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Cyprus Choreography Platform celebrates 20 creative years!

The “Cyprus Choreography Platform” from 2001 to 2020 dozens of choreographers, hundreds of dancers and other artists, participate and create over 200 performances!

Across all these years Platform contributed greatly to the development and promotion of contemporary dance in our country. The organizers have always aspired to provide choreographers active in Cyprus with opportunities to experiment with new forms of expression and create new projects. 

The 1st Contemporary Dance Platform took place at the Falcon School Theatre in Nicosia. It has since been taking place at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol which has been co-organizing the Platform, together with the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth. The five first Platforms were competitive, offering a 1st and 2nd prize, as well as special mentions. In 2007, an effort to enrich the Platform was initiated with the organization of parallel events, such as a photo exhibition and screenings of dance performances. The effort to further develop the Platform continued in 2008 and for the first time, the parallel programme “Dance Throughout the Year” was presented at Dance House Lemesos, which started to actively participate in the organization of the Platform. 

2019 marked the beginning of a new era for the Platform, which has been renamed “Cyprus Choreography Platform”, includes broader categories of participants and  launched the “Young Choreographer Award”.

In 2020 edition, 12 established and younger choreographers collaborate with a large number of artists - dancers, set designers, musicians, light designers etc. - aiming at a more complete and original presence. Away from strict forms, highlighting the expressive dance in various ways and modern forms, the performers show the evolution of contemporary dance in our country.

6.11 FRIDAY 20:00

Viky Kalla, Anamesa, 10’

Alexandra Waierstall, A line, a gaze, a horizon, 25’

Melina Sofokleous, Cross pollination, 15’

Fotis Nicolaou, Homogenesis, 25’ 

7.11 SATURDAY 20:00

.pelma.Lia Haraki / Lia Haraki, Sexy Yuppies, 30’ 

Maria Kasapi, Too much, too long, 15’

Ivi Hadjivassiliou, Šílený Posun, 15’

Panayiotis Tofi, Excavated Anatomies, 20’  

8.11 SUNDAY 20:00

Andria Michaelidou, ISOLATION,15’ 

Julia Brendle, Sepia Nights, 15’

Harry Koushos, Death, 20’

Milena Ugren Koulas, Quiet Words, 15’

The core programme of performances is supplemented and enriched by parallel events organized by Dance House Lemesos under the title “Dance Throughout the Year”.

DANCE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR 2020 programme

@ Dance House Lemesos

Saturday 7/11 - 18:00-19:30

Four presentations of works in progress (10’ each). Moderated discussion will follow with the audience members. (Seat reservation is essential Mon – Fri 09.00 -13.00)

Από-Κάλυψη By Avgoustina Stylianou

Growing StaticChoreography: Elisavet Panagiotou, Music: Vasilis Philippou

ChoiceChoreography: Zoe Eleftheriou

BiophonyChoreography: Maria Gerasimou

Sunday 8/11 18:00-20:00

Three dance films (5 minutes each) will be screened in repeat. 

Globus Sensation Dimitris Chimonas

the day I jumbed Evie Demetriou / Antis Iakovou / En drasei

Down Below the Passageway

Belinda Papavasileiou / Nasia Papavasileiou / Eva Papavasileiou

Mentor: Chrysanthi Badeka

Free Entrance

Information: www.dancehouse.com.cy, telephone 25-340618

Organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, and Rialto Theatre.

In collaboration with Dance House Lemesos and Limassol Municipality

Media Sponsors: O Fileleftheros, Going out, Active 107,4, Cybc

Supported by ETAL, Lemesos Newspaper, Lemesos Blog,Russian Wave, Vestnik Kipra

Awarded by EFFE Label 2019 – 2020

General instructions for the audience: To ensure the safety of all attendees, viewers must prebooked their seats, arrives at the theater on time, keeps safe distances and wear a face mask inside the premises of the Theatre.

The theater’s box office will be open Monday-Friday (10: 00-15: 00) and two hours prior to every scheduled performance for providing assistance to the audience.

Rialto Theatre 6 – 8 November, 20:30

Tickets € 8 

Free entrance for choreographers & dancers (Seat reservation essential)

Information / Reservation: 77 77 77 45 E-ticket: www.rialto.com.cy


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