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Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival returns for 9th edition

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Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival is set to return for its ninth year, with a renewed commitment to its mission for social justice and peacebuilding. Through the transformative power of the arts, an innovative collaborative structure, and international participation Buffer Fringe 2022 – organised by the Home for Cooperation – will feature original artistic work from Cyprus, Germany/Lebanon, Italy, Greece, France and the Netherlands. These works were selected among an unprecedented 242 artistic proposals from 37 countries.

Taking place on October 7-9, across the island and online, the theme for 2022 is Pockets (beyond), which aims to initiate a discussion on who is visible/invisible and why. Pockets (beyond) becomes a space to start thinking about difference and identity, past and present, inside and outside, inclusion and exclusion. It transfers agency back to the marginal, the forgotten, the invisible.

This year the festival innovates once more with a collaborative and international structure for decision-making and support. The festival’s 2022 core organising and creative team is made up of Buffer Fringe veterans, dramaturge and consultant Ellada Evangelou and Nihal Soğancı, with a background in social anthropology.

The 2022 curators are Raffi Feghali, director and performer from Lebanon; Kat Kats, writer and dramaturg, and Bryce Ives, creator of performance-based work and artistic director, from Australia; Derya Ulubatlı, art historian, and Maria Varnakkidou, theatre director, from Cyprus.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the festival line-up of artists and work.


Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival

Annual arts festival. October 7-9. Around Cyprus and online.


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