Overview

The municipality of Ayia Napa will be hosting its 34th International Festival starting on September 27 and running until September 30.

There will be exhibits and performances of groups from all over the world, as well as, Cypriots dance shows and plays.

The full program of events, as well as, the times and locations of each event can be found below:

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Ayia Napa’s “Thalassa” Municipal Museum

19:00     Exhibition Inauguration by the Nanyue Palace Archaeological Museum of Guangzhou City – China

A presentation of the preparation and the serving of Chinese Tea.

19:45     “Traditional Cyprus”                                                                                                                                        Ayia Napa Municipal dance group

20:15     Folk Instrument Show:

“Extolling Good Times with Singing and Dancing”

“Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn”

Performers:Pan Qianqian, Guo Peili, Fang Lan, Zheng Ce, Yu Jiasheng, Chen Huarui

Puppet show “Long Silk Dance”

Performers:Cui Keqin

Cantonese Opera “BailongGuan”

Performers:Wu Feifan,Li Weisong

21:00     “The sun shines today”

Representation of a Cypriot wedding by Derinia’s Music Band and Municipal Dance Group “Drimio”

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

On stage in Ayia Napa’s Square

20:00   “Choral encounter”

Pera Orinis Community Choir

Sotira’s Municipal Choir

21:30    Pantelis Thalassinos – Georgia Dagaki – Katerina Paraschou-Kostas Hatzichristodoulou Michalis Xatzimichael – “Dionysos” Cultural Dance Club

The concert is infused with many dances performed by the outstanding dancers of the “Dionysos” dance group. There will be compositions by Theodorakis, Hatzidakis, Loizou, Thalassinos, Xarhakos and our own Mario Toka, which this year completes 10 years since his death. Tokas’ songs will be performed by Kostas Hatzichristodoulou, who was one of the main collaborators of our great composer.

Musical Editing / Direction by Admitos Pitsillides

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

On stage in Ayia Napa’s Square

19:00 – 19:30       The Cypriot Police Force Philharmonic Band will parade from Ayia Napa’s port (small roundabout) to the monastery.

19:45     Welcoming of the officials – Tour around the festival’s activities and exhibitions.

20:30 – 21:30    Welcome greeting by the Mayor of Ayia Napa, Mr. Yiannis Karousos and the Minister of Interior, Mr. Constantinos Petrides.

TWINNING CEREMONY BETWEEN AYIA NAPA MUNICIPALITY-CYPRUS AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF BYBLOS – LEBANON

*** Fireworks

21:30 –  “Dionysis Savopoulos with songs of others”

A musical performance conducted for the first time by the great songwriter Dionysis Savvopoulos, along with the “Dimosta” choir, 30 musicians from Cyprus and Greece and orchestrations by two great musicians, D. Savvopoulos’ Greek collaborator Yiotis Kiourtsoglou and of the Cypriot composer Vassos Argyridis.

Dionysis Savvopoulos will perform songs by other artists, old and new, from Attik or Markos Vamvakaris, (for example Thanasis Papakonstantinou, Foivos Delivorias and others).

The musical performance is inspired by his narratives on acquaintance,

his memories and his thoughts about these great musicians and their songs.

This is the first time that Dionysis Savvopoulos will be presenting a concert that is not based on his own songs, but mainly on the songs of others he loved. He believes that their beauty helped him to deepen his own art. All contributors sing and play twenty-four songs, which are presented as a musical fresco covering a hundred years of Greek song writing.

The orchestra consists of about 30 musicians, in two sections, the Acoustic and the Wind instruments of the Symphonic Orchestra.

Musical Editing / Direction by Vasos Argyridis.

Teaching Of Vocal Ensemble by Adriana Sergidou.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

On stage in Ayia Napa’s Square

20:00     “Traditional Dancing Saunter”

Ayia Napa’s Municipal dance group

20:15      “Come, at night, to listen to my song”

Ayia Napa’s Cultural Group Music Band “Cavo Greko”

Choreography by the Siakkali Dance Group

21:15     Declaration of the 35thAyia Napa International Festival 2019 by the Mayor of Ayia Napa, Mr. Yiannis Karousos

*** Fireworks

21:30     “Traditional Dancing Saunter”

Ayia Napa’s Municipal dance group

21:50     “Come, at night, to listen to my song”

Ayia Napa’s Cultural Group Music Band “Cavo Greko”

Choreography by the Siakkali Dance Group

Location

Venue Details

Ayia Napa Square

Famagusta

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