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FANEROMENI19 Arts Festival

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PRESS RELEASE
18 June 2019

Once again dance, music and theatre are combining for this year’s FANEROMEN19 arts festival. Cypriot and foreign artists, solo or ensembles, are coming together in the patio of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation for a summer packed with unique performances.

Situated at the heart of the old town of Nicosia, the patio has hosted and will continue to host hundreds of events. It is a patio for the hot summer evenings, beneath the starry sky that gives shelter to those seeking something different. Here, we will travel back in time to a place where the town’s residents used to gather to appreciate the arts and escape the drudgery of everyday life.

Merging the old with the new, the traditional with the modern, the local with the foreign, has always been a feature of events hosted by the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. The “Faneromeni” arts festival will continue to express this duality. Enjoy evenings filled with fun and intense, mixed emotions.

The programme features a musical journey into history, an evening full of urban dance and comedy, nights where technology meets music, where theatre becomes one with having fun, Austrian strings accompany a Cypriot pianist, and an English legend that comes alive on stage. The festival features young as well as seasoned artists, imbuing the old town with vibrancy.

Every Thursday at 9pm, from the 27th June 2019 until late September, the patio of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation will offer us the chance to enjoy concerts, musical-theatre performances and Cinemas beneath the starry sky of Nicosia.

FANEROMENI19 PROGRAMME

  • Thursday, 27 June: Audio-visual Performance / “Go back to hiding in the shadows” with Pandelis Diamantides and Mathieu Le Sourd
  • Thursday, 4 July: Classical Orchestra, Music String Quartet / “Summer Serenade” in cooperation with the Embassy of Austria, with Luka Kusztrich, Lara Kusztrich, Clara Schwaiger, Benedikt Sinko, and Nicolas Constantinou
  • Thursday, 11 July: Cinema / Sing (2016) in cooperation with the Friends of Cinema Society
  • Thursday, 18 July: Cinema / Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) in cooperation with the Friends of Cinema Society
  • Thursday, 25 July: Theatre-Music-Dance / “patrides(h)” with the Lubago ensemble (Mikaella Theodoulidou, Julie Gregoriou, Eva Kalomiri, Vasilis Charalambous and Giorgos Kyriacou)
  • Thursday, 1 August: Cinema / Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) in cooperation with the Friends of Cinema Society
  • Thursday, 29 August:Cinema / Mary Poppins Returns (2018)in cooperation with the Friends of Cinema Society
  • Thursday, 5 September:Jazz music / “O logos tis jazz” with Jazzologia, a 15-piece jazz band
  • Thursday, 12 September:Comedy, Urban Dance, Varieté / “Urban Styles”in cooperation with the Embassy of Germany, with the Funky Monkeys (backed up by the Drumble Beats, a Cypriot band)
  • Thursday, 19 September: Interdisciplinary performance / “Win – Win Situation”with the Thread Ensemble (Andria Nikodemou, Rachel Panitch and Abigale Reisman)

Venue: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 86-90 Faneromenis Street, Nicosia 1011
Time: all shows start at 9pm
Information: 22128157

On the evenings of the “FANEROMENI19” events, the museums of the Foundation and the exhibition “1940 | Faces and Images. Cyprus – Greece” of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation will remain open until midnight. 

Brief descriptions of the performances:

June 2019

  • Thursday, 27 June: Audio-visual Performance / “Go back to hiding in the shadows” with Pandelis Diamantides and Mathieu Le Sourd

An audio-visual hodgepodge of human forms, natural instruments and recordings.

July 2019

  • Thursday, 4 July: Classical Orchestra, Music String Quartet, Music String Quartet / “Summer Serenade” in cooperation with the Embassy of Austria, with Luka Kusztrich (1st violin), Lara Kusztrich (2nd violin), Clara Schwaiger (viola), Benedikt Sinko (cello), Nicolas Constantinou (piano)

Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra join Cypriot pianist Nicolas Constantinou for an evening of chamber music. The “Summer Serenade” will feature compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Ernst Krenek, Hugo Wolf and Franz Schubert.

  • Thursday, 11 July: Cinema / Sing (2016) in cooperation with the Friends of Cinema Society

In a city inhabited by humanlike animals, a theatre owner struggles to salvage his possessions. In doing so he creates a song competition that will radically change the lives of the contestants.

  • Thursday, 18 July: Cinema / Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) in cooperation with the Friends of Cinema Society

When a cyber-attack reveals the identities of all active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English dives into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker.

  • Thursday, 25 July: Theatre-Music-Dance / «πατρίdes(h)» with the Lubago ensemble (Mikaella Theodoulidou, Julie Gregoriou, Eva Kalomiri, Vasilis Charalambous and Giorgos Kyriacou)

An act themed about accepting and respecting diversity, inspired by the story “The Green Children” by Kevin Crossley-Holland and Alan Marks, which is based on a 12th century English folktale.

  • Thursday, 1 August: Cinema / Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) in cooperation with the Friends of Cinema Society

Five years after the events in Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie gets ready to reopen her mother’s hotel, the Bella Donna, and in so doing discovers her past.

  • Thursday, 29 August: Cinema / Mary Poppins Returns (2018) in cooperation with the Friends of Cinema Society

Decades after her first visit, the mysterious flying nanny returns to help the Banks family and Michael’s children in a difficult moment.

September 2019

  • Thursday, 5 September: Jazz music / “O logos tis jazz»” with Jazzologia (a 15-piece jazz band)

Jazzologia will premier their performance “O logos tis jazz” in the patio of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. The show retraces the history of jazz in the 20th century, featuring classic, Latin, and modern rare pieces as well as adaptations of traditional Cypriot songs.

  • Thursday, 12 September: Comedy, Urban Dance, Varieté / “Urban Styles” in cooperation with the Embassy of Germany, with the Funky Monkeys (backed up by the Drumble Beats, a Cypriot band).

Funky Monkeys, an urban dance and circus company, will arrive from Berlin for an interactive performance full of surprises that combines dance, acrobatics and comedy. The band will be accompanied by the Cypriot band Drumble Beats.

  • Thursday, 19 September: Interdisciplinary performance / “Win – Win Situation” with the Thread Ensemble (Andria Nikodemou, Rachel Panitch and Abigale Reisman)

A concert in the form of a game, that explores the role of games and rules in our everyday lives. The audience will actively interact in the various activities and improvisations.

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