18th Contemporary Dance Platform

18th Contemporary Dance Platform

March 2, 3 and 4

The Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, in collaboration with the RIALTO Theater, are organizing the 18th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform on March 2, 3 and 4. At this year's Platform, and according to its announcement, new works of contemporary dance (solo, duet or performances with more people) are presented for the first time. In this context, 7 new proposals of well-established and younger choreographers have been selected by the Selection Committee and will be presented at this year's Contemporary Dance Festival.

The main program features as every year a series of parallel events organized by Dance House Lemesos under the title "Dance Throughout the Year 2018", enriching the whole event with choreographic works that were presented in the past year.

At the same time, the project Blast from the Past: A retrospective to the future, continues for the third consecutive year and it is curated by the Blast team, proposing a different approach to how we see the historical evolution of contemporary dance in Cyprus.

Within the framework of the Platform a discussion is organised with the participation of the organizers, guests, choreographers and the dance community, about the future and the prospect of developing both the organization itself and contemporary dance in Cyprus.

The performances and events of the Platform will take place in addition to the Rialto Theater, the Dance House and the Heroes' Square basement, thus transferring the feeling of celebration throughout the Square and the wider area.

Upon the invitation of the organizers, representatives of international festivals and celebrities from the international dance communitythis will be attended the events of the Platform and will engage with the creators and the public. In particular, Ann-Elisabeth Wolff, Director of Euro-Scene Festival - Leipzig, Yair Valdi, Director at Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance in Tel Aviv, Christiana Galanopoulou, Artistic Director of the MIR Festival - Athens and Dimitris Athenakis, Cultural Editor of "Kathimerini" newspaper in Greece.


Friday 2/3
18:00 BLAST FROM THE PAST (Heroes Square Monument)
Lia Haraki and Christodoulos Panayiotou/ Evergreen

Parallel VIDEO – @RIALTO Theatre foyer
Maria Kasapi/ Aposkotison me

20:30 @Rialto Theatre
Chrorotheatro Omada Pende//Roula Kleovoulou 20’
Panayiotis Tofi/ Not To Hold 10’
Fouli Stylianidou/ Whispers 17’
Sevim Akpinar / VENTURE 10’

Saturday 3/3
18:00 BLAST FROM THE PAST @Heroes Square Monument
Lia Haraki and Christodoulos Panayiotou – Evergreen

15:00 – 20:30 Rialto Theatre
Elena Antoniou/ In Situ Parallel Event

19:00 Parallel Event @Dance House Lemesos
Arianna Marcoulides/The Nature of the Beast 19’

19:30 Parallel Event @Dance House Lemesos
Evie Demetriou/ When it Turns Red 28’

20:30 @Rialto Theatre
.pelma.Lia Ha / Lia Haraki/ NLE (Near Life Experience) 20’
Transfiguratio/ Alexia Nicolao/ / The Unfit 10’
Julia Anna Brendle/ Am I here Yet 20’

22:00 - Party @Dance House Lemesos

Sunday 4/3
11:00 – 13:00 @Dance House Lemesos
Brunch / Discussion: Contemporary Dance Platform – The Day After

Organisation: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre and Dance House Lemesos
In Cooperation: Limassol Municipality
Media Sponsors: O Fileleftheros, ΦΙΛGOOD, ACΤIVE 107,4, RIK
Supported by: Limassol Tourism Company, Efimerida Lemesos, Russian Wave, Vestnik Kipra

Entrabnce: €5

Free entrance for dancers & choreographers (Seat reservation is essential)
All Parallel Events and BLAST FROM THE PAST are free of entrance.