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The 25th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2024 Enters Its Grand Finale

The CCDF after the huge success of its 25th edition, closes with the Greece Participation and choreographer Christos Papadopoulos on June 23.


Also, in Collaboration with Cyprus New Movement of Dance, the Festival will host a workshop led by the distinguished choreographers Eliana and Borna. The "Theatrical Body" Workshop will take place on June 17, 2024, from 10:00 to 13:00 at the Dance Centre of the Municipality of Lemesos.  The workshop will be based on physical theatre exploration, on the connection between intention/emotion and movement. Participants will be encouraged to further investigate their own individuality through different improvisation tasks and games.


In order to expand our performativity and creativity, we will practice two approaches that are equally valid for a creative process: physicality evoking intention or emotion/thought embodiment. For this purpose, we will explore different tools. The main focus will be on researching different physical qualities and textures, and seeing how we can further implement them into partnering. 


Through a playful and open environment, we will challenge our movement habits and develop a strong sensibility for detail and authenticity in physicality.


Registration: By phone at 99881949 (last day for registration is June 13, 2024. There are a limited number of slots, so reserve your place as soon as possible).


Larcen C (60’)Christos Papapdopoulos 

23/06, 20:30 | Rialto Theatre, Limassol   


A work of art in movement inspired by the slowness of melting glaciers in order to speak of the fierceness of life.


“Glacier” or “ice shelf”. This is the scientific name of the enormous, 10,000-year-old immobile body of Larsen C water in Antarctica. Larsen C, twice the size of Wales, moves so slowly that it cannot be detected by the human senses. It is as if the pulse of its movement were absorbed by space and time. In Christos Papadopoulos’ namesake choreography, human bodies resonate to the same perpetual rhythm, in a dreamlike sequence where they progressively appear as eerie as the polar landscape. Christos Papadopoulos becomes, yet again, an observer of the movement of the minimum which, in its interiority and repetition, produces life. Larsen C is a party in homage to the silent transition of bodies. It is “a metaphor”, as the choreographer himself states, “of life that goes on invincible.”


Christos Papadopoulos studied Dance and Choreography at SNDO (School for New Dance Development) in Amsterdam, Theatre at the Drama School of Greece’s National Theatre, and Political Sciences in Athens. He is a founding member of the dance group The Lion and the Wolf. His first works, Opus and Elvedon, received critical acclaim when presented at the Porta Theatre in Greece. Elvedon was the first choice of Aerowaves 2016 and was later presented in Paris, Amsterdam, and other European cities. Opus was chosen by Aerowaves 2018, and soon after began its international tour. Ion (2018), commissioned by Onassis Stegi and co-produced by Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, and Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, continues to tour successfully. Larsen C (2021), an international co-production, has already been presented to more than 25 venues and festivals across Europe. In 2023, he created the work Mellowing for the prestigious dance company Dance On and, later on, Mycelium for the Lyon Opera Ballet and the Biennale de la Danse Lyon. These works are touring worldwide. In June, Christos Papadopoulos will present a solo piece for Georgios Kotsifakis – LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura and, in September 2024, a new work for NDT 1. In May 2025, his new project will premiere at Onassis Stegi, in Athens.


Concept & choreography: Christos Papadopoulos

Cast: Maria Bregianni, Georgios Kotsifakis, Sotiria Koutsopetrou, Tasos Nikas, Alexandros Nouskas-Varelas, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou

Music & sound design: Giorgos Poulios

Set design: Clio Boboti

Lighting design: Eliza Alexandropoulou

Costume design: Angelos Mentis

Dramaturgy consultant: Alexandros Mistriotis

Choreography consultant: Martha Pasakopoulou

Assistant set designer: Filanthi Bougatsou

Production management: Rena Andreadaki, Zoe Mouschi

Tour lighting head: Alexandros Mavridis

Set and sound technician: Marilena Kalaitzantonaki, Aggeliki Vassilopoulou Kampitsi, Stefi Elettra Pantavos

Tour manager: Konstantina Papadopoulou

International Distribution: KeyPerformance 


Organisers: DEPUTY MINISTER OF CULTURE, RIALTO THEATRE and EU20 CYPRUS

In Collaboration with: Municipality of Limassol 

Media Sponsors: PHILELEFTHEROS, RIK 

Technical Partner: Event Pro 

Supported by: Municipal Theatre of Nicosia, Cyprus New Movement of Dance, EFIMERIDA LEMESOS, LIMASSOL TODAY, RUSSIAN WAVE RADIO, LIMASSOL TOURISM BOARD, VESTNIK KIPRA, SOCIAL et al.. 


Tickets Price: €8 (€30 for all performances) 

E-ticket: www.rialto.com.cy  

Box Office: 77 77 77 45 (Monday – Friday 10:00 - 15:00) 

Free Admission: Students, university students, soldiers, pensioners, and professional dancers. 


Free transportation from Nicosia (19:00) to Limassol and back (only for performances not presented at the Municipal Theatre of Nicosia). For more information, call 99 618225.



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