332, Pizzicato-Polka 

C. M. von Weber: Andante e Rondo Ungarese for bassoon and orchestra, op. 35 

F. von Suppé: Morning, noon and night in Vienna, Light Cavalry Overture  

 

Soloist: Giovanni Galetti (bassoon) 

Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann

20 sat 15:00, 16:30 45’ 

Sofia the bee 

Dimitris Baslam 

THOC  

Famous songwriter Dimitris Baslam introduces us to Sofia, a bee who loves reading and embarks on an adventure to discover knowledge and science. His magnificent songs accompany this delightful story, performed by a group of musicians and young actors who introduce wise Sofia to kindergarten and primary school children. 

 

Written by: Dimitris Baslam 

Director - Musical director: Dimitris Baslam 

Dolls, Set & Costume design: Martha Foka 

Cast: Savvina Georgiou, Constantina Xenofontos 

Musicians on stage: Stephanos Koutelis, Yiannis Koutis 

21 sun 11:00 50’ 

Paintelling 

Lida Varvarousi 

Paintelling with Lida is an innovative event of audiovisual storytelling, inspired and designed by Lida Varvarousi, visual artist, writer and performer for children and adults. An interactive and entertaining narration, featuring live painting and storytelling. The members of the audience are encouraged to participate in Lida’s “paintelling” by suggesting their own ideas on the story’s continuation. The suggestions of the audience are automatically illustrated by Lida, who uses improvisation, physical theatre and singing to bring her fairy tales to life. 

This innovative storytelling is an original way to tell ancient Greek myths, short stories from classic literature or empirical tailor-made stories invented and adapted by the author herself, deriving from various themes and fields: physics, history, music etc

23 tue 19:00 220’ 

Angels in America (Part One) Millennium Approaches  

NT Live 

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. 

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). 

 

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year. 

24 wed 19:30 90’ 

Song and Dance Theater in Nanjing City 

 

In the framework of the celebrations for the Chinese New Year, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Cyprus, présents the art group Song and Dance Theater in Nanjing City. 

 

In the Art Group participâtes more than 100 professional performers, including a lot of performing artists with senior national technical titles. The troupe, has performed numerous times both in China and in abroad and has won numerous international, national, provincial and municipal awards. 

 

The Nanjing City is among the twin cities of Limassol Municipality. 

27 sat 19:55 183’ 

Tosca 

The ΜΕΤ Live in HD 

The 2017–18 season of the Met’s award-winning global movie-theater transmission series continues with the Met’s breathtaking new production of Puccini’s Tosca.

 

Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.

30 tue 19:00 260’ 

Angels in America (Part Two) Perestroika 

ΝΤ Live 

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.  

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).  

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year. 

31 wed 20:30 90’ 

Rebetiko Elegies 

17 etudes for piano 

Michalis Terzis 

 

Prominent Greek Cypriot pianist, Elena Mouzala, gives an interesting and unique artistic dimension to Rebetiko Elegies - 17 Etudes for piano. Transcribed by Michalis Terzis into piano scores, the 17 songs have been written by Greek composers such as Tsitsanis, Vamvakaris, Papaioannou and others, as a tribute to the renowned musicians and their everlasting work. 

Rebetiko songs derive from the pure folk character of their creators who, despite the absence of music education, wrote exceptional pieces relying on their instinct and life experience, marked by the hardships of their time: uprooting, war, persecution, poverty, social injustice and contempt. 

The story of the composers and their songs is narrated by Kyriaki Chelioti.