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A bouquet of Fine Arts events is presented in Athens & Epidaurus by the Greek Festival 2012.
Music, Theatre, Dance and Visual Art events are taking place through the whole summer in the major Art Venues of Athens, such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Megaron the Athens Concert Hall, Technopolis Gazi, Onassis Cultural Center, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the National Museum of Contemporary Art and more...
Great actors are performing classical and modern plays at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
April 2013 – July 2013
Robert Wilson's Video Portraits are presented from April to July at the Exhibition Hall of Onassis Cultural Centre.
Robert Wilson is one of the rare artists who works across artistic media without being buoyed by one method of making. The process of creation transcends a single medium and instead finds outlet within the archetype of an opera, the architecture of a building, the stains in a watercolor drawing, the design of a chair, the choreography of a dance, the rhythm of a sonnet, or the multiple dynamics revealed in a Video Portrait.
By incorporating a multitude of creative elements; lighting, costume, make up, choreography, gesture, text, voice, set design, and narrative – the video portraits act as a complete synthesis of all the media in the realm of Wilson’s art making. The canvas or High Definition (HD) screen is one thing, blending the environmental and spatial aspects of a stage with a new sensibility for Wilson’s direction. The medium is HD video but the form blurs time-based cinematography with the frozen moment of still photography. As in the layering nature of Wilson’s creative process, the video portraits infuse references found in painting, sculpture, design, architecture, dance, theater, photography, television, film and contemporary culture. The final result on the HD monitor resembles a photograph, but on closer inspection reveals Wilson’s highly developed theatrical language in conjunction with the startling clarity and precision of HD video.
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27 May 2013 – 18 August 2013
The Byzantine & Christian Museum, in collaboration with the National Museum of Belgrade, organizes the exhibition “Serbian Μedieval Art”.
Τhe medieval culture of Serbia was permeated with West European and Byzantine influences. This Balkan state, Serbia, independent (from 1180 onwards) and powerful under the leadership of Nemanja Dynasty (1166-1371), stood always between the Byzantine world and the West. Its political, military, diplomatic and ecclesiastical relations with Byzantium and Europe determined not only its position into the Medieval world, but also its extravert cultural and artistic orientation. So, endowments were established in, or gifts made by Serbian rulers, nobles and church dignitaries to, Mount Athos, Thessaloniki, Constantinople, and the Holy Land, as well as to the West.
Notable objects, original and copies from the National Museum of Belgrade form an exhibition which is divided into four thematic units. On display are minor art objects (11th-14th c.), double-sided icons and Sanctuary doors and also wall-painting copies. These copies reproduce wall-paintings from important medieval monuments of Serbia, i.e. from the monasteries of Μileševa, Sopoćani, Studenica, Gračanica and elsewhere, which reflect the values of the Byzantine artistic tradition.
08 February 2013 – 05 May 2013
Museum Alex Mylona presents this spring the exhibition Franz West: The Viennese Friend.
The exhibition includes artworks of Franz West, Herbert Brandl, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Peter Kogler, Mariella Simoni, Octavian Trauttmansdorff, Otto Zitko, Heimo Zobernig...
Alex Mylona's Museum is located at 5 Agion Asomaton street, just one minute walking from the O&B Athens Boutique Hotel.
31 July 2013
Roger Waters presents "The Wall" at the Olympic Stadium of Athens, on 31st July 2013.
Roger Waters, the co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive band Pink Floyd, has announced the return of the historic production of “The Wall” to Europe in 2013. His aural and visual masterpiece of alienation and transformation will be performed in its entirety featuring a full band and state-of-the-art production. “The Wall” live has played 192 shows around the world to more than 3.3 million fans making it one of the most successful tours in rock history.
For these large open air stadiums, Roger Waters has re-designed and scaled up The Wall show to create the ultimate stadium event, bringing The Wall experience even closer to fans wherever they are sitting and making the production even more encompassing in large venues.
29 May 2013 – 22 September 2013
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.