Live from New York: “The Birds” by Nikos Karathanos / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Live from New York: “The Birds” by Nikos Karathanos

13 ΜΑΥ 2018
23:59 (ΕΕΤ)
The OCC “Birds”, under the direction of Nikos Karathanos, “fly” to America. After the sold out performances in Epidaurus and Athens, these “Birds” spread their wings for a transatlantic flight and are shown as part of the annual program of St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. On Sunday 13 May at 23:59 (EET) tune in and watch “them” live!
On Sunday 13 May at 23:59 (EET) the “Birds” fly to your screen. Tune in!

Nonetheless, The Birds offers sights and sounds you won’t catch anywhere else in this city... It isn’t pretty, exactly, but it’s harsh and hypnotic, primal and ethereal at the same time. It is the music of earthly existence, with all its mysterious, tantalizing promises, just waiting to be fulfilled — and thwarted.
Ben Brantley, New York Times

It’s surprising and messy and bright and wild and just makes you want to party. And its audacious, celebratory silliness, its sheer irreverent vitality, actually feels more revolutionary, more slyly political and politically effective than 99 percent of the productions you’ve seen that have puffed up their chests and flailed their fists and hammered on seriously about Serious Things.
Sara Holdren, Vulture



Translation: Giannis Asteris
Direction: Nikos Karathanos
Adaptation: Nikos Karathanos, Giannis Asteris
Sets - Costumes: Elli Papageorgakopoulou
Music: Aggelos Triantafillou
Lighting Design: Simos Sarketzis
Movement: Amalia Bennett

Amalia Bennett, Kostas Berikopoulos, Maria Diakopanagiotou, Vasiliki Driva, Nikos Karathanos, Emily Koliandri, Ektor Liatsos, Christos Loulis, Grigoria Metheniti, Konstantinos Bibis, Foivos Rimenas, Michalis Sarantis, Aris Servetalis, Giannis Sevdikalis, Elena Topalidou, Marissa Triantafyllidou, Aggelos Triantafillou, Haris Frangoulis, Galini Hatzipaschali

Live music: Sofia Efkleidou, Michalis Katachanas, Dimitris Klonis, Vasilis Panagiotopoulos, Dimitris Tigkas.

Assistant Director: Marissa Triantafyllidou
Assistant to the Director: Ioanna Bitouni
Assistant to the Set Designer: Myrto Lamprou
Music Assistant: Vassilis Panagiotopoulos
Production Assistant: Tzela Christopoulou
Hair Design: Chronis Tzimos
Make-up: Alexandra Mita
Sound Engineering: Kostis Pavlopoulos
Stage Manager: Giannis Kritikos
Construction of the props "Trees": Socrates Papadopoulos, Stephanos Grammenos, Daphne Iliopoulou
Costume Construction: Dimitra Kaisari, Despoina Makarouni, Aphrodite Pournari
Costume repair: Lena Papamichail
Set Construction: Lazaridis Scenic Studio
Surtitles translation of Giannis Asteris’ text, in English: Orfeas Apergis
Executive Producer: POLYPLANITY Productions / Yolanda Markopoulou, Vicky Strataki
Coproduced by St. Ann's Warehouse and the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens

Supported by the Onassis Foundation

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Read more about this "flight" here.

19 - 20 Aug 2016

21:00 Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
VIP Zone: 45€
Zone A: 30€
Zone B: 20€, 15€ (Students)
Upper Tier: 10€, 5€ (Students, Unemployed)
People with disabilities: 5€
(Pre-sale by the Greek Festival)

Scroll down the page to read more information about tickets, groups, reduced prices and transportation to Epidaurus.


Nikos Karathanos ‘Birds’ by Aristophanes

17 - 23 Sep 2016

20:30 Main Stage
Watch the performance live on 23 September 2016 (scroll down).

The tickets are sold out.
Full price: 15 – 25 – 35 – 40 €
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 12 – 20 – 30 – 35 €  
Large groups (10+ people):
10 – 18 – 28 – 32 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €


Nikos Karathanos ‘Birds’ by Aristophanes


"The Birds" of Aristophanes directed by Nikos Karathanos fly to New York


Onassis Foundation USA presents the festival "Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes"