MAY 2021

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 

15 Grey 

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.

 

In Greek. 

 

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  

 

Tickets: €12/7/5 

22-23  WHO CARES  

En drasi - Evie Demetriou 

sat-sun 20:00 (40’) +16

On Stage 

  

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

25-26 Raus  

Dionysos Theatre 

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?

In Greek 

 

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

FlashArt@Rialto 2

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