Preparations are underway for the 2nd Cyprus Choreography Showcase, organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth and the Rialto Theatre, at the weekend 12 and 13 of March.
International personalities from the field of contemporary dance, were invited to attend performances of the Showcase and possibly suggest some to participate in their own festivals, thus giving the Cypriot choreographers an opportunity for international exposure. Among the guests are Daniel Blanga Gubbay: Artistic Director of the Kunstern Festival De Arts, Yvona Kreuzmannova: Founder and Director of Tanec Praha, Naomi Perlova Artistic Director and Sarah Holcman Director of Programming and International Relations at Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre, Daphnis Kokkinos: Director of the National School of Dance of Greece and member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Sofia Falierou Artistic Director and Ioulia Zacharaki member of the Planning Team of the Dance Days Chania Festival.
In the framework of the 2nd Cyprus Choreography Showcase, parallel activities will be presented, under the title Meanwhile, curated by the Limassol and Nicosia Dance House and the New Movement of Cyprus Dancers and Choreographers. The program of Meanwhile will be announced in the coming days.
Anthi Kettirou I She loves me…Not (25‘) - Saturday 12/3, 20:30
Concept/ Research/ Creation/ Performance: Anthi Kettirou
Music: Bolero, Ravel (Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France)
Text/ Photo & Video Art/ Costume: Anthi Kettirou I Lighting Design: Panayiotis Manousis
She loves me…
She loves me not.
She is only so cruel because she wants the best for me.
I trust her.
I have faith in her abusive manners.
I will do what she demands from me.
Hard, painful, exhausting.
Physically and mentally.
She loves me...
Based on the artist's research on repetition as punishment, the work cites autobiographical facts from her life, concerning abuse, verbal, physical and psychological. Αn exploration of repetition, not as a principle of learning but as punishment or even abuse and the “scars” left by its application. (Moving Bodies live performances 2021)
Milena Ugren Koulas & Stylish Junkies I QUIET WORDS (20’) Saturday 12/3
Choreographer: Milena Ugren Koulas
Dancers: Eleni O’Keefe, Elena Gavriel, Katerina Tylliridou, Milena Ugren Koulas
Music: George Koulas in collaboration with Marios Takoushis
Costumes: Osse Sandnes I Lighting Design: Aleksandar Jotovic
In this piece, I tried to distance the choreography from any story, message, or opinions. Instead, I focused on the emotional and technical execution of the movement consequently giving a chance for movement to obtain its meaning and purpose without the disturbance of my personal ideas or opinions. Working only on movement dynamics, intensities, and rhythms, a space for different subconscious emotions and images to express without any pre-thought narrative was created. I hope “Quiet Words” will give space to the audience to relate with the performance from their own personal opinions, experiences, and emotions, consequently giving a chance for a movement to have its own voice.
Alexandra Waierstall I A line, a gaze, a horizon (25’) Saturday 12/3
Concept/ Choreography: Alexandra Waierstall
Dancers, videographers: Rania Glymitsa, Arianna Marcoulides, Savvas Baltzis
Text, voice: Alexandra Waierstall I Music: Hauschka
Lighting Design: Panayiotis Manousis I Technical Support: Yiangos Hadjiyiannis
In her new work in progress A line, a gaze, a horizon Alexandra Waierstall investigates in form and content the recent experience of creating dance in pandemic times. However she extends her discourse to questions concerning art itself today, to the dialogue that is created between the living and the mediated art, the art that reaches the viewer through the mediation of a screen. How does the present body exist on stage and how does it function when it is projected on the screen? Furthermore, if live art is not excluded from the mediated but is part of the other, what is the intermediate space that develops?
Diamanto Hadjizacharia I ATRIUM (20’) Sunday 13/3, 18:00
Choreography and Performance: Diamanto Hadjizacharia
Lighting design: Aleksandar Jotovic
Mammals are my weakness because they always make me laugh
ATRIUM is a dance. I wish it could be more than that but it’s only a dance.
In this dance, I dance the moments I saw myself changing.
I wouldn’t take it too seriously if I were you. No one ever does anyway.
It’s only a dance after all.
Website: www.diamantohz.com, Instagram: @diamantohz F/b: Diamanto Hadjizacharia
aRttitude / Evi Panayiotou I tomosynthesis (40’) Sunday 13/3, 20:30
Concept/Choreography: Evi Panayiotou
Assistant Choreographer: Andria Michaelidou
Dancers: Julia Anna Brendle, Elena Gabriel, Katerina Tylliridou
Text: Maria A. Ioannou I Art Direction: Alexis Vagianos I Music: Tychonas Michailidis
Video-Screenings: Yiangos Hadjiyiannis I Lighting design: Aleksandar Jotovic
Costumes: Christos Othonos, Liene Kalpisa I Photography: Pavlos Vrionides
Inspired by the way the machine of breast biopsy works (Selenia Dimensions Mammography System), the performance will present a journey towards human thought and existence, poised between life and death. Through a mosaic of movements, sounds and words, the performance will mirror the paradox of life, through fragmentations, layerings and contrasts.
Panayiotis Tofi I Excavated Anatomies (20’) Sunday 13/3
Concept/ research/ choreography/ performance: Panayiotis Tofi
Music Composition: Marios Takoushis I Cello Solos: Jakub Otčenášek
Text: Panayiotis Tofi I Voice I Narration: Vasiliki Kypraiou
Costume Design: Rea Olympiou I Lighting Design: Panayiotis Manousis
Photography (promotion): Theodora Iacovou
Photography (performance): Pavlos Vrionides I Video: Suzana Phialas
A choreographic work in which the performer’s body is considered a live archive. The movement result has been created through an ‘excavation’ of incidents, events and moments from the choreographer’s past. Writings from personal diaries have been an important part of the research, of which fragments are incorporated in the completed work.
Vitamina / Ivi Hadjivassiliou I BluRrEd (27’) Sunday 13/3
Choreography: Ivi Hadjivassiliou
Music composition /research: Dimitris Spyrou
On stage: Katerina Tylliridou /Ivie Hadjivasileiou / Dimitris Spyrou
Light design: Vasilis Peteinaris I Poster design: Georgia Christophi
Photography: Klavdia Balampanidou I Production: Vitamina 2021
The performance is presented in the form of 3 independent short episodes of dance and music, of different character and style, based on bizarre stories, having as a common axis and theme "the dream", the subconscious desires and magical realism. Based on surreal texts, two dancers and a musician translate on stage the idea of time, the various stages of human in a role-playing game.
Organisers: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, and the Rialto Theatre.
Media Sponsors: CyBC, Fileleftheros newspaper, Active Radio
Supported by: Dance House Lemesos, Limassol Tourism Board, Lemesos Newspaper, Limassol Today, Vestnik Kipra, Russian Wave.
Hospitality Sponsor: Curium Palace Hotel
Rialto Theatre, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 of March
Tickets: €8 /12 (2 days pass) E-ticket: www.rialto.com.cy, Rialto App
* The spectators who buy tickets online for the show on 13.3
at 18:00 and are interested in watching the other performances
at 20:30 they must secure seats from the theatre box office.
Rialto Box Office : 77 77 77 45
(Mon-Fri 10:00-15:00 and 2 hours before the performance)