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PERFORMANCES PROGRAMME

2017 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA

From the 2nd until the 28th of July 2017, five theatre groups from Cyprus, Latvia, Greece and Israel will present ancient Greek drama at the “Skali” Amphitheatre in Aglantzia, the Curium Ancient Theatre and the Paphos Ancient Odeon, in the context of the “2017 International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama”.

2017 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA

Performances of ancient Greek drama will be presented in July, as every year, in the context of the “International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama” that is co organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute (CCOITI) and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation.

From the 2nd until the 28th of July 2017, five theatre groups from Cyprus, Latvia, Greece and Israel will present performances of ancient Greek drama at the “Skali” Amphitheatre in Aglantzia, the Curium Ancient Theatre and the Paphos Ancient Odeon.

SELECTION COMMITTEE

The 7-member Selection Committee consisted of two members representing the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture: Nantia Stylianou, senior cultural officer/chair of the Committee and Aristodimos Anastasiades, cultural officer A’, two members representing the Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute: Marinos Anogyriatis, director and Maria Mannaridou-Karsera, director, one member representing the Cyprus Tourism Organisation: Irena Epaminondou, tourism officer and two ex officio members who appointed by the Minister of Education and Culture: Anthi Antoniadou, actor, archaeologist and Stefanos Athienitis, set and costume designer.

THE BACCHAE by Euripides

YAIR SHERMAN ENSEMBLE – ISRAEL

The award-winning Israeli director, Yair Sherman, presents Euripides’ Bacchae in a contemporary reading of the play, an exciting directing approach and a highly aesthetic artistic result, in the production that gave him the “Golden Porcupine – Director of the Year”, for 2016.

OEDIPUS THE KING by Sophocles

THEATRO DENTRO – CYPRUS

Theatro Dentro participates at the Festival for its first time and presents Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, perhaps the most emblematic ancient drama of them all, the tragedy which examines the individual in respect of personal freedom, power, society and divine will.