pelma.lia haraki is the creative structure that supports, produces and presents Lia Haraki’s work locally and internationally. It is the artistic frame where Lia and her long time collaborators come together create, discuss and make art. It was created by Lia Haraki in 2003 and for the first year of its existence it also hosted visual artist Christodoulos Panayiotou.
.pelma. lia haraki is funded partly by the Ministry of Culture Cyprus –cultural services and by producers and co-producers for several individual projects.
The artistic structure has been a major driving force behind the development of contemporary dance in Cyprus by connecting international curators and institutions to the Cyprus scene. For years .pelma. was resident at Dance House Lemesos and later at a new space called ‘The Performance Shop’ which is one of Lia’s latest projects. IN 2019 .pelma.Lia Haraki will be based at OPAP City theatre as part of a collaboration with NiMAC (The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation]
Long-time collaborators include Arianna Marcoulides (performer), Eleana Alexandrou (performer), Petros Konnaris (performer), Christina Patsali (performer), Guy Cools (dramaturge), Christos Hadjichristou (Composer/musician), Marios Ioannou (Actor), Yiangos Hadjiyiannis (technical manager), Evie Haraki Mahera (mentor) and many guest artists.