15 November 2010 - 6 January 201109:00
Visual DialoguesFourteen artists strive to transcribe the issues raised in the Athens Dialogues’ six thematic sections into visual terms. The new works, most of which will be installed in public spaces to allow Athenians to happen upon them by chance.
11 December - 12 December 201017:00Main Stage
Free admission | Coupon required for the entrance
Inauguration of the Onassis Cultural CentreOpen to the publicThe Onassis Cultural Centre is coming to town and opening its doors to the public over a two-day inauguration, on December 11 & 12.
13 December 201017:00Upper Stage
TALKS & THOUGHTS
Are the arts and letters a luxury for a society in financial crisis?Inaugural speech of Talks & Thoughts CycleThe arts and letters provide a fixed point of reference when everything else can look as though it’s collapsing around our ears.
16 December - 19 December 201020:30Main Stage
25 - 28 - 52 € | Concs 18 €
Alvis HermanisThe Sound of SilenceThe award-winning Latvian director experiments with a silent production which transcends the limits speech imposes on expression. Using a room in a post-Soviet society as his core narrational unit, he explores the concept of utopia through a range of motifs and Simon & Garfunkel’s music.
17 December 201019:005th floor - Young Theatre Workshop
TALKS & THOUGHTS
2,500 years since the Battle of MarathonCycle C | History through the lens of the present | Remembrance and PathosGreek–Persian relations in antiquity.
18 December - 20 December 201021:00Upper Stage
22 € | Concs 12 €
YELP Dance CompanyLebensweltLebenswelt is the final part in the S trilogy, which was inspired by the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, who uses the term ‘Lebenswelt’ to define the world we each perceive around us. In this work, the worlds of the two dancers coexist with a third: that of the audience.
22 December 201020:30Main Stage
15 - 20 - 30 - 40 €
Concs 10 - 15 €
Travelling with Panait IstratiGreek Song Cycle | Unknown HellenismThe opening event of the Greek Song Cycle centred on Unknown Hellenism is dedicated to the great Greek-Romanian writer Panait Istrati, described as the “Maxim Gorky of the Balkans”.
23 December 201020:30Main Stage
15 - 20 - 30 - 40 € | Concs 10 - 15€
Orchestra of ColoursThree Folk Suites: Holst / Bartók / ShostakovichGustav Holst lauds the expressive simplicity of English traditional music. Béla Bartók’s Suite reveals the influence of Hungarian, Romanian and Arabic melodies. Shostakovich’s Suite is a recently identified collection of incidental film music.
28 December 2010 - 2 January 201120:30Main Stage
10 - 15 - 20 €
Concs 5 - 7 €
Victoria Chaplin & Jean-Baptiste ThiérréeLe cirque invisibleLe Cirque Invisible, a circus which combines the phantasmagorical with the poetic, has been crisscrossing the world and hearts for forty years.
17 December 201023:30Main Stage
After-performance talk with Alvis Hermanis
19 December 201022:00Upper Stage
After-performance talk with Mariela Nestora