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The Netherlands Participation in the 25th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2024

Recognized as the premier contemporary dance event in Cyprus, the Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival returns with a rich program featuring seven unique performances at the Rialto Theatre, with two of these also being staged at the Nicosia Municipal Theatre. The Festival participates in the EU20 Initiative, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Cyprus's accession to the European Union.

The Netherlands Work is: 

The End - part 2 (60’)Arno Schuitemaker 

04/06, 20:30 | Rialto Theatre, Limassol   

The End - part 2 takes you to extremes. With an intriguing mix of movement, electronic music, light, and video, the performance explores a world of shifting relationships. What do togetherness, connection, and solidarity mean at this moment? What brings us closer to each other? How can mutual transparency strengthen interaction?The hyperphysical performances by choreographer Arno Schuitemaker always make an overwhelming impression and are praised for the inventive forms he creates with themes where the intimate and the universal meet. In an equally exciting and subtle way, The End - part 2 blurs the difference between seeing and being seen. The performance feels like a collection of short stories in which energy, stillness, sensitivity, distortion, and longing confront each other. The three performers expose different sides of themselves and, ultimately, lift physical boundaries—even in opposition, our individual spaces can be shared. 

The End - part 2 is a production by SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker in co-production with La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse/Occitanie as part of the “accueil studio” programme, CCN de Caen and Normandie as part of the “accueil studio” programme, and Montpellier Danse as part of the residency programme at I'Agora Cité Internationale de la Danse. Supported by Performing Arts Fund NL, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Ammodo, and Fonds 21. In his contemporary and radical performances, Arno Schuitemaker breaks the boundaries between dance, performance, visual art, and club culture. This makes him one of the most intriguing makers of the moment. A “must-see of the year”, as Scènes wrote about his previous performance 30 appearances out of darkness, the work premiered at the Holland Festival. The way you sound tonight won the Swan award for the most impressive dance production of the season. His performances have been seen on renowned stages in more than 30 countries.

Concept and creation: Arno Schuitemaker 

Created with and performed by: Ivan Ugrin, Mark Christoph Klee, Angelo Petracca 

Dramaturgy: Guy Cools 

Video: Gilbert Nouno 

Lighting design: Jean Kalman 

Music: Aart Strootman 

Stage design: Jean Kalman, Arno Schuitemaker 

Costumes: Victor Klijsen 

Technical producer: Maarten van Burken 

Video technician: Daan Hazendonk 

Technicians: Sander Schaart, Ruben Lijbers 

Outside eye: Miguel A Melgares 

Publicity image: Lonneke van de Palen


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.. 

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 (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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