It is almost time for another annual festival to return as Kypria International Festival opens soon with two performances in Nicosia and Limassol. En Crypto is a collaborative production between Cyprus, Greece and Israel and will be the first to be presented as part of the 2022 festival.

Arriving first at the Nicosia Municipal Theatre on September 6 and then Rialto Theatre on September 8, En Crypto brings together eight dance personalities who try to define the coordinates of a common yet complex journey to ‘return to normalcy’.

“Everything that was hidden inside and outside of us is revealed οn stage,” say organisers, “everything that we desperately and in vain tried to hide, first from ourselves and consequently from each other. Small and bigger secrets, our thoughts, feelings, ideas, truths and lies… This representation of the return to normalcy seems to require the impossible: the erasure of memory and its complete replacement with a new one, the complete alienation from what we were defined until today, from all our given truth.”

The performance is presented by the Αmfidromo Chorotheatro which was founded by choreographer Elena Christodoulidou in 2002. Until now, the company’s contemporary dance works have been presented in Cyprus, Greece, USA, UK, Japan, Egypt, Israel, Germany, France, Belgium, Hungary and the Czech Republic. In 2013 the choreographer created Egomio Cultural Centre which is the home of Amfidromo. Works have been created for theatrical and alternative spaces. The choreographer’s works strongly reflect her perception of the post-political role of art and are directly linked to dominant socio-political concerns. Within that narrative, En Crypto this September presents a one-hour performance.

En Crypto

Production from Cyprus, Greece and Israel. Part of Kypria International Festival. September 6. September 8. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm-9.30pm.