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September 2017

Kypria international Festival 2017

00:00 — 23:59

Various locations Kypria is the largest state-organised performing arts festival in Cyprus. In 2017, in Pafos following the motto of the Open Air Factory “Linking Continents – Bridging Cultures”, it invites important performances of music, dance and theatre to take place all over Cyprus, showing that Pafos2017 is the European Capital of Culture for Cyprus as a whole.

Volunteers from Japan

00:00 — 23:59

Pafos2017 will become a bridge to facilitate communication between people, countries and cultures. The creation of bonds and the promotion of mutual understanding and acceptance of differences are the incentives behind the invitation addressed to five young volunteers from Japan who will be hosted in the private homes of volunteers in Pafos. They will all work together to create the first park of Myth and Sculpture in Geroskipou, with the prospect that in this way will start a long tradition…

Coming Together in Mouttalos

19:00 — 20:35

The Mouttalos area does not “belong” to anyone; neither to the Turkish Cypriot owners who left their houses after the 1974 invasion, nor to the Greek Cypriot refugees who settled there afterwards. It is precisely this situation that the project Coming Together in Mouttalos aims to present in the neighbourhood inhabited by the Turkish Cypriots during the period from Cyprus’ independence in 1964 until 1974 – through tracing the narrative of people from the two communities. Greek Cypriot and Turkish…

October 2017

The world of the Karagiozis

10:00 — 15:00

The famous Christodoulos Paphios, grandson of the legendary shadow theatre puppeteer Paphios, will offer a workshop on how the figures used for the theatre of shadows are made and present a series of performances. Primary school children and their teachers will be shown how to make figures such as Karagiozis/Karagöz (central figure of Cypriot, Greek, and Turkish theatre of shadows) and they will get to learn all the secrets of this traditional craft. The adventures of Karagiozis, his misfortunes and…

Whose Karagiozis is this?

16:00 — 19:00

Karagiozis (Karagöz) is a central figure in the theatre of shadows in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, and recognised by the UNESCO as intangible world heritage. The performances featuring the figures of Karagiozis and Hatziavatis (Hacivat) and the rest of the classical repertoire of characters was a very popular form of entertainment, with many creators actually contributing to enriching this art form over the centuries and keeping it alive. This programme includes presentations, exhibitions and performances on the theatre of shadows…

November 2017

Apus Apus

All Day

Duration: 1.11.2017 – 30.11.2017  Set in Moutallos, a historic neighbourhood of rich and diverse cultural heritage, the exhibition Apus Apus presents paintings, sculpture and performance art that celebrate the interconnections of different cultures. The group, which comprises of Finnish and Cypriot artists, explores the hybridity and commonalities of cultural identities, for example through myth, archaeology and personal histories. Apus Apus is the Latin name for the common swift, a bird whose annual migration route links Finland and Cyprus. The swift is…

Τhe Animattikon Project

All Day

The project aims at establishing and pursuing the art of animation in Cyprus and setting up an annual event around this art form. For this event, Pafos2017 hosts a series of workshops, film screenings and interactive animation installations. The screenings involve films to be created in the workshops as well as an artists’ selection of animation masterpieces. The venue chosen is the Attikon cinema, a landmark and a point of reference in Pafos for people of all ages – and the…

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