NOVEMBER 2020

1 Flight 1702 08 Kosovo - Theatro Tsepis

sun 18:00 - 20:30 ( 65’) 

Kosovo’s National Theatre Troupe is asked by the government to prepare a ceremonial play from scratch that will premiere on the historic day of Kosovo’s independence. With this anti-nationalist drama by Jeton Neziraj, Theatro Tsepis raises questions of human dignity and politics.  

Costume and set design: Thelma Kasoulidou 

Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris 

Music and movement: Dimitris Spyrou 

Cast (in alphabetical order): Varsia Adamou, Yiannis Ioannou, Andreas Nicolaides, Miranda Nychidou, Athina Savva, Konstantinos Tsiolis. 

 

In Greek 

  

Tickets: €10  

6-7-8 Cyprus Choreography Platform 2020 

fri-sun 20:00  

 

Twelve choreographers present their most recent work in this 20th edition of the Choreography Platform, focusing on upcoming contemporary choreographers. With works by: Viky Kalla, Alexandra Waierstall, Melina Sofokleous, Fotis Nicolaou, Lia Haraki, Maria Kasapi, Ivy Hadjivasiliou, Panayiotis Tofi, Andria Michaelidou, Julia Brendle, Harry Koushos, Milena Ugren Koulas.  

Organised by the Cultural Services of the MoECSY and the Rialto Theatre. With the collaboration of Dance House Lemesos and Limassol Municipality. 

 

Tickets: € 8

11 Lara WEEKS OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE*  

wed 20:00 (Germany 2019, 98’) 

 

It is Lara's 60th birthday, and this very evening, her son will be giving his debut solo piano recital. His musical career has always been his mother’s sole focus. But Lara is not welcome to his debut performance. Even if Lara engages, everything gets out of control.

 

Director: Jan-Ole Gerster 

In German with Greek and English subtitles. 

Οrganised by the Embassies of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Goethe Institut in Cyprus 

Free entrance (A free pass must be obtained in advance)

15 Die letzte Pointe WEEKS OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE* 

sun 20:00  (Switzerland 2017, 99’) Cancelled

 

At the age of 89, Gertrud Foster is enviably energetic and independent with only one thing in mind when she smiles at the elegant Englishman, who she apparently found on a dating platform, even though she has no memory of doing so: to determine the final stages of her life herself before winding up in a dementia ward. Director: Rolf Lyssy 

 

In Swiss German with English subtitles. 

 

Οrganised by the Embassies of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Goethe Institut in Cyprus 

 

Free entrance (A free pass must be obtained in advance)

17 Develop. Develop Again. Develop Better (Developing in Cyprus) 

tue 20:30 (80’)  Moved to 15/12

  

Four one-act plays written by Cypriot playwrights, presented in the form of staged readings. The plays were developed during a five-month playwrights’ workshop that took place in January-May 2020 in collaboration with Fresh Target Theatre Ensemble.

 

The four writers, Stephanos Stavridis, Avgi Lilli, Maria A. Ioannou and Yiorgos Trillidis focus on a single subject matter: «development» in Cyprus, in its various forms. Directed by Paris Erotokritou and Maria Kyriakou, featuring actors Elena Kallinikou, Yiorgos Kyriakou, Vasilis Charalambous, Panayiota Papageorgiou and Varvara Christofi.  

 

Tickets: € 7 

19 A Night at the Opera

Thu 20:30 (75') Cancelled

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra presents a repertoire of operatic masterpieces. Ten renowned composers, twelve beloved arias and a series of fascinating stories inspired by human sensibility and fragility come to life, presented by an ensemble of passionate virtuosos. From Othello’s deception by the villain Iago, to the glamorous and self-absorbed toreador in Bizet’s Carmen, and the undoubtedly lyrical Porgi Amor in The Mariage of Figaro, the concert presents some of the Opera’s most beloved arias. 

 

L. v. Beethoven’s Leonore ouverture No. 3 in E minor, Op. 72b. Arias, duets and instrumentals from the operas: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni), Giuseppe Verdi (Otello, La Traviata), Gioachino Rossini (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Pietro Mascagni (Cavalleria rusticana), Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème), Umberto Giordano (Andrea Chénier), George Bizet (Carmen), Antonín Dvořák (Rusalka) and Franz Lehár (Giuditta).

 

Soloist: Zoi Nicolaidou (soprano) 

Stavros Mantis (baritone)  

 

Conductor: Paolo Bressan

 

Tickets: € 12- 7- 5  

21 Trigonopsaroulis by Theatro Tsepis (ages 4-7) 

sat 17:00 ( 45’) Moved for 5/12

 

Life in the fascinating underwater world where beautiful creatures live, ressembles more or less our own earthly life. Trigonopsaroulis, a triangle-shaped fish that differs from all other sea creatures, was born to light up the murky waters of the undersea world. Invented by Greek writer Vagelis Iliopoulos and presented on stage by Theatro Tsepis, Trigonopsaroulis shows us the way to diversity, love for all people, self-respect, forgiveness and acceptance. 

 

Directed: Marios Theocharous 

Costume and set design: Thelma Kasoulidou 

Music & Movement: Dimitris Spyrou 

Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris 

Production manager: Afroditi Ntziourou 

Cast (in alphabetical order): Varsia Adamou, Lida Karayianni, Afroditi Ntziourou & Elena Panayi. 

 

Tickets: €8  

22 Through the eyes of Melina Merkouri and Antonis Samarakis  

sun 20:30 (60’) Moved to 24/1

 

A performance inspired by the 100th anniversary of the birth of Antonis Samarakis and Melina Mercouri. Samarakis’ writing and Merkouri’s vibrant cultural engagement are combined through music and narration, setting out the varied aspects of their influence. The narration joins the music to bring out the different critical and alternative voices of the two personalities. 

Accompanied by a seven-member band conducted by Michalis Georgiou.

 

Part of FlashArt@Rialto. 

 

Tickets: €10/8 

24 Is it true that you will always be waiting for me?

tue 20:30 (50’)  Moved to 3/12

 

Recounts and personal stories about the displacement and extermination of Thessaloniki’s Jewish Community in 1943. Inspired by Sarina Saltiel’s letters to her son, Maurice, from Thessaloniki’s ghetto, Andromachi Dimitriadou Lindahl creates a piece that gives voice and face to those who are lost. 

 

Directed/Choreography by: Andromachi Dimitriadou Lindahl 

Music: Felix Mendelssohn – String quarter No. 2, Op. 13 

Fusionia Quartet: Marios Ioannou (violin), Savvas Lagou (violin), Sorin Horlea (viola), Robert Grod (cello) 

Set/Costume design: Elena Katsouri 

Lighting design: Yiorgos Lazoglou 

Narrator: Vasilis Vasilakis 

Dancers: Polina Ioannou, Viki Kala, Aneesha Michael, Maria Chrysostomou. 

Production: Asomates Dynamis, Terpsichore 2020 MoECSY dance programme. 

 

Tickets: €10/7  

25 The Women

wed 19:00 Moved for 16/12

 

The play is based on a 1936 play by Clare Boothe Luce called "The Women".​ Secrets, gossip, and intrigues - are an integral part of any female society. Some topics provide endless inspiration for books, movies, songs, and theatre plays. We focused on two of them - marriage and female friendship. What value these have in modern society? Is friendship stronger than love?

In Russian

 

Tickets: €30 / 25

27-28 7th Jazz and World Music Showcase 

fri-sat 19:00 Moved to 18 &19/12

 

Organised by the Cultural Services of the MoECSY, the Cyprus Music Information Centre and the Rialto Theatre, the 7th Jazz and World Music Showcase presents the very best of Cypriot contemporary music. 

 

The Showcase also hosts presentations, jam sessions and meetings with guests from the international music industry. 

 

Tickets: €10 / 8