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News and Updates:
KYKLOS IS ONCE AGAIN PERFORMING AT SERBIAN DAYS IN EDMONTON!
For the second time in a row KYKLOS is honoured to be performing at the Serbian Festival on June 2. The annual event celebrates Serbian culture and heritage but also includes guest performers from other cultural communities. We thank our Serbian friends for once again including KYKLOS in their festival!
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.