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Sat, 11 Feb


Technopolis 20

The History of Carnival through the art of Animation

Technopolis 20 is pleased to announce its new series of events ‘Technopolis 20 for Families’, starting in February, dedicated to children and families.

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The History of Carnival through the art of Animation
The History of Carnival through the art of Animation

Time & Location

11 Feb 2023, 15:00

Technopolis 20 , Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Avenue 18, Paphos 8010, Cyprus

About the Event

Technopolis 20 is pleased to announce its new series of events ‘Technopolis 20 for Families’, starting in February, dedicated to children and families.

Since the foundation of Technopolis 20, eight years ago, one of our main goals was to attract children and families and introduce them to unique events, through which they would have the opportunity to come closer to the arts.

We strongly believe that children should experience the arts, of any form, early and often. Our family series events will consist of an inspiring series of workshops and performances with children in mind that will offer great family moments, will be focusing on different ages and will be open for all backgrounds and abilities. 

Our aim is children and families to Play, to Learn, to Imagine, to have Fun and to make Memories and to Connect.

The events that will include interactive programmes and small groups, will be dedicated to engaging children, parents and families in creative learning experiences and in offering an opportunity to explore the different artforms.

‘Technopolis 20 for Families’ will start in February and for now we will introduce one event per month. We will start with an animation workshop on Saturday, 11th of February and with a traditional music workshop on Sunday, 5th of March.

Soon we will announce the following events.

Limited number of participants. Reservations necessary at 70002420.

Supporter: Paphos Music Lovers

The History of the Carnival through the art of Animation 

Saturday, February 11, 15:00, with Panayiota Michael, ages: 6-12, participation cost for all €10

How did the carnival begin, what is the history behind it and what is its relationship with the God Dionysus? Children will have the opportunity to learn step-by-step the design of characters related to the history of the carnival and the celebration of joy. Next, they will use their drawings to make a group video and understand the art of animation.

Panagiota Michael was born in Paphos in 1987 and studied Animation Illustration in the United Kingdom. She works as an illustrator of children's books based in Paphos where she has taken part in various activities and workshops. In 2009 she represented Cyprus in Brussels at the European Year of Cartoons after receiving the first prize of the National Committee in Cyprus. Since 2014 she has been visiting public primary and secondary schools as well as private organizations throughout Cyprus where she presents workshops for children and young people on how to draw their own cartoon characters and make their own cartoons.

Meet the traditional songs of Cyprus & Greece

Sunday, March 5, 11:00 – 12:00, with Konstantina Xenophontos & Charalambos Panteli, ages: , participation cost for all €8

Enjoy an hour full of traditional music, singing, dancing and playing.

Through musical and theatrical games, the children will get to know traditional songs from various regions of Greece and Cyprus.

Also, they will see, get to know and try different musical instruments from our musical tradition.

Our little friends, actively participating in the process, come directly into contact with this music, which offers them many mental and spiritual benefits.

Konstantina Xenophontos (voice) studied acting at the Giorgos Theodosiadis Athens Drama School and Theater Studies at the Department of Theater Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. At the same time, she attended traditional singing lessons at the Athens Conservatory with Katerina Papadopoulou. She has collaborated with various Cultural and Folklore Clubs and with renowned musicians of the Cypriot tradition such as Kyriakos Mappouras and Savvas Lambrou. For the last five years she has been teaching theater at the "Paravasi" Theater Group of Lymbia. She created and directed the Children's Choir of Traditional Music of the Cultural Club "Omonoia" Aradippou for three years. Since 2019, she created and directs until today the Choir of Traditional Music "Lalia".

Charalambos Pantelis (lute) has studied at the Department of Traditional Music of the Athens Conservatory attending courses in Lute and Tropical Theory with Stelios Katsianis and Christos Tsiamoulis respectively. Since 2015 he lives and works in Cyprus. He collaborates as a teacher with the school of traditional music "Agia Sophia", the Cultural Association "Romeosyni", the school of traditional music "Rizes" and various conservatories. In the period 2016-2019 he teached lute in Music High Schools and High Schools. As a musician, he has collaborated with many dance and folklore groups such as the Dance Club of the University of Cyprus, the Refugee Folklore Club "Oi Adoulotoi" Siakalli, the Aglantzias Folklore Club and others, taking part in events in Cyprus and abroad. He has appeared in various television and radio productions and collaborated with renowned artists of the local music scene, including Michalis Tterlikkas, Kyriakos Mappouras, Savvas Lambrou, Vasiliki Hatziadamou, Dimitris Fani, Dimitris Mesimeris and Giorgos Kalogirou. He has also collaborated as a musician on stage with the Cyprus Theater Organization in the productions Drakaina by D.Bogris (2020, directed by Lydias Koniordou, music by Takis Farazis) and Acharneis by Aristophanes (2020, directed by Varnavas Kyriazis, music by Costas Kakogiannis).

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