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A walk through the Museum with an archaeologist

A walk through the Museum with an archaeologist

Gallery Talks

Evening walks through the Museum exhibition galleries, making unanticipated stops and various discussions, together with an Archaeologist-Host.

1 July, 2016 to 25 December, 2020
Info: 

For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.

Venue: 
Museum's exhibition areas
Language: 
English, Greek
Duration: 
60 minutes
Hours: 
English: every Friday at 6 p.m. / Greek: every Friday at 8 p.m.
Tickets: 
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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01/07/2016 to 25/12/2020
 
A walk through ancient Olympia

A walk through ancient Olympia

Digital Projection

This programme provides a complete tour to the sacred site of ancient Olympia in the 2nd century BC. Monuments and sacred buildings come to life, enabling visitors to participate in the events and the rituals of the Olympic Games and to learn about the history of the city: the temple of Zeus, a model of Doric peripteral temple with magnificent sculpted decoration, the Heraion, the oldest monumental building of the sanctuary, dedicated to the goddess Hera, the Gymnasium, which was used for the training of javelin throwers, discus throwers and runners, the Palaestra, where the wrestlers, jumpers and boxers trained, the Leonidaion, which was where the official guests stayed, the Bouleuterion, where athletes, relatives and judges took a vow that they would upheld the rules of the Games, the Stadium, where most of the events took place, the Treasuries of various cities, where valuable offerings were kept, the Philippeion, which was dedicated by Philip II, king of Macedonia, after his victory in the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC.

1 March, 2017 to 31 December, 2022
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A complete digital tour in English to the sacred site of Ancient Olympia in the 2nd century BC.

Venue: 
Tholos
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
1 h
Hours: 
13:00
Tickets: 
7€-12€
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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01/03/2017 to 31/12/2022
 
A Walk Through Ancient Miletus

A Walk Through Ancient Miletus

Virtual Reality

The city of Miletus on the western coast of Asia Minor, one of the most important cities in Ionia, comes to life again in the Virtual Reality production
“A Walk Through Ancient Miletus”. This production, in the special environment of immersion of “Tholos”, uses some new technical characteristics, which allow the development of multiple directions of digital life in the virtual space and not a predetermined course.

4 September, 2017 to 31 December, 2022
Info: 

Starting again in September, guided tours are offered in Greek & English for groups.
At the Virtual Reality programme there is a tour at the meninsula and the city of Miletus, as it was 2,000 years ago. Visitors can explore the virtual city and learn about the most important public buildings. Starting from the gate at the Port of the Lions, they enter the sanctuary of Apollo Delphinios. Then, they visit the Ionian Stoa, which housed the stores of the city, the Hellenistic Gymnasium, the North Agora and the Bouleuterion, being able to see even the details of the buildings' architecture. They can “fly” over the city for one last panoramic view of the perfect city planning design, or even “dive” into its port.

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Tholos, Virtual Reality Theatre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
30-50 min
Hours: 
Projections offered only by appointment for groups
Tickets: 
5-12 euro
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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04/09/2017 to 31/12/2022
 
EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

Exhibition

Τhe building located at 16 Herakleidon street hosts the unit “Automata” and a large, at a scale of 3:1, model of the Antikythera Mechanism.
In the building located at 37 Apostolou Pavlou street, the unit “Technology of War in Ancient Greece” presents aspects of the military technology of the Ancient Greeks.

1 August, 2019 to 31 July, 2020
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The collaboration between ΕΔΑΒυΤ and Museum Herakleidon has resulted in the present exhibition units dedicated to the Technology of War in Ancient Greece, Automata and the Antikythera Mechanism. This exhibition is under the aegis of the Hellenic Ministries of Culture and Sports, and of Education, Research and Religion.

Organization / Production: 
Museum Herakleidon & ΕΔΑΒυΤ
Hours: 
Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 - 14:00 / Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
7 € normal ticket (for both buildings), 5 € reduced ticket
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
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01/08/2018 to 31/07/2020
 
Dinosaurs at Dusk

Dinosaurs at Dusk

Digital Projection

Dinosaurs at Dusk is a 44-min show produced by Mirage3D for digital dome theatres. It is presented at "THOLOS", the Virtual Reality Theater of Hellenic Cosmos.
A learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly.
You’ll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight.
When time runs out they experience first-hand the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs.
Science content includes topics such as continental drift, proper motion of stars, asteroids and impacts, extinctions and the convergent development of flight among species.

2 March, 2019 to 31 December, 2022
Organization / Production: 
HELLENIC COSMOS
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
45"
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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02/03/2019 to 31/12/2022
 
CHISEL AND MEMORY. The contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments

CHISEL AND MEMORY. The contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments

Exhibition

Since opening its doors ten years ago, the Acropolis Museum has highlighted the close relationship between the famous sculptures it displays and the monuments from which they originate. It is with great pleasure that the Museum is hosting an exceptional exhibition of photographs of the marble craftsmen of the Acropolis at work. Imbued with a new curatorial spirit, the exhibition was initially organised by the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments and the Acropolis Restoration Service.

11 June, 2019 to 30 April, 2020
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Over forty years of photographs and documentation from the restoration works are grouped around six themes: self-denial, labour, cooperation, zeal, pride and companionship, presenting he human element and the emotions that the workers experience in restoring the monuments. Marble craftsmen dominate the worksite, like forms in flight balancing on towering scaffolds, maneuvering the huge blocks of marble and conservation materials into and out of position. Equally impressive are the images that capture the craftsmen's techniques embodying centuries-old expertise and others showing their use of the state of the art technologies. The exhibition is dedicated to the former President of the Committee for the Restoration of the Acropolis Monuments (1975-2016), the late Charalambos Bouras.

Venue: 
Temporary Exhibition Gallery, ground floor
Language: 
English, Greek
Duration: 
Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 - Thursday, 30 April, 2020
Hours: 
Museum opening hours
Tickets: 
Entrance is free
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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11/06/2019 to 30/04/2020
 
Nicola Tesla - The Man Ahead of his Time

Nicola Tesla - The Man Ahead of his Time

Exhibition

Nikola Tesla - The Man ahead of his time
Get to know the man and the scientist through his most significant inventions.

1 October, 2019 to 18 March, 2020
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Exhibits relating to the life and work of "the inventor of the 20th century" Nikola Tesla will be on show at the Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology in downtown Athens (Pindarou 6 & Akadimias, Kolonaki), in an exhibition entitled "Nikola Tesla: the man from the future."
The exhibition, based on items from the permanent collection of the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, explores the life of the eccentric Serb-American genius who was responsible for inventions as fundamental to our lives as alternating current, the Tesla coil, the induction motor, radio waves and three-phase electric current.
The main part of the exhibit consists of interactive models of Tesla's inventions - including a Tesla coil - and reconstructions of his laboratories, while also focusing on his unique personality and his dedication to science and progress for its own sake, rather than for personal gain.

Hours: 
Monday - Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Tickets: 
General Admission 5€
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01/10/2019 to 18/03/2020
 
OLIVER TWIST

OLIVER TWIST

Theatre

The Foundation of the Hellenic World presents

Charles Dickens
OLIVER TWIST
Translation: Fotini Megaloudi
Performance – Adaptation: Konstantina Nikolaidi
From October at "THEATRON"
Hellenic World
Cultural Centre & Museum

Foundation of Hellenic World presents a magnificent theatrical play at “THEATRON” Hall at the Hellenic Cosmos Venue. OLIVER TWIST adapted from Charles Dickens’ novel by Konstantina Nikolaidi with an amazing cast, as the timeless characters are brought to life on stage by talented greek actors and actresses.
Oliver Twist is a hero who manages to preserve his kindness and his morality in a cruel and unfair world. The insignificance of human life, poverty and social inequality of Dickens’s England, reminds us of our world today. But, there is hope. Dickens believes that truth, purity and childhood, can triumph in a world of poverty and misery.

The play:
‘’What did you say!’’
‘’Please sir’’ Oliver said, ‘’I need more food. I’m starving!’’
Oliver Twist is an orphan boy, who lives in England of 19th century. When he makes the ‘’mistake’’ of asking for more food, the principal of the orphanage kicks him out. A gang of pickpockets will become his new family. Yet hope is not lost for little Oliver. When he meets two wonderful and honest people, Oliver will try to balance between two worlds and eventually he will have to choose which path to take. The fight between good and evil begins.

Starring:
Renos Charalampidis, Tasos Kostis, Konstantinos Kapas, Maria Antoulinaki, Dionisis Pifeas as Oliver Twist, Tatiana Melidou, Konstantinos Moutaftsis, Rinos Tzanis

19 October, 2019 to 12 April, 2020
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‘’What did you say!’’
‘’Please sir’’ Oliver said, ‘’I need more food. I’m starving!’’
Oliver Twist is an orphan boy, who lives in England of 19th century. When he makes the ‘’mistake’’ of asking for more food, the principal of the orphanage kicks him out. A gang of pickpockets will become his new family. Yet hope is not lost for little Oliver. When he meets two wonderful and honest people, Oliver will try to balance between two worlds and eventually he will have to choose which path to take. The fight between good and evil begins.

Starring:
Renos Charalampidis, Tasos Kostis, Konstantinos Kapas, Maria Antoulinaki, Dionisis Pifeas as Oliver Twist, Tatiana Melidou, Konstantinos Moutaftsis, Rinos Tzanis

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
90'
Hours: 
Saturday at 14:30 and Sunday at 11:30
Tickets: 
Regular tickets: €15, €13, €11 (gallery) Special prices for peoples with special needs, students, young people and unemployed Special prices for groups (20 people and more) and family tickets (4 people)
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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19/10/2019 to 12/04/2020
 
Yannis Pappas: Τhe German Occupation

Yannis Pappas: Τhe German Occupation

Exhibition

The Benaki Museum, in accordance with the recent announcement by the Ministry of Culture for the safeguard of public health, will remain closed for the public until Monday 30 March.

More information at http://bit.ly/2IAcnzA.

19 October, 2019 to 31 May, 2020
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On his return from the war front and throughout the German Occupation, Yannis Pappas lived in his studio in the neighbourhood of Zografou. Confronted with general wretchedness and personal loss, he dedicated himself to work in search of hope and spiritual cohesion, followingan inner silent path.

The exhibition is presented in The Yannis Pappas Studio, in dialogue with the permanent exhibition which remains in situ – true snapshots of a long life focused on the Human.

Guided tours will take place on 19 and 20 October at 11:00 as part of the October 12, 1944. Free Athens art walk in Zografou.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / The Yannis Pappas Studio
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
19/10/2019 - 31/05/2020
Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday - Sunday:10:00 - 14:00
Tickets: 
Admission free
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19/10/2019 to 31/05/2020
 
The lost statue of Athena Parthenos

The lost statue of Athena Parthenos

gallery talks

The Acropolis Museum brings to life, digitally, the statue of Athena Parthenos. Made of gold and ivory, this masterpiece was designed by Phidias for the Parthenon. The Museum invites you on a walk of knowledge about its construction materials and techniques, its myths and allegories, its radiance and its adventures.

9 November, 2019 to 13 June, 2020
Info: 

For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.

Venue: 
Parthenon Gallery, third floor
Language: 
English, Greek
Duration: 
50 minutes
Hours: 
English: Every Saturday at 11 a.m. - Greek: Every Saturday at 1 p.m.
Tickets: 
Only the general admission fee (€5) to the Museum is required.
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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09/11/2019 to 13/06/2020
 
Melita Vangelatou: Casablanca

Melita Vangelatou: Casablanca

Exhibition

In her photography exhibition, Melita Vangelatou tries to show how in a modern cosmopolitan metropolis like Casablanca there still exist certain areas where their inhabitants live like they used to in the villages from where they originated.

14 November, 2019 to 1 March, 2020
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Her images display the way of life in these traditional districts and highlight colourful scenes of everyday life. Vangelatou's vibrant photographs reveal customs, rituals and practices that endured through time, such as visiting the hammam, socializing in the streets , as well as the ever present street vendors and the ubiquitous ambulating water sellers. The exhibition presents an architectural portrait of Casablanca as well, with urban landmarks that illustrate the history of the city.

Melita Vangelatou, born and raised in Alexandria, has lived and travelled in many different countries from which she draws her inspiration. Her photographs have been exhibited in Greece and Morocco, where she is currently living, and a number of her works are included in private collections. She was the principal photographer in preparing the documents to be presented to UNESCO for the inclusion of the 20th-century architecture of Casablanca among its world heritage sites. She is now co-writing a book on Bousbir, a district in Casablanca, and at the same time she is participating in a photography exhibition in Geneva, which will take place in June 2020 that will eventually travel to other countries.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
14/11/2019 - 01/03/2020
Hours: 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
Entry to the exhibition is included in the standard ticket for the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art: € 9, € 7
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14/11/2019 to 01/03/2020
 
Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses

Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses

Exhibition

LYNDA BENGLIS | IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES
22/11/2019 - 15/03/2020
Museum of Cycladic Art | Stathatos Mansion
Curated by Dr. David Anfam
OPENING
21 November 2019, 19.00
NEON is pleased to present Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens. The guest curator is the distinguished writer, critic and art historian, Dr. David Anfam.

21 November, 2019 to 15 March, 2020
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Devoted to Lynda Benglis’s highly original and prolific output in diverse media, this is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in a country that has played a major role in her life and vision: Greece. Spanning half a century from 1969 onwards, the select survey of thirty-six sculptures – amounting to a concise retrospective – will occupy the intimate spaces of the Stathatos Mansion, displaying a wide spectrum of Benglis’s materials, imagery and ideas. The show also presents three key ancient artefacts generously lent by the Museum of Cycladic Art itself.

In the Realm of the Senses celebrates a maverick artist who began as a female pioneer of Post-Minimalism in the late 1960s and still creates with exuberance in the twenty-first century. Describing Benglis’s first wax reliefs as early as 1968, the New York gallerist and critic Klaus Kertess noted that “skin, pull, sensuousness” ranked among her primary concerns. Such intense corporeal sensations extend to the present – as Benglis’s sculpture constantly shifts between fixity and movement, nature and flesh, with both grace and provocative boldness.

Venue: 
Museum of Cycladic Art | Stathatos Mansion
Hours: 
Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 Thursday: 10:00 – 20:00 Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00 Tuesday: closed
Tickets: 
FREE GUIDED TOURS Wednesday : 12:00 – 13:00 Thursday: 18:30 – 19:30 (registration required)
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21/11/2019 to 15/03/2020
 
WEAVINGS: Painting and tapestry in Greece from 1960 to the present

WEAVINGS: Painting and tapestry in Greece from 1960 to the present

Exhibition

Painting meets tapestry in the exhibition, creating a parallel perspective on paintings by Greek artists and the respective tapestry and hand tufted rugs produced over different periods of time.

22 November, 2019 to 1 March, 2020
Info: 

The works on display feature paintings from the 1960s that were turned into tapestry by Ioannis Faitakis, works from the 1970s turned into handmade rugs upon the initiative of the Nees Morfes Gallery, as well as textiles produced by Greek artists who worked in France and the United Kingdom.

Τhe exhibition also includes works by contemporary artists from 1980 to the present, where the process of weaving craftmanship has resulted in prominent Fiber Art constructions.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / 138 Pireos St.
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
22/11/2019 - 01/03/2020
Hours: 
Thursday - Sunday:10:00 - 18:00, Friday - Saturday:10:00 - 22:00
Tickets: 
€ 8, € 4 Benaki Museum membership provides free admission. More information at benaki.org/support
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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22/11/2019 to 01/03/2020
 
Salty fields

Salty fields

Exhibition

An exhibition of the artists Aggeliki Loi and Dimitra Skandali.

10 December, 2019 to 29 March, 2020
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The "Salty fields" exhibition of the artists Aggeliki Loi and Dimitra Skandali develops a distinct issue about the world of the Sea, presenting works of contemporary art (installations, constructions, painting and mixed-technique works) inspired by the Seaweeds.
On the opening day, Tuesday 10 December, at 20.30, Dimitra Skandali will present an interactive performance.

Venue: 
16 Herakleidon Str.
Hours: 
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
Just with the permanent exhibition ticket
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10/12/2019 to 29/03/2020
 
THESEUS AND MINOTAUR

THESEUS AND MINOTAUR

Theatre

After “the Expedition of the Argonauts”, Karmen Rouggeri and Christina Kouloumpi direct the myth of Theseus and Minotaur at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation for the 2019-2020 season. Children and adults will follow the route of the well-loved hero of our mythology, in a subtle and detailed performance.

About the play:

The crown Prince of Athens, Theseus, after finding out that he is the son of Aegeus, the king of Athens, takes the sandals and the sword that his father had left for him under a big rock and starts his journey from Troizina to Athens in order to meet him. Despite the advice of his mother to travel by boat, he opted to go on land.

He wanted to follow a more difficult and arduous path, in order to get rid of the criminals and the muggers that overran the area, having as a role model Hercules and his labours.

Our play is divided into two parts.

In the first part, which includes the route of Theseus from Troizina to Athens, it was decided to have an Aristophanic approach on the direction and the stage design, in order to avoid the difficult scenes for the young audience.

The second part comprises of:

1. The journey of Theseus to Crete that will be presented with an impressive scenic design, by creating a sea world on stage.

2. The palace of Minos and the prominent labyrinth, where Theseus will take the clew from Princess Ariadne in order to reach Minotaur and succeed in his greatest labour.

The play will be accompanied by Cretan lyra, mantinades(Cretan lyrical poems), dance and traditional Cretan songs.

11 December, 2019 to 5 April, 2020
Info: 

Michael Cacoyannis Foundation : 206, Piraeus Str. (near Chamosternas Str.) Tavros, Athens 177 78 Tel.: +30 210 341 8550

The play will be presented with English surtitles

Day and time:

Every Sunday at 11:00 & 14:00 and weekdays for school visits

Duration: 2 hours(with an interval)

Starting date: Sunday 10 November 2019

End Date: Sunday 5 April 2019

Ticket Prices:
General admission: 12€ (children and adults)
Reduced admission: 10€

Presale Ticket Points:

At the MCF Ticket Offices: 206, Piraeus Str. (near Chamosternas Str.) Tavros, Athens 177 78

From Monday to Friday 11:00-14:00 and 1 hour before the beginning of each performance

At the ticket office of Ticket services: 39, Panepistimiou Str. Athens,

(Monday & Friday 09:00 – 20:00, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 09:00 – 21:00, Saturday 09:00 – 15:00).

At PUBLIC stores: (opening hours).

By phone: Ticket services Call Center-0030 210 7234567

(Monday & Friday 09:00 – 20:00, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 09:00 – 21:00, Saturday 09:00 – 15:00)

Online booking:

· www.ticketservices.gr

· tickets.public.gr

Organization / Production: 
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Venue: 
THEATRE
Language: 
greek
Duration: 
100 minutes
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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11/12/2019 to 05/04/2020
 
Christian Zervos & Cahiers d’Art: The Archaic Turn

Christian Zervos & Cahiers d’Art: The Archaic Turn

Exhibition

On 5 August 1933, a group of friends, including Le Corbusier, Fernand Léger, László Moholy-Nagy, Siegfried Giedion, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika and others, boarded the vessel Afros for a five-day voyage around the Aegean, with stops in Aegina, Poros, Serifos, Ios, Santorini and Sounion. There, as Giedion wrote, they recognised that “the Greek form was born from this light and this earth”. The cruise took place on the side lines of CIAM IV (4th International Congress of Modern Architecture) and marked the emergence of Greece as the supreme locus where past and present make up the modern condition.

Who, however, was responsible for connecting Greece with the crème de la crème of modernism?

It was Christian Zervos (Argostoli 1889 - Paris 1970), publisher and critic of Greek origin, founder of the avant-garde journal Cahiers d’art (1926-1960) and the gallery and publishing house of the same name, which among other things had the exclusive rights to publish and promote the paintings of Pablo Picasso, resulting in a monumental work of 33 volumes.

12 December, 2019 to 1 March, 2020
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Cahiers d’art’s archaic turn was organized around Zervos’s (first) longed-for journey of return to Greece and the publishing house’s first archaeological publication, which presented an overview of Greek art. The book was titled L’art en Grèce, des temps préhistoriques de début du XVIIIe siècle, and was presented at the time as “An Essential Handbook for the Understanding of Modern Art” intended for “artists and poets”.

Zervos suggested, in both archaeological books and the journal, a new perspective on archaeological finds, which activated them in the present, recording modern art within a historical perspective, mainly through photographic juxtaposition and the creation of elective sympathies.

However, what do we know today about Zervos and his contribution to the shaping of modern art, the reception of cubism and Picasso’s work, the establishment of ground-breaking publishing practices, the emergence of pre-classical archaeology and a domestic trend towards “Greekness”?

The exhibition dedicated to him, for the first time in Greece, starts with the observation that Zervos is one of the great “unknown” figures of art history and aspires to fill this gap while introducing the general public to the multifaceted and consequential work of this critic.

Approximately 60 rare and unique works of modern art by Matisse, Miró, Picasso, Laurens, Calder, Lam, Kandinsky, Ghika, Sklavou, Giacometti, Brancusi and others, from the personal collection of Zervos, will travel for the first time outside Vézelay to be presented in the exhibition. At the same time, documentation from the Musée Zervos and from archives and libraries in Greece and Paris will reveal the significance of the Cahiers d’art publications in the development of modern art in Paris. The exhibition will also highlight the wider context of the creation and engagement with “Mediterranean primitivism” by the proponents of modern art. Finally, the activity of Christian Zervos will be correlated with modern Greek intellectual life, defining the foundations of his methodology in relation to his Greek origins and highlighting his importance in the reception of modernism in Greece.

The exhibition is directly linked to the research programme of the French School at Athens, entitled “Christian Zervos au miroir de la Grèce”.

Organization / Production: 
Benaki Museum, Ecole Française d’Athènes, l'Yonne Conseil Départemental, Zervos Museum, Vézelay
Venue: 
Benaki Museum / 138 Pireos St.
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
12/12/2019 - 01/03/2020
Hours: 
Thursday-Sunday:10:00 - 18:00, Friday-Saturday:10:00 - 22:00
Tickets: 
€ 8, € 4 Benaki Museum membership provides free admission. More information at benaki.org/support
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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12/12/2019 to 01/03/2020
 
Revolution: Demons / The Great Sinners - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Revolution: Demons / The Great Sinners - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Theater

Direction: Constatinos Hatzis

Premiere: Friday 13 December

Raskolnikov, Stavrogin, Smerdyakov and Ivan Karamazov confront their sins, come face to face with their own truth, destroy themselves and reach the depths of their existence. Against them Porfíriy, Tikhon and Devil. These great sinners derived from the masterpieces of the great Russian author, meet at this new performance, the one after the other their truth or more precisely their punishment. Constantinos Hatzis continues his study on the work of the great novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky. Just after the end of the performances of Demons/The Grand Inquisitor and four years after the great success of The Great Sinners (2015 at MCF), the young director indulges again in the principal characters of Fyodor Dostoevsky.

“We pass from the “Demons” , a novel that announces in a predictive way the revolution that pursued in Russia, to the inner “revolution” of the great sinners. This journey reveals the true human nature. The man stripped down to the bone in front of his own self. The performance has a great cast of talented actors: Giorgos Papapavlou, Theoharis Ioannidis, Nikos Manesis, Constantinos Hatzis and Giannis Hortis. During the performance is played a song “The Dream” especially composed for the play by Nikos Xydakis and based upon the poetry of Georgios Vizyinos.

The heroes that we met at Demons coexist with the heroes of The Great Sinners, in a new approach. The Great Sinners is an original readaptation- composition of Giannis Haritodiplomenos and Constantinos Hatzis. It consists of passages of the top works of Dostoevsky “Crime and Punishment”, “Demons”, “The Brothers Karamazov”. The precise, sarcastic and demonic humor of Dostoyevsky provides what is needed for this great confrontation through a game of relationships and self-consciousness and primarily though the “humorous” situation of human existence. Where does it lead this relentless journey? In finding God or in finding faith?

13 December, 2019 to 9 February, 2020
Info: 

Cast and Crew

Adaptation-Rendering-Text editing: Constantinos Hatzis, Giannis Haritodiplomenos

Direction – Set Installation: Constantinos Hatzis

Original Music Composition: Nikos Xydakis

Costumes: Miranda Dempsey

Movement: Angelos Papadopoulos

Production Management: Kostantina Aggeletou

Assistant Director: Marilia Mitrousi

Actors (in alphabetical order):

Stavrogin, Devil : Theoharis Ioannidis

Porfíriy, Tikhon: Constantinos Hatzis

Satov, Smerdyakov: Giannis Hortis

Kyrillov: Nikos Manesis

Raskolnikov, Ivan Karamazov: Giorgos Papapavlou

During the performance Constantinos Hatzis plays live on piano parts of the works Toccata in d minor (Prokofiev) and Totentanz (List).

Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (206, Piraeus Str. Tavros, Athens)

At the specially configured underground hall

Starting on 13/12/2019 for a limited number of performances

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 21.00

Organization / Production: 
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Venue: 
THEATRE
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
-
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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13/12/2019 to 09/02/2020
 
From Homer’s World: Tenos and the Cyclades in the Mycenaean Age

From Homer’s World: Tenos and the Cyclades in the Mycenaean Age

Exhibition

The exhibition showcases the finds from the Mycenaean tholos tomb at Agia Thekla on Tenos, a rare funerary monument in the entire Aegean, which was excavated by Georgios Despinis in 1979. Burial place of members of an “aristocratic” clan, the Agia Thekla tholos tomb is one of only three such Mycenaean tombs known in the Cyclades. The precious objects recovered from it reflect the high cultural level of the period and enhance aspects of the Mycenaean Civilization, which can be rightly considered one of the most splendid civilizations in the history of Europe.

19 December, 2019 to 8 March, 2020
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Displayed too are antiquities from other important prehistoric sites in the Aegean, specifically from Naxos, Delos, Mykonos, Paros, Melos, Siphnos, Thera and Kea, thus offering visitors a fuller picture of the nature and importance of Mycenaean Civilization in the Cyclades. The narrative is structured in units that shed light on basic human activities, such as everyday life, worship, war, funerary customs. Selected objects, representative items of pottery, metalwork, the minor arts, figurine-modelling and jewellery-making, reveal facets of the remarkable cultural heritage of the Mycenaeans, who were source of inspiration for the pinnacles of world literature, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / 138 Pireos St.
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
19/12/2019 - 08/03/2020
Hours: 
Thursday - Sunday:10:00 - 18:00, Friday - Saturday:10:00 - 22:00
Tickets: 
€ 8, € 4 Benaki Museum membership provides free admission. More information at benaki.org/support
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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19/12/2019 to 08/03/2020
 
The kettle with gold

The kettle with gold

Musical Theatre

"The orchestra that tells fairytales" of the famous greek actor Thomas Kindinis invites everyone to a magically musical and fantastically theatrical journey to Ireland.
Meet a cunning leprechaun that holds great riches abd the "unfortunate"... Niall O' Leary, that will do every thing possible to capture the leprechaun and take his fortune!
Directed by Anna-Sevasti Tzima.
For children from 3 to 103 years old.
Every Sunday at 15.00.

5 January, 2020 to 3 May, 2020
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A performance full of music that travells us to an Irish village, where a leprechaun is found and captured by a young farmer boy named Niall O'Leary, so he can take his riches. But remeber... Leprechauns are cunning and mischevious creatures...
Music is original, composed by the "The orchestra that tells fairytales" (except of the song Marie's wedding which is an Irish folk song).
Directed by Anna-Sevasti Tzima

Venue: 
Μορφές Έκφρασης / Morfes Ekfrasis
Language: 
Ελληνικά / Greek
Duration: 
60'
Hours: 
15.00
Tickets: 
12€. 10€, 8€
Special remarks: 
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
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05/01/2020 to 03/05/2020
 
Coo- coo! A walk in the woods

Coo- coo! A walk in the woods

Musical Theatre

A tender story about friendship, forest and the elements of nature.
For children from 18 months up to 5 years old.
Based on a method of theatrical plays for very young ages.

5 January, 2020 to 3 May, 2020
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An experiental narration for little chirldren.
A combination of theatre, music and game, that enhances imagination and creativity.

Directed by Anna- Sevasti Tzima.
Original music by Anna Sevasti Tzima and Dimitris SKourtis

Venue: 
Μορφές Έκφρασης / Morfes Ekfrasis
Language: 
Ελληνικά / Greek
Duration: 
50'
Hours: 
Every Sunday at 11.00 a.m.
Tickets: 
8€. 7€, 6€
Special remarks: 
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
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05/01/2020 to 03/05/2020
 
Turn off the light!

Turn off the light!

Theater for kids

Turn off the light!
for children 4-10 years old 4-10 ετών

Every Sunday at 15:30

5 January, 2020 to 31 May, 2020
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The latest, subversive work of the well-known KOPERNIKOS theater group, which impressed the public last year, will take over the Children's Library of the Music Library this year.
"Turn off the light!" promises us a unique adventure with atmosphere, humor and suspense!

Organization / Production: 
Megaron the Athens Concert Hall
Venue: 
Lecture Hall of the Society’s Music Library
Language: 
greek
Hours: 
15:30
Tickets: 
€ 10,00, € 8,00 (for groups of 15 people), € 6,00 (for reservation for schools, info: 210 86 65 144 & 210 86 74 657)
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05/01/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
Avgw

Avgw

Theater for kids

Baby theater for children
from 10 months to 3 years
From January 5 and every Sunday at 10:30

5 January, 2020 to 31 May, 2020
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Infants from the age of 10 months (!) Up to 3 years old, will experience an unforgettable sensual experience, in a spectacle where talking seems unnecessary, every Sunday morning at 10:30!

Organization / Production: 
Megaron the Athens Concert Hall
Venue: 
Multipurpose Room is located at the premises of The Friends of Music Society inside the Athens Concert Hall
Duration: 
40'
Hours: 
Sunday, 10:30
Tickets: 
€ 8,00 (infants, kids, for groups of 15) € 10,00 (adults)
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05/01/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
An elephant in the room

An elephant in the room

Theater for kids

Where do the memories go when we forget them? And how do you get around a world that insists on forgetting? What do elderly people look like? But what does a child care about all this! Unless someone forgets his birthday ...

A chamber theater with surreal shades and live music. A tender, contemporary work that touches on the subject of memory loss with humor and empathy and, presenting the relationships of three generations within the family, shows how creative thinking and play can - in a very fun way - bridge the gap between us!

5 January, 2020 to 31 May, 2020
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for kids 3 - 9 years old
Every Sunday at 11:30

Organization / Production: 
Megaron the Athens Concert Hall
Venue: 
Lecture Hall of the Society’s Music Library
Language: 
greek
Hours: 
11:30
Tickets: 
€ 10,00, € 8,00 (for groups of 15 people), € 6,00 (for reservation for schools, info: 210 86 65 144 & 210 86 74 657)
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05/01/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
The Spirit of the ‘60s

The Spirit of the ‘60s

Exhibition

The Spirit of the ’60s
Journey to a world that gave birth to the future

An exhibition of paintings by Artemis Chatzigiannaki
with parallel events

Opening: 16/1/2020, 20:00 - 23:00

16 January, 2020 to 3 February, 2020
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A solo show with 25 watercolour paintings, inspired by Athens of the 1960s, by Artemis Chatzigiannaki opening 16 January 2020, at 19.00, at T.A.F./ the Art Foundation (Normanou 5, Monastiraki). A number of parallel events accompany the art show, under the umbrella title “The Spirit of the ’60s. Journey to a world that gave birth to the future”: an exhibition of photographs, an exhibition of artifacts and memorabilia of the period, and a series of talks on the style, tone and spirit of the changing urban landscape and the social conditions and climate prevailing in Athens over half a century ago.
The overall project has been made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of GEK TERNA, and the curation of journalist and writer Nikos Vatopoulos. The project takes as its springboard new works by Artemis Chatzigiannaki, who progresses her artistic exploration of the urban landscape and collective memory at a crucial period in the growth of the city.
Her works, subtly nostalgic, evoke the passing from an older world to a new. She revives fragments of the Athenian past in a way that is both invigorating and liberating.
The art show is accompanied also by an exhibition of photographs by contemporary photographers on themes that recall the style and aesthetic of the 1960s. Taking part are: Yorgos Thanos, George Kazazis, Panagiotis Panagakis, Tasos Salteris, Ilias Tsaousakis and Tasos Chalkiopoulos.

A special section includes artifacts and memorabilia from the 1960s such as magazines, toys, objets d’art, and everyday items. Other parallel events include talks and presentations on themes related to Athens of the 1960s and how our own age might best apprehend and appreciate this seminal period.
Parallel events will be held on:
Sunday 19 January, at 17.30
- Talk by Maria Kaltsa
Friday 24 January, at 17.30
- Talk by Thanasis Yohalas
Friday 31 January, at 17.30
- Talk by Nikos Vatopoulos.

A catalogue of the works by Artemis Chatzigiannaki with texts by Zoe Vaiou and Thanasis Yohalas, Nikos Vatopoulos, Maria Kaltsa, George Kazazis, Ilias Kafaoglou and Artemis Chatzigiannaki will be on sale at the exhibition.

Venue: 
T.A.F. / the art foundation
Hours: 
Monday - Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
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16/01/2020 to 03/02/2020
 
Alecos Levidis’ “The Myth-historic”

Alecos Levidis’ “The Myth-historic”

Exhibition

Alecos Levidis’ “The Myth-historic”, currently shown at the Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Gallery, is a series of twenty four paintings of autobiographical character, which have been created during the last four decades (1980-2019). Personal experience is interwoven with social and political events that shaped the painter’s life. The “inner” connects with the “outer”, the “small” with the “large”, the myth with “reality”. Through the images, the painter processes his relation to history without nostalgia; in a way that’s allusive, often allegorical and, most of all, associative. Levidis does not make historical or political statements; he rather draws from the present and the past to create personal myth-histories, potentially open to equally personal interpretations by their viewer.

16 January, 2020 to 14 March, 2020
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The Ghika Gallery, the museum/archive of the so-called 30s generation that formed Angelos Delivorria’s last curatorial opus, isn’t an arbitrary choice. Levidis, born at the end of the war, was brewed in the cultural creation of this generation as well as the modernist movement. In his adolescence he was shaped by the work of its representatives that marked the post-war era; literature, poetry, theatre, painting, music, cinema, folk culture. In the years that followed, he never stopped drawing inspiration from the creative output of the 30s generation. Therefore, he considers the home/studio of Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika, more than any other space in Athens, to be also his “home”. The “Myth-historic” is, on the one hand, a salute to the friend who departed and, on the other, a small token of reciprocity for the opus of this ark of a living past.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / Ghika Gallery
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
16/01/2020 - 14/03/2020
Hours: 
Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
€ 5 Benaki Museum membership provides free admission. More information at benaki.org/support
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
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16/01/2020 to 14/03/2020
 
Wozzeck

Wozzeck

Opera

One of the 20th-century lyric theatre masterpieces, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, will be presented for the first time by the Greek National Opera in a new production directed by the top French director Olivier Py. In the title role, the internationally acclaimed Greek baritone of the GNO, Tassis Christoyannis, will sing for the first time one of the most taxing roles in the modern repertory.

19 January, 2020 to 2 February, 2020
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Alban Berg

Wozzeck

PREMIERE 19 January 2020
19, 23, 26, 31 Jan 2020
02 Feb 2020

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

20th Century Cycle / First presentation by the GNO

Starts at: 19.30 (Sundays: 18.30)

Conductor: Vassilis Christopoulos
Director: Olivier Py
Sets, costumes: Pierre-André Weitz
Lighting: Bertrand Killy
Chorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos
Children's Chorus mistress: Konstantina Pitsiakou

Wozzeck: Tassis Christoyannis
Drum Major: Peter Wedd
Andres: Vassilis Kavayas
Captain: Peter Hoare
Doctor: Yanni Yannissis
Apprentice I: Vangelis Maniatis
Apprentica II: Michalis Psyrras
Madman: Panagiotis Priftis
Marie: Nadine Lehner
Margret: Margarita Syngeniotou

With the GNO Orchestra, Chorus and Children’s Chorus as part of its educational mission

Ticket prices: 15, 20, 30, 35, 42, 50, 55, 70 euros
Students, children: 15 euros
Limited visibility seats: 10 euros

One of the 20th-century lyric theatre masterpieces, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, will be presented for the first time by the Greek National Opera in a new production directed by the top French director Olivier Py.
In the title role, the internationally acclaimed Greek baritone of the GNO, Tassis Christoyannis, will sing for the first time one of the most taxing roles in the modern repertory.

The opera is based on Georg Buchner’s play Woyzeck, which remained unfinished and was published in 1879, more than forty years after the writer’s death. It recounts scenes from the miserable life of soldier Wozzeck in a village. When his wife cheats on him, Wozzeck kills her and after that, in his attempt to cover his tracks in a state of delirium, he drowns in a lake. Wozzeck is one of the first extensive operas of the 20th century written in an atonal idiom with the use of Sprechgesang – a type of vocalization between speech and song. Both due to its importance for the history of music modernism and for the quality of its music in itself, it has been a staple of the repertory of all major opera houses in the world.

Olivier Py, director of one of the world’s most important festivals, the Festival d’ Avignon, is considered one of the greatest figures of the modern French culture. In his threefold capacity as actor, author and director, he has worked in cinema, theatre and opera, driven always by his determination to engage through his art the concerns of our times in a poetic and at the same time political dialogue. Since 1999 when he directed his first opera in Nancy, until today he has presented highly successful opera productions in Geneva, Lausanne, Salzburg, Lyon, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Vienna, Moscow, Munich, Berlin, etc. His artistic identity is clear, and the political aspect of his work is recognizable. Having as a steady collaborator scenographer-costume designer Pierre-André Weitz, his productions are marked by impressive settings in constant movement, plays of contrasts between the dark and neon lights, masks, naked bodies and a cabaret aesthetics. The director notes about the production: “I visualize a political but also metaphysical Wozzeck. It is a work which - I’ d dare say- looks like an ancient Greek tragedy, except it is not about a king, but speaks of a simple man who becomes an unhappy hero. Berg gave Buchner’s play – a play most notably political- a metaphysical dimension – turning Wozzeck into a kind of modern Christ”.

The opera will be conducted by Vassilis Christopoulos, one of the most important conductors of the younger generation, who has conducted with great success Strauss' Elektra -for the GNO official opening at the SNFCC premises in October 2017-, as well as Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in May 2019.

Venue: 
Stavros Niarchos Hall / Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Hours: 
09.00-21.00
Special remarks: 
Parking
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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19/01/2020 to 02/02/2020
 
Timing

Timing

Stand Up Comedy

From Saturday 25 January until Sunday 16 February

Every Saturday and Sunday at 21.30

At the Theater of MCF

90 hilarious minutes of humor, in a fast pace, full of introspective view, observational comedy and concrete messages. What we love in Giorgos Chatzipavlou performances is coming back! *****ATHINORAMA

The 4th solo stand-up comedy of Giorgos Chatzipavlou is coming back.

Giorgos Chatzipavlou returns on 25 January 2020 at the Theater of Michael Cacoyannis Foundation for only 8 performances of his new successful stand-up comedy show entitled “Timing”.

The leading Greek stand-up comedian presents his 4th solo performance in which he explores and humorously presents all the funny and strange details of the great and also the not-so-great moments of day-to-day life. Chatzipavlou satirizes our day-to-day experiences, the things we see and we think, reasonable or absurd, significant or trivial, in a fast-paced, hilarious performance which aims at discovering how each and every one of us can pinpoint the best day of our lives and more importantly, how we can make sure we are present in the moment to enjoy it!

25 January, 2020 to 16 February, 2020
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Timing

Giorgos Chatzipavlou

At the Theater of MCF

From Saturday 25 January until Sunday 16 February

Every Saturday and Sunday at 21.30

Ticket prices: General Admission -12€ / Presale -10€/ Reduced Admission-10€

Presale Ticket Points:

At the MCF Ticket Offices: 206, Piraeus Str. (near Chamosternas Str.) Tavros, Athens 177 78

From Monday to Friday 11:00-14:00 and 1 hour before the beginning of each performance

At the ticket office of Ticket services: 39, Panepistimiou Str. Athens,

(Monday & Friday 09:00 – 20:00, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 09:00 – 21:00, Saturday 09:00 – 15:00).

At PUBLIC stores: (opening hours).

By phone: Ticket services Call Center-0030 210 7234567

(Monday & Friday 09:00 – 20:00, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 09:00 – 21:00, Saturday 09:00 – 15:00)

Online booking:

www.ticketservices.gr

tickets.public.gr

Organization / Production: 
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Venue: 
THEATRE
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
90 MINUTES
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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25/01/2020 to 16/02/2020
 
Lessons of War ΙΙΙ - Athenian Dramas Xenophon’s Hellenica

Lessons of War ΙΙΙ - Athenian Dramas Xenophon’s Hellenica

Theatre

Lessons of War ΙΙΙ - Athenian Dramas Xenophon’s Hellenica
in a co-production with the Megaron Athens Concert Hall and the theatre education organisation Dramaticus
REX THEATRE - STAGE "ELENI PAPADAKI"

Following the great success of Lessons of War I and II among audiences of all ages, but especially teenagers, Lessons of War III comes to the National Theatre of Greece. This third part of the Lessons of War trilogy is again based on ancient Greek history, but while the first two parts dramatised episodes from Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, Lessons of War III takes Xenophon’s Hellenica as its source. This time, the focus is on the main events at the end of the Peloponnesian War, which mark the end of Athenian hegemony and Athenian democracy. Our aim is to make experiential teaching, which is in any case an important aspect of NTG productions, not only entertaining, but also a tool so that audiences can become familiar with texts.

The play includes the most dramatic events of the last years of the 5th century: the defeat of the Athenians at Aegospotami and the impact on their city, the demolition of the walls of Athens, the suspension of democracy and the imposition of a harsh oligarchy, the brutalities of the regime of the Thirty Tyrants, and the political coups and civil strife until democracy was finally restored.

As the title suggests, the aim of the production is above all educational, but the power of the theatre is harnessed so that the teaching takes place in an active and entertaining way.

31 January, 2020 to 31 March, 2020
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Creation team
Translation, Adaptation
Giannis Lignadis
Direction
Giorgis Tsouris
Music
Stavros Lantsias
Lighting
Semina Papalexandropoulou
Costumes
Vassiliki Syrma
Music coach
Melina Peonidou
Video
Michalis Kloukinas
Historical adviser
Niki Makri
Directing assistant
Kleitos Komodikis

Cast
Vasilis Athanasopoulos
Aliki Alexandraki
Paris Alexandropoulos
Manos Vavadakis
Antonis Giannakos
Nadia Katsoura
Stathis Koikas
Nefeli Maistrali
Vasilis Papadimitriou
Katerina Patsiani

On-stage Musicians
Stavros Lantsias
Orestis Petrakis

Organization / Production: 
co-production with the Megaron Athens Concert Hall and the theatre education organisation Dramaticus
Venue: 
REX THEATRE - STAGE "ELENI PAPADAKI"
Language: 
greek
Hours: 
Friday, Saturday 21:00, Sunday 19:30
Tickets: 
General Admission 10€
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31/01/2020 to 31/03/2020