The Shoe Factory By Pharos Arts Foundation

Wed Jan 25th 2017 to Sun Jan 29th 2017 at 20:30 until 22:00
Cyprus, Ermou Street, 304, Nicosia

Event Details

enLIVE 2

25, 27, 29 January 2017
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8.30pm

Following the great success of its first edition last year, enLIVE is returning again in January 2017 with another yet fascinating series of “film screenings – concerts”. enLIVE, the first project of its kind in Cyprus, gives audiences the opportunity to enjoy some of the most emblematic films of the silent era, set to original music by contemporary composers and performed live in the intimate surroundings of The Shoe Factory in Nicosia. In addition, it also presents short films by contemporary filmmakers set to the music of classical composers and includes a number of other activities such as educational workshops and lectures.

enLIVE 2, which is organised on 25, 27 and 29 January 2017, will present three silent cinematic masterpieces, which are as diverse and varied as the cities, lives and characters which are being projected through them. Likewise, each feature silent film will be prefaced by a short film created by a team of contemporary Cypriot filmmakers, which will correspond to a classical composition. The live performance of original music by a number of talented musicians will marvellously enhance the mood and atmosphere of each silent film, divulge its veiled imageries and decipher its connotation. As a result, enLIVE 2 is certain to be an absolutely unique and stimulating visual and aural experience, not to be missed!

enLIVE is organised under the artistic direction of Alexandros Mouzas and it is kindly supported by the Embassy of Greece in Cyprus.

FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2017 / 8:30PM

Composer: Alexandros Mouzas
Live Performance: Kostas Tzekos (clarinet), Kostas Panagiotidis (violin), Alexandros Botinis (cello), Christos Sakellaridis (piano)

Man with A Movie Camera by Soviet-Russian director Dziga Vertov is perhaps the most dazzling and sophisticated work not only of Soviet, but of world silent cinema. It is the film which has recently been declared by the British Film Institute as “the Best Documentary of all time”. To a certain extent the film is a "city symphony", even though its urban landscape is essentially a film synthesis of shots taken in Moscow, Kiev, Odessa and elsewhere. Man with A Movie Camera is unique example of experimental cinema in Russia in the late 1920s, as well as a panorama of and a manifesto on the nature of the socialist society of the country. The film features a cameraman who constantly is constantly travelling, recording images of the city and its people in their daily activities – images, which are seemingly unconnected but which in fact make up the complexity of everyday life.

Having worked the structure of the film within a Marxist ideology, Vertov strove to create a futuristic city that would serve as a form of commentary on the existing Soviet ideals with Russian society, and through a revolutionary montage of constructivist and modern architecture, he managed to deliver one of the most fascinating and brilliant films ever made.

The original music for Man with a Movie Camera, for clarinet quartet, is composed by Alexandros Mouzas and will be performed live by Kostas Tzekos (clarinet), Kostas Panagiotidis (violin), Alexandros Botinis (cello), Christos Sakellaridis (piano)

*** The film will be prefaced by a new short film created by Nicoleta Avgousti, corresponding to music by P.I. Tchaikovsky and performed live by Markos Kleovoulou (baritone) and Kyriakos Kyriakou (piano)


SUNDAY 29 JANUARY 2017 / 8:30PM
“IT” (1927)
Composer: Panagiotis Theodossiou
Live Performance: Alexandros Makris (piano), Efstathios Kiossoglou (clarinet), Yiorgos Arnis (double-bass), Vasileios Panagiotopoulos (drums)

"It" is a 1927 silent romantic comedy film by Clarence G. Badger describing the story of a shop girl who falls in love with her handsome and wealthy boss of the department store where she works. The story is based on a novel by Elinor Glyn which was originally published in sequels in Cosmopolitan magazine. The film, which was premiered in Los Angeles in January 1927, turned actress Clara Bow into a major star, and led people to label her the “It girl”. The picture was considered lost for many years, but a nitrate-copy was found in Prague in the 1960s. In 2001, "It" was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

The original music for “It”, for jazz ensemble, is composed by Panagiotis Theodosiou and it will be performed live by Alexandros Makris (piano), Efstathios Kiossoglou (clarinet), Yiorgos Arnis (double-bass), Vasileios Panagiotopoulos (drums)

Information: Pharos Arts Foundation Tel. +35722663871 / www.pharosartsfoundation.org
Tickets: €10 for each day or €25 for all three days
Box Office: www.pharosartsfoundation.org & Tel. 9666-9003 (Monday - Friday 10:00am-3:00pm)


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