Wednesday 19 October
The Italian Renaissance encompasses a period of extraordinary growth, where the masterpieces follow one another in a fascinating crescendo. Magnificence gets married with grace: the desire to astonish and the research of a more and more refined way of living induced the courts to adopt precise behaviour norms. Among the great masters of dancing, Domenico de Piacenza, Guglielmo Ebreo, Fabrito Carosa and Cesare Negri stand out: They animate feasts and banquets meant to celebrate the splendour of their patrons. The show, performed in costumes with early instruments, recreates the cultivated and aristocratic atmosphere of a Renaissance courtly feast.
Thursday 20 October
Mutiverse Narrative Poem From the Music of The Greek Traditional Area. With the Band of Chris Christoforou.
4 lutes, a mandolin and a violin.
The irrational, the religious and indiscriminate songs, the Lamentations and Lullabies make up a special chapter of the musical tradition of the wider Greek area. For these songs (which usually are multi-versed) some may wonder how these songs have been kept alive through the years as they are passed down from mouth to mouth (oral tradition).
These songs are the first spiritual creations of anonymous people. They are the oldest "diamonds" of speech & sound. Musicologists and researchers believe that the year they began was around 800 A.D. Through these songs legends and traditions of Hellenism are come through.
The participants on the night are:
Chris Christoforou - Lute
Makis Papadopoulos - Lute
Christodoulos Mnasonos - Lute Politic (Lafta)
Michael Hadjimichael - Lute/Vocals
Yiannis Loizou - Violin
Marios Poyiadjis - Mandolin
Meletis Christodoulou - Percussions
Vassiliki Hatziadamou - Vocals
Friday 21 October
Digenis Akritas (TH.E.PA.K)
University of Cyprus Theatrical Workshop
The Digenis Akritas Theatrical performance, inspired by the seminal Medieval Work of Greek Literature "Vasileos Digenis Akritas", focuses on the hero's love life and enters into a dialogue with many other traditional works, popular or learned such as the different versions of Digenis Akritas epic, the demotic songs of the Akritic cycle, the folklore song about "Heliogenniti" ( Meaning the Sun Born Girl), "Erotokritos" and others.
On the last night of the Festival:
Andreas Roussis - Music
Stamatis Dagdelenis - Libertto
Michalis Pieris - Stage Director
Christos Lysiotis, Kypros Georgio - Set and Costumes
Karolina Spyrou - Lighting
Nikolas Papageorgiou - Song Instruction
Stamatia Laoumtzi - Production Manager, Assistant Director
All events take place at the Medieval Monastery from 8pm (20.00hrs) and entrance as always to the Municipalities events is free.