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The new month brings with it an array of theatre performances, musical evenings and festivals as Rialto Theatre is back with a packed programme. Kickstarting September’s cultural events at the Limassol theatre is a Greek screen adaptation on Wednesday of Dying as a Country written by playwright D. Dimitriadis that comments on the role of the performing arts amidst a period of constant and continuous crises with a five-member cast and under Elena Agathokleous’ direction.

Next comes a play on Saturday that has already toured the island yet its shocking real-life story continues to attract spectators. ‘The final apology of a dead man who killed three people and stabbed eight more’ is about Nikos Koemtzis, a man who killed three policemen and wounded eight civilians over a request to the musicians to play a song at an Athens music hall in 1973. In the play, Nikos comes back from the dead for only one hour, asking the audience to give him a last chance to present from his own point of view of the events that shocked Greek society.

On the following day, the international animation festival The Animattikon Project will present a diverse programme of animated films in two different screening programmes. The 7pm to 7.45pm will present a selection of animated films for children from all over the world, whereas the second one at 8pm will showcase a selection of animations that have participated in previous editions of the festival.

A performance part of Kypria International Festival will take the Rialto stage on Monday titled Protest Songs. Songs of protest that inspired and provided a soundtrack to social change around the world will be presented. Stelios Joakem, Nama Dama, Friederica Tombazou, Arda and the vocal ensemble Convocanti will perform songs against racism, war, oppressive regimes, supporting human rights, women’s rights and sexual diversity.

Mid-September will bring the dance world to the Rialto as Dancecyprus will present a new production titled Disruption. The concept of the performance is inspired by the pandemic and its consequences as choreographer Fouli Stylianidou presents a contemporary dance work on September 16 that draws inspiration from the emotions felt and experienced by people and artists in particular. A dozen more performances are scheduled to follow this September, from swinging music to international theatre productions and plays in Russian.

 

September at Rialto Theatre

Music, dance, theatre and festivals at Rialto Theatre, Limassol. Throughout September. www.rialto.com.cy. Tel:  25-343902

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