SEPTEMBER 2018

Sunday 9 | 19:00 (180’) 

Amore, My Tribute to Love 

Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra  

 

One of the most popular live acts in the world, the 2018 Maastricht concert has been this year screened in over 2000 cinemas worldwide. The concert takes place every year in the medieval square of Maastricht, where hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world attend André Rieu with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, as well as sopranos, tenors, and some very special guests. The concert is full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages.  

Wednesday 12 | 20:30 (110’) 

Martha Graham Dance Company 

 

Kypria International Festival 2018 presents the dance company of Martha Graham (1984 - 1991), recognised as a primal artistic force of the 20th century. Martha Graham composed 181 choreographies and a dance technique whose scope and magnitude have been compared to ballet. Her approach to dance and theatre revolutionized the art form and her innovative physical vocabulary has irrevocably influenced dance worldwide. 

 

Today, the Company is embracing a new programming vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists.  

Thursday 13 | 20:30 (85’)   

Greetings from Vienna 

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra  

 

In 1868, Grove and Sullivan discovered Schubert’s forgotten scores of a play titled Rosamunde Fürstin von Zypern (1823) in Vienna, where the music was heard for the first time after many years, proving an instant success! Back in 1767, Mozart wrote to his father from Mannheim with regard to a commission for three flute concertos and four flute quartets: "It’s not surprising I have been unable to finish them, for you know I become quite powerless when I am obliged to write for an instrument I can't stand." However, not only did he eventually finish them, but and there are no signs whatsoever in them that he disliked the flute. Schubert wrote his Second Symphony at the age of 17, a truly remarkable work, which was decidedly grander in scale and outlook than his First Symphony. 

 

F. Schubert: Excerpts from Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus, D. 797 

W. A. Mozart: Flute concerto no.1 in G major, K. 313 

F. Schubert: Symphony no. 2 in B flat major, D. 125 

 

Soloist: Philipp Jundt (flute), Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

Friday 14 | 20:30 (75’) 

Captivating Jazz * 

Ioannou/Vafeas Quartet | Grant Stewart  

 

For the first time in Cyprus, jazz lovers on the island will have the opportunity to see live on stage one of the best saxophonists of our era: Grant Stewart. New York-based saxophonist, counting 17 personal albums, has built his brilliant career in the Mecca of Jazz by performing and recording with some of the best musicians for over 30 years. 

 

Canadian virtuoso will join forces with Ioannou/Vafeas Quartet and together they will perform some of the most beautiful melodies of the American jazz history. Melodies sung by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, as well as later compositions from the ’40s and the ‘50s composed by Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

Sunday 16 | 19:30 (145’) 

Dangerous Liaisons 

Alpha Square  

 

Christopher Hampton’s awarded adaptation of Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos, is one of the most-performed plays internationally and a sensational story of sex, intrigue and betrayal. 

 

Translated and directed by: Andreas Araouzos 

Music: Thodoris Economou 

Set and costume design: Elena Katsouri 

Cast: Stela Fyrogeni, Andreas Tselepos, Niovi Charalambous, Lenia Sorokou, Anna Yiagkozi, Niki Dragoumi, Irodotos Miltiadous, Vasilis Charalambous, Michaella Theodoulidou.  

In Greek. Suitable 12+

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 19 - 21 I 20:30 

Italian Film Days  

 

The Italian Embassy in Cyprus presents an Italian Film Festival that will take place for the first time in Cyprus from 19th to 25th September 2018. The Festival is organised in cooperation with the Italian film production company IMAGO, the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and Pantheon Theatre in Nicosia. The Festival aims to showcase some of the best recent Italian film productions to the audience of Cyprus. In order to enhance the viewing experience,  the Festival proposes video interviews with actors/directors before each screening, informative material on the screenings and the possibility for the audience to interact through ratings and discussions.  

Sunday 23 I 11:00 (55’) 

Mr Hush and the magic Sound Box 

 

An innovative and interactive production by awarded theatre company Copernicus for children (2.5 – 10 years old) who (inter)actively participate in the play. Mr. Hush decides to leave the City of Noise and follow his heart. A prisoned princess, an almighty Music tooth and a secret box, that must be filled with sounds, take Mr. Hush on a magical adventure! 

 

Written by: Angelos Angelou & Emi Sini 

Cast: Aphroditi Kleovoulou, Antonis Primikyris 

Tuesday 25 I 18.00 (75’) 

Tin City 

Evgenia Fakinou 

 

A mystical town, wacky and magical, wakes up when everyone is asleep. The famous Tin City is neither made of bricks, stone, cement nor of glass. It is a town made entirely out of tins. The local inhabitants are naturally… tins! Empty, rusty, old tins that decide to build their own community in order to live in peace. Some of the residents have unusual names: Sardine, Militsa, Voutirenia and Okay-bam-bam. Sardine used to carry sardines. Militsa carried canned apples, Voutirenia had butter and Okay –bam-bam had Coca-Cola. 

They all lived happily in Tin City until one day…  

 

A revolutionary story, with a deep social and political message, narrated with a good dose of humour and imagination.  

Directed by: Irene Andronikou 

Starring: Irene Andronikou, Anthony Papamichael, Ivie Nicolaides  

Thursday 27 I 20:00 (120’)   

Julie  

NT Live 15+  

 

This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London. 

  
BAFTA Award-winning actress Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea). 

 
Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. 

 

The play contains strobe lighting. With Greek and English suptitles