Yeia sas (hello) and thank you for stopping by! While you're here, please enjoy our recently updated costume gallery. Click "Our Costumes" just above this heading.
News and Updates:
On July 4, 2017, we were invited to perform and teach at the Plast Ukrainian Youth Organization’s children’s camp. Our time with them was spent presenting some of our men's and women's costumes, performing a few mainland and island dances, and then teaching these dances. Our visit was not only enjoyable, but fulfilling as well. We love sharing our culture just as much as experiencing another culture. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (Alberta) for having us - we had a great time!
Kyklos is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year 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.
We hosted our biennial Rythmos Workshop from May 12-14, 2017 in beautiful Banff, Alberta. In the company of fellow dancers from Calgary and Vancouver, we learned new material from the area of Almopia (Macedonia) and the island of Leros (Dodecanese). Guest instructors, Joe Graziosi and Antonis Ntallaris shared their expertise, skills and passion for Greek folk dance with us, and we are very grateful for the time we spent together.
Construction has begun on the new 750 square foot KYKLOS wardrobe and workshop room! The $40,000 project will create a new and safe environment for the nearly 300 costumes that Kyklos owns. We would like to thank the Government of Alberta, Alberta Lotteries for their financial support to complete this project. When completed, the room will have wall-to-wall costume closets, work area for costume repair, exhibit space for KYKLOS memorabilia, costume displays, dressing and makeup area, and storage for the group’s audio equipment. The project is expected to be completed by spring.
We invite you to join us on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Palace Banquet Hall (3223 Parsons Road) for a night full of music, song and dance from throughout Greece! Kostas Mitsis and his four musicians will be here from Greece to take us on a musical journey through Macedonia, Epirus, Pontos and the Greek Islands. And, no glendi is complete without laika, zeibekika, tsiftetelia and, of course, a performance by KYKLOS!
Individual tickets can be purchased from Omonia Foods, Astros Restaurant, as well as all Kyklos and AHEPA members. To reserve a table of ten, please emaiil firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Chrisanthe at 780.554.9328 or Sophia at 587.334.7399. **Purchase a table of ten before February 4 and receive two free bottles of wine for your table**
We will be back at the Festival of Trees this year, performing on November 29 at 11:20 am, and we hope to see you there! Each year, this festival brings more than holiday cheer; it supports the University Hospital Foundation as well. Specifically for 2015, supporting the festival means you are playing a role in ensuring that Northern Alberta's Level One Trauma Centre has advanced equipment to care for the most severely injured patients. Kyklos is very honored and excited to be part of such a wonderful cause once again. For more information, please visit the festival site, or check back here for updates.
Heritage days Festival is right around the corner and Kyklos couldn't be more excited to be on stage once again to show off Mainland, Island, Pontian & Taverna suites. Please stop by at our tent to watch our shows and enjoy authentic Greek deliciousness such as spanakopita, souvlaki & of course the most famous Frappedes (Iced coffee). See you all there. Yiasas.
We are excited to announce that we will be participating in two workshops as well as performing in Greece this year! Kyklos will start off their 3 day workshop first in Preveza, Greece and will also be performing at the "Summer and Culture" festival on July 6, 2014 (workshop dates: July 4, 5 & 6). We will then finish our tour at our second workshop (dates: July 9 - 14) in Roustika, Crete and will also perform there on July 13, 2014 at the Museum of Roustika. If you will be in Greece at any of those times please come check us out or e-mail us for more details! Stay tuned for pictures of our trip to Greece! Also, click here to check out the website for our Preveza workshop.