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Take a child to the Theatre

Updated: May 5

On the occasion of the World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People as well as celebrating its first birthday, Assitej Cyprus invites everyone to an open day with free performances, workshops, discussions and other theatre related activities. The event will take place on Sunday, March 20, at Theatro Polis OPAP, in Nicosia.

Adopting “Every child at the theatre” as its slogan, Assitej Cyprus celebrates the World Day by emphasising the right of every child to participate in theatre, as well as in the arts in general. Through the activities included in the programme, children and adults will have the opportunity to discover, be informedand entertained, to discuss and to celebrate with us this important day.

10:00 – 10:40

«Amikeco» | Puppet theatre performance (3+), by Canícula Puppets.

Without the use of words, the play attempts to use music as a universal tool of communication. In this show, the melody, composed especially for Amikeco, is his co-star . and, accompanied by it, he goes through many adventures, looking for something particularly important for him, something that the spectators will discover along the way!


Exhibition performance by the Assitej Cyprus Puppet Theatre Team

Performers: Vasiliki Andreou, Loukia Antoniou, Vasilis Vasilakis, Androulla Empedokleous, Eleni Iosiphidou, Marina Katsari, Roberto Breyham, Angela Rizaki, Izel Seylani, Pambos Charalambous.

*The activity takes place on the occasion of the World Puppetry Day, on 21 March.


“The little prince” | A workshop for children and parents, facilitated by Vasiliki Andreou

With “The little prince” as their starting point, participants will have the opportunity to get in touch with the great messages of the story, in an experiential way. The aim of the workshop is to discover new ways of learning, giving children the opportunity to create the story themselves, to collaborate, to discover, to experience. Theatrical tools such as storytelling, role-playing, puppetry, and drama game are used to unfold the story.


«Danceability» | A workshop for artists and educators, facilitated by Eleftheria Socratous

“Danceability” is aν internationally recognized method of inclusive dance, initiated by Karen Nelson and Alito Alessi in 1987, based on a specific repertoire of movement improvisation exercises that allow any person, regardless of their movement/mental abilities, to dance. Eleftheria Socratous is a certified teacher in this method since 2015, and she was trained directly by the pioneer Alito Alessi. In this workshop, she will present part of the theoretical background of the method but will mainly focus on experiential learning, through teaching the basic improvisation exercises. The seminar is addressed mainly to teachers of formal and non-formal education, caregivers of institutions / day centres, as well as artists who focus on body work. The workshop’ s main goal is to give participants some basic tools to incorporate into their work.

"If you can breathe, then you can dance", Alito Alessi.

Teaching language: Greek/English

15:30-18:00 «Peace Out» | Workshop for young adults (14-17), facilitated by Oya Akin & Marilena Kyriacou. In English.

A drama workshop for young adults 14 to 18 years old, interested in getting to know one another through fun, interactive and enjoyable drama games and in the process learn that peace comes in many forms and shapes!

19:00 “Every child at the theatre” | Open Discussion with Marina Vrondi, Ellada Evangelou, Lena Kasiou, Panayiotis Tofi and the teenagers Maria Drakou and Constantinos Tomasides.

Facilitated by Athena Violari.

20:30 Music programme by the Assitej Cyprus Theatre Music Group.

To register for the different workshops, please contact us at 99189208.

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