June 30th & July 1st 2017
This month of July, the European Capital of Culture Paphos 2017 changes its course with some spectacular events!
The fun will start on June 30th at the heart of the city, with the internationally acclaimed “Yamato drummers” performing at 28th October Square. It is an explosive group of dozens of drummers who have conquered millions of spectators through their shows. Their live performances are so full of intensity that they make people’s bodies jump and their hearts race faster! They come from the beautiful Nara Prefecture in Japan and promise to exhibit great originality through the wadaiko, a traditional Japanese drum.
June 30th 2017, 28th October Square, 21:00
Sponsor: Central Cooperative Bank / Hospitality Sponsor: Almyra Hotel
On July 1st, the summer highlight of the European Capital of Culture will take the baton, with a spectacular event that will take place from the Municipal Baths to the Pafos Castle. All lights will turn on and the sky, the earth and the sea will invite us on eternal voyages. With the natural elements of our city at the backdrop, “Eternal Voyages” tells the story of 3 Travellers who reach Pafos by land, sea and air. Celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Pafos, Eternal Voyages will include original music, dance and small events.
Acrobatics and other spectacles in the air and the sea will give colour and a whole new dimension to the beachfront, with dynamic lighting and sound design, as well as impressive fireworks!
Artistic Director: Nick Clarke
Music Director: Yiannis Hadjiloizou
Choreographer: Clea Pitsillidou
Writers: Nick Clarke / Adam Strickson
Script Advisor: George Rodosthenous
Visual Artist: Matt Vale / Rob Vale (Illuminos)
Costume and Design: Gwen Williams / George Papadopoulos
Procession and Performance Choreographer: Manuela Benini
Everyman: Apostolos Apostolides
Roza :Paola Hadjilambri
Giorgos: Giorgos Kopsidas
Violinist: Sofia Kanter
Singer: Savvas Chrysostomou
Participating Dancers: Marina Andreou, Anthia Avraamidou, Lesli Tilley Nicodemou, Mikaela Michael, Valeria Drapela, Sofina Zamba, Agathi Menelaou, Marina Kleanthous, Kiril Filipov
and Argyro Filippidou, Antonia Roumelioti, Tyler Booth, Georgia Christodoulou, Georgia Tavrou, Polina Kapona, Aphrodite Epiphaniou, Elizabeth Andrea, Riana Neophytou
Participation: Batukinio Band, Laografikos Omilos Ktima and Schools in Action
Aerial performance: Fran Widdowson and Heliosphere by Dream Engine
**The show is designed by the renowned British artistic group, Walk the Plank, which had co-created the opening ceremony of Pafos2017, together with other artists from Pafos.
July 1st 2017, Municipal BathsAlmyra﷽﷽﷽﷽χεφου, 20:30ρά από την – Pafos Castle, 20:30
Sponsor: Bank of Cyprus