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The 25th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival returns dynamically, offering unique choreographic works at Rialto Theatre in Limassol and the Municipal Theatre of Nicosia.

Recognized as the leading and largest contemporary dance event in Cyprus, the Festival comes back with a rich program featuring seven distinctive performances at Rialto Theatre and two of these works at the Municipal Theatre of Nicosia. Also, the CCDF takes part in the EU20 Action to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cyprus joining the European Union.

Contemporary dance enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy inspiring performances that reflect the various movements of contemporary choreographic art, building bridges between Cyprus and the global stage. The festival’s performances offer a multidimensional artistic approach, highlighting the innovation and creativity of the choreographers.

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).

Detailed Performances Programme: 

  • May 31, 20:30 | Rialto Theatre, Limassol | AiNA (50’) Performance – installation – exhibition: Susanna Fiala (Cyprus) Note: Strobe lighting is used in this performance 

  • June 4, 20:30 | Rialto Theatre, Limassol | The End - part 2 (60’) Arno Schuitemaker (Netherlands) 

  • June 10, 20:30 | Rialto Theatre, Limassol | June 12, 20:30 | Municipal Theatre of Nicosia | Carcass (75’) [18+] Andreas Constantinou, Himherandit Productions (Denmark) 

  •  June 14, 20:30 | Rialto Theatre, Limassol | June 15, 20:30 | Municipal Theatre of Nicosia | Silence (60’) Rootlessroot, Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Fruček (Greece) 

  • June 16, 20:30 | Rialto Theatre, Limassol | AMAE (30’) Eliana Stragapede & Borna Babić (Italy, Croatia, Belgium) 

  • June 16, 21:30 | Rialto Theatre, Limassol | Save the Last Dance for Me (20’) Alessandro Sciarroni (Italy) 

  • June 23, 20:30 | Rialto Theatre, Limassol | Larsen C (60’) Christos Papadopoulos (Greece) 

The Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival invites you to experience a unique artistic journey, discovering the magic and avant-garde of contemporary dance. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of choreographic creation!

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


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


In Collaboration with: Municipality of Limassol 


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.. 

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