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The Smile of Sorrow

September 27 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Cyprus – Greece – Mexico – Cuba

“The smile of Sorrow” is a performance by Demetris Fanis, who attempts to juxtapose two incongruous music genres, rebetiko and tango, but which share identical sociological basis. Both rebetiko and tango were created by poor immigrants and refugees who dwelt around the two major ports, Piraeus and Buenos Aires respectively, in search of a better fortune. Via singing and dancing, they took joyful breaths, exorcising the ugliness of their lives.

Screenwriter – Art Director – Singer – Guitarist: Demetris Fanis
Direction: Neoklis Neokleous

Veronika Aloneftou: Santouri
Costas Challoumas: Double bass
Aristos Christodoulou: Piano
Charalambos Demetriou: Percussion instruments
George Demetriou: Bouzouki
George Hadjipapas: Wind instruments
Pavlos Michaelides: Violin
Annie Panteli: Baglamas, singing
Panayiotis Xanthopoulos: Guitar

Nicosia Dance Centre
Despina Violari


Quinteto TANGartO:
Lefteris Grivas: Bandoneon
George Panayiotopoulos: Violin
Thomas Kontogeorgis: Piano
Alexandros Despotides: Guitar
Charis Pazaroulas: Double bass

Martha Moreleon: Singer

Yonly Leyva Desdunes: Dancer

Stage design: Savvas Mylonas
Costume design: Rea Olympiou
Sound design: Costas Charalambous
Lighting design: Christos Charalambous
Technical sound recorders: Christos Chrysanthou, Tasos Petratos
Production coordinator: Chrystalla Daniel

Duration: 120΄

Age 6+

27.09.2022, Lefkosia Municipal Theatre, 20.30


September 27
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Nicosia Municipal Theatre
Mouseiou Avenue 4
Nicosia, 1097
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