3 Land of Darkness / Land of Light | ASOMATES DYNAMEIS
tue 20:30 (50’)
Asomates Dynameis celebrates 25 years of creativity with Land of Darkness / Land of Light, a work of contemporary dance and classical music. Death and the Maiden by Frantz Schubert has been an inspiration for us to speak through the body, about the personal and the collective encounter with life and death. The piece also leads us to reflect on our relationship with fear, loss and decay, as well as on the infinite attraction of light and the power of life.
Choreographic direction/directing: Andromachi Dimitriadou Lindahl
Dance/co-creation: Christiana Eftychiou, Anthi Kettirou, Georgia Constantinou Clark, Loizos Constantinou, Fouli Stylianidou, Sotiris Sotiriou.
Music: Death and the maiden by Frantz Schubert performed by Fusionia Quartet: Marios Ioannou (violin), Savvas Lagou (violin), Sorin Alexandru Horlea (viola), Robertas Grod (cello).
Set and Costume design: Elena Katsouri
Lights: George Lazoglou
Produced by: Asomates Dynameis with the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, Terpsichore programme 2022.
5,6 Aristos by Yiorgos Papageorgiou
thu, fri 20:30 (75’)
A critically acclaimed play based on the famous novel by Thomas Korovinis Wall of Death.
Nine characters connected to Aristidis Pagkratidis, the notorious Greek serial killer known as the “Ogre of Seikh Sou”, illustrate his profile. His friend from the neighbourhood, his mother’s chambermaid, the porter at the harbour, the kiosk keeper - a paramilitary traitor, a democratic gendarme, a conservative bourgeois, his boss at the fair, as well as trans Lolo and a pop singer - his two lovers, all come alive on stage incarnated by the three main actors.
Filareti Komninou, Yiannis Leakos, Ioannis Athanasopoulos.
Musician on stage: Klitos Kyriakidis
Directed by: Yiorgos Papageorgiou
Adapted by: Theodora Kapralou
Music: Yiorgos Dousos
*The play will also be staged at THOC on 7, 8 May.
Tickets: €20 / 15
7 At Frynihou street I Thodoris Voutsikakis, Lina Nikolakopoulou
sat 20:30 (100’)
Following a series of performances at the historic Theatro Technis located at Frynihou street, Athens, singer Thodoris Voutsikakis accompanied by piano player Neoklis Neofytidis and violinist Vasilis Rapsaniotis, unfold the magic of songs selected by famous Greek songwriter Lina Nikolakopoulou. Embellishing the musical storytelling with small texts, small poems and small pauses, they add some sparkle to the roughness of our life.
Curated by: Lina Nikolakopoulou
Sound: Ilias Trintis
Lighting design: Maria Venetaki
Production management: Anastasia Tamouridou - ARTos & Theama
Tickets: € 15 /12
11 The Lake Girls I Theatro Antilogos 16+
wed 20:00 (75)
Shedding light on the harsh topic of femicides, Michalis Papadopoulos’s new play brings to the surface a subject that remains hidden in the silence of the victims who experience violence in any way and at any cost.
Directed by: Neoklis Neokleous
Set and costume design: Mariza Partzili
Music curated by: Tasos Zachariou
Lighting: Stavros Tartaris
Cast: Panayiotis Kyriakou, Christina Christofia, Christiana Larkou, Valando Charalambous
Tickets: € 13 / 10
15 Macumba and guests
sun 20:30 (100’)
Macumba band is celebrating its 5-year anniversary presenting a unique show featuring many guest participations of renowned musicians and music groups from all over Cyprus. Born in Cyprus, the band moves towards Latin, Jazz and World music directions and paths. The collaboration between Elias Ioannou, Giorgos Morfitis, Rodrigo Caceres and Rodos Panayiotou brings a new vibe to the music scene of the island. Afrocuban and Brazilian rhythms and colours become blended through a modern jazz aesthetic, and the result is recorded in their album Como Jugando, released in 2019.
Macumba have presented their frenzy dance jazz music in various festivals and concert grounds with great success in Cyprus and abroad such as UNESCO’s Gardens of Sound Music Festival in Poland, ATJF Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival, Windcraft Festival, Rialto World Music Festival, Aglajazz Festival etc. The band has collaborated with prominent personalities of the European Jazz and World music scene such as Nils Fischer and Alberto Caisedo. Macumba will be performing music from their debut album Como Jugando, as well as a new repertoire from their upcoming album.
Tickets: € 15 /10
17 Spirit I bytheway productions
tue 18:30 & 20:30 (63΄)
bytheway productions presents SPIRIT in film, SPIRIT in object, SPIRIT in book, a video dance documentary, an interactive on-stage exhibition and a small book that open the creation process behind the durational performance SPIRIT, a four-hour dance marathon streamed live to the viewers’ personal screens during the first lockdown in 2020.
*On-stage exhibition open before and after the screenings.
Concept/direction/montage: Eleana Alexandrou
Original music: Panos Bartzis
Dramaturgy: Elena Agathokleous
Visual direction/Support system: Eva Korae
SPIRIT typeface/Graphic and book design: Omiros Panayides
Subtitles/Montage Assistance: Suzana Fiala
Performance: Arianna Marcoulides, Petros Konnaris, Rania Glymitsa, Marina Argyridou
Lighting design for the performance: Aleksandar Jotovic
Production: bytheway productions
Supporters: Makers Will Make, Cyprus University of Technology - Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, VSMS Lab - Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab
The performance was created within the framework of the TERPSICHORE programme (2020) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth of Cyprus.
Α collaboration of FlashArt@Rialto and Beyond DisDance Festival organised by Ipogeia Skini/Synergeio.
Tickets: € 12/10
19 The Trip to Bountiful
thu 20:30 (100’)
Horton Foote’s play tells the story of elderly Mrs Watts who longs to return to her childhood home despite the objections of her overprotective son and bossy daughter-in-law.
The Trip to Bountiful is a tribute to the power of hope and faith, to the passing of man from darkness to light.
Directing/Music curation: Despina Bebedelli
Translation: Fotis Fotiou
Set design: Antis Partzilis
Costumes: Antis Partzilis - Thelma Kasoulidou
Lighting design: Vikentios Christianidis
Photographer: Dimitris Vattis
Poster photo: Antis Partzilis
Poster design: Neofytos Avraam
Trailer: Yiorgos Spyris, Yiorgos Galatis
Programme design / Communication: Leandros Taliotis
Cast: Despina Bebedelli, Vasilis Michael, Mara Constantinou, Kynthia Pavlidou, Spyros Georgiou, Andreas Rozou, Andreas Georgiou.
Tickets: €15 / 12 (students, pensioners)
22 The Little Moth 2+
sun 10:00, 12:00 (60’)
The Little Moth loves sewing cardigans. After being bullied at school, he decides to go on a trip with his friend Rouna the ladybird, to find his parents.
On this journey, he will make new friends.
A musical theatre about bullying, the value of friendship and family, as well as the need to listen to our inner voice and talent. In Greek
Directed by: Andreas Makris
Cast: Andrea Agathokleous, Yiannis Minos, Maria Constantinou, Michalis Kazakas, Polys Hadjicostas.
Choreography: Eva Kalomiri
Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris
Set and Costume design: Eleni Ioannou
Text/Music: Stavros Michalakakos, Yiannis Politis
Production: Animagnet Group
22 La Traviata / Royal Opera House Live
sun 18:30 (220’)
Played out against the hypocrisy of upper-class fashionable society, Alfredo and Violetta’s love threatens to shame his family. When his father directly appeals to Violetta to relinquish her one chance of happiness, Violetta submits and her act of self-sacrifice leads to her paying the ultimate price.
Verdi’s beautiful score contains some of his most inspired arias and duets.
Director: Richard Eyre
Conductor: Giacomo Sagripanti
Cast: Pretty Yende/Angel Blue, Anush Hovhannisyan/Stephen Costello/Dmytro Popov,
Dimitri Platanias/Vladimir Stoyanov
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
In Italian with English subtitles
27 The Guitar Project DIMITRIS PAPANGELIDIS
fri 20:30 (90’)
Dimitris Papangelidis, one of the greatest Greek guitarists of our time, shares the stage with eight friends, all talented musicians and instrumentalists.
A fascinating concert where the guitar plays a lead, from classical music to jazz, accompanied by a cello, two mandolins, a soprano, one more classical guitar and, finally, a jazz trio (piano, double bass and percussions) performing works by Manuel de Falla, Villa Lobos, Claude Bolling et al. A concert paying tribute to the guitar, full of soul and emotions, coming alive in the skillful hands of Dimitris Papangelidis.
Featuring: Nikolas Melis (piano), Irineos Koullouras (double bass), George Koulas (percussions). Guest participation: Mariza Anastasiadi (soprano), Zoe Paisanou Markou (classical guitar), Georgia Kombou (mandolin), Yiorgos Spyrou (mandolin), Mariliza Papadouri Papangelidi (cello).
Tickets: €12 /10
29 Tango Legends
sun 20:30 (90’)
All the way from Argentina, the magnifying Tango Legends under the artistic direction of Μariela Maldonaldo and Pablo Sosa, return to Cyprus with a new dance repertoire full of passion, eroticism, high aesthetics, and virtuosity.
A spectacular tango and music show celebrating the memorable work of Astor Piazzolla, the creator of Nuevo Tango, thirty years after his death.
The performance of the Tango Legends becomes seamlessly blended with the passionate sounds and rhythm of the show.
Tickets: €25 / 20