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7 November 2016 - 31 July 2018

VISUAL ARTS

Tim EtchellsAll we have is words, All we have is worlds

Words inside and outside the OCC building: an invitation to discovery.

12 June 2017 - 30 June 2018

Free admission

MUSIC

Medea ElectroniqueSoundscapes Landscapes / Rhizome II / Kerameikos/Metaxourgeio

An audio-visual and highly interactive walk at the neighbourhoods of Kerameikos/Metaxourgeio to discover parts of the city you were unaware of.

24 - 27 May 2018

20:30Main Stage

DANCE

Tzeni ArgyriouANONYMO

When technology defines our life and our relationships, isn’t it time to start from the beginning? Shouldn’t we walk to the river source? A journey to the source of dance – a journey to what is "ANONYMO"...

4 October - 8 October 2017

19:30Main Stage
Full price: 5, 7, 10, 12, 15 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 5, 8, 10, 12 €
Groups 10+ people: 4, 7, 9, 11 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €

Theatre Combo -20%: 1 ticket to “Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis” + 1 ticket to “Hugo: A Utopia

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

THEATRE

Joël PommeratÇa ira (1) Fin de Louis

The OCC is transformed into a National Assembly. The French revolution is happening here and now, all around us, and Joël Pommerat and his wonderful company suck us into the vortex of history, showing us just how contemporary everything the pioneers and opponents of European democracy said and did 228 years ago really is.

9 October 2017 - 14 January 2018

Multiple stages
Full price: 5 € presale — 7 € on the door
Reduced price, Friends, Families 3+ members, Groups of 4 or more: 3 € presale / 4 € on the door
Unemployed, People with Disabilities - Companion, Second visit (on presentation of your previous ticket): 2 € (only from the OCC box office)
Free: Children up to 5, Third or additional visits (on presentation of your previous tickets)

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

VISUAL ARTS

Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown

Two years on from the "Digital Revolution" exhibition, the OCC joins forces once again with London's Barbican Centre for a new show: "Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown", which explores science fiction's long-standing influence on the full range of contemporary culture. Get ready for a journey with science fiction as your guide: from the 19th century into the future and back to today and into the furthest reaches of the human mind.

9 October 2017 - 14 January 2018

VISUAL ARTS

Parallel Events - Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown

Discover the parallel events and follow this journey into the unknown through screenings, conversations, workshops for all ages.

13 October 2017

18:30Main Stage
Full price: 5 €
People with disabilities & Companions: 5 € | Unemployed: 2 €
Combo 2 movies: 7 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

CINEMA

Yasujirō Ozu: An Autumn Afternoon & Late AutumnFlix it at the OCC 2017-18

A small tribute to one of the most significant auteurs of the Golden Age of Japanese cinema and a great filmic philosopher, Yasujirō Ozu. Two of his masterpieces will be screened from restored digital projection copies from the Japanese Schochiku Studios in collaboration with the BFI.

13 October - 22 October 2017

21:00Upper Stage
Full price: 7, 12 €
Reduced, Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 10 €
Large groups (10+ people): 9 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €

Theatre Combo -20% (you get the discount directly to your bag): 1 ticket to “Hugo: A Utopia” + 1 ticket to “Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

THEATRE

Sophia Marathaki / ΑΤΟΝΑλ Theatre companyHugo: A Utopia

Taking Victor Hugo's “Hymn to a United Europe” as her starting point, Sophia Marathaki creates a performance about utopia and the reality of Europe in the era of humanism.

17 October 2017

19:00Main Stage
Entrance to the event is free and on a first come, first served basis.

Because the Main Stage can only accommodate a given audience, and since the event will not be relayed to other spaces within the OCC, we would like to remind those interested that the discussion will be broadcast live on the Web (see the player further down on this page).

The videos are also available after the end of the shows.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Jo Nesbo

One of the most read crime writers, Jo Nesbo will be in Greece to talk with journalists Marilena Astrapellou and Giorgos Nastos.

17 October - 12 December 2017

19:00Odeon Starcity (111 Syngrou Avenue, N. Kosmos - Athens)
Full price: 4 €
2 Screenings' combo (in the same day): 6 €

The OCC will operate a box office at the Odeon Starcity on the evenings of the screenings (18:00-22:30)

CINEMA

Into the unknown and beyondHow cinema learned to stop worrying and love science fiction

In the context of "Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown", OCC and Flix.gr define 'sci-fi' through rare masterpieces and screenings. Enjoy a revelatory journey to places cinema got to long before reality caught up.

20 October 2017

20:30Main Stage
Full price: 7, 10, 15, 20, 28, 32 €
Reduced, Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 8, 12, 16, 22, 25 €
Large groups (10+ people): 7, 11, 14, 20, 22 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

MUSIC

Marc Ribot & The Young Philadelphians

The unexpected-verging-on-the-unreal fusion of Ornette Coleman's musical philosophy/method and the Seventies disco scene in a sonic environment full of punk, funk, soul, noise and post-punk vibrations and echoes.

24 October - 27 October 2017

20:30Main Stage
Full price: 7, 12, 18, 25, 28 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 10, 14, 20, 22 €
Groups 10+ people: 9, 13, 18, 20 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

THEATRE

Ex Machina / Robert Lepage887

Characterized as an ‘alchemist of the gaze’ and ‘director of illusion’, the important Canadian theatre creator Robert Lepage returns to the Onassis Cultural Centre with his most autobiographical one-man show.

25 October - 27 October 2017

21:00Upper Stage
Full price: 7, 15 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 12 €
Groups 10+ people: 10 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

DANCE

Serge Aimé CoulibalyKalakuta Republik

An Africa that concerns us, which we have never seen before, through the eyes of a charismatic choreographer. A whirlwind of music, dance, and politics with Fela Kuti’s music.

6 November 2017 - 22 May 2018

Outside the OCC
Cost: Free

DANCE

Menti MegaDriples & Triplets

You've got your ticket in your hand. The venue's ready. It's full, everyone's in place. Including the stars, who are ready to give their all! You're clapping. So what's about to happen? What are you about to see? A match or a performance?

1 February - 11 February 2018

Exhibition Hall

VISUAL ARTS

Medea Electronique - Extended Reality TourSoundscapes Landscapes / City Above - Life Below

How is an audio-visual walk through Athens neighbourhoods simulated on a VR station? Prepare to enter a staged sonic reality environment that brings Athens and the experience of its streets and crossroads to life.

3 November 2017

20:30Main Stage
Full price: 15 €
Children: 10 €
Reduced, Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 12 €
Friends' children: 8 €
Large groups (10+ people): 11 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 7 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

MUSIC

Transformations Cycle - A Different Winter JourneyTHE HELLENIC PROJECT

Where do the borders lie that delimit one song genre from another? How much can the orchestration change a song? How much does the feel of a song depend on the performance? For the third consecutive year, The Hellenic Project continues its musical experimentations with a performance of “A Different Winter Journey”.

4 November - 7 November 2017

Main Stage & Upper Stage

CINEMA

In-EditMusic documentary film festival

The largest music documentary festival in the world is coming to the OCC!

7 November - 12 November 2017

Inside & Outside the OCC

FESTIVALS

Enter Afrofuturism

Have you ever considered the possibility of travelling into the future and the past? Have you wondered what is the role of black heroes in science fiction? Have you danced to a Detroit techno beat? Could Afrofuturism be the modernist counter-culture?

7 November - 8 November 2017

Goethe-Institut, 14-16 Omirou str.
Entrance to the event is free and on a first come, first served basis.

CINEMA

Enter Afrofuturism | Screenings

"See" black music at the Goethe Institut, from the OCC. Screenings of films about jazz, Detroit techno and music production in Africa's metropolises.

9 November - 12 November 2017

Inside & Outside the OCC
See below the ticket prices for each event.

MUSIC

Enter Afrofuturism | Live & DJ sets

Enter Afrofuturism is a 6-day festival that maps Afrofuturism as a cultural and political movement through concerts, talks, workshops and film screenings.

9 November 2017

20:30Main Stage
Full price: 7, 10, 12, 18, 25 €
Reduced, Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 8, 10, 14, 20 €
Large groups (10+ people): 7, 9, 13, 18 €  
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

MUSIC

Sun Ra ArkestraAfrofuturism

With their motto "Space is the Place" and their trademark space tunics, the legendary Sun Ra's band is celebrating 60 years of absolute musical freedom on stage with sounds from the jazz of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

10 November - 12 November 2017

Outside the OCC
The entrance is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Enter Afrofuturism | Talks & Workshop

Talks and workshops in the context of the 6-day festival that maps Afrofuturism as a cultural and political movement. See below the programme.

18 November - 19 November 2017

Upper Stage
VR Screenings
Full price: 5 €
Reduced, Friends, Unemployed, People with disabilities & Companions: 4 €

Discussion
Entrance is free on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.
Numbered admission tickets will be available from one hour before the start.

Workshop
Participation Cost: Free

CINEMA

A trip through the world of VRFlix it at the OCC #2

"Flix it at the OCC" is organizing a virtual reality weekend for young and old alike spotlighting the newest and most handsome products of the marriage of contemporary technology and art. Don't miss out on your virtual journey: book your place and your headset in good time!

18 November 2017 - 15 April 2018

19:005th floor - Young Theatre Workshop
Full price: 12 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 10 €
Groups 10+ people: 9 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

THEATRE

"Summerfolk" by Maxim GorkyMaria Maganari

Gorky's holiday makers cannot stop talking, complaining, arguing, rambling, but in no time at all they'll be forced to take a stance on social injustice and the change that's on its way... Will they manage to escape themselves? Can anyone?

22 November - 10 December 2017

20:00Main Stage
Early bird from 4 to 27 OCT 2017: 20, 25, 28 €

Full price: 7, 15, 20, 28, 35, 40 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 6, 12, 16, 22, 28, 32 €
Groups 10+ people: 5, 11, 14, 20, 25, 28 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 7, 10 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

THEATRE

Konstantin Bogomolov"Demons" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

This is the first time that OCC invites a foreign director to work with Greek actors. The innovative Russian director, whose 2016 production of “The Karamazovs” was critically acclaimed, returns to OCC yet again with Dostoyevsky.

24 November - 25 November 2017

21:00Upper Stage
Full price: 7, 12 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 10 €
Groups 10+ people: 9 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

MUSIC

Georges AperghisTourbillons

At the borderline of music and theatre, Georges Aperghis ‘composes’ a whirl that speaks about loneliness: an actress-singer, a video, and quick and unexpected alternations between song, speech, and text.

30 November 2017 - 15 February 2018

18:00
Cost: 63 € (for all ten workshops in the cycle)

ADULTS

Movement workshop for people with and without intellectual disabilityiDance: Dance that doesn’t discriminate

Have you ever wondered what “choreography” really means? Is it the perfect pirouettes and the theatrical moves? No, we don't believe this. If you too think that every person is unique, just like their movement, join our group and lets discover together what contemporary choreography means!

2 December 2017

19:00Upper Stage
Full price: 8 €
Reduced, Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 6 €
People with disabilities, Companions, Unemployed, Large groups (10+ people): 5 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €

CINEMA

"Manifesto" by Julian RosefeldtWith Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett performs important art manifestos not just in one but thirteen roles, in an incredible one-woman show.

3 December 2017

12:00Upper Stage
The entrance is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.

Simultaneous interpretation from Greek into English & vice versa and Greek sign language will be provided for all the talks.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

iDance colloquium | Providing access to culture and the arts

How can we make culture more accessible to people with disabilities? Come and make the self-evident possible at a colloquium addressing access to culture, contemporary dance education and professional development opportunities for artists with disabilities.

7 December - 9 December 2017

Upper Stage
Full price: 7, 12, 15* €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 10, 12* €
Groups 10+ people: 9, 11* €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €
Combo 1 + 1 concerts of the same day: 8 €

*Ticket price for the concert of Saturday 9 December, at 21:00
Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

MUSIC

7th Greek Jazz Panorama

20 musicians from Greece and abroad, 5 ensembles and 3 nights of explosive jazz at the OCC.

14 December - 30 December 2017

21:00Upper Stage
Full price: 7, 15 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 12 €
Groups 10+ people: 11 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 8 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

THEATRE

Lena KitsopoulouAntigone—Lonely Planet

On the planet Kitsopoulou, ancient tragedy meets comedy, and Sophocles' myth snapshots from a satirical and desperate "here and now", head-on.

15 December - 16 December 2017

20:30Main Stage
Full price: 7, 15 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 12 €
Groups 10+ people: 11 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

MUSIC

Michel van der Aa / Ergon EnsembleThe Book of Disquiet

A ground-breaking production brings Pessoa's magmum opus to life on stage, instilling a productive and monumental disquiet in the audience.

18 December 2017

20:30Main Stage
Full price: 8 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 6 €
Groups 10+ people, People with disabilities & Companions, Unemployed: 5 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €

CINEMA

«λπ» means Lena Platonos

In December, "Flix it at the OCC" pays homage to a key figure on the Greek electronic music scene: Lena Platonos. With the première of Christos Petrou's documentary "λπ", a special live performance with Platonos and Philip Jeck, and an after-party with a dj set from Josh Cheon, it's going to be an action-packed evening.

22 December - 23 December 2017

18:00Main Stage
Full price: 5, 10 €
Children, Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 3, 8 €
Groups 10+ people: 2, 7 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
Unemployed, People with disabilities & Companions: 3 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

MUSIC

"Shall we Sing?"THE HELLENIC PROJECT – Greek Song Cycle

Old and new carols for Christmas and the New Year in a concert that is like theatre, like a fairy tale about a story that ‘came to life’ 2017 years ago.

28 December - 30 December 2017

20:30Main Stage
Early bird from 31 OCT 2017 until 27 NOV 2017: 14, 18 €

Full price: 7, 8, 12, 20, 25 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 7, 10, 16, 20 €
Groups 10+ people: 6, 9, 14, 18 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

THEATRE

Focus on Wael Shawky: The Song of Roland

Colours, music, and song: a big, political fairy tale of the East and the West through the eyes of one of the most important visual artists of Egypt.

28 December - 30 December 2017

EMST-National Museum of Contemporary Art (Kallirrois & Frantzi Str.)
Entrance to the event is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.

VISUAL ARTS

Focus on Wael Shawky: The Cabaret Crusades

He is one of Egypt's most important visual artists. Mixing truth with fiction and childlike enthusiasm with an intellectual dogma, Wael Shawky uses marionettes to recreate the epic medieval clashes between Muslims and Christians in his film trilogy, “Cabaret Crusades”.

2 January - 4 January 2018

Main Stage
Free admission

CINEMA

Animasyros at the Onassis Cultural CentreAnimation screenings for audiences young and old

Animasyros at the Onassis Cultural Centre showcases a selection of the best and most powerful animation films of the Animasyros 10th anniversary edition, which took place in Syros during September.

11 January 2018

21:00Upper Stage

MUSIC

Gareth Davis & Frances-Marie Uitti

The cutting-edge duo of Uitti and Davis takes us on breathtaking journey into the secret world of two important composers.

15 January - 18 January 2018

21:00Upper Stage

DANCE

Ioanna PortolouRisk

Happiness in life presupposes a risk. But do we take the risk in order to be happy? What will happen, if you follow five dancers who do not fear plunging with great speed into the void, in pursuit of happiness?

17 January - 28 January 2018

20:30Main Stage
Early bird from 17 ΝΟV to 17 DEC 2017: 14, 17 €

Full price: 5, 7, 15, 20, 24 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 5, 12, 16, 19 €
Groups 10+ people: 4, 11, 14, 17 €
Νeighborhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €

Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

THEATRE

"Ρομπ/Rob" by Efthimis FilippouDirector: Dimitris Karantzas

Are you ready for a production that is an unorthodox ceremony about violence, stereotypes, memory, identity, rationality and irrationality? Efthymis Filippou writes and Dimitris Karatzas directs a production about a serial killer. Get to know him!

21 January 2018

20:00Upper Stage

MUSIC

Cycle TranformationsTHE HELLENIC PROJECT

The Hellenic Project continues to engineer musical encounters with a view to stimulating new transformations. This year, Panos Dimitrakopoulos, Thomas Konstantinou and Dimitris Tsakas improvize at the point where East meets West.

24 January - 13 February 2018

20:30Panteion University

MUSIC

Music Connects the OCC and the Panteion University, Vol. 3

For the third time, the music bridge over Syngrou Avenue connects the OCC and Panteion University with three concerts which daringly spotlight both unusual instrumental combinations and contemporary Greek compositions.

26 January - 28 January 2018

Exhibition Hall & Upper Stage

TALKS & THOUGHTS

New music from degraded mediaNew music from degraded media

Tape recorders, record players, gramophones, cd players and Walkmen all brought back to life. Obsolete technologies become both the stimulus and the means for surprising sonic experiments, compositions, concerts, installations and discussions.

1 February - 4 February 2018

20:30Main Stage

DANCE

Christos PapadopoulosIon

Ten dancers interact, evading and being drawn to one another, tracing paths determined by the unexplored mechanisms of nature, the invisible and unceasing movement that underlies all things.

2 February - 4 February 2018

19:00

THEATRE

The Incredible Journey

Theatre or cinema? Science fiction or a coming-of-age adventure? Above all else, "The Incredible Journey" is a hymn to the "incredible" power of the imagination.

10 February 2018

20:30Main Stage

MUSIC

Simon Steen-AndersenStaged Night

Night. Directed music which escapes the era of its composition and lands in the 21st century. Surprise and suspense guaranteed.

14 February - 23 February 2018

21:00Upper Stage

THEATRE

"Penthesilea" by Heinrich von KleistPantelis Dentakis

Kleist’s "Penthesilea": Pantelis Dentakis takes the challenge of working with one of the masterpieces of romantic theatre, in a production that speaks about war and being in love. Can one fall in love with his enemy?

21 February - 27 February 2018

20:30Main Stage

DANCE

Akram KhanXENOS

Accompanied on stage by five musicians, Akram Khan takes us on a journey into his enticing world: kathak, contemporary dance, rousing rhythms and world musical traditions.

1 March - 31 March 2018

Exhibition Hall

DANCE

Kat VálasturRasp Your Soul

If the tongue is mankind's primary organ of expression, then, the choreographer asks herself, could we not perhaps consider the stage as an oral cavity in which the body is conceived as another 'tongue'?

4 March 2018

Multiple stages

MUSIC

Open DayMay '68

"All power to the Imagination!" On the occasion of the fifty-year anniversary of May 68, the Onassis Cultural Centre opens its doors for the sixth year to young people and adults in an event of a subversive nature.

6 March - 7 March 2018

20:30Main Stage

MUSIC

Dimitris PapadimitriouMusic Soundtracks

Dimitris Papadimitriou's new symphonic work, inspired by paintings. A concert in which music and the visual arts proceed together, sometimes struggling for the upper hand and sometimes complementing one another.

11 March 2018

19:00Main Stage
Free admission on a first come, first served basis.

DANCE

Dancing to connect

A contemporary dance performance featuring children from 10 schools in Athens and Chania which confirms, in the most creative way possible, that dance unites... on the Main Stage of the OCC.

15 March 2018

21:00Upper Stage

MUSIC

Dans Les Arbres

Having developed an impressive code for communicating with one another, the four resourceful improvisers from Norway and France shape their sound universe in real time and make music unlike any other.

16 March - 18 March 2018

Inside & Outside the OCC

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Shadow Libraries: UbuWeb in Athens

what is UbuWed? Is an archive capable to propose a different sort of art history? 3 days of talks and workshops in order to explore this and other shadow libraries.

21 March - 1 April 2018

20:30Main Stage

THEATRE

Aris Biniaris“The Bacchae” by Euripides

Ancient tragedy as a rock show. The director Aris Biniaris plugs the Bacchae into the mains and puts the divine Dionysus in front of the mike.

27 March - 15 June 2018

Agricultural University of Athens (Iera Odos 75, Athens)

VISUAL ARTS

Geometries

An introduction to the earth, food, seeds and unfamiliar ecosystem of the gardens of the Agricultural University for the people of Athens in the form of an original contemporary knowledge and art route.

12 April - 15 April 2018

20:30Main Stage

DANCE

Alain Platel & Fabrizio CassolRequiem pour L.

Can Mozart's Requiem serve as the stimulus for a surprising encounter between music and dance? If it’s Alain Platel, Fabrizio Casso and the Belgian C de la B collective who are managing the encounter, of course it can!

13 April - 15 April 2018

Entrance to the event is free and on a first come, first served basis.

THEATRE

Onassis Youth Festival 2018

The festival for our most dynamic generation: teenagers. We give a voice to those who are already our future today.

19 April - 22 April 2018

Inside & Outside the OCC

MUSIC

Borderline Festival 2018

For the eighth year in a row, get ready for sound to be pushed to and beyond its limits at the OCC and around the city. The Athenian festival that's not afraid to experiment is now very much at home at the OCC.

19 April 2018

20:30Main Stage

MUSIC

Μedea ElectroniqueEcho and Narcissus

​From the myth of Echo and Narcissus, which first outlined the concept of media, to the digital 21st century. Undertaking the roles of composer and librettist and inspired by these two mythological figures, live coding presents a digital opera addressing contemporary themes.

28 April - 29 April 2018

Multiple stages & Outside the OCC

FESTIVALS

5th Young Choreographers Festival

As eclectic, contemporary and daring as the new generation of artists, the festival captures the present in its own terms.

2 - 16 May 2018

FESTIVALS

Fast Forward Festival 5

Can Archaeology help us deal with the identity crises of our contemporary world? The 5th Fast Forward Festival sets out in search of temporal rifts in the liminal zones between myth and testimony, experience and imagination.

18 - 20 May 2018

Multiple stages

MUSIC

Big Bang Festival 4Adventurous music festival for young audiences

Say Big Bang: A festival for young people and adventurous spectators, full of music, playing, and fun!

19 May 2018

20:30Main Stage

MUSIC

The Brad Mehldau Trio

A concert by the ensemble of an ingenious musician, who has forged new paths for the intersections of architectural structures and jazz improvisation. Admittedly, Mehldau has been one of the greatest influences on pianists for the last twenty years.

24 May 2018

21:00Upper Stage

MUSIC

"Tinos World Music Festival": Pre-festival concert at the OCC

One day before the beginning of the Festival on Tinos island, get a taste at the Upper Stage of the OCC.

1 June - 3 June 2018

MUSIC

tuned cityAncient Messene

We usually look at a space in order to make sense of it. How would it be though, if we were to listen to it? Ancient Messene is transformed into an endless soundscape and is reintroduced to the public.

4 June 2018

21:00Main Stage
Free admission

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Hanya Yanagihara

The new star of American novel is introduced to the Athenian public.

7 June - 9 June 2018

Upper Stage

MUSIC

Greek Jazz PanoramaNEW GENERATION 5

Virtuosi of Greek jazz play together with the new generation of musicians of this music scene. For the fifth year, we listen to the future here and now!

1 June 2016 - 31 December 2019

COLLABORATIONS

InterfacesNew Models and Practices for Audience Development in Contemporary Music in Europe

Eight countries join forces in this innovative interdisciplinary project which seeks to introduce audiences to cutting-edge work by musicians and sound artists.

1 September 2016 - 31 December 2018

COLLABORATIONS

iDanceProviding access to contemporary dance education for people with disabilities

People with and without disabilities dance as part of the European iDance programme, showing that we can all access culture through dance.

1 September 2017 - 30 June 2018

COLLABORATIONS

Europe Jazz Network

The OCC has joined the Europe Jazz Network, the largest European network of music producers, artists and institutions specializing in contemporary music and the art of improvisation.

1 September 2017 - 1 September 2021

COLLABORATIONS

The European Media Art Platform - EMAP

11 European partners with the same goal: to support up-and-coming media artists in order to create new works.

1 October 2017 - 30 June 2018

ADULTS

Digital Programmes at OCC

How do we make art in an era during which we create, flirt, communicate, and overall live in an environment of continuous and ubiquitous networking? What is the position of art in important social and financial issues? How can it help us deal with technology and science in a critical manner?

1 October 2017 - 20 May 2018

11:00

FAMILIES

Emotions: Shared sensations for all the familyFrom the parental to the group embrace

Movement is one of the loveliest forms of non-verbal communication. So, movement and dance for babies, children and parents, with lots of hugs, exercises and stimuli for the young ones' senses and reflexes, and games and fun for the whole family.

3 October - 19 December 2017

17:30

ADULTS

Memory ExercisesPhotography and movement workshop for people over 65

This workshop combines photography and dance in an innovative way, opening up new and creative ways for you to tell your story. We will use photography and dance exercises (you don't need to know anything about either!) to 'revisit' your memories so we can narrate them in the present and, as a group, create a landscape of human stories.

4 October 2017 - 28 February 2018

11:00
5 €  per student

SCHOOLS

The Incredible Journey

3, 2, 1… Let’s go! This year your school turns into a film studio for a journey that is both incredible and real: surrealism, cinematic effects, live music, movement, and video with you as the protagonist.

6 October 2017 - 4 May 2018

17:30

TEENAGERS

Let’s make a filmFilm workshop for teens

Cinema is our passion. If it's yours, too, we want you in our team so we can get to know three different film genres together and co-create crazy movie projects.

9 October 2017 - 11 May 2018

09:30
Free admission

SCHOOLS

Contemporary Art: experiencing is understanding!Get up close and personal with contemporary art. The OCC opens its doors to schoolchildren, so they can take a new look at the art and culture of today.

It's contemporary and it's definitely the art that addresses our present. So don't be scared of contemporary art—get to know it, talk about it, and let it win you over.

10 October - 22 December 2017

10:00
3 € per student

SCHOOLS

Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown

Who can decide what the future will look like? Every idea you have and does not exist yet is science fiction... until it happens. A big journey to the unknown has begun at the Onassis Cultural Centre.

23 October 2017 - 15 April 2018

Free admission

SCHOOLS

Backpack JournalismFor independent journalists!

You've already got a backpack, a smartphone and a laptop. This year, you'll get the training and the inspiration you need to start out as a reporter.

29 October - 26 November 2017

12:00

TEENAGERS

From the self-portrait to the selfieReconstructing the image of our self

The #selfie is powerful, as you well know! But how about learning how to use selfies to express yourself artistically? In this workshop, you'll learn what the self-portrait means as a concept. That way, you'll know what a #selfie is really all about, apart from likes!

1 November - 16 November 2017

17:00

ADULTS

Workshop for educators | Say it with theatrePlaywriting techniques and tools for understanding and fully exploiting the curriculum

Shakespeare wrote that "All the world's a stage". So if there's room for the whole world on stage, why don't you get up there, too, and take your students with you?

6 November 2017 - 22 May 2018

11:00
Free admission

SCHOOLS

Driples & TripletsFor yet another year, a production of the Onassis Cultural Centre goes to schools throughout Greece.

You are holding your ticket. The space is ready. There are a lot of people, all in their places. Here are the protagonists too, ready to do their best! You are clapping your hands. What will happen? What are you going to see? Will it be a match or a show?

9 November 2017 - 18 May 2018

09:30
Free admission

SCHOOLS

The Genuine Play

There is a game that does not need screens, dolls, balls, paraphernalia, manuals, and batteries. It only needs bodies, sliding, somersaults, and laughter.

9 November 2017 - 30 March 2018

11:00
5 € per student

SCHOOLS

"Summerfolk" by Maxim Gorky

Gorky's holiday makers cannot stop talking, complaining, arguing, rambling, but in no time at all they'll be forced to take a stance on social injustice and the change that's on its way... Will they manage to escape themselves? Can anyone?

11 November - 12 November 2017

11:00

CHILDREN

A Revolution with Robotics, Technology, and Equal OpportunitiesA workshop for girls

One of the most incredible sciences of our times, robotics has hundreds of applications in our lives. Can you make your own robot paint or find its way out of a labyrinth? Everything is a question of creativity and knowledge. So come along, to learn and enjoy yourselves!

23 November 2017

11:00
Participation cost: 12 €

ADULTS

Masterclass by Konstantin Bogomolov

Three hours with the innovative Russian director Konstantin Bogomolov. Subject of the masterclass? Always the theatre.

25 November 2017

16:003rd Floor Foyer
Participation cost: The entrance is free and on a first come, first served basis.

Register by Monday 21 November 2017 by filling in the form.

ADULTS

HEBOCON Athens at the OCC

Robot-sumo construction tournament for the technically ungifted (aged 12–96). In this contest, technical competence is a disadvantage and winning can be downright embarrassing!

29 November 2017 - 28 February 2018

18:00
Cost: 63 € (for all ten workshops in the cycle)
 

ADULTS

Movement workshop for people with and without physical disabilitiesiDance: Dance that doesn’t discriminate

This year the choreographer will be...our vertebral column! We will observe it and we will admire its every step through our bodies narrations and, in the end, we will all together, compose its story.

1 December 2017 - 2 March 2018

11:00

ADULTS

Here, now, togetherA theatre and cinema workshop for people over 65

In this theatre and film workshop, it's you that gets to play the lead. Bring your own story and learn, through a collective process, how to tell it creatively using tools and techniques from our two favourite art-forms.

4 December - 19 December 2017

17:00

ADULTS

Workshop for educators | The art of criticismTheatre criticism as a route to understanding

What is there after the "I liked it" or "I didn't like it" of a performance? Open up the discussion with your students and take the plunge together into the wonderful world of criticism.

8 December - 17 December 2017

Participation cost: Free

Complete the registration form by Monday 4 December, 2017. Participants will be notified on Tuesday 5 December.

ADULTS

Sci-Fi Game Development

An intensive workshop focused on the core principles of game design and their application.

9 December - 10 December 2017

11:00

TEENAGERS

A revolution with a bit of paper, a bit of 3D, and... our ideasA workshop for teenage inventors

Do you know that you can make furniture from paper? That you can design and fill your living room with your own creations? This is the time when we can make things, design and create what we need, thus protect the environment from needlessly flying products from all over the world.

27 December - 29 December 2017

11:00

TEENAGERS

Odyssey on Paper, Journeys on InkA comics workshop for teenagers

You must love comics! Would you like to find out how they are written, and how the text is put together with images? Come and draw inspiration from the exhibition "Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown", and write your own comics!

15 January 2018

11:00
5 € per student

SCHOOLS

RiskIoanna Portolou

Happiness in life presupposes a risk. But do we take the risk in order to be happy? What will happen, if you follow six dancers who do not fear plunging with great speed into the void, in pursuit of happiness?

17 January - 25 January 2018

17:00

ADULTS

Workshop for educators | Play and Education: playing, designing and exploiting games in the classroomAn introduction to the world of electronic games and contemporary educational technology

Get some new helpers into your classroom: laptops, tablets, mobile phones and computers are all there, ready and waiting: now it's up to you to make the educational electronic games that will change the way you teach and your students learn.

19 January - 30 March 2018

18:00
Cost: 63 € (for all ten workshops in the cycle)

ADULTS

Movement workshop for people with and without visual impairmentsiDance: Dance that doesn’t discriminate

Exploring space and the body's potential in an original way, people with or without visual impairments will create, as a team, micro-choreographies based on techniques of contemporary dance and improvisation in order to compose our shared narrative.

2 February 2018

11:00
5 € per student

SCHOOLS

Christos PapadopoulosIon

Ten dancers interact, evading and being drawn to one another, tracing paths determined by the unexplored mechanisms of nature, the invisible and unceasing movement that underlies all things.

5 February - 8 February 2018

17:00

ADULTS

Workshop for educators | It starts with a bookAlternative ways of approaching and using books

There comes a time when every child will choose whether to turn the page or close the book. Be the teacher who shows them a way out of the dilemma.

14 March - 19 March 2018

17:00

ADULTS

Workshop for educators | Traditional songs in schoolIntroducing folk culture into the contemporary educational context

Traditional songs: You don't know when, where or by whom they were written, and you don't remember how and when you learnt them, because it's as if you've known them all your life. Now you can sing them to your students and teach them about the history of Greek folk songs.

28 March 2018

11:00
5 € per student

SCHOOLS

“The Bacchae” by EuripidesAris Biniaris

Ancient tragedy as a rock show. The director Aris Biniaris plugs the Bacchae into the mains and puts the divine Dionysus in front of the mike.

13 April - 15 April 2018

Free admission

SCHOOLS

Onassis Youth Festival 2018The festival for the most dynamic generation: teenagers. We give a voice to those who are already our future today.

Imagine Antigone as a teenager quarrelling with her family, Oedipus falling in love with his teacher, Helen of Troy suing for divorce, or Prometheus Bound punished for doing what he thought was right...

18 May 2018

10:00
Free entrance events and events with tickets (3-5 € per person)

SCHOOLS

Big Bang Festival 4Adventurous music festival for young audiences

Say Big Bang: A festival for young people and adventurous spectators, full of music, playing, and fun!

23 September 2017

11:30Main Stage
Full price: 60 €
Reduced: 45 €

DESIGN

Digitized 2017

Join Digitized for a series of exciting events that bring together the digital creative community in Southeastern Europe. Talks, workshops and networking events, combined to create a content which is useful, fun and relevant.

8 November 2017

Upper Stage

DESIGN

A Meeting For Industrial Design

A one-day conference which brings together industrial design specialists and the public.

1 March 2018

Main Stage
Buy your tickets: www.esw.gr

DESIGN

Éso - Interior Design & Architecture

Every year Éso brings together some of the most important names from the fields of interior design and architecture. Be here with us!

20 April 2018

Main Stage
15 €
For further information and to purchase tickets: www.ebge.gr

DESIGN

EVGE 2018Greek Graphic Design & Illustration Awards

The Greek Graphic Design & Illustration Awards (GGDA) bring together, evaluate and award Greece’s best work in the sphere of visual communication.