November 2022

2 /1984 Ι THOC New Stage (18+)

wed 20:30 (120’)


George Orwell’s prophetic tale in a daring adaptation for stage by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. A harsh yet extremely truthful manifesto against totalitarianism, a dystopian masterpiece on constructing a reality, misrepresenting the past, controlling and freezing consciousness. A staggering text that is still relevant to our days, seventy-two years after it was first published.

The main character, Winston Smith, lives in the dark world of Oceania, and struggles, by every means possible, to remain sane despite the suffocating surveillance regime of the Big Brother, which strictly forbids people from thinking. Against this backdrop, he falls in love with Julia and cannot help but commit more and more Thoughtcrimes. Winston Smith thinks, remembers, imagines, and hopes. He longs for a world without the Big Brother. However, any attempt to escape is futile.


Translated by: Katerina Evangelatou

Directed by: Leandros Taliotis

Costume and set design: Lakis Genethlis

Music: Andreas Moustoukis

Movement: Drosos Skotis

Video art: Anna Fotiadou

Lighting design: Stavros Tartaris

Assistant director: Theodora Andreou

Cast: Vasilis Vasilakis, Andreas Daniel, Margarita Zachariou, Antria Zeniou, Marina Mandri, Alexandros Parisis, Eleni Sidera, Valentinos Kokkinos, Andreas Tselepos.

In Greek with English and Turkish Surtitles


Tickets: €12 /6


4 / Stories from the Cave

THEATRO ERGO I FlashArt 2022

fri 20:30 (60’)


What motivates a woman to continue fighting through the centuries? What otherworldly source of persistence makes her stand upright on earth? How does love continue to spread light despite the hatred all around? 


Narrator Marina Katsari and musician Anastasia Demetriadou immerse themselves into the primal calling of discourse and sound, reinventing archetypal tales of women who decided to break free from the cave of their body and mind.


Performed by: Marina Katsari & Anastasia Demetriadou

Music composition: Anastasia Demetriadou

Research: Marina Katsari & Rebecca Katsari

Text editing: Vaggelis Gettos

Tickets: €12/10

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5 / *Eden for all I Eden für Jeden (8+)

sat 20:00 (90‘, Switzerland, 2020)  


When her apartment is terminated, student Nelly moves with her slightly demented grandmother to her plot in the community garden. Inspired and supported by her enamoured neighbour, she sets off to fight the pedantic president of the family garden, Franco, and unwittingly shakes the well-kept secret that once divided her family - and which had its beginning in the colourful and multicultural community garden world.


Directed by: Rolf Lyssy 

Cast: Steffi Friis, Heidi Diggelmann, Andreas Matti, Marc Sway, Pablo Aguilar, Suly Röthlisberger, Hans Suter, René Ander- Huber, Fiamma Camesi, Antonio Da Silva, Marina Navarrete.


In Swiss German with English subtitles. 


In the framework of ‘Weeks of the German Language 2022’, organised by the Embassy of Switzerland in Cyprus.


Free entrance (tickets must be obtained in advance).


13 / Cyprus Choreography Platform 

sun 11:00 & 20:30 


Cyprus Choreography Platform is an annual choreography institution, which aims at the creation and presentation of new contemporary choreography projects. This 22nd edition will present 8 projects by both established and upcoming choreographers.


Presenting works by choreographers (in order of appearance):  Lia Haraki, Samantha Moysi, Milena Ugren Koulas, Petros Konnaris, Maria Charalambous / Giorgos Dimopoulos, Harry Koushos, Arianna Marcoulides and Julia Anna Brendle. 


The main programme of events is enriched by parallel events organised by Dance House Lemesos in the framework of “Dance Throughout the Year”.


Organised by the Cultural Services of the Deputy Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Rialto Theatre.


Tickets: € 8 (€10 two-day pass) 

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14 / A Tribute to Giorgos Loris

mon, 19:30 (70’) 


One year after the passing away of Giorgos Loris, AKEL and Kanali 6 pay tribute to the late actor, singer, peace activist, supporter of culture and municipal councilor.


The event includes screenings showcasing the life and work of the honoree, as well as addresses, followed by an artistic programme curated by actors, musicians and friends of Giorgos Loris.


Narrator: Panikos Trimikliniotis.


Free entrance

(tickets must be obtained in advance). 


16 / And tomorrow, the whole world 

wed 20:00 (111’, Germany, 2021)


Luisa, a first-year law student, leaves her conservative family background behind and becomes a member of a rag-tag collective of Antifa activists. As disagreements flare up between the more moderate and the hot-blooded for action, Louisa is faced with a critical question: is violence justified in the fight against fascism? A political drama that explores the intersections between personal motivations and political beliefs.

The film was Germany's official entry for the 2021 Best International Feature Film and won Best Director Award (German Film Academy).


Directed by: Julia von Heinz

Screenplay: Julia von Heinz, John Quester

Cast: Mala Emde, Noah Saveedra, Tonio Schneider, Luisa-Céline Gaffron, Andreas Lust

In German with Greek subtitles. In the framework of ‘Weeks of the German Language 2022’, organised by the Embassy of Germany in Cyprus.


Free entrance (Tickets must be obtained in advance). 

After the screening of the film, the German Embassy invites you all for a glass of wine, at Sousou Bar right outside the Rialto Theater.

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18 / BODY OF MINE Ι Panayiotis Tofi

fri, 20:30 (50’)


Body of Mine is a new choreographic creation by Panayiotis Tofi that stems from an evolving movement and composition research on the anatomy and function of the human body, as well as the ways in which emotions are kept or expressed through it. Through an unfamiliar movement journey enhanced by live text and the sounds of electronic music and strings, four female performers question the ownership of their bodies, the existence and meaning of light and our perception of life in the present moment. 


Research, Direction, Choreography, Visual Concept: Panayiotis Tofi

Performance: Magda Argyridou, Viky Kalla, Vasiliki Kypraiou, Alexia Nicolaou

Music Composition: Marios Takoushis

Cello Solos: Jakub Otčenášek


Created in the framework of ‘Terpsichore’ programme of the Cultural Services – Deputy Ministry of Culture.


In Greek.

Tickets: €10 / 8



Ionia, Cappadocia, Pontus, Constantinople, Cyprus

sun, 20:30 (120’)


On the occasion of the marking of 100 years since the Asia Minor Catastrophe, Limassol Folklore Association presents a dance and music performance inspired by the key role of singing and dancing as part of the collective identity and memory of the Hellenic refugee population. The event aims to highlight their immense music and dance wealth and diversity proving the remarkable cultural legacy of Anatolian Greeks.


Research, Presentation: Lambros Liavas

Artistic curation: Constantinos Protopapas

With the participation of: Katerina Papadopoulou, Manos Koutsangelidis, Petros Kouloumis, Christos Kaliotzidis (singers), Sokratis Sinopoulos, Kyriakos Gouventas, Michalis Kouloumis, Manousos Klapakis, Nikolas Angelopoulos (musicians) and traditional lead dancers from Pontus, Lesvos, Inouses, Cyprus.


Tickets: €15/10


21 / Queer Wave 2022 Launch Event

mon, 20:30 (120’)

As a launch event to this year’s edition (Nicosia 25.11-04.12.2022), Queer Wave will be sharing three-time Oscar nominee FLEE with a Limassol audience for the first time. The screening will be followed by an online discussion with the director Jonas Poher Rasmussen.


Synopsis: Amin left Afghanistan at a young age. He is now 36 years old, a Danish citizen, an accomplished academic, and making life plans with his soon-to-be husband. For the first time in 20 years, he is confronted with his painful past and recounts his story as a child refugee. FLEE tells an unforgettable story of self-discovery, reminding us that only by confronting the past is it possible to carve out a future. It is only when we stop fleeing from who we are that we can find the true meaning of home.


Awards & Achievements:
Finalist - LUX Audience Award 2022
3 Wins - European Film Awards 2022
3 Academy Award Nominations
Grand Jury Prize - Sundance 2021
Official Selection - Cannes 2020


This launch event is co-organized by Queer Wave and the Rialto Theatre. The screening of FLEE is supported by the European Parliament Office in Cyprus and presented in collaboration with the Limassol Cinema Club. Subtitles will be available in Greek and English.


Tickets: €5

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23 / Success Story

Τrio Ostinato | FlashArt 2022 

wed, 20:30 (50’)


Τhrough music compositions and visual material, Success Story presents a series of events that have torn the Cypriot society apart during the past 100 years, in which piano, violin and percussions co-exist, while combining contemporary improvisation techniques. Focusing on the interaction between acoustic and electronic instruments, Trio Ostinato draws on broader social issues.


This commissioned work by Arts Embrace has enabled composer Haris Sophocleous to especially create this piece for the specific combination of instruments of Trio Ostinato chamber music ensemble. Trio Ostinato, consisting of Andrie Hadjiandreou (piano), Vicky Hadjiandreou (violin) and Natasa Hadjiandreou (percussions), is an amalgam of techniques and styles inspired by jazz, electric, classical music and multimedia, resulting in an original combination of instruments.

Tickets: €12 / 10

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25 / A theatrical memo on Anna Politkovskaya

Campos Culture and Arts I FlashArt 2022

fri, 20:30 (80’) On Stage


An investigative journalist puts her own life in danger by revealing annoying truths. A play presenting the real life of Anna Politkovskaya (1958-2006) through her writings, interviews and correspondences. Written by Tony-awarded playwright Stefano Massini (The Lehman Trilogy, 2022) the play draws on democracy, freedom of expression and press, and it is presented for the first time in Cyprus in a contemporary staging by Diomedes Koufteros, with Elena Agathokleous playing the lead.


Moscow, 2006. Anna Politkovskaya is an investigative journalist of Novaya Gazeta, newspaper of the opposition, firmly criticizing the Kremlin and exposing the barbarous acts against civilians during the Second Chechen War. When her writings become irritating for those in power in Moscow and Grozny, the journalist becomes a target.


Written by: Stefano Massini

Translated by: Rania Iacovou

Directed by: Diomedes Koufteros

On stage: Elena Agathokleous

Tickets: €12 / 10


26 / The Magical world of Lieder

sat, 20:00 (65’)


The Weeks of the German Language 2022 conclude with a recital dedicated to the Magical World of Lieder. An on-stage musical collaboration between Cypriot sopranos Chryso Makariou and Mariza Anastasiadou who have proven, through their performances, their love and devotion to the delicate yet also contemplative world of the scholarly song, the Lied.


Together with pianist Ζbynek Maruska, they share with the audience the great compositions of Brahms, Schubert and Strauss and poetry by J.W. von Goethe, H. Heine. H. Hart and other German-language poets, who with their words have illuminated the aesthetic direction of the romantic music of the 19th century. The programme is enriched with works for piano by Swiss composer Jοachim Raff and Ludwig van Beethoven.


The musicians are also accompanied by actor and director Achilleas Grammatikopoulos, combining spoken word with music.


Organised by the Embassies of Austria, Germany and Switzerland in Cyprus.


In the framework of ‘Weeks of the German Language 2022’.


Free entrance (Tickets must be obtained in advance).


29 Iakovos Kambanellis in Limassol

tue,20:30 (45’)


Paying tribute to the poet and playwright Iakovos Kambanellis, Rialto Theatre hosts a screening of the film The Root, based on Michalis Pitsillides’ short story titled Rooting in my earth, with Iakovos Kambanellis as the narrator, director and screenwriter of the film.


The film will be presented by director and Cypriot film history researcher Alexis Kleanthous, who had a discussion about the film with I. Kambanellis himself back in 2002.


Mimis Sophocleous, Director of Patticheion Municipal Museum-Historical Archive and Research Centre of Limassol will address the event. 


Free entrance (Tickets must be obtained in advance). 


30 / O dark, dark, dark | Fotis Nikolaou

wed, 21:00 (60’)


The architecture of a modern hell through an endless labyrinth that constantly becomes transformed, changing names and titles, as if a dream within a dream.


A dark game of the mind that keeps us trapped in the company of our fears and weaknesses, away from life, away from light, immersing us into loneliness and inertia. A never-ending battle, a hand-to-hand combat with our darkness, a head-on collision with ourselves, a constant attempt to reach “nowhere”. Again and again. One labyrinth always leads to another. One nightmare always brings on the next one. Just like in dreams, we are being caught in a vicious circle, incapable of finding the thread that will lead us to the exit, to life itself. There where one will be able to find love anew, to fall in love anew, to dream anew, to desire anew.


Created in the framework of ‘Terpsichore 2022’.

Concept, choreography: Fotis Nikolaou

Set design: Elena Kotasvili, Alexis Vayianos

Music: Mohammaf

Performed by: Elina Karakosta, Reggina Markidou, Anna Nikolaou, Fotis Nikolaou, Yiannis Economides, Avgoustina Triarou, Katerina Tylliridou, Julie Charalambidou, Bartosz-Przybylski,TBD.


Tickets: € 15 / 10