Athens Insider Summer 2022

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Black Swan at the Odeon

12 elite dancers of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky ballets perform a condensed version of the timeless Swan Lake. Black Swan incorporates all the highlights of the opera two a sold-out show at the Odeon of Herod Atticus. The great news is that you can still book ahead for additional shows at the Christmas Theatre. When and Where:  October 6, 2021 at ...

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The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas

What: A meeting of two divas across time, the Serbian conceptual artist Marina Abramovic plays the most feted opera diva of all time Maria Callas. The New York Times described the production as ‘part séance, part mixtape.’ Abramovic revisits seven of Callas' operatic deaths in defining roles like Tosca, Carmen and Madame Butterfly, then turns to th...

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Akram Khan: Outwitting the Devil

What:  As is his wont, celebrated choreographer Akram Khan explores ancient myths and rituals and puts in context with our ever-changing planet.  Inspired by the epic of Gilgamesh, Khan and his ensemble of six dancers make a fervent appeal for collective humanity. The ancient site of the Herodion Atticus, directly under the Sacred Rock is fitting f...

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Philip Tsiaras’ sensual mosaics of Alexander the Great at The Blender Gallery

What: The Blender Gallery in collaboration with Varvara Roza Galleries hosts an exhibition of new works by New York artist Philip Tsiaras. As a painter, photographer, ceramicist, bronze and glass sculptor, Tsiaras's work touches on practically all art forms. In a conceptual sense Tsiaras believes that “each exhibition should contain an unexpected e...

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Ruins : Encoded Symbols by Roberto Sironi

What: RUINS, exclusively commissioned by Carwan Gallery is finally ready to be unveiled in Athens in June 2021 Ruins features a series of works that re-signify architectural fragments belonging to different historical periods and which refer to the most significant archaeological sites placed in the Mediterranean basin. The project relates some...

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DESTE’s Anti-Structure

What: ANTI-STRUCTURE, Curated by Andreas Melas Anti-Structure explores the far-fetched realm of fine lines between order and chaos, stasis and flux, structure and fragility. Taking an immersive installation by Urs Fischer as a starting point,  and placing it in dialogue with the works of twenty-one Greek and Cypriot, the exhibition explores ...

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NEON’s Portals at The Public Tobacco Factory

What: Make time to take in NEON's exhibition Portals curated by Elina Kountouri, Director, ΝΕΟΝ and Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago featuring works by 59 artists from 27 countries including 15 new works commissioned by NEON at the impressive Public Tobacco Factory Complex. [caption id="attachment_9971"...

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Snap up some Freedom Fashion

From revolutionary jewellery, ceramic keepsakes, colour-soaked silk scarves, blue-and-white spangled dresses and cheeky ties, Greek designers and international fashion houses celebrate Greece’s defining moment in history with humour, sophistication and style. We’ve curated a tempting collection to commemorate Greece’s bicentennial milesto...

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