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Concert
Saturday 28th January 2017
Saturday 28th January 2017
19:00 - 20:30
1 day/night
Pafos main Town - Paphos
  Pafos Pafos
Christodoulou Galatopoulou, Paphos, Cyprus
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OPENING CEREMONY
Saturday 28 January 7pm
Aarhus Jazz Orchestra
Concert Clemens Choir
The Choir of the Music Lyceum of Pafos
Pafos Municipality Philharmonic Band
28th October Square, Paphos
The opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture –
Pafos2017 showcases the history, the multiculturalism and
the modern culture of Pafos, as an integral part of wider
European culture. The ceremony was designed and produced
by a creative team of Cypriot artists and intellectuals, working
with Walk the Plank. Inspired by the myth of Pafos, it has at its
heart, the founding myth of Pygmalion, the Artist and his creation;
Galatea. The celebratory performance seeks to portray the core
concepts of the Open Air Factory, such as creativity, originality,
artistic excellence, multiculturalism and diversity, as well as the
hope for a unified country. Young people, children and volunteers
from all over Cyprus will join a professional cast, from all over
the island. Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot musicians and
singers will sing in unison with a Danish choir and the
Jazz Orchestra from Aarhus, our partner Capital of Culture.
As Pygmalion invokes the spirit of Aphrodite, to breathe
life into the statue he has carved, light and fire will illuminate
the sky above our newly restored city centre.

Original compositions, as well as adaptations of music,
choreographies and projections brought to life by actors,
dancers and hundreds of children who illuminate the
moment of Pafos’ birth and mark the opening of the
European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017.

Artistic Direction: Liz Pugh
Creative Producer: John Wassell
Text composition / dramatisation: Efi Kyprianidou
Direction: Neoklis Neokleous
Music composition, supervision and coordination:
Christina Athinodorou
Set: Giorgos Papadopoulos
Choreography/Teaching: Ido Τadmor
Assistant Choreographer/Teacher: Jhonathan Hay Soutchy
Costume Design: Miranta Theodoridou
Visual Environment Design/3D Mapping: Vera Papastavrou,
Kyriakos Kousoulidis
Lighting Designer: Stephen Page
Presenter: Antonia Philippou
Participating:
Aarhus Jazz Orchestra – Conductor: Lars Moller
Concert Clemens Choir – Teacher: Carsten Seyer Hansen
The Choir of the Music Lyceum of Pafos – Teacher:
Isavella Christofidou
Pafos Municipality Philharmonic Band – Conductor:
Zacharias Evangelou
Participating Dancers:
Eleni Nikolaou, Stefanos Constantinou, Valeria Ntrapella,
Mikaella Michael, Christiana Ploutarchou, Eleni Petrou,
Elias Schinas, Eftychia Charalambous, Michalis Schinas,
Ben Bach, Ygal Jerome Tsur, Neta Heinic and the
students of Dance Schools of Pafos coordinated by the
Dance Culture Pafos.
Participants live on stage or recorded on the soundtracks:
Andreas Tselepos, Filonila Chistoforou, Neoklis Neokleous (Actors)
Marios Andreou, Maria Andreou and Umut Albayrak (Singers)
Savvas Christodoulou (Flute)
The children Kyriakos Anastasiou, Ermina Kalogirou and
Lena Charalambous (song)
Children from the Theatre Institute of Pafos.
Children from Primary Schools of Pafos
Recordings of actors-singers: Suite 16 Recording Studio.
Sound engineer: Efthivoulos Theocharous.
Sound mixing: Andreas Georgallis - City Studios.
Mastering: Lowland Mastering U.K./ Nigel Palmer
Sound Design: Melvyn Coote
Tickets: Free entrance, no reservation required..
Information: Tel: 26932017, Email: info@pafos2017.eu
www.pafos2017.eu
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