KYKLOS NEWS AND UPDATES
2019-2020 KYKLOS DANCE SEASON BEGINS SEPTEMBER 18th - COME JOIN THE FUN!!!
NEW DANCE MEMBERS BEING ACCEPTED!
2019-2020 DANCE SEASON STARTS SEPTEMBER 18th.
KYKLOS is accepting new dance members for the upcoming dance season. If you are interested in joining please come to the first practice on Wednesday September 18th, 7:00 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Community of Edmonton and District Gymnasium, 10831-124 Street. Dance practices are scheduled every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. No dance experience is required, training is provided. Apprentices are accepted as young as 14 year of age based on maturity. For further information please email us at KyklosEdmonton@gmail.com
2019 SASKATOON FOLK FESTIVAL
KYKLOS was honoured to be invited to participate at the Greek Pavilion, organized by Koimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Community of Saskatoon, at the 2019 Saskatoon Folk Festival, August 15th to 17th. KYKLOS performed 11, 20 minute, performances over two days to thousands of festival goings. It was a fun and exciting experience our dancers will remember for years to come!
2019 EDMONTON HERITAGE DAYS FESTIVAL
Once again KYKLOS performed at the Greek Pavilion, organized by the Greek Orthodox Community of Edmonton and District, at the 2019 installment of the Edmonton Heritage Days Festival. Over the three days the troupe performed 18, 20 minute, performances featuring three different suites of dances (island, mainland and taverna). The weather cooperated nicely and audiences were large. KYKLOS would also like to thank Dionysos Hellenic Cultural Society from Calgary for coming up to perform on the Sunday. It is always an honor and a pleasure to have our friends from Calgary perform!
KYKLOS PERFORMS AT NORWOOD EXTENDED CARE CENTRE
KYKLOS performed at Norwood Extended Care Centre on Thursday May 16th, 2019. It was an honour to perform for sixty residents of the Norwood Extended Care Centre. This was especially meaningful because a few of the residents - Panagiota Michailides, Manolis and Roula Vamvakakis, and Nick Themelis - are cherished members of our Greek community. Check out the more images in our photo section.
KYKLOS ENDS ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF CELEBRATION WITH A BANG!!! - A THREE HOUR PERFORMANCE AT THE TIMMS CENTRE FOR THE ARTS! March 10th, 2019! WHAT A SUCCESS!
KYKLOS BACK FROM SUCCESSFUL TRIP TO EUROPE!!!
KYKLOS participated in the 2018 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales July 4-8. We are proud to announce that KYKLOS came in 3rd in the Competition C1 - Traditional Folk Dance Group with a winning prize of 250 BPD.
KYKLOS was also invited to open the main-stage evening International Celebration Concert on Thursday July 5. Other performances included three half hour performances at Llangollen's main square and the Lindop Toyota World Stage. The troupe also provided a one hour performance and workshop at the local school and participated in the festival parade. Enjoy our photographs below!
We couldn't have achieved this without our three fantastic musicians from the Greek Island of Leros - George Drakos on Laouto; Nikos Milas on Violin; and vocalist Stella Tsourounaki! And of course none of this would have been possible without our teacher, mentor and friend Antonis Ntalaris!
We would also like to thank the Alberta Government and the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission for supporting KYKLOS on this initiative and their continued support of the arts and culture in Alberta!!!
KYKLOS SPENDS FOUR DAYS IN LEROS -PERFORMING AND LEARNING NEW DANCE MATERIAL.
From July 13-17 KYKLOS had the pleasure to visit the Island of Leros and participated in the three day "Gathering For Peace festival." The festival inclluding a concert by KYKLOS, Salonica Dance Association and the Artimis Society of Leros to over 500 guests on the Friday evening; opening of a photo exhibition and concert in memory of Imros on Saturday night; and a Rebetika Concert with a dance performance by Artimis on the Sunday evening. KYKLOS was also honoured with two days of workshops with Roula Hatzikonstantinou of Leros who taught the dancers new dances from the Dodecanese Islands and coastal Asia Minor.
IT IS FINALLY FINISHED!!!
On Sunday May 6th KYKLOS officially opened its new KYKLOS Wardrobe and Workshop room with a special luncheon and dedication ceremony. Nearly 60 invited guests including Presidents and board members from all the Greek organizations in Edmonton, KYKLOS members, volunteers and supporters were present. The ceremony included a special presentation to Kathy Rigakis for her long term dedication to KYKLOS as our costume maker and past president. For nearly twenty years Kathy created some of our most beloved costumes including Trikeri, Desfina, Crete and Kalymnos. In addition, we had the pleasure of having Minister Sarah Hoffman, Minister for Health and Deputy Premier. She was kind enough to attend and bring a few words from the Government of Alberta. We again would like to thank Minister Hoffman and the Government of Alberta for supporting KYKLOS with a $15,000 grant to complete the room. Without their support this project would not have been able to become a reality. We would also like to thank Father Charalambos for blessing the room. Below are images from the event.