Sardam 2023

After last year’s 10-year anniversary at Rialto Theatre in Limassol and at S22 in Athens, Sardam festival returns slightly more reserved but still rich and vibrant. Like every year, writers-performers and other artists from Cyprus and abroad will be sharing original experiences of writing, reading and performing, through a variety of acts, workshops, screenings and parallel events. Common ground will be the combination of literature/text and spoken word with traditional and modern means of expression like theatre, technology, sound/music, contemporary dance, poetry slam, visual arts, videopoetry, and so on.

For the first time this year, the Main Event of the festival will be divided into two separate nights which will showcase different acts each time, at Sinergio theatre on the 23rd and the 24th of September. SARDAM Residency programme will also return this year, during which two artists from abroad will be inspired by Limassol to create an interdisciplinary literary performance.

SARDAM’s 11th edition, with an emphasis on participants from Cyprus and Greece this year, will also present the international Video Poetry festival of Athens and will showcase awarded videopoems from different parts of the world. SARDAM’s Guest of Honour will be the musician and composer/songwriter Michalis Siganides (Thessaloniki, 1958), who follows a “deconstructive” approach to songwriting and represents the musical collage in Greece, with extensive research on the poetry of Miltos Sahtouris. Workshops will be delivered by the writer Amanda Michalopoulou from Greece and by the choreopoet from Barbados and the UK Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa.

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