MUSIC: On February 1, the renowned Tunisian oudist Anouar Brahem and his multicultural Quartet mix jazz with eastern traditions. On 5-6 February Lorenda Ramou and Medea Electronique join forces to present works by two major figures of the Western civilization, Beethoven & Goya. The major Greek jazz improvisator Sakis Papadimitriou, on his own side, creates live with his band music score on silent films of the 20th century. On February 13, Italian viol master Paolo Pandolfo, accompanied by his Ensemble, will take us back to the ‘golden era’ of the baroque music. A similar approach is taken by Camerata on Period Instruments, which presents Georg Benda's Medea, featuring actress Karyofyllia Karabeti (February 20-21). The award-winning violinist Alina Ibragimova, along with pianist Cédric Tiberghien, will give a unique concert on February 19, while another duet, Christos Sakellaridis & Beata Pincetic, plays ‘exotic’ works for two pianos. The Greek Song Cycle presents the work of the composer Dimitris Lagios (February 22), while the Orchestra of Colours interprets music written by three renowned contemporary Greek composers for stage productions of Aristophanes’ comedies.
SHOWS FOR EVERYONE: On February 2-4, Emmanuela Kapokaki’s Prassein Aloga presents at the OCC her work on the visual puppet theatre, staging a fairytale from the Mani in the Southern Peloponnese.
DANCE: This month, the dance programme of the OCC features the internationally acclaimed team RootlessRoot of Linda Kapetanea and Josef Fruček (February 11-13 & 16-20).
THEATRE: Stathis Livathinos theatre company’s performances of the classic Danton’s Death by Georg Büchner are staged until February 18. The Flemish Guy Cassiers, along with his company Tonnelhuis, present on February 24-26 their adaptation on a classic 20th century novel: Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano.
TALKS & THOUGHTS: Four discussions will take place at the Lecture & Exhibition space of the OCC this month, on topics concerning the contemporary Greek society, with the participation of distinguished lecturers: Citizens of the world and the Mediterranean: Multiple identity in the Mediterranean basin in the 21st century (4/2), Political violence and fanaticism: A discussion prompted by Stathis Livathinos’ staging of Georg Büchner’s Danton’s Death (7/2), The use of history in Constantine Cavafy’s poetry (16/2) and How did science fiction films imagine the 21st century, and how close were they to our reality? (22/2).
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