Shemaine Bushnell Kyriakides
The Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival begins today in locations across the island of Cyprus and online. It continues until the 10th of October and showcases new and experimental work by local and international artists.
This year’s theme of ‘Displacement’ is meant to challenge physical and artistic barriers, while overcoming preconceived notions of these groups and their ideas and practices.
The Festival also creates an opportunity for artists to meet, whether in person or online, and exchange ideas. It provides a platform where people can question sensitive topics and express ideas in new and creative ways.
One artist featured hails from South Korea. Yeon Yeji is both creator and subject of her work called ‘Restless Spirits’. Here she performs a Korean Traditional ritual comprised of prayer and slow, meditative dancing to help ease ‘displaced’ spirits.
The event is organized by Home for Cooperation located in the Nicosia buffer zone. You can find more details of this year’s artists and performances here www.bufferfringe.org