This year's Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival features a performance for children for the first time!
The multi-layered worlds with which the Zurich based Company MAFALDA, directed by the choreographer Teresa Rotemberg, fascinates its audience, is of a very particular character.
At times narrative, at times abstract, the company combines sophisticated, often highly virtuous dance elements with all kinds of theatrical devices. Its cosmos is full of funny, whimsical, thoughtful and poetic images and scenes; comedy and tragedy are often close to one another.
Over and over again the company strives to question realities; the continuing theme is the acceptance of deficits, diversity and change. MAFALDA's creations are designed to appear lightweight and ironic, but repeatedly deal with the big questions of our life and coexistence.
ZICK ZACK PUFF
Saturday, 30 June 2018 at 19h
Creatures with extremely diverse qualities meet in this performance. Through their joint experiences they slowly begin to realise that there is opportunity in diversity, if they join forces and complement each other. Together they succeed in overcoming obstacles and discover new perspectives on even the trickiest of situations. Three dancers tumble their way through a colourful range of concise episodes and images that draw their character from the imaginative and varied stage design, the props and in particular the costumes.
It only requires balloons, tights and – above all – heaps of paper to realise it. It is just unbelievable how much you can do with it!
No doubt – after this performance the children in the audience will leave the theatre with lots of ideas to develop and incorporate into their own play.
Suitable for children 3 years plus!
Free admittance: children, students, soldiers, senior citizens & dance professionals
Duration: 50 minutes
Full programme and tickets from the Rialto Theatre / tel. 77 77 77 45
Free transportation: from/to Cyprus Handicraft Centre, Athalassas Avenue, Nicosia
Departure from Nicosia at 17:45h / Information & Reservations: tel. 99 420642
The Festival is organized by the Ministry of Education & Culture and the Rialto Theatre in collaboration with the Embassies and cultural centres of the participating countries.