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Whose Karagiozis is This?

Wednesday 4 – Friday 13 October 2017

10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00

Opening: Wednesday 4 October 2017 18:00

Ibrahim’s Khan


Whose Karagiozis is This?

Discovering the World of Karagiozis


Karagiozis is the main figure of the shadow theatre, as it was created and developed mainly in Turkey and Greece, and is now acknowledged as world cultural heritage.  The exhibition at Ibrahim’s Khan will present figures and sceneries crafted by well-known artists and puppeteers from Cyprus, Greece and other neighbouring countries, originating from Christodoulos Pafios’ collection.



Thursday 5, Sunday 8, Thursday 12 October 2017


Students will be able to visit the exhibition and discover the world and the adventures of the immortal Karagiozis, watching his sufferings, misfortunes, his humorous and side-splitting stories in a programme curated by Christodoulos Pafios, grandson of the legendary Cypriot puppeteer, Pafios.



Saturday 7 October 2017 11:00 & 16:00

Lena Spanou Shadow Theatre presents the play “Kollitiris as a Student”, based on Androulla Embedokleous’ texts. Directed by Lena Spanou. Actors: Pambos Charalambous and Lena Spanou.



Tuesday 10 October 2017 19:00

Thodoris Kostidakis presents the play “Karagiozis and the Enigmas of Veziropoula”, a classic comedy of the Greek Shadow Theatre for the young and the older, based on tradition and contemporary influences and references.



Friday 13 October 2017 17:00

Children are introduced to the design and construction of figures, discovering the secrets of the berde, in a workshop by Christodoulos Pafios.
Limited availability for the performances and the workshop.

Reservation is necessary: 26932017

Business Partner: Cyprus Cooperative Bank


Free entrance


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