21st Cyprus Contemporary Dance - Switzerland

21st Cyprus Contemporary Dance - Switzerland

Zick Zack Puff
Company Mafalda
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This year's Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival, which included very remarkable performances and caused great public interest, closes with a different proposal. For the first time in the Festival history, is included a performance for children aged 3 years and over. This performance titled Zick Zack Puff, is choreographed by Teresa Rotemberg and comes from Switzerland and the Mafalda Company.

Within the framework of the Zick Zack Puff performance, a workshop will take place for children from 4 to 12 years old, which suggests them to discover kinesiological and dance techniques with the "learning by doing" method. The workshop organized by the Dance House Lemesos (17th Andreas Drousiotis Street) will take place on Friday, June 29 from 15:00 to 15:45. Participation in the workshop is free, but due to a limited number of participants, it is necessary to book on the phone 25 340618.

Creatures with extremely diverse qualities meet in this dance piece. Through their joint experiences they slowly begin to realise that there is opportunity in diversity, if they join forces and complement each other. Together they succeed in overcoming obstacles and discover new perspectives on even the trickiest of situations. The three company members tumble their way through a colourful range of concise episodes and images that draw their character from the imaginative and varied stage design, the props and, in particular, the costumes. It only requires balloons, tights and – above all – heaps of paper to realise it. It is just unbelievable how much you can do with it! No doubt – after this performance the children who have watched the piece will leave the theatre with tons ideas to develop and incorporate into their own play.

The multi-layered worlds with which the Zurich based Company MAFALDA, directed by the choreographer Teresa Rotemberg, fascinates its audience, is of a very particular character. At times narrative, at times abstract, the company combines sophisticated, often highly virtuous dance elements with all kinds of theatrical devices. MAFALDA's cosmos is full of funny, whimsical, thoughtful and poetic images and scenes; comedy and tragedy are often close to one another. Over and over again the company strives to question realities; the continuing theme is the acceptance of deficits, diversity and change. MAFALDA's creations are designed to appear lightweight and ironic, but repeatedly deal with the big questions of our life and coexistence.

Choreographer: Teresa Rotemberg
Performers: Diane Gemsch, Yamila Khodr, Fausto Izzi
Technical Manager: Laurent Castella
Music: Tanja Müller
Costumes: Tanja Liebermann
Lighting design: Heinze Baumann
Dramaturgy: Ralph Blase
Manager: Nicole Friedman

Duration: 50’ Suitable: 3 + Organisers: Ministry of Education and Culture – Rialto Theatre, with the collaboration of the embassies and cultural centres of the participant countries.

In collaboration: Limassol Municipality, Nicosia Municipality, Dance House Lemesos

Media Sponsors: Fileleftheros, Φιλgood*, Αctive 107.4 & 102.5 & Cybc
Supported by: Eventpro, Limassol Tourist Board, Lemesos Newspaper

Free bus from Nicosia. Departure at 17:45 from the Cyprus Handicraft Centre (Athalassa Avenue). Information: 99420642

Embassy of Switzerland: 22466800

Tickets € 5
Free admission for pupils, students, soldiers, pensioners and dance professionals

Click here for the website of Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival