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News and Updates:
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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.
BEER LEAGUE BAND CONERT
On June 9 KYKLOS had the honour to perform at the Beer League Band's end of year concert at the theatre of the old Grant McEwan University Arts Campus. The performance included two parts. The first was a Greek Folk Song Suite by Franco Cesarini performed by the band and danced by KYKLOS. The second performance was a suite of dances from throughout nothern Greece.
NORWOOD EXTENDED CARE CENTRE PERFORMANCE
On Thursday April 26th, 2018 KYKLOS had the honour to perform for the residents of Captial Care Norwood Extended Care. The thirty residents attending were treated to a thirty minute show of a diverse array of Greek folk dances from throughout Greece. The performance was even more special thanks to having one of our greatest supportor Mrs. M in attendance. She was delighted to see us perform and we of course took a group photo with her!!!
KYKLOS CELEBRATES 35 YEARS IN 2018
Kyklos is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2018 and we are sharing the history of how it all came to be! Follow along on our social channels as we tell our story and share pictures of the founding members, and some of the very first performances, workshops, and even costumes that were handmade by our very own community members. It has been a fun and fulfilling journey thus far, and we look forward to making many more new memories for years to come.