January - December 2018

The Center of Performing Arts MITOS presents for the 8th consecutive year the theYard.Residency.18, an artistic residency programme, which is realized in the space of Old Vinegar Factory in Limassol.

theYard was Lukasz Walewski’s idea, an idea for an artistic meeting, with creators from all fields of performing arts, for a common creation, on a common theme. The result was a 3-day festival, with the participation more of 25 artists. The next year, the organization renamed it to theYard.Residency, a residency programme. The aim was to provide an artistic house, because of the limited sponsorships for the culture. Every year, theYard.Residency is sketched according to the needs of the artistic community and the possibilities of the organizators.

Today, the residency programme is active during all year, the yearly schedule is formed after an open call for creators and artistic groups from all fields of arts, from Cyprus and abroad. The programme continues to support the artistic creation, new ideas, the dialogue between artists and audience, the exchange and communication between artists and motivates the artists themselves to take charge of their own productions. The programme aims to preserve a platform for performing arts at the Old Vinegar Factory and to encourage the redefinition of performing arts according to the needs of artists today and in line with the capacities of MITOS. The theYard.Residency.18 seeks proposals from young artists that need artistic or practical support and from experienced artists with fresh ideas from Cyprus or abroad. The program also calls organisations, that offer opportunities of participation in their own platforms and spaces in order to support exchange and mobility.

For this year, theYard team (Elena Agathokleous - Program Coordination, Lukasz Walewski - Manager of Old Vinegar Factory, Constantina Peter - Production, Eleana Alexandrou- Host) proposed its’ 2017 structure divided in four categories. Furthermore, MITOS invests in its collaboration with Dance House Lemesos (activity Flash Dance),

and in a new collaboration with SPACE in Nicosia, where two participations of this years’ residency will be chosen to perform there.

The categories of the theYard.Residency.18 are:
Ι. On stage - Professional performances of theatre, dance, performing art, that have already been presented in Cyprus or abroad. These works show innovation in direction, methodology and artistic form.

ΙΙ. 24hr shot - Artistic actions from the fields of music, literature, theatre, dance, etc. An opportunity for experimentation or presentation of completed ideas.

ΙΙΙ. Residency - Artists that seek space for the making of a new work or developing existing ideas in the fields of theatre, dance, performance art, music and visual art. According to the projects selected a mentor will be chosen to work with the artists. The residency lasts for 10 days and on the last day the maker is required to present the outcomes, either publicly or to a selected audience, followed by a discussion

ΙV. Premiere - This category refers to proposals that the Center of Performing Arts MITOS will act as a co-producer. This new category aims to support the performing arts scene and the artistic mobility.

For 2018, MITOS will collaborate with:
a) The project "Our teacher is a troll" directed by Yorgos Kyriakos. After participating in the Residency category (2017), their results and the availability/passion of the actors lead MITOS to decide to give the opportunity to complete the work as a theatrical performance.
b) The project "Blood Red Roses" directed by Loukia Pieridou and Silvain Chevet, who also participated in this year's Residency category. Their humor, imagination, action and warm reaction of the public made theYard creative team choose them to complete their performance.
The programme for the theYard.Residency.18

(Selection team: Elena Agathokleous – Actress/ Artistic Director at Center of Performing Arts MITOS, Elena Antoniou - Dance and Performance Artist, Eleana Alexandrou – Performance

Maker, Constantina Peter – Theatrologist/ Dramaturge, Lukasz Walewski – Director/ Co-director at Centre of Performing Arts MITOS )

Residency – theatrical performance
26,27.01 | 20:30
Information – 99 556226
Residency duration – 8 days

Οn stage – theatre
24,25.02 | 20:00
Loucas Ioannou – Marianna Pafite
Dystopia: il Paradiso
Information – 97793188, 99582387
Residency duration – 5 days

Residency – theatre
12.04| workshop
16,17.04 |20:30 performances
Elias Adam – Styliana Ioannou – Panos Malaktos
Information- 99268435
Residency duration - 9 days

Οn stage – theatre
21 - 22.04 | 20:30

Information – 99 597481
Residency duration – 5 days

Guest participant – theatre
9,10, 11.05|20:30
On Air
Information – 99 942966
Residency duration– 5 days

Residency – interdisciplinary performance practice
30.05| 20:00
Minshin Yano - Korallia Stergides - Raphael Schulenburg
Information – 99 226742
Residency duration – 10 days

24hour shot – physicality
in collaboration with Dance House Lemesos
flash dance
Information- 25 340618/ 97 879793
Residency duration – 24 hours

Residency – theatre workshop
11.06 | 18:00 – 22:00 open showing
Οmada Οne/Off
Re-writing the Constitution: A workshop

Information - 99 321812
Residency duration – 8 days

24hour shot
08.07 | ongoing - reservation
Rodia Vomvolou
Let me Google that for you | performance
Information – 99 561639

08.07 | 21:00
Εvie Demetriou / Εn drasi
when it turns red | dance
Information – 99 349716

Residency duration - 24 hours

24hour shot – music
18.07 | 20:30
The Albatros Project
Information – 96 661220
Residency duration – 24 hours

Premiere - theatre
03,04, 10,11,12,13.09 | 20:30
Lubago Theater Group
Our Teacher’s a Troll
Information – 99 561639
Residency duration – 1 month

Residency – theatre
15.11 | 20:30

Maria Varnakkidou
Information - 99 743055

Μaria Philippou
The brief happiness of a charming murder
Information - 99 846645

Residency duration – 10 days

24hour shot – art performance
30.11| 21:00
Christina Papakyriakou
esti-a-zo (focus)
Information - 99 380483

Residency duration – 24 hours

Premiere - theatre
15,16,17, 18.12| 21:00
The Ice Cream Van
Blood Red Roses
Information – 99 319120

Residency duration – 1 month

                Office Address:

Center of Performing Arts MITOS

Astiggos 1, 3016 Lemesos, Cyprus

Old Vinegar Factory Address:

Genethliou Mitella 34,

3036 Lemesos, Cyprus


(+357) 99 985232