Monday, 05 September 2016 20:03

Celebrating 10 years of dance

On September 3 and 4 Dancecyprus will celebrate its 10th anniversary with performances in Limassol and Nicosia under the auspices of the Minister of Education and Culture Mr Costas Kadis.

The ‘10th Anniversary Gala’ will take place on September 3 at Limassol’s Rialto Theatre and on September 4th at Strovolos Municipal Theatre in Nicosia featuring principal and soloist dancers from the world famous Royal Ballet, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet of Flanders, Belgium. Royal Ballet soloist Christina Arestis, one of Dancecyprus’ honorary founders, will be dancing with celebrated Royal Ballet principals Edward Watson and Ryoichi Hirano as well as soloist Yuhui Choe.

Also performing will be the Cypriot dancer Anastasia Paschali, recently promoted to soloist at The Royal Ballet of Flanders.

This year, special pieces have been choreographed for Dancecyprus’ Gala by Royal Ballet soloist Kristen McNally and Altea Nunez as well as Cypriot choreographers. Dancecyprus dancers are
Fouli Stylianidou, Viky Kalla, Loizos Constantinou and the Dancecyprus Juniors.

The event is dedicated to Bryony Brind, former Royal Ballet principal and Dancecyprus Patron who passed away last year. “She was a great supporter of Dancecyprus, believing in its potential and its future from the start,” explains Katerina Ker-Lindsay, one of the nine members of the company’s board of directors.

Dancecyprus have already started rehearsals for the Paphos 2017 European Capital of Culture festivities with ‘Galatea’, a production by Italian choreographer Davide Bombana, based on myths including the legend of Pygmalion and Galatea which will be performed in July 2017.

For now Cypriots can indulge in the beauty of ballet on September 3 and 4. Tickets are available via the Rialto Theatre, and So Easy kiosks. More information can be obtained via 99 549478, or Dancecyprus Facebook. 

Article as published in The Cyprus Weekly of August 26, 2016 

Mary Anglberger

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