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20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance - Spain
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20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance - Spain

Attikon Open Air Theatre, Pafos, KUKAI Dance Company / Roots
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The piece aims to show the roots of the Basque culture, but with its branches open to the world and innovation. Dancers and musicians will fuse together dance and music, understanding that there is music in the dance itself and that playing music is dancing too.

KUKAI Dance Company and Oreka TX music band are international, multi- awarded Basque companies with their roots in the Basque culture, rhythm and dance, reinventing and re-reading them in a contemporary way. The KUKAI Dance Company director and choreographer, Jon Maya, has managed to create an original new style which is recognisable on the international scene. Among other awards, the company has received the Max Award for Performing Arts (the most important performing arts award in Spain) for the production HNUY ILLA. He has merged his art with well-known choreographers, such as Cesc Gelabert, Israel Galván, La intrusa Danza (Damián Muñoz and Virginia García), and Jone San Martín (Forsythe Ballet).

CHOREOGRAPHER: JON MAYA

ARTISTIC DIRECTION: JON MAYA, IGOR OTXOA

MUSICAL DIRECTION: HARKAITZ MTEZ. DE SAN VICENTE

DANCERS: JON MAYA, URKO MITXELENA, NEREA VESGA, ALAIN MAYA, IZAR AIZPURU, BEÑAT SALEGIMUSICIANS: HARKAITZ MTEZ. DE SAN VICENTE, MIKEL UGARTE, MIXEL DUCAU, IÑIGO EGIA, JUANJO OTXANDORENA

LIGHTING DESIGNER: CARLOS SOLANO

SOUND ENGINEER: MIKEL F. KRUTZAGA

COSTUME DESIGN: ANA TURRILLAS

PRODUCTION: IGOR OTXOA, NEREA GANZARAIN, NAGORE MARTINEZ

Duration: 70'

The performances in Pafos are part of the programme for the Pafos Cultural Capital of Europe 2017 with free entrance (ticket reservations are necessary) 

Organizers: Ministry of Education and Culture & Rialto Theatre, in collaboration with the Embassies and Cultural Centers of the participating countries

Collaboration: Pafos 2017 - Cultural Capital of Europe 

Supported by: Municipality of Limassol, Nicosia Municipality, Event Pro

Media Sponsors: O Fileleftheros, The Cyprus Weekly, MegaOne