The Axiothea cultural festival resumes | Cyprus Mail


Cultural evenings at Axiothea Mansion return this week as the University of Cyprus Axiothea Cultural Festival resumes. 24e cultural festival has completed a full June and July program with high quality theater, music and film performances and many more are about to take place!

This year’s festival honors many important occasions. The 200e anniversary of the Greek Revolution is of course part of it, as are the 700 years that have passed since Dante’s death. For this, Axiothea is participating in a wider series of international events dedicated to the great Italian poet with a three-day event that will start on September 27 titled Dante and the Waters of Cyprus.

At the festival’s first edition earlier this summer, the performances also paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the death of George Seferis, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous Cypriot director and honorary doctorate of the School of Letters of the ‘University of Cyprus. Michael Cacoyannis, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Astor Piazzola, and a tribute in honor of Psarantonis on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his collaboration with the University of Cyprus.

The fall edition of the festival opens Thursday with a musical evening by singer and songwriter Eleni Era. The Berlin-based alternative pop artist returns to Axiothea to present his second album, Younger Heart, which features dreamy pop fused with baroque drifts superimposed on the sonic luminosity of the artist’s electro-acoustic orchestrations. A dozen additional performances and events are planned for the fall edition, with the festival running until mid-October.

24e Axiothéa Cultural Festival

Annual University of Cyprus Festival with shows and events. September 2 – October 15. Axiothea Mansion, Nicosia. Phone. : 22-894531

Darcy J. Skinner

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