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March 2017

Let’s Move!

19:30
Pafos

The European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 sends out an invitation to the first event of the programme ‘Let’s Move’, with dance performances in town squares. The participation and joint creativity are essential factors for overcoming the differences between people, and also for the harmonious combination of various elements that constitute the fluid cultural identity of Pafos. This project combines community involvement with artistic creation, while dance schools join with professionals creating, thus, a performance for the residents and visitors…

April 2017

Mind your step

14:00 — 18:30
Pafos

Partners from Europe and Cyprus in collaboration with the Limassol Dance Centre will connect contemporary dance and (urban) space with a series of events focusing on dance and its effect on society. A symposium for artists and scientists specialising on urban landscape as well as a series of shows in the city centre will round off the project. The events aim to present the choreography of the city itself. Giulia Galvan presents a work which will offer new insight on…

May 2017

Music together!

All Day
Pafos

Pafos Neighbourhoods The neighbourhood is perceived as the core of social cohesion, a notion which appears weakened in our times. The European Capital of Culture makes squares, parks and even backyards the venues for its events precisely to make people reconnect with each other and with their surroundings and to restore the importance of neighbourhood associations. Professional musicians and amateurs come together and set up a celebration in these locations where people will not only come together in music, they…

June 2017

Open Workshops

All Day
Pafos

The Ibrahim’s Khan (Ibrahim’s Khan) used to be an inn and also acted as a space where merchants and craftsmen would come together. The sense of hospitality the Khan represents is the inspiration for this programme which aims at bringing people closer and making them more engaged in the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. Surrounding locations such as studios, galleries and art workshops in the city centre will be open to the public, giving local people and visitors a chance…

In & At Photo – San Sebastian

20:00 — 23:00
Pafos

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July 2017

Spatial Counterpoint

20:30
Pafos

In the spirit of the Open Air Factory, three contemporary dance performances will be held in outdoor, unusual and non-theatre spaces with internationally acclaimed choreographers and dancers from Cyprus joining forces in a creative collaboration. The outdoor spaces selected will provide the necessary inspiration for the choreographers who will design the performances working with other partners and volunteers. Two of the shows will deal with the revitalisation of the city centre through dance and the interaction between individuals and larger…

August 2017

Moving screens

19:00 — 00:00
Pafos

Kathikas / Polemi/ Arodes/ Armou/ Timi / Pegeia / Kouklia / Tsada Several communities in Pafos district will host film screenings, some of which involve new European films. The programme will tour the squares of these communities, offering their inhabitants and their visitors a chance to watch contemporary films, and initiating them at the same time to the magic world of open air cinema. With the collaboration of foreign embassies and other institutions, the Moving Screens will create a chain…

See Fest

20:30
Pafos

Pafos Beach This innovative cultural event involves film screenings of well-known films from all over the world in an unusual location – on the beach. SeeFest started in 2014 with music films, and continued with films about gastronomy, people and cities in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, SeeFest will feature parallel events in selected places in Pafos, inviting everybody to share a cinematic experience under the starry sky. The films will comply with the general aim of the programme of…

September 2017

Kypria international Festival 2017

00:00 — 23:59
Pafos

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.

Peace2Peace

00:00 — 23:59
Pafos

Peace2Peace is a bi-communal project to set up installations made with a traditional Cypriot form of crocheting, called smili. The event will last for 14months. Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot women will come together and create jointly, going beyond prejudices, misconceptions and stereotypes they might have towards each other. The traditional craft of smili has been selected because it is one of the most famous Cypriot folk crafts, and acts as a metaphor for the “knitting together” people and social…

Piano Street – Five steps into the Future

20:30 — 23:30
Pafos

The pattern of the five pianos is repeated here in a different version, with the pianos placed along Makarios Avenue and the audience moving from one piano to the next. Five pianists from Pafos and other cities from Cyprus, namely Marianna Georgiou, Pantelitsa Socratous, Andreas Karagiorgis, Maria Avraam and Cleo Papadia give an open concert with pieces written for solo piano in the last 50 years curated by Christina Athinodorou. The pieces will include works by living Cypriot and European…

October 2017

Ikebana

00:00 — 23:59
Pafos

Ikebana is a Japanese art based on principles and laws of balance and symmetry, combining colours and materials from nature such as flowers, roots, braches, shells, etc. These artefacts are placed in both exterior and interior spaces and even though at times they are ephemeral, they are of exquisite beauty and craftsmanship. There will be presentations open to the public with Ikebana instructors from Japan who, along with members of the Ikebana association of Cyprus, will create a series of…

Cementography in Public Spaces

00:00 — 23:59
Pafos

Cypriot artist Christoforos Savva was the first to work on cementography as an autonomous art form during the 1960’s. His close friend and associate Costas Economou tried to extend cementography as an artistic expression and has been encouraging young artists from various backgrounds and genres to continue working with this art form. Cementographies have been created by established and upcoming artists in Pafos and will be permanently exhibited in public spaces in the centre of Pafos, creating an interesting visual…

Street Art Square

00:00 — 23:59
Pafos

Street art is a form of art which has developed rapidly worldwide. Its dynamism, immediacy, its critical dimension and acute humour are all elements that have given it life and have turned it into an elemental part of the urban environment. Especially in the western world, street art and the modern city now seem intertwined, making this art form an integral part of the aesthetic, social, historical, and existential associations of contemporary urban culture. The absence of street art from…

Carte Blanche

All Day
Pafos

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

Terpsichore 2017 – Contemporary Dance

00:00 — 23:59
Pafos

The Terpsichore programme of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture supports the creation and production of choreographies in Cyprus. On the occasion of the European Capital of Culture the Terpsichore programme will be part of Pafos2017. Drawing inspiration from the Open Air Factory, artists are called to create contemporary dance performances in the urban landscape of Pafos, transforming places associated with abandonment and loss, historical as well as modern locations, into the stage for their dance shows.

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