The events at the OCC on March / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

The events at the OCC on March

28 Feb 2011
MUSIC: On March 4, 5 & 6, Camerata on period instruments, with conductor George Petrou, in collaboration with the director and set designer Paris Mexis, and celbrated guests, presents C.W. Gluck's opera Iphigenie en Aulide, in a spectacular production. On March 10, Savina Yannatou & Constantinople ensemble in a delightful on-stage collaboration between internationally celebrated artists with Sappho’s poetry readings embellished by vocal and instrumental improvisations, original contemporary compositions and fragments of ancient Greek music. On March 20, Polifonia in due: The repertoire of the unique Duo Goliardi, founded in 2003 by the flautist Dimitris Kountouras and the accordionist Konstantinos Raptis, extends from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The Greek Song Cycle presents this month, on March 28, works by Greek Young Composers, in collaboration with the Orchestra of Colours. The virtuoso of the lute and Constantinopolitan lyre, Sokratis Sinopoulos, plays alongside highly respected Greek traditional instrumentalists and vocalists, on March 29. On the first of the three-day Borderline Festival, the Upper Stage hosts Pierre Bastien & Phonophani, along with Phill Niblock & Thomas Ankersmit.
THEATRE: On March 3-19, the Greek première of Heiner Müller's The Mission by the theatre company projector. The young director, Anestis Azas, attempts to explore what revolution might mean in the constantly changing society of Greece today.

DANCE: From March 19 until April 2, seven deadly sins by Ypsilon dance company: Angeliki Stellatou and Stavros Gasparatos join forces to co-define the spirit of collaboration between two art-forms that have been flirting with one another since time began: dance and music. And on March 23-26, Cover up, by Fabrice Mazliah, Ioannis Mandafounis and May Zarhy. The team, with shared experiences from Forsythe’s company, approach the creative process with a view relating to the role of the performer in contemporary choreography.

SHOWS FOR EVERYONE: On March 27-28 and April 3-4, Katerini Antonakaki explores the role of space and objects in our everyday thought and praxis, with the performance Environ 0.618.

VISUAL ARTS: On March 15, the inauguration of an exhibition which features work by living artists of Greek descent who were born or live outside Greece, and aims to cover every means of visual expression. In Polyglossia, the visual arts recall the literary in a reference to the dual focus of the OCC.

TALKS & THOUGHTS: This month at the OCC:
March 2: Mediterranean noir, featuring Maurice Attia, writer and psychoanalyst, Petros Markaris, writer, and
Celil Oker, writer (Lecture & Exhibition Space of the OCC).
March 9: Multiverse and LHC, featuring Dimitri Nanopoulos, Distinguished Professor of Theoretical Physics, Texas A&M University (Main Stage of the OCC).
March 17: Politics, morality and the law, featuring Avishai Margalit (George F. Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and Professor Emeritus in Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Filimon Peonidis (Associate Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Thomas Scanlon (Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity at Harvard University), Stavros Tsakyrakis (Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Athens) (Lecture & Exhibition Space of the OCC).
March 23: Approaching history through graphic novels, featuring  Zeina Abirached, writer of graphic novels, and Ilias Kanellis, journalist (Lecture & Exhibition Space of the OCC).
March 30: Can science and religion coexist? Featuring Paolo Flores d’Arcais (Professor of Moral Philosophy at La Sapienza, Rome; journalist and director of ΜicroMega magazine), A.C. Grayling (Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London), Stathis Psillos (Professor in the Department of the Methodology, History and Theory of Science at the University of Athens), Stavros Zoumboulakis (writer; director of Nea Estia magazine) (Lecture & Exhibition Space of the OCC).
Entrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a strictly first come, first served basis. The distribution of entrance tickets will began one (1) hour before each event. Simultaneous translation will be provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.