Dance of Cyprus – “Shadow of Darkness”

Shadow of Darkness

Shadow of Darkness

Last night’s performance (22nd September) was electrifying. Using styles of dance, ranging from ballet to modern dance, the team of professional and semi-professional dancers told the story of Princess Kurban as her use of drugs turn to addiction and eventually lead to her death. Some of the scenes are very dark indeed and are reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, depicting addicts rather than zombies. In my opinion director Tanju Hastunç’s “Shadow of Darkness” is well worth seeing, although don’t expect all the dancing to be of the same standard seen in London’s West End. Although I have to say, several of the dancers showed talent of that standard.

The next show is at Salamis Ancient Theatre on 25th September, followed by a final north Cyprus show at Girne Amphitheatre on 6th October, before the show departs for London. Tickets are 20TL and can be either purchased on the door or in advance at Deniz Plaza (next to Garnti Bank in Girne), Carpenter’s and Pegasus Friday Markets or Chateau Lambousa Saturday Market.

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