Parallel Events of the Cyprus dance platform at Dance House Lemesos, Organized by Dance House Lemesos

Sponsored by the cultural services of the ministry of culture and education!

It is with great pleasure that the Dance House Lemesos announces the programme for the Dance Platform’s parallel events that will take place at the space of D.H.Lemesos before and after the performances at the Rialto theatre.

The events include performances that have been presented within 2014 in Cyprus or abroad and now have the chance to be viewed by the platform audience. There will also be a round table discussion for artists and international guests, a master class for professionals by Marie Brolin-Tani and a closing party.

All events are free

Saturday 7th March

11:00: Round table discussion. Introduction of artists with the Platform’s international guests, presentation of their organizations and an open discussion about possibilities of collaborations.


18: 00-18: 20 Aneesha Michael – Quest

18: 50-19: 10 Evie Demetriou – Double Days

Sunday 8th March

11: 00-13: 00  Master class for professional dancers with Marie Brolin-Tani.

The Artistic Director of the new Black Box Dance Company, Marie Brolin-Tani, is looking forward to meeting the Cyprus dancers in a training class. As she mentions ‘after a contemporary barre, we will work on some short repertoire and finish with an after talk about differences and similarities in the dance fields of our countries.’


18: 00-18: 30 Petros Konnaris – Nude the Tree

18: 40-18: 55 Harry Kousios – The Time Quality

22:30 Dance Platform Closing Party.

Dance House Lemesos is at Andrea’s Drousiotis 17,first floor, Heroes Square, Limassol

facebook: Dance House Lemesos


Performance Descriptions:


Quest by Annesha Michael

‘QUEST’της Aneesha Μηχαήλ

‘QUEST’της Aneesha Μηχαήλ

In Indian tribes during adolescence every teenager is called to search for his personal vision (vision quest). They go through a trial during which they are challenged to be left alone in the wild, facing the fear towards survival (both physical and psychological) and have to overcome their limits in order to find their own power and core strength.

The human of the post-modern era, during the quest of his/her personal vision, is called to identify the fixed social behavioural patterns and move beyond them by expressing personal inner strength and authenticity.

Choreography/Performance: Aneesha Michael

Idea: Ioakeim Andreadis, Aneesha Michael

Collaborators: Kyriakos Kadis (sculptor)

Sound editing: Yogesh

Duration: 19’


double  days by Evie Demetriou

‘double days’ της Εύης Δημητρόυ, Φωτογραφία: Παύλος Βρυωνίδης

‘double days’ της Εύης Δημητρόυ, Φωτογραφία: Παύλος Βρυωνίδης

In her new choreographic work, Evie Demetriou continues to draw inspiration from her sociological research and reflection on “female identity” in contemporary society, focusing on the small and everyday realities within and around us.

In collaboration with dancers Milena Ugren Koulas and Rania Glymitsa, through the use of movement and speech, the performance takes the audience on a journey across the individual and social landscape, enhanced with humor and confessional mood, while seeking to expand the boundaries around pre-determined notions of “dance – performance- audience.”

Concept/Choreography/Creation: Evie Demetriou

Creation/Performance: Rania Glymitsa, Milena Ugren Koula

Dramaturgy: Ariane Thalheim

Sound Design: Panos Bartzis

Lighting Design: Karolina Spyrou

Styling: Kristia Michaelidou

Voice Coach: Cathryn Robson

Duration: 40’

Production: En drasi 2014


Nude the Tree by Petros Konnaris

 ‘Nude the Tree’ του Πέτρου Κονναρή , Φωτογραφία: Χάρης Κυπριανού

‘Nude the Tree’ του Πέτρου Κονναρή , Φωτογραφία: Χάρης Κυπριανού

Nude the Tree a body-dance performance by Petros Konnaris

Nude: A body connected with freedom, inner strength and confidence.

Body without clothes.

Naked: A body associated with shame, unwanted exposure and vulnerability. Body without     clothes.

Nude, naked, covered…


A body creates nude, naked and covered images. The body moves in silence, slowly and calm

Nude the Tree is a performance about the nude body in relation to the naked one.


Choreography/Creation/Performance: Petros Konnaris

Mentoring in Verbal Communication of Choreographic Research and Creation: Christos Polymenakos

Duration: 30’


The time quality by Harry Koushos

   ‘The time quality’ του Χάρη Κούσιου, Φωτογραφία: Κωνσταντίνος Κεπόλας

‘The time quality’ του Χάρη Κούσιου, Φωτογραφία: Κωνσταντίνος Κεπόλας

The male quality as archetype, as powerful creative energy giving form to the element of chaos with its active spirit. This kind of energy presents itself as unhindered by any spatial conventions and thus makes itself evident as movement in time. It is within a universal course of time where separate beings do enter their separate forms. The transformative power of time and the power of resisting time produce a kind of collision which guarantees continuity, an everlasting movement, an ongoing repetition of physical phenomena.

Choreography: Harry Koushos

Dramaturgy: Photini Micheli

Dancers: Michail Kriempardis, Harry Koushos

Sound design/Music: Christos Kyriacoullis

Video-art: Konstantinos Kepolas

Thanks to: Dimitris Nassiakos, Konstantinos Kousios, Mina Lampropoulou, Filippos Vasileiou

Duration: 15’