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On_Bodies: upcoming dance & performance arts festival

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After a successful 13-year cycle and with several fruitful collaborations with accomplished Cyprus-based and international artists under its belt the NO_BODY festival has transformed into the On_Bodies Festival bringing revitalised energy for both audiences and artists from various fields of performance. This year, the festival returns on October 16 and 17 and is split into two categories filled with a handful of performances.

The Bodies on Stage category includes 20-minute works that will be presented on the main stage of the Dance House Lefkosia, its organiser, while the Bodies in the Garden category will present five-minute solo works that will take place in the garden and the outside area of the Dance House.

Following an open call, 10 projects have been selected to participate, five on each day. The festival will begin on Saturday 16 with Eliane Roumie’s piece called Intekal, followed by Zoe Georgalli and Melissa Garcia Carro’s performance Where Two Lines Meet. Then Kores will present Out of Date before Diamanto Hadjizacharia’s Atrium takes the stage. The first day will conclude with Natalia Panagiotou and Zoe Eleftheriou’s performance called Home. Where is Home?

The second day of the festival will open with Elisavet Panagiotou’s piece titled Yes? Is It Me Talking?. Straight after, Charis Iacovou and her Five Minutes of Re-remembering will take the floor and Anthi Kettirou’s Legless will follow. The final two performances that will wrap up the festival are The Sari by Athina Georgiou and Demetra Kallitsi’s The Importance of Dancing Like an Idiot, 2021. A whole weekend of performances awaits with dancing bodies performing on stage and in the garden!



Dance and performance arts festival. October 16-17. Dance House Lefkosia, Nicosia. 6.30pm. €9 or €7 for students and friends of Dance House Lefkosia.

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