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July 2017

International Festival of Ancient greek Drama | Oedipus the King

21:00 — 22:15

📍 Αncient Odeon of Pafos  The European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 showcases through its programme the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama that came into being in Pafos and is co-organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Cyprus, the Cyprus Centre of International Theatre Institute and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. OEDIPUS THE KING by Sophocles THEATRO DENTRO – CYPRUS Theatro Dentro participates at the Festival for its first time and presents Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, perhaps the…

International Festival of Ancient greek Drama – Bacchae

21:00 — 22:15

International Festival of Ancient greek Drama – Bacchae Ancient Odeon, 21:00  The European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 showcases through its programme the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama that came into being in Pafos and is co-organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Cyprus, the Cyprus Centre of International Theatre Institute and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. THE BACCHAE by Euripides YAIR SHERMAN ENSEMBLE – ISRAEL The award-winning Israeli director, Yair Sherman, presents Euripides’ Bacchae in a contemporary reading of the play, an exciting directing…

The truth about Venus

20:30 — 22:30

Dates: 28,29, 30 July (2 performances everyday, 20:30 & 22:30) The musical The Truth about Venus is an original composition based on interviews with people of Pafos – locals, migrants and visitors. It is an investigation into the beauty which lies in the World (centering around Pafos) which aims at tracing the secret substance of beauty, located in faces, landscapes, animals and everyday activities. Drawing on the work of the theatre company Rimini Protokoll, Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis and the musical London Road…

The Truth about Venus

20:30 — 22:30

Dates: 28,29, 30 July (2 performances everyday, 20:30 & 22:30) The musical The Truth about Venus is an original composition based on interviews with people of Pafos – locals, migrants and visitors. It is an investigation into the beauty which lies in the World (centering around Pafos) which aims at tracing the secret substance of beauty, located in faces, landscapes, animals and everyday activities. Drawing on the work of the theatre company Rimini Protokoll, Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis and the musical London Road by the…

The Truth about Venus

20:30 — 22:30

Dates: 28,29, 30 July (2 performances everyday, 20:30 & 22:30) The musical The Truth about Venus is an original composition based on interviews with people of Pafos – locals, migrants and visitors. It is an investigation into the beauty which lies in the World (centering around Pafos) which aims at tracing the secret substance of beauty, located in faces, landscapes, animals and everyday activities. Drawing on the work of the theatre company Rimini Protokoll, Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis and the musical London Road by the…

August 2017

Postponed: Marguerite Yourcenar – C. P. Cavafy

20:30

*The Pafos2017 Organisation announces the postponement of Charlotte Rampling’s performance “Marguerite Yourcenar – C. P. Cavafy” on the 11th of August, at Aphrodite’s Rock, due to unexpected business obligations which don’t allow the actor to travel outside the United Kingdom. More details for the upcoming performance will be announced at a later stage. For those who have already purchased tickets, the Organisation kindly requests that they contact Soldoutickets at 70007705 or by email at ticketing@soldoutticketbox.com for refund. British actress Charlotte…

Uniting the Mediterranean Sea

20:00

15-18 August 2017, 20:00 At the sea caves, in front of the EDRO III shipwreck, the well-known actor Marios Ioannou creates, together with a big team from Cyprus and overseas, an exciting theatrical world that connects the Mediterranean and its people. Actors from Alexandria, Barcelona, Marseille, Pafos, Smyrna and Tangier, will face each other in a scene in the bay of Peyia, and together they will explore the meanings of a common sea and a common country. The script was…

September 2017

Cassandre

20:30 — 21:30

Based on the work by Christa Wolf, the opera presents the moment just before Cassandra, defeated by gods and people alike, falls in the hands of the Achaeans. In the little time she has left, Cassandra from Troy tells her story and her sufferings as a child, a lover, a prisoner and a woman. Director Hervé Loichemoi showcases the strength of his heroine, while composer Michael Jarrell dresses the performance with different music genres. Fanny Ardant, who has worked with some of…

Remote pafos – Rimini protokoll

17:00 — 18:20

Theatre company Rimini Protokoll is considered one of the most influential and innovative theatre companies in Europe. It consists of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel who have been working together since 2002. They have been constantly developing new and innovative theatrical forms and methods in an attempt to shed a different light on how we perceive our reality. Their 2017 programme under the title Remote X will include Pafos with an en-route-performance in the city centre for 50…

October 2017

Forbidden stories

20:30 — 23:30

A project based on the conflict of 1963-64 between Greek and Turkish Cypriots and the Turkish invasion of 1974. A performance will be created using true stories of solidarity, friendship and love during this period. Forbidden Stories also incorporate folk stories and songs from both communities in order to highlight the rich cultural heritage of Pafos. The project showcases the framework of prosperity and solidarity between the two communities who shared spaces, thus creating overlapping and connections. Pafos’ history includes…

International Monodrama Festival

20:00 — 21:30

Palia Ilektriki and Attikon Pafos2017 aims to establish an annual International Festival of Monodrama in 2017. The experience acquired through the Platform of Monodrama and its international participants (2015) and the corresponding Competition Platform for Cypriot Productions (2016) were carried out to support this endeavour. As a place at the crossroad of cultures, Pafos is in a privileged position to create an initiative which will prove to be beneficial at an artistic, touristic and financial level. Critically acclaimed international performances…

Carte Blanche

All Day

Carte Blanche theatre company – based in Viborg, Denmark – presents productions of international interest, characterised by innovation, experiential theatre and viewer interaction. Their performances are brilliantly linked to the locations in which they are shown as well as with other forms of expression, connecting with theatres, libraries and educational institutions. For the company it is crucial to integrate the audience into the performance as active participants. Carte Blanche leads the audience into poetic encounters that allow them to explore…

November 2017

Remote pafos – Rimini protokoll

15:30 — 16:50

Theatre company Rimini Protokoll is considered one of the most influential and innovative theatre companies in Europe. It consists of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel who have been working together since 2002. They have been constantly developing new and innovative theatrical forms and methods in an attempt to shed a different light on how we perceive our reality. Their 2017 programme under the title Remote X will include Pafos with an en-route-performance in the city centre for 50…

December 2017

Pagkosmion Asma (Universal song)

20:30

The European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 will close its curtains with a significant theatrical production on a work by the former Mayor of Pafos, Christodoulos Galatopoulos.  By honouring Galatopoulos and his social, political as well as poetic achievements, Pafos2017 wishes to bring forth the spiritual activity of the city in the first half of the 20th century. This particular work has been selected as Galatopoulos’ most ambitious venture, one that successfully indicates the island’s contribution to modern Greek literature. Dramaturgy:…

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