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In the end there is real meaning… in dance

All good things must come to an end, and so must the 19th Cyprus Contemporary dance festival tomorrow.

After a whole month of dance performances from international dance groups, the festival will close in Limassol with a completely different closing act. The French company 100 Issues will present a performance intended for open spaces and squares.

Planning to bring everyone together and make contemporary dance accessible to all, 100 Issues will perform in Sonate pour 4 Chiens (Sonata for Four Dogs).

This performance – or acrobatic play – could get rid of words such as ‘Sonata’ or ‘Dog’, because despite what the performers pretend, none of them ever owned a dog or came from a classical cultural background. But, one thing they do have in common with the canine species is that they have bones that they can chomp on.

The composition method of this sweaty variation is a game with complicated rules that push the artists to permanently adjust themselves and overcome their personal boundaries.

Two performers sit on a couch with laptops while four performers dance around on poles, swing on them and use their bodies to give us a message.
100 Issues was formed on the initiative of Volo Hollenstein, Vincent Maggioni and Camille Francisci. It brings together three circus artists, a dancer, an actor and a beatboxer. All three of them had the desire to start a common artistic path.

The performance is organised by the Rialto theatre and the Institut Francais.

Compagnie 100 Issues: Sonate Pour 4 Chiens
Dance performance as part of the 19th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival. June 30. Heroes Square, Limassol. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 77-777745

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