12 From Classical to Modern
Tatiana Stupak & Fabio Cavaggion
wed 19:30 (75’)
Russian pianist Tatiana Stupak and Italian cellist Fabio Cavaggion will perform a variety of music, including well-known classical and modern works. Cavaggion graduated from the Conservatoire in Reggio Calabria in 1991.
Since then, he has worked with orchestras in Italy, Malta and Portugal. He recently moved to Cyprus.
Their classical repertoire will present works by Gounod/Bach (Méditation: Ave Maria, on Bach’s Prelude No.1), Albinoni/Giazotto (Adagio in G minor), Piazzolla (Libertango and Oblivion) and Saint-Saëns (The Swan from Carnival of the Animals), whereas their modern repertoire will include works such as Ed Sheeran’s Perfect’from his album Divide.
Tickets: €15 /12
Chorotheatro Omada Pente - Roula Kleovoulou
sat 18:00 & 20:00 (45’)
Amidst these gloomy, terrifying times, multiple questions and uncertainties are being raised.
The fog generates an atmosphere that blurs and distorts both our vision and perception, symbolizing a psychological uncertainty. It prevents us from “seeing clearly”. It is that disturbing confusion that one must experience before reaching clarity.
A GREY AREA between reality and non-reality.
Choreography: Roula Kleovoulou
Music: Chris Cara
Costumes: Pantelis Panteli
Lighting design: Panayiotis Manousis
Performers: Magda Argyridou, Victoria Aristidou, Chloe Melidou, Sophia Barka, Alexia Nicolaou, Belinda Papavassiliou, Katerina Tylliridou
Tickets: €8 / 5
18 1958 Antilogos Theatre
tue 20:00 (75')
Written by Michalis Papadopoulos in the Cypriot dialect, the play sheds light on the darkest moments of the history of Cyprus that remain unknown to the public, thus showing a perspective outside the dominant narrative.
With great sensitivity and courage, the play revolves around the notorious political assassinations of the era, condemning extremism in both communities.
Directed by: Neoklis Neokleous
Music: Yiorgos Kalogirou
Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris
Set and costume curation: Mariza Partzili
On stage: Neoklis Neokleous, Christina Christofia
Tickets: € 12/10
20 Spirit of Romanticism
Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
thu 20:30 (65’)
Conducted by the renowned German maestro Wolfram Christ, this programme features music by romantic composers of Central Europe, bursting with emotion and drama.
Discovered in 1951, Antonín Dvořák’s Seven pieces for small orchestra, were composed back in 1867 to be performed during the interval of a drama production, as was the custom at the time at the Provisional Theatre in Prague. In them one soon discovers seven movements of gorgeous, surprising theatricality, as if written to accompany the play itself.
All fifteen violin concertos by the German composer Louis Spohr show great originality, vigour and a distinct melodic elegance. CySO’s concertmaster Wolfgang Schroeder will be interpreting Spohr’s Violin concerto nο. 8. Subtitled “in modo di scena cantante”, this concerto stands out by assigning to the violin the role of an opera character, much in the way of a dramatic opera scene, including characteristic recitative and aria style sections.
Full of optimism, bliss and exuberance, Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade for strings was written in 1875, during one of the happiest and most productive times of his life.
Antonín Dvořák: Seven pieces for small orchestra
Louis Spohr: Violin concerto no. 8 in A minor (in modo di scena cantante), op. 47
Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for strings in E major, op. 22
Soloist: Wolfgang Schroeder, violin
Conductor: Wolfram Christ
22-23 WHO CARES
En drasi - Evie Demetriou
sat-sun 20:00 (40’) +16
The solo performance “WHO CARES” examines the tensions created between what we regard good for ourselves and for our bodies based on our personal needs and desires and what society imposes and dictates to us. Through the lens of personal identity, gender and ageing we examine how external forces such as social norms and stereotypes but also public policies can influence personal perception and actions.
The performance combines personal confession with humour and movement to guide us through a physical and emotional journey that speaks to our current moment.
Choreography I Performance: Evie Demetriou
Dramaturgy: Guy Cools
Light Design: Aleksandar Jotovic
Artistic Collaborator I Photography: Michalis Papamichael
Voice Coach: Cathryn Robson
Graphics: Despina Kannaourou
Trailer: Antis Iakovou
Production: En drasi
Tickets: €10 / 8
tue-wed 20:30 (80’)
A hilarious comedy by writing duo Reppas - Papathanasiou, directed by Panagiotis Larkou. A clerk working at the Ministry of Transport, his wife and a nurse are all heirs of a neoclassical building in the city centre of Athens. When they visit the building to meet the tenants, they realise that the house, which had once hosted Angelos Sikelianos, now operates as a brothel. When the tenants refuse to leave the premises, they all together decide to collaborate and establish a fake cultural association, in order to receive an EU grant of 300,000 euro.
Their business turns out just fine until the EU announces a stringent inspection of all country’s cultural associations. They have only two weeks left to stage Sophocles’ Antigone, and present the play to the European Commissioner. Will they become convincing actors, or end up in jail?
Directed by: Panagiotis Larkou
Set and costume design: Thelma Kasoulidou
Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris
Cast: Elena Hadjiafxenti, Petros Yiorkadjis, Eleni Sidera, Alexandros Parisis, Pantelitsa Loizou, Myrto Kouyali, Antony Papamichael, Christos Yiangou
Tickets: €15 /12
27 Out of Necessity
Fresh Target Theatre Ensemble / On Stage
thu 20:00 (75’)
In search of identity, Out of Necessity has its starting point at the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus and the Doctrine of Necessity. To what extent have these fundamental documents defined, and continue to define, our political status? How can ‘emergency’ be converted into ‘permanent necessity’? How can an ‘escape clause’ of necessity determine the way we see life in general? How is our daily life affected? In order to understand, as well as to question, things that are established and taken for granted, the play aspires to rewrite mainstream narratives, with all eyes firmly fixed on the future of the new generation. Out of Necessity is inspired by archival footage, theoretical and literary essays, articles, as well as by the personal narratives and experiences of the creators themselves.
Concept – directing – dramaturgy: Maria Kyriakou – Maria Varnakidou
Set and costume design: Constantina Andreou
Music supervision – sound design: Panos Bartzis
Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris
Research – assistant director: Evi Hadjipieri
Technical support: Vasilis Doritis
Cast: Antria Zeniou, Elena Kallinikou, Yiorgos Kyriakou, Marina Makri
Foivos Papacostas, Loukia Pieridou
Tickets: € 15 / 12
29 Cypriot Music Revisited
Quintus Ensemble & ChamberFusion Quintet
sat 20:00 (60’)
An out-of-ordinary concert – a musical dialogue between Quintus Ensemble and ChamberFusion Quintet, traversing a journey across the traditional music of Cyprus. With arrangements by Neoklis Neofytides, performed by classical wind and string soloists, the concert brings on Rialto’s stage two outstanding ensembles performing wind and string sounds that encompass the island’s rich traditional music.
Quintus Ensemble consists of Savvas Christodoulou (flute), Simeon Spasov (oboe), Giorgos Georgiou (clarinet), Evangelos Christodoulou (bassoon) and Annita Skoutela (horn).
ChamberFusion Quintet consists of Yiorgos Hadjigeorgiou (1st violin), Nikolas Vryoni (2nd violin), Nicolas Efthimiou (viola), Doros Zisimos (cello) and Nikolas Tryfonos (double bass).
Singing: Tefkros Neokleous, Anna Aristidou.
Piano: Kyriacos Kyriacou
Digital set design: Constantinos Terlikkas
Tickets: €12 / 10