The myth of Galatea has been pivotal to the development of Pafos’ identity and it has turned into a pattern for the Open Air Factory. As the myth has it, Pygmalion asks Aphrodite to breathe life into his sculpture, Galatea, with whom he has fallen in love. The city of Pafos has been named after the fruit of their love, their son Pafos. Dancecyprus Company presents a neo-classical ballet inspired by this founding myth, choreographed by Davide Bombana. The performances includes over 20 dancers from Cyprus and Italy and 25 musicians from the Cyprus Chamber Orchestra as well as lead percussionist Philip Kohnke from the Symphony Orchestra of Staatsoper Hannover. The Conductor is Mr. Alkis Baltas. Music is by award-winning Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.