Cyprus Choreography Platform

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth / Cultural Services
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Cyprus Choreography Platform (in 2019) marks the evolution of the "Contemporary Dance Platform" which has contributed greatly to the development and promotion of contemporary dance in the country. The organizers have always aspired to provide choreographers active in Cyprus with opportunities to experiment with new forms of expression and create new projects. This aspiration is enriched by the specific objective of developing and establishing choreography as the foremost requirement for the evolution of contemporary dance in Cyprus.
In 2019 a new aspect was introduced in this platform (an external associate [mentor], mentoring the creative process and providing feedback to young choreographers). Other innovations in the 2019 edition include the differentiation and expansion of the participants' categories as well as the launch of the "Young Choreographer Award" (EU5000).
The selected choreographers present their work in a festival organized in the end of this process. The core programme of performances is combined with parallel events organized by Dance House Lemesos under the title "Dance Throughout the Year".

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Since the introduction of new elements in the programme (e.g. mentoring initiative) in 2019, even more young choreographers developed an interest in participating in the Platform.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Rialto Theatre
Private Sector
Dance House Lemesos
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Performing Arts