The 22nd Cyprus Choreography Platform is approaching. The choreographers who have been selected this year, along with all the other contributors: dancers, dramaturgs, set designers, musicians, lighting, etc. artists, work intensively to co-create new choreographic proposals and new projects. Their goal is to highlight the wealth of creation and inspiration of Cypriot artists by presenting works inspired by existential and social issues.
The artists who create the parallel events work systematically, which frames and enriches the central program of performances. The parallel events are organized by the Limassol Dance House under the title "Dance Throughout the Year".
11.11 FRIDAY 20:30
CHANNELS (Lia Haraki)
The artist uses the condition of the performance as a frame that allows for the meeting, the interaction, and the coexistence of one’s several bodies. At a time when humanity goes through extreme changes and is under constant threats of a nuclear war, personal balance seems impossible. The work, therefore, exposes how the post-traumatic body from the pandemic continues to have to cope with new challenges that prevent a greatly desired tranquility. The embodiment of the complexity of the self may be the beginning of its acceptance and at the same time a chance for its survival.
Concept, dramaturgy, choreography, song, performance, design of promotional image: Lia Haraki
Sound design: Christos Hadjichristou
Set design: Yiorgos Yiannou
Video: Artemis Evlogimenou
Lights: Alexander Jotovic
Technical management: Yiangos Hadjiyiannis
liaharaki.com facebook: Lia Haraki Instagram: lia_harak
Gray beats my soul (Samantha Moses)
Being young feels like a superpower, an energy vibrating between the body and soul, an endless desire to learn it all. A journey of self-love. However, humans tend to automatically destroy their own creations by sabotaging themselves so that they can rise again from their ashes. I metaphorically use the fact of being young to create the contradiction where we destroy our own portraits, as Dorian Gray did with his. I feel that after the pandemic, we've become addicted to our phones admiring our own reflections, turning it into a narcissistic habit. We seek the source of social media immortality by emphasizing our outward appearance instead of focusing on the inner growth of ourselves and our close ones.
Conception, choreography: Samantha Moses
Dancers: Samantha Moses, Béatriz Coelho, Victor Mendes
Music: Le Wanski, Nils Frahm, Voice: Konstantina Fitrou
Lighting: Alexander Jotovich, Photographer: Victor Mendes
Mentor: Pavlos Kountouriotis
Instagram: Samoses17, Vimeo account: https://vimeo.com/samoses17
The Magical Other (Milena Ugren Koulas & Stylish Junkies)
“The Magical Other” is a little choreographic work that belongs to my ongoing bigger research about how trauma affects people and how traumatic experiences shape the way we think, move, communicate and relate to others. In this piece together with dancers, we explored how unhealed trauma creates magnetic, destructive, and awkward communication between people. "The Magical Other" is about the desperate search for each other to mend the trauma.
Milena Ugren Koulas has been working professionally as a dancer and choreographer for the last 20 years.
Choreographer: Milena Ugren Koulas, in collaboration with dancers
Dancers: Elena Gavriel, Katerina Tylliridou
Music: Dafni Koulas
Chrys@ (Petros Konnaris)
It is golden that you are here
Be gentle with our hands
Artistic direction/Performance: Petros Konnaris
Text and Dramaturgy: Evagoras Vanezis
Sound design: Panos Bartzis
Movement Advisor: Arianna Marcoulides
The performance includes nudity!
Facebook: Petros Konnaris
12.11 SATURDAY 20:30
“Kripse…na perasoume” (Maria Charalambous and Giorgos Dimopoulos)
Participation instructions for the public:
Read the program you were given
Enter the theater
Sit in your seat comfortably
Talk to the person next to you
You can turn your head, on the side and back during
Consider that silence may not be gold, but complicity
Get up from your seat, either to see better or because you were asked
If you are negatively affected by what you see, or leaves you indifferent, the theme and you want to leave the theater during the performance, do not hesitate... do it
If you feel uncomfortable, if you feel oppressed, but you don't want to or can't express yourself, then repeat the sugarplum... «κρύψε να περάσουμε»
Concept / Direction: Maria Charalambous – Giorgos Dimopoulos.
Choreography: Maria Charalambous – Giorgos Dimopoulos in collaboration with the dancers Evi Vassiliou, Xenia Nikolaou, Stefani Pastella.
Performers: Maria Charalambous, Evi Vassiliou, Xenia Nikolaou, Stefani Pastella, Giorgos Dimopoulos.
Mentor: Pavlos Kountouriotis.
Lights / Sound Control: Panagiotis Manousis.
The Day After (Harry Koushos)
I am searching for the threshold, the entry or exit point, depending on where you are standing. It no longer exists. Only debris. A piece of wall with the children’s names engraved, and next to them their height and the date. I try to dust it off to read my own name, but it crumbles. Completely. The dust gets into my lungs and my eyes. I continue. The heat is unbearable.
Choreography, performance: Harry Koushos
Dramaturgy, text: Eleni Moleski
Music, sound design: ECATI
Sculpture: Katerina Mavridi
Video: Alexandros Papathanasopoulos
Mixing, mastering: Ilias Pantelias
Assistant choreographer: George Dereskos
Photographs: Mairy Leonardou
Instagram /Vimeo: harrykoushos
The Awesome Performance (bytheway productions & Arianna Marcoulides)
I had this vision that I could create a performance so awe-inspiring, so life-changing that it would be the catalyst for positive change, as much on an individual as well as a global scale, to all who would experience it. Then I realized that that might be a little too ambitious of me and slightly pretentious. It got me thinking about awe though and the role that it has in our lives. What is it there for? When do we experience it? Is it necessary? Is that what art is there for? Do we seek it out or does it just happen? How lasting is this life change? This is the journey I take with co-performer and collaborator Eleana Alexandrou. We float we wonder, and we awe.
Concept: Arianna Marcoulides
Content creators/Performers: Arianna Marcoulides, Eleana Alexandrou
Dramaturgy: Elena Agathokleous
Sound design: Panos Bartzis
Digital Scenography: Maria Mitsi
Scenography: Eva Korae/Skinotechniki
Light Design: Alexander Jotovic
Costumes: Arianna Marcoulides
Facebook: bytheway productions, Instagram: @bytheway_productions_cy
Radical Kindness (Julia Anna Brendle)
The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma and the memories inflicted by society and personal experience. The only truly useful memories are those that might initially seem to be the least reliable: memories stored in the body and not necessarily accessible by our conscious mind. In this piece, we ask the body to remember, share and develop a memory of the present.
Choreography, Concept: Julia Anna Brendle
Performance: Pascal Caron, Rania Glimitsa, Selina Koch, Machi Demetriadou Lindahl
Sound Design: Andreas Rodosthenous
Lights: Alexander Jotovic
Organized by the Cultural Services and the Rialto Theatre.
In collaboration with Dance House Lemesos
Media Sponsors: Fileleftheros Newspaper, Active 107,4, Cybc
Supported by Limassol Municipality, Lemesos Newspaper, Lemesos Blog, Limassol Today, Vestnik Kipra, and Limassol Tourism Board.
Hospitality Sponsor: Mediterranean Beach Hotel
F/B, IG & Vimeo: Cyprus Choreography Platform
Free entrance for choreographers & dancers (Seat reservation is required)
Tickets: € 8 (€ 10 – 2-day pass)
Information / Reservation: 77 77 77 45