Throughout its 20-year history, the Festival has always aimed at presenting Cypriot as well as foreign artists and ensembles of international acclaim, and putting on display high quality productions in various fields of the performing arts. The selection of each year´s participations also aspire to provide an opportunity for the representation and participation, to the greatest possible extent, of Cypriot artists and groups without, of course, detracting from the international character of the Festival.
During the past two decades, “KYPRIA” has hosted an array of distinguished artists and ensembles from the fields of Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts and the Cinema. In the field of Dance, the Festival has hosted, amongst others, the Rhine Ballet, the National Ballet of Cuba, Omada Edafous by Demetris Papaioannou and the Batsheva Dance Company.
Theatre performances by prominent directors featuring distinguished actors and theatre groups of worldwide acclaim have been in the forefront of the Festival, some of the most celebrated being the National Theatre of Greece, the Greek Art Theatre of Karolos Koun and Spyros Evangelatos Amphitheatre. Moreover, one of the Festival´s most recent highlights has been John Malkovich´s outstanding performance in the “Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer” presented at “KYPRIA” 2011.
The “KYPRIA” Festival has also hosted a number of celebrated music ensembles of worldwide renown such as the English National Symphony Orchestra, the Madrigalisti di Venezia, the European Union Baroque Orchestra, the Salzburg Philarmonic Chamber Orchestra, as well as, the Mikis Theodorakis Popular Orchestra and the State Orchestra of Greek Music conducted by Dionysis Savvopoulos.
Constellations 3/9, Constellations 4/9, I is someone else 10/9, Hommer's Iliad 13/9, Hommer's Iliad 14/9, Oi fonisses 16/9, Oi fonisses 17/9, Giselle 19/9, Une saison en enfer (a season in hell) 21/9, Tradition Reload 22/9, Aeschulu's Prometheus Bound 26/9, Aeschulu's Prometheus Bound 27/9, The Princess and the Witches (a traditional Cypriot fairytale 28/9, The world of Diamantis 2/10, Unravelling 8/10.
For more information, for tickets and for the detailed programme visit www.kypria.org.cy