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News and Updates:
KYKLOS is proud to announce that the group has been selected as a competitor at the 2018 Llangollen Festival in Wales, Great Britain July 3-8, 2018. KYKLOS will be performing in the Traditional Folk Dance category as well as other public performances. We will be performing a new dance suite from the Island of Leros with live music courtesy of two musicians and a singer from the island.
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.
Construction is now completed on the new 750 square foot KYKLOS wardrobe and workshop room! The $30,000 project will create a new and safe environment for the nearly 250 costumes that Kyklos owns. We would like to thank the Government of Alberta, Alberta Lotteries for their financial support to complete this project. The room is wall-to-wall costume closets, work area for costume repair, exhibit space for KYKLOS memorabilia, costume displays, and storage for the group’s audio equipment.
On Thursday April 26st, 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!!!
On Sunday January 21st, 2018 KYKLOS had the honour to perform at the 35th Anniversary performance of Polonez Polish Folk Arts Ensemble at the Meyer Horowitz Theatre at the University of Alberta. Over 300 people enjoyed a three hour show featuring the Polonez Dancers and guest artists which included Balada Folk Dance Ensemble, Polonia Choir, Piast Polish Dance Ensemble, Kujawiak Polish Children's Dance Society and of course KYKLOS. We like to thank Polonez for asking us to be part of their important celebration and look forward to dancing with them again in the future.
Costumes are the life blood of KYKLOS allowing the troupe to perform areas of Greece with the appropriate costumes. With nearly 250 costumes KYKLOS has one of the largest collection of Greek folk dance costumes in Canada.
KYKLOS recently completed the new modern KYKLOS costume room at the Greek Orthodox Community. The 750 square foot facility provides a safe environment to safeguard our valuable costumes.
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.