STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION
364 Syggrou Avenue, Kallithea
+30 213 0885700
Starts at: 13.00 |
All events are free to the public and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Spectators may only need to pay an entrance fee to the sites, where required.
Advance booking necessary.
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Acclaimed dancer Giorgos Kotsifakis presents a dance solo choreographed by Christos Papadopoulos, with the Artistic Director of Estοudiantina of Nea Ionia, Volos, and virtuoso Andreas Katsigiannis accompanying him on the zither. Christos Papadopoulos notes: “A duet. A body and a musical instrument. This duet is inspired by Greek mythology and attempts to portray and carve out, in just five minutes, a titanic human trajectory and evolution. This trajectory begins with man’s mythological creation as a divine joke, it continues with the relationship between the immortal and the mortal and the way it has been reshaped over the centuries, and ends with man’s first steps as an independent creature who craves to define himself and his own future. Continuing with the study of the meeting of body and sound, and the way these two interact and influence each other, an attempt is made to create a special performance code based both on the narrativity of movement and the function of music itself”.
All of Greece, One culture
Greek National Opera presents a series of events at archaeological sites all over Greece.
This summer the Greek National Opera presents a series of events at archaeological sites all over Greece. In response to the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Sports to make use of the archaeological sites across the country during this difficult summer, the Greek National Opera participates in the new institution All of Greece, One culture with a series of events highlighting its multifaceted artistic mark, curated by Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis.
From 18 July to 15 September, 20 different music, opera, operetta and dance programmes and tributes will visit 70 archaeological sites, in a total of 111 performances. Under the unprecedented conditions we are all facing, the events will mark the return to the relationship between the artists and the audience, and will be held in compliance with the instructions and guidelines of the competent authorities.
In these 20 programmes proposed by the GNO and organized in 6 cycles, emphasis is given on the Greek music creation, from traditional songs to sophisticated music, including selections from opera and classical music that remain staples in the GNO repertory, while dance is also present through the participation of members of the GNO Ballet.