THE GOLDEN AGE – Shostakovich – BOLSHOI BALLET

Sunday 19 May 7.30pm

K-Cineplex Kings Avenue Mall Paphos

Tickets: €10 / €8

Box Office: pay on the door Information: Tel: 77778383. www.kcineplex.com. 

Duration: 140 mins

Cast: Nina Kaptsova (Rita), Ruslan Skvortsov (Boris), Mikhail Lobukhin (Yashka) and Ekaterina Krysanova (Lyuska). Duration: In the 1920s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favourite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer Mademoiselle Margot, but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. With its jazzy score by Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colourful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi.

Directions: The cinema is upstairs in the shopping mall, just off Tombs of the Kings Road in the centre of lower Paphos. K CINEPLEX PAPHOS, Kings Avenue Mall, Leoforos Tafi Vasileon 2, 8046 Paphos. Tel: 77778383. www.kcineplex.com/en/cine-events. Facebook: @kcineplexcy.

MARIA Kalogeropoulou CALLAS - The Woman and the Artist

Thursday 23 May 8.30pm

Markidion Municipal Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €15 / €10

Box Office: www.soldoutticketbox.com

Ticket Outlets: So Easy Kiosks, Stephanis Electronic Shops, Time Out Kiosk and on the day of the performances at the entrance on the theatre.

Information: Tel: 22311277. www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Two renowned artists: the opera singer Chryso Makariou- soprano and the actor Achilleas Grammatikopoulos join forces on stage presenting the performance “Maria Kalogeropoulou Callas, The Woman and The Artist”. Mr Grammatikopoulos interprets the role of a scene director who is in research of Callas’ life and art and Mrs. Makariou performs next to him the most distinguished arias that made Maria Callas the Diva Assoluta! Along with the two main characters come the internationally renowned Bulgarian baritone Krum Galabov, the pianist Zbynek Maruska, the flautist Theodoros Krasides. The Event is the greatest hommage ever presented in Cyprus about the life and work of the most important soprano of the 20th century and attempts to present and to honour Maria Callas (1923-1977). Following the steps from her early achievements up until her sudden death. The concept of the event combines harmonically spoken word, rare audio-visual material, live performance that portray the world of Maria Callas, as diva assoluta and Μaria Κalogeropoulou, as woman and artist who struggled for perfection and truth in her art. Chryso Makariou and Krum Galabov present an eclectic program that reflects Callas' versatile voice including among other arias and duets from Norma, Tosca, La Traviata, Andrea Chenier. A narration along with authentic visual material highlights the most important and glorious moments of Callas’ life, revealing at the same time the woman behind the voice, the artist trying to tame the voice and the voice itself in all her artistic dimensions. Maria Callas, like every great artist, understood that “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts …”- William Shakespeare. From the stage of the Rialto theatre all the performers will try to present all these parts which Callas gave life to, on and off the world’s stage, always having as a reference and noble goal music and art, “the stuff that dreams are made of …” The research of the project and the scenario of the hommage“Maria Kalogeropoulou Callas, The Woman and Artist” is set under the scholarly supervision of the Historian Musicologist Dr. Spyridoula Katsarou, while the editing was made by Maria Avraam.

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26932571

 

CARMEN SUITE / PETROUCHKA – BOLSHOI BALLET

Sunday 9 June 7.30pm

K-Cineplex Kings Avenue Mall Paphos

Tickets: €10 / €8 Box Office: pay on the door

Information: Tel: 77778383. www.kcineplex.com

Duration: 140 mins

Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet. Carmen is as passionate and free spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.

Directions: The cinema is upstairs in the shopping mall, just off Tombs of the Kings Road in the centre of lower Paphos. K CINEPLEX PAPHOS, Kings Avenue Mall, Leoforos Tafi Vasileon 2, 8046 Paphos. Tel: 77778383. www.kcineplex.com/en/cine-events. Facebook: @kcineplexcy.

 

4th PAPHOS INERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Friday 21 – Sunday 23 June 8.45pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Free entrance (suitable for ages 18+)

Information: www.piffcyprus.com. Email: info@piffcyprus.com

The Paphos International Film Festival will take place at the Cultural Centre Technopolis 20 in Paphos and will include open-air screenings of short films and documentaries aiming to promote a spirit of friendship and cooperation among filmmakers from Cyprus and all over the world. PIFF is committed to supporting authentically independent short films and it aims to research, promote and develop the art of independent film making. Festival directors: Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikilaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20