Open Day

May '68


4 MAR 2018
Multiple stages
"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.
16:30-20:30 | All-day free entrance events
21:00 | Concert at the Main Stage

Tickets for the concert:
OCC Friends presale: from 8 FEB 2018, 12:00
General presale: from 15 FEB 2018, 12:00
Full price: 5 €
Reduced, OCC's Friends & Groups 5-9 people: 4 €
Unemployed, Groups 10+ people: 3 €
People with disabilities: 3 € | Companions: 4 €

Group ticket reservations at
OCC’s annual Open Day is already an institution. As its name denotes, it opens OCC to the public. Visitors have the opportunity to move freely through all the spaces of the building, choosing which activities they wish to engage in and creating their own aesthetic paths.
The theme of this year’s Open Day extends to an entire era. On the occasion of the fifty-year anniversary of May ’68, we trace the complex and charming routes and cross-fertilization between avant-garde art and new social and cultural ideas of the period, beginning at the end of the ’50s up to the first years of the ’70s.
The Indochina war, anti-colonial movements, the civil rights movement, the generation of questioning everything, Vietnam, the so-called ‘spring’ in various countries of the Eastern Bloc, the cultural revolution in China, the dictatorships of the European South are only some of the events that have shaped this restless and fertile period.
May ’68 was an enormous assembly, during which all established perceptions were questioned, giving rise to ideas and approaches on society and the world that are central to theoretical discourse up until today.
At every corner of OCC – lobby, Main and Upper Stage – singers, musicians, actors, performers, students, and art lovers will take part in a multifaceted marathon of performance of emblematic works and happenings. Most of these works are presented in Greece for the first time.
At the same time, visitors can watch films and video. The tribute will be concluded with a concert with soloists and a music ensemble at the Main Stage.

Click here to read the programme of the free events, the concert at the Main Stage and all the parallel events.


Idea, Composition, Direction Oversight, Musicological Research, Realisations, Orchestration, Organisation: Anargyros Deniosos
Music Director, Realisations: Andreas Levisianos
Movement: Vasilis Skarmoutsos
Video, Lighting: Manos Arvanitakis, Elina Sfountouri
Sound Design, Programming, Electronics: Nikos Palamaris, Orestis Papadopoulos
Curator: Sergios Sinanis, Tristan Beutter
Organisational Oversight: Katerina Tsesmetzi, Valia Rassa
Production manager: Chara Mourla

Participants include: Ictus Ensemble, 6daEXIt Improvisation Ensemble, Whi Ensemble, Pallini Musical High School Experimental Music Ensemble, Artéfacts Ensemble, Ionian Festival Ensemble, Ensemble Continuum (@Athens), Drama students from the Athens Conservatory

The activity is organised by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens in the framework of the INTERFACES project supported by the "Creative Europe Programme" of the European Union.

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