22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival - Cyprus
Tamata - Fotis Nikolaou
Tamata - Fotis Nikolaou
Alone and with a sense of defeat and loss of belief, six men are seeking for their new faith. In a timeless and lonely landscape, in a place where memory becomes a nightmare and the present a deep painful wound, they struggle violently, but at the same time quietly, to rediscover their body, their truth... the light.
The bodies fall, hug, tremble, stay still, breathe, shake, explode, sway, fight, dance, crave, hope, promise and sacrifice. Moments and encounters that come and go and others that are lost forever into the dark, leaving them alone again, confronted with their passions, their desires and their fears. Always confronted with one single enemy, themselves.
A dark, pagan and poetic journey for the search of identity, the need for tenderness, the sense of belonging somewhere, belonging to someone, co-existing. A melancholic journey, hidden behind shadows and darkness but filled with desires, cravings, rage, fragments of memory and sudden shadows of light. A look into the hidden desires and untold stories of the tender male soul.
Like beautiful bodies of the dead, who had not grown old
and they shut them with tears, in a magnificent mausoleum,
with roses at the head and jasmine at the feet --
that is how desires look that have passed
without fulfillment; without one of them having achieved
a night of sensual delight, or a moonlit morn.
C. P. Cavafy
Concept - Choreography: Fotis Nikolaou
Music: Dimitris Spyrou
Set design: Elena Kotasvili, Alexis Vayianos
Costumes: Constantina Andreou
Lighting design: Panagiotis Manousis
Promo videos: Nikos Nikolopoulos
Dancers - Performers: Tasos Karachanidis, Panos Malactos, Fotis Nikolaou, Giannis Economides, Alexandros Stavropoulos, Dimitris Spyrou
Commissioned by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education & Culture of Cyprus, within the framework of the Terpsichore 2018 programme for the research and development of contemporary dance.
All dance performances are part of the 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival 2019, organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theater, with the collaboration of the embassies and the cultural centres of the participant countries.
Media Sponsors: Fileleftheros, Φιλgood*, Αctive 107.4 & 102.5, Cybc & Lemesos Newspaper
With the Collaboration: Limassol Municipality & Dance House Limassol
Supported by: Limassol Tourist Board
Technical Support: Eventpro
Free Bus from Nicosia and Paphos to Limassol
Departure at 19:00, Tel. 99420642 (16/6 No bus transportation)
From Nicosia: Cyprus Handicraft Centre (Athalassa Avenue)
From Paphos: Stelios Kyriakides Stadium (Former Pafiakos Stadium)
Festival Pass: €30
Free admission for pubils, students, soldiers, pensioners and dance professionals