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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.
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 blook 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.
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. The official opening and decication is May 6th, 2018
KYKLOS Room Under Construction
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 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.
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.