"45" at the 23rd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival I June 15th I Rialto TheatreI Limassol
On June 15, at 8:30 PM Cyprus time the Polish Dance Theatre will perform during the 23rd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival, the most important event devoted to contemporary dance in Cyprus.
Spectators of the Rialto Theatre in Limassol will watch the play „45”, choreographed by Jacek Przybyłowicz, which premiered as a part of Malta Festival Poznań and culminated the 45th, anniversary season in the Polish Dance Theatre. Performance portrays the team of Polish Dance Theatre, presenting it as a community, connected through collaborative, everyday work, simultaneously with a conscious decision of choosing art as a way of life.
Among the creators of „45” were: Jacek Przybyłowicz, choreographer of an international reputation, once a dance artist of Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, now a creator of performances in Poland and abroad in countries such as Germany, Czech Republic, China and Spain. Music was composed by young Poznań creators - composer of contemporary, improvised and film music Andrzej Konieczny and saxophonist Kacper Krupa. Costumes were designed by Joanna Klimas - fashion and costume designer, the first lady of polish minimalism, and supporter of multiple projects that join culture and fashion. Carsten Wank is the lighting director.
Let us remind that the performance, co-organised with the Institute of Music and Dance as a part of the Choreography Orders 2019 Program, was repeatedly presented abroad and in Poland, for instance in Cēsis Concert Hall in Latvia, The State Philharmonics Sibiu in Romania, during the 24th International Dance Theatres Festival in Lublin in 2020, and online, during the jubilee, 40th edition of „Scena Tańca Studio”. The television premiere of „45” aired on March 31, 2020 on TVP Kultura.
Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival was established in 1998 and returns to the Rialto Theatre after a two-year break. Contemporary Dance lovers will have a unique chance to enjoy a series of one-of-a-kind performances reflecting trends dominating contemporary dance, building a bridge between Cyprus and international choreographic production.
Staging of the „45” as a part of the Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival is realised with the help of the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth and in collaboration with Rialto Theatre in Limassol, the organiser of the festival.
photo by Andrzej Grabowski