13th Mediterranean Folklore Dance Festival
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13th Mediterranean Folklore Dance Festival

The Mediterranean Traditional Dance Festival has become an institution and one of the largest festivals in the world. Its successful, timeless organization has made Nicosia’s Cultural Folklore Group as one of Europe's most important(non-profit)culturaloperators.
The festival will be held for the 13th consecutive year, in cooperation with the Municipality of Larnaca. The festival will take place in Larnaca and will give 8 performances in total from the groups taking part. The aim of the Festival is to get acquainted with the culture of the neighboring peoples and to preserve the memory of our cultural heritage. This year's 13th Mediterranean Festival of Traditional Dance there will be more than 12 dance groups from Cyprus and 9 dance groups from abroad.

Venues:
Seafront Foinikoudes (Larnaka Athenon avenue),
Saint Lazarus square
Ermou and Castle square
Larnaka, Cyprus

Free Entrance

Morning shows Saturday 15/9/18 at the squares of Saint. Lazarou and Ermou at 10:30.
Night time shows Saturday, Sunday, Monday 15 - 16 - 17/9/18 at 20:30 at the Finikoudes sea front platform.
Parades daily before the shows.


CYPRIOT DANCE GROUPS
BICOMMUNAL MUSIC AND DANCE GROUP “ I KIPROS”
CULTURAL FOLKLORIC GROUP “TRIDATA” OF LIVADIA
CULTURAL ASSOCIATION “ATHANASIA”
VRAKOFORI MUSIC AND DANCE ASSOCIATION OF CYPRUS
“XOROY HARIS” CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
FOLKLORE DANCE GROUP “NEAS GENIIAS VOROKLINIS”
DANCE GROUPS OF MINORITIES OF CYPRUS:
ARMENIANS OF CYPRUS - “HAMAZKAYIN SIPAN” DANCE ENSEMBLE
PONTIANS OF CYPRUS – “ ROMIOSINI” DANCE ENSEMBLE
BULGARIANS OF CYPRUS – FOLKLORE ENSEMBLE “ LA BULGARI”
ABROAD DANCE GROUPS:
ROUMANIA – DANCE ENSEMBLE “MURESUL”
GREECE – DANCE ENSEMBLE “ KLITOS KOZANIS”
GREECE – CULTURAL DANCE GROUP “DEROPOLI”
ISRAEL - FOLKLORE DANCE GROUP OF UNIVERSITY OF TEL AVIV
BOULGARIA – “ZDRAVI” FOLK DANCE TROUPE
BOULGARIA – “ZDRAVETS” FOLK DANCE TROUPE
POLAND – DANCE AND MUSIC GROUP “JUBILAT”
POLAND – DANCE ENSEMBLE “KURPIANKA”
CZECH REPUBLIC – DANCE ENSEMBLE “HANDRLAK”

PROGRAMME:
FRIDAY 14th
20:00 - Costume exhibition “Similarities and Differences between Cyprus and Romanian folklore costumes”.
Is the results of the project between cultural heritage association of Nicosia, the Roumanian culture center of Turcu Mures and the Roumanian ensemble Muresul.
Opening: Apothikes 79 Larnaka
The opening will be held by Mr. Pavlos Paraskevas, director of the cultural services of Ministry of education and culture.
Opening ceremony by ensemble “Muresul”
21:00 - Parade in the streets of Larnaka and dances in the streets along Athinon avenue and castle square.
SATURDAY 15th
11:30 - Parade and dancing in the main at Saint Lazaros and Ermou Squares .
20:30 - Parade Athinon avenue to the front stage of Finikoudes.
21:00 - .Opening Ceremony – Sea Front Stage (Finikoudes)
OPENING CEREMONY BY MURESUL ENSEMBLE
Address by the President of the Cultural Heritage Association of Nicosia Mrs. Rea Madella Ioannidou
Address by OPAP CYPRUS ?
Address by CTO ?
Awarding of the Sponsors
Honored Country for this year is ROMANIA due to their participation to the research project “similarities and differences between Cyprus and Romanian folklore costumes” between Cyprus and Romania.
Honored guest: Attila Barabasi, director of “Muresul”
Awards given to the ambassador of Romania
Address and initiation of the Festival by the Mayor of Larnaka
Mr. Andreas Vyras.
21:30
CYPRUS – “NEA GENIA VOROKLINIS” AND BI- COMMUNAL DANCE GROUP “KΥPROS”
GEORGIA – “ROMIOSINI” DANCE ENSEMBLE
POLAND – FOLK GROUP OF SONG AND DANCE “JUBILAT"
GREECE- THE DANCING AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF DEROPOLIS “DEROPOLIS”
BULGARIA- FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE “SOPHARMA ZDRAVI”
CZECH REPUBLIC- FOLK ENSEMBLE OF SONGS AND DANCES “HANDRLAK
POLAND- FOLK GROUP “KURPIANKA”
BULGARIA- FOLKDANCE ENSEMBLE ‘’ZDRAVETS’’
ARMENIA- HAMAZKAYIN “SIPAN” DANCE GROUP
GREECE- PONTIAN ASSOCIATION KLITOS KOZANIS
SUNDAY 16th
20:30
ROMANIA - “MURESUL” ENSEMBLE
GREECE - PONTIAN ASSOCIATION KLITOS KOZANIS
CYPRUS - CULTURAL HERITAGE ASSOCIATION “TRIDATA OF LIVADIA
BULGARIA - FOLKDANCE ENSEMBLE ‘’ZDRAVETS’’
POLAND - FOLK GROUP “KURPIANKA”
CZECH REPUBLIC - FOLK ENSEMBLE OF SONGS AND DANCES “HANDRLAK”
BULGARIA - FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE “SOPHARMA ZDRAVI”
GREECE - THE DANCING AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF DEROPOLIS “DEROPOLIS
BULGARIA - DANCING GROUP “BULGARI” CYPRUS
POLAND - FOLK GROUP OF SONG AND DANCE “JUBILAT"
CYPRUS - CULTURAL ASSOCIATION “ATHANASIA”
MONDAY 17th
POLAND - FOLK GROUP “KURPIANKA”
CZECH REPUBLIC - FOLK ENSEMBLE OF SONGS AND DANCES “HANDRLAK”
BULGARIA - FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE “SOPHARMA ZDRAVI”
ROMANIA - MURESUL ENSEMBLE
GREECE - PONTIAN ASSOCIATION KLITOS KOZANIS
POLAND - FOLK GROUP OF SONG AND DANCE “JUBILAT"
GREECE - THE DANCING AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF DEROPOLIS “DEROPOLIS”
BULGARIA - FOLKDANCE ENSEMBLE ‘’ZDRAVETS’’
CYPRUS DINOS KANDI SPECIAL GUEST WITH SPECIAL PROGRAM OF DANCE WITH 202 GLASSES ON HIS HEAD
CLOSING CEREMONY
PRESENTS EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE LEADERS OF THE GROUPS,
THE MAYOR OF LARNAKA AND MRS REA IOANNIDOU,
HONORING OF VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS

Organiser Contact Details:
Name: Rea Madella Ioannidou
Telephone: +357 99 451 484
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Postal Address: Elia Venezi 17, 1Egkomi 2401

Social Media of Event and/or of Event Organiser
(e.g. Facebook, Instagram etc.): Rea Ioannidou/ Rea madella Ioannidou http://www.reamadellaioannidou.com/

From Friday, September 14, 2018 -  20:30
To Monday, September 17, 2018 - 23:00


Region : LARNACA

City : LARNAKA MUNICIPALITY

Category : Festivals

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