International Festival "Cypria 2016 "

International Festival "Cypria 2016 "

Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ «Κύπρια 2016»

With a budget of 460 000 euro and 14 productions Scheduled place of this year's International "Cypriot Festival 2016".

As part of this year's event will provide a total of 42 performances, eight of which are with free entrance to the public. The "Cypria 2016" raise curtain on September 1 with the theatrical production of "Socrates, now."


"From September 1 until October 7, 2016 the public will enjoy theater, opera, dance and music in a beautiful stroll in the field of performing arts," said among others presenting this year's festival himself of Education and Culture Minister Costas Kadis.

This year, the program includes two performances specifically for children, while three of the productions will rise in public with free admission.

"Also, this year, alongside the major cities, emphasizes the presence of the festival in smaller urban and rural centers with performances in Aradippou, Dali, Deryneia, Paralimni, Geroskipou and Chloraka."

Speaking at a press conference for the festival, the Education and Culture Minister said that "main concern" of his ministry, "is to maintain institutions established in recent years," both its own -as are "Cypriot" - as and subsidized cultural institutions.

International and Cypriot

The productions of this year's event arrive in Cyprus in September and October in Germany, the United Kingdom, the USA, Hungary, Poland, Chile and Greece.
However -for the fourth consecutive years- artistic director of the festival Antis Partzilis took care to involve Cypriots, either alone or in collaboration with international artists. The examples are not few: the Hungarian saxophonist Tony Lakatos cooperate with Cypriot Michael Hermes guitarist, the bassist Adam Zoukovski and Chilean drummer Luis Mora in compositions of Lakatos and Michael, Alexandra Vagierstal cooperate with Cypriot and German dancers for her new production the Monsieur Doumani Cypriots will give a concert together with the British She'Koyokh.

The program

Performances with free admission

KaragkioZEIS everywhere, Moving Karagiozis: A comedy of Theodore Kostidaki, suitable for all ages, in which humorous traditional character of Greek shadow theater alternated with contemporary references. September 3: Campus University of Cyprus / September 5: Museum Kaimakliotis, Aradippou / September 6: Deryneia Municipal Amphitheater / September 7: Yeroskipou Square.

Invitation feat project. Tony Lakatos: A unique set of four jazz artists from different countries who share their musical experiences and ideas through original compositions of world recognized Hungarian saxophonist Tony Lakatos and rising Cypriot guitarist Michael Hermes. September 10: Park Paphos / September 11: Faneromeni Square, Nicosia.

Ensemble Casual, History of Tango: An interactive music performance that aims to present the tango through a historical overview of the pieces of Piazzolla, Mendizabal, Villoldo, Donato etc. September 12: Faneromeni Square Nicosia / September 13 Parking Mousalla, Paphos.

Performances for children

Dimitri Baslam, The Agisilagos: The new fun children's show with puppets and live music, about the adventures and unexpected problems facing the famous chef Agisilagos. September 8: Larnaca Municipal Theater / 9 and September 10: New Stage TRS / 12 and September 13: Technohoros ETHAL, Limassol.

Ruggeri Carmen, The Barber of Seville: A beautiful musical tale based on the eponymous opera by Rossini, with components magic, humor and a very interesting case. September 23: Rialto Theatre / September 24th: Hall Evis Gavrielides, TRS Nicosia.


New York Greek Theatre, "Socrates Now!": The show is a multi-political, cultural and entertainment experience starring Emmy-winning acclaimed actor, director and creator of the show, Yannis Simonides. 1-2 September: Strovolos Municipal Theatre / September 3: Technohoros ETHAL / September 5: Old Power, Paphos.

Theater group PERSONA, «Three Sisters" by Chekhov: The top work of the great Russian dramatist in a fresh theatrical staging of the theatrical PERSONA group, with a multitude of fine actors and factors. 14-15 September: Hall Evis Gavrielides, TRS Nicosia / 19-20 September: Rialto Theatre / September 21: Larnaca Municipal Theater


Evanthia Reboutsika: Evanthia Reboutsika presents her new work and previous successes with Ellie Paspala. September 19: Curium Ancient Theater / September 20: Municipal Auditorium Dali

Brothers Tsachouridou, Body and Soul: A mosaic of tradition and modern approach to the voice of Constantine and Pontic lyra Matthew Tsachouridou. The two artists converse with sounds of Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Hatzidakis, Plessas, Rodrigo, Theodorakis, meet Stelios Kazantzidis, meet each other with world music. September 22: Makarios III Amphitheatre, Nicosia / September 24: Curium Ancient Theater.

She'Koyokh - Monsieur Doumani, "Musical Bridges": The She'Koyokh complex, described as' the best music group Klezmer and Balkan in the UK "and Monsieur Doumani trio, which the newspaper The Guardian described it as" entertainment, confident and inventive "unite forces and cross-check their musical paths based on the musical tradition of Cyprus, the Mediterranean, Asia Minor, the Balkans and Eastern Europe. September 27: Rialto Theatre / September 28: Municipal Auditorium Dali / September 29: Theatre Xenia, Paralimni / September 30: Amphitheatre Chlorakas.

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, "The Dead Brother's Song": The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Alkis Baltas, in cooperation with the Bi-communal Choir for Peace in Cyprus presents the musical and work of Mikis Theodorakis, a hymn to human dignity and need for collective memory. September 29: Strovolos Municipal Theatre / September 30: Rialto Theatre / September 28: St. Paul High School, Paphos.


Alexandra Waierstall: A city seeking its bodies: The performance choreographed by Alexandra Vaierstal moves into a thin line between fiction and reality, like a minimalist piece of science fiction. September 9-10: Room Evis Gavrielides, TRS, Nicosia.

Intangible Forces: Homecoming-scripts / Body Tracks: A choreographic proposal Battle Demetriadou Lintal, where the meeting of dance with poetry, image, light and darkness made travel routes internal and external landscapes and transformations. 17 September 18 19, TRS New Stage, Nicosia.


Andy garlic, "Pa ... tripe ... Cu: A modern form of opera-winning Cypriot composer Andy Skordi written in the Cypriot dialect, performed by nine musicians with electronic components and gkamelan prerecorded music. 5, 6, October 7: House of Dance, Nicosia.

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