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Athens , 23-01-2017
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ATHENS EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
MEETING ZONGOLOPOULOS EXHIBIT (28-01-2017 9:00 pm) Group exhibition-tribute to George Zongolopoulos featuring works by contemporary Greek artists in dialogue with selected works by the renowned Greek sculptor featured at the Hellenic American Union exhibition. In 1971, George Zongolopoulos presented at the Hellenic American Union galleries his pioneering exhibition “Kinetic Art”, thus starting a new chapter in his artistic career. Today, 45 years later, the Hellenic American Union and Hellenic American College (HAEC), in cooperation with the George Zongolopoulos Foundation, organize an exhibition in tribute to the renowned Greek artist featuring works by contemporary Greek sculptors and painters around a core of original artwork by George Zongolopoulos. Although not entirely adhering to the great sculptor¢s artistic idiom, the participating artists demonstrate selective affinities to his work, both in their pursuits and symbols and in the structure and use of materials or even their lines and forms. Apart from works by George Zongolopoulos, the exhibition also features works by: Õiannis Adamakos, Costas Ananidas, Andreas Arapakis, Lina Bebi, Costis, Rihardos Foskolos, Markos Georgilakis, Giorgos Gyparakis, Giorgos Houliaras, Giorgos Lappas, Spiros Lisgaras, Afrodite Liti, Barbara Mavrakaki, Stella Meletopoulou, Harris Nazlidis, Stelios Panagiotopoulos, Artemis Papadima, Chara Plataki, Stefanos Souvatzoglou, Nana Vetta, Marios Voutsinas and Lena Zevgaridou. The exhibition is curated by art historian Iris Kritikou. Type Exhibition: Participants Õiannis Adamakos, Costas Ananidas, Andreas Arapakis, Lina Bebi, Costis, Rihardos Foskolos, Markos Georgilakis, Giorgos Gyparakis, Giorgos Houliaras, Giorgos Lappas, Spiros Lisgaras, Afrodite Liti, Barbara Mavrakaki, Stella Meletopoulou, Harris Nazlidis, Stelios Panagiotopoulos, Artemis Papadima, Chara Plataki, Stefanos Souvatzoglou, Nana Vetta, Marios Voutsinas, Lena Zevgaridou, Iris Kritikou. Interpretation Provided: No. Registration Required: No. Reservation Required: No. Admission Fee Admission is free. Opening Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016, 20:00. Gallery Hours/Duration November 22nd -December 22nd, 2016 & January 9th-28th, 2017: Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, closed on Sunday. Venue: Hellenic American Union Galleries, Massalias Street 22, Kolonaki, 210 3680052.
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (29-01-2017 3:00 pm) Enjoy a musical performance for children at the Athens Music Hall! A thrilling theatrical adventure for travellers of all ages… The exciting Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne is returning to the stage of The Megaron. A musical-theatrical performance for young and old alike, featuring a big cast with action and humour, live music and video sequences. Director: Tatiana Lygari. Adaptation: George Galitis. Set & costume designer: Yiannis Metzikov. Music: Minas I. Alexiades. Musical coaching: Alkistis Raftopoulou. Choreographer: Pepi Zacharopoulou. Video design: Spyros Rasidakis, Alexandros Tserepas. Lighting design: Sakis Birbilis. Assistant director: Pepi Zacharopoulou. Cast: Tina Yiotopoulou, Dimitris Diakosavas, Vassilis Poulakos, Lambros Papageorgiou, Panos Papageorgopoulos, Haris Angelou, Kostas Petrou, Stefi Poulopoulou, Samson Fytros. Also participating the musical ensemble Vice Versa: Alkistis Raftopoulou, Fotis Mylonas, Socrates Ganiaris and the musician Apostolos Theodosiou. MEGARON FOR CHILDREN - CHILDREN’S SPECTACLE: 4, 5, 7, 14, 21, 28 JANUARY 2017/15:00. 8, 15, 22, 29 JANUARY 2017/11:30. - Every day performances for schools Special group bookings for schools: Tel.: 210 8668572 & 210 8658902. General admission: 12 Euros. Venue: Vassilisi Sophias & Kokkali Street, Athens 210 7282333 .
1ST EXHIBIT OF THE NEW NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (29-01-2017 10:00 pm) The National Museum of Contemporary Art (NMCA) inaugurated yesterday evening the entire ground and first floor of the building, which are dedicated to temporary exhibitions, with an exhibition entitled “Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp”. The event included works by Greek and other artists divided into themes. The exhibition will be open every day except Monday from 11:00-19:00 and every Thursday from 11:00-22:00. The display will be open to the public until Sunday, January 29th, 2017. Venue: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Street (former FIX factory), 211 1019000-99.
ICE SKATING IN ATHENS (31-03-2017 11:00 pm) The Athens Concert Hall welcomes ice skaters of all ages through the end of March. The 375-square meter temporary ice rink is open to visitors Mondays to Fridays from 16:00 to 23:00 and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 to 23:00. Guidance is available from specialized staff while ice-skating courses can be arranged. Admission costs 10 Euros. More information is available by calling 210 7282333, 6940 665.707 or 6980 602014, or by visiting www.megaron.gr or www.icearena.gr. Venue: Athens Concert Hall, Vassilissis Sofias & Kokkali, 210 7282000, www.megaron.gr.
WOMEN OF PASSION, WOMEN OF GREECE (30-06-2017 7:00 pm) The Railway Carriage Theater “to Treno sto Rouf” presents the theatrical performance in English “Women of Passion, Women of Greece”. The performance has been running since May 11th, 2016 and will continue through the new year. “Women of Passion, Women of Greece” offers a symbolic journey full of humor and emotions from ancient to modern Greece. An old wagon is transformed into a theatrical stage where the mythological, hieratic figure of ancient Greek tragedy, Medea, meets the contemporary “priestesses” of modern Greece, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri. Their paths are different yet they have one common characteristic, they are passionate women incorporating the temperament and values of Greek spirit; passion for life, passion for love, passion for art and creativity, passion for freedom and democracy. An actress and a musician meet on stage to bring to life significant historical moments and guide spectators through this imaginary voyage, which starts from and finishes in Greece and has several stops in the hearts of people around the world. Dates: 11/05/2016 – 30/06/2017. Hours of Operation: 19:00 (every Saturday). For groups, 18:00 (every Friday) or upon request. For more info: http://totrenostorouf.gr. Venue: Railway Carriage Theater “to Treno sto Rouf”, “Rouf” Suburban & Railway Station, Konstantinoupoleos Avenue