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17 October 2013 - 27 July 2014
Benaki Museum presents the exhibition "Yannis Tsarouchis: Illustrating an autobiography - First Part (1910-1940)".
The exhibition is hosted at Pireos Annexe and presents the history of Yannis Tsarouchis’ painting through chronological groupings, re-creating the environment in which he lived and investigating the manner in which he was influenced throughout his artistic progress.
Viewers will begin in Yannis Tsarouchis’s childhood in Piraeus, Athens and Kifissia, and will traverse the artist’s era through his works, what he listened to, his acquaintances, his intimates, his collaborators and his teachers. They will encounter individuals such as Fotis Kontoglou, Konstantinos Parthenis, Dimitris Pikionis, Nikos Velmos, Angeliki Hadjimichali, Eva Palmer-Sikelianou, Ellie Papadimitriou, Teriade, as well as many more in a tour that will be accompanied by photographic material, texts and interviews by the artist himself, as well as audiovisual material from Dimitris Vernikos’ documentary “Study for a portrait” and from Fotos Lambrinos´documentary "Pireaus of Yannis Tsarouchis".
15 - 23 March 2014
The National Opera of Greece presents Swan Lake, the famous ballet of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Renato Zanella, artistic director of the GNO Ballet, choreographs exclusively for the company one of the world’s most romantic dance dramas, Swan Lake to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The enchanting tale of Prince Siegfried, the Swan Queen Odette, the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart and his daughter Odile is told here from a completely new point of view. With the GNO’s Orchestra, Principal Dancers, Soloists, Coryphees and Corps de Ballet.
The play will be performed at the Athens Concert Hall on 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 23 March 2014.
07 November 2013 - 13 April 2014
Sophia Vgenopoulou / Grasshopper and the Onassis Cultural Center present the new play of Lenos Christidis "The Train".
Wandering and dreamy, disturbing and mysterious, dynamic and passionate, the train, the new play that was written by Christidis for the young audience, as per a request by Grasshoper and the Onassis Cultural Center, was created with the cooperation of the students of Peristeri 14th Lyceum and was presented at the Teenagers' Theatre Festival 2013.
The play is presented in Greek Language.
No matter whether you are an Orthodox Christian or not, Athens is one of the best choices for Easter time!
Visit Athens during Easter time and join locals on Greece's greatest feast of the year!
Travellers who will choose Athens on April for their Easter holidays, will have the chance to attend services at the Temples of the main Christian Churches, which are located in the centre of Athens, join Athenians on local customs and taste the delicious dishes of the days...
28 April 2014 - 18 May 2014
Onassis Cultural Centre presents Fast Forward Festival, a bouquet of Theatre and Dance acts.
New technology, new media, new forms: the Fast Forward Festival presents us with the theatre of the future via polymorphic and hybrid performances by internationally celebrated artists. The Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC) also breaks out of the auditorium with site-specific performances in unexpected spaces and a revelatory peripatetic show in the streets of Athens.
Digital cameras, iPods, mobile telephones, the Internet, and live-cinema, documentary and editing techniques are all mobilized in the interactive, multimedia and site-specific spectacles the OCC will be hosting as part of the 1st Fast Forward Festival (FFF). Because the theatre of now is restless and hybrid, a collage of arts, techniques and media and an exciting, groundbreaking, holistic experience closely bound up with the technological advances and quickening socio-economic pulse of our times.
Open air cinemas, presenting blockbusters or classic movies, are very popular in Greece. The movies are shown on their original language, subtitled in Greek.
The "Summer Cinemas" of Athens are one of the Athenians most favourite entertainment habits during summer time. Choose the movie that you would like to see, check which open air cinema theatre shows it and get ready for a relaxing movie evening.
Near the O&B Athens Boutique Hotel you will find plenty of nice open air cinemas... Cine Thisio (which was placed by CNN at the top of its list of the world’s best movie theaters), Cine Psirri, Cine Paris and Zefyros. You may check this week's movies at elculture.gr .
28 May 2014 – 21 September 2014
The living museum of Greek dance, since 1953, Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theatre, performs daily shows in its 860-seat garden theatre, located on Philopappou Hill, opposite the Acropolis.
A company of 75 dancers, musicians and folk singers and a collection of over 2,000 village-made costumes, with jewels and other works of folk art worn on stage, travel you to an authentic journey to the unknown, yet wonderful world of Greek Traditional Dance.
While most folk dance troupes around the world have learned their dances from dance masters or choreographers, this ensemble has built up its repertoire by inviting groups of villagers to perform on stage. As each village was presented, the troupe's dancers learned the dances by dancing with the villagers. These original appearances were filmed and serve today as a reference to check whether dances are still executed in the genuine style.