Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform 2016

The Contemporary Dance Platform, returned with a new program and new ideas. 14 established and younger choreographers collaborate with a large number of artists - dancers, set designers, musicians, light designers etc. - aiming at a more complete and original presence. 

Away from strict forms, highlighting the expressive dance in various ways and modern forms, the performers showed the evolution of contemporary dance in our country. With some surprises, choreographers inspired by existential issues such as loneliness, dreams and nightmares, the behavior automation, issues of social stereotypes and the complexity of human relationships. Important social issues such as the refugee problem, find important space for expression in that year's platform, expressing a relationship and responsibility of arts towards life.

DAY 1

Friday 18.3.2016

INMOST

Choreography:

Elena Antoniou
Running time: 20'

Treatment

Choreography: 

Julia Brendle and Marios Konstantinou
Running time: 10’  

Kitame (Look at me)

Choreography:  

Fouli Stylianidou

Running time: 20'

Truth Well Faked

Choreography:

LIA HARAKI,

.pelma.Lia Haraki
Running time: 20'

Surprise

Choreography:

AELION DANCE COMPANY Fotini Perdikaki
Running time: 20'

DAY 2

Saturday 19.3.2016

Collecting References

Choreography:

Suzana Phialas

Running time: 10'

the more you dance the more you get

Choreographer:

EN DRASI Evie Demetriou
Running time: 20'

Liquid Body / a study on empathy

Choreography:

ASOMATES DYNAMEIS | Machi Dimitriadou- Lindahl
Running time: 20'

Those gentle hearts are like shot birds falling

Choreography:

Fotis Nikolaou
Running time: 20'

DAY 3

Saturday 20.3.2016

Counter Tensions

Choreography: Zoe Georgalli in collaboration with Matt Gordon

Running time: 20'

Labeling U

Choreographer:

Hamilton Monteiro
Running time: 10’

Complex Foreverafter

Choreography:

Alexander Michael
Running time: 12'

La Solution de cycles

Choreography:

CHOROTHEATRE OMADA PENDE Chloe Melidou
Running time: 20'

Frontears

Choreography:

AMFIDROMO CHOROTHEATRO Elena Christodoulidou
Running time: 17'

DANCE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Parallel events Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform

Like every year Parallel events were organized in the frame of the Platform, by the Dance House Lemesos, under the heading "Dance Throughout the Year". A new parameter that year was the participation of the Blast Collective with the project «Blast from the Past: A retrospective to the future». Blast Collective had the idea of “re-creating” dance pieces from previous Platforms. The project would revolve around the basic idea of the contemporary approach the creator took on their works. Additionally, a new piece was created by another choreographer and was presented alongside the original piece of work. 
19.3.2016 Saturday
 
11:00 FEEDBACK ME (120 ')
Discussion with Bush Hartshorn and the dance community on the importance of feedback for artistic development

18:00 RECollect (20’)
Alexia Nicolaou - Dimitris Spyrou
 
18:45 KEEP HANDS CLEAR (15 ') Panayiotis Tofi
19:15 IN ANOTHER'S SHOES (25 ') Ariana Marcoulides
20.3.2016 -  Sunday

 

09:00 SKIN (30 ') .pelma.lia haraki
A Series of performances for a single spectator, until 17:00 Seat reservation is necessary


17:30 ARE YOU AFFECTED OR NOT (120 ')

 

22:30 Closing Party