Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Gandini Juggling: Smashed

WHAT: The art of the circus and theater come together to present you with 80 apples, 9 performers, 4 crockery, and 1 tea party you will never forget. Smashed explores the relationships of seven men and two women during a quaint afternoon tea through traditional juggling and contemporary theatrical circus, complete with the accompaniment of popular ...

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Iggy Pop and James and Shame

Release Athens 2019 Release Athens 2019 is excited to present one of the greatest names in all of rock’n’roll, the one and only Iggy Pop! Iggy Pop will be in Athens on Saturday, June 8, at Water Plaza, to prove that he is worthy of his grand legacy and a staple performer in today’s rock’n’roll scene. He brings an unmatchable amount of energy and e...

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Bubble Jam

WHAT: Teenagers are always being told to stay off their cellphones, but this interactive installation forces teens to do the opposite. Made for teenagers 12+, “Bubble Jam” creates a digital stage where participants are asked to think about their place and interactions on the World Wide Web. What are the implications of being so connected to one ano...

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Saturday Brights

WHAT: For those looking for a nightlife experience that is different from your average bar, be sure to check out Saturday Brights Imrpov Comedy Show, performed entirely in English. The shows are put on every second Saturday of the month and entry is donation based. Bring a date, a group of friends, or come alone to share in the spontaneous world of...

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Data.flux [12XGA version]

WHAT: Internationally acclaimed digital artist, Ryoji Ikeda, will be exhibiting his newest installation at the Onassis Cultural Centre. This exhibit aims to challenge the limits of human perception and digital technology. Visitors are thrown into the ever-changing world of data through pulses of light and sounds, allowing for both a sensory and tho...

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What to do in Athens this February

Athens is constantly in flux, stuck in a Tug of War between the past and present. This week let yourself be transported back to the ancient Chinese Qing Dynasty or dive into the future of technology with Ryoji Ikeda - maybe finding yourself somewhere in between. Saturday Brights WHAT: For those looking for a nightlife experienc...

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NEON: The Artist on the Composer

WHAT: This exciting collaboration between Greek National Opera and NEON produced a fascinating dialogue between the visual arts and the opera. The live performance utilizes auditory and visual effects inside an opera house empty of all props and costumes. A twist on a classical art form manifests in a creative deluge of sight and sound. WHEN: Ja...

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Christmas Theater

WHAT: The most wonderful time of the year will be brought to life with twinkling lights, music, and color in the largest and most majestic theater in Athens. These spectacular performances will transport you to great cities each with their own style of celebrating the holidays. The performances shine and spread the festive spirit with a joy that wi...

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Imperial Apartments of Qianlong Exhibition

WHAT: History enthusiasts will swoon at this incredible opportunity to view over 154 historical artifacts from the Qianlong Emperor, the sixth emperor of the Qing dynasty in China. The Acropolis Museum hosts the display that usually resides in the Forbidden City in Beijing and details the complex and pivotal history of the Emperor’s political and c...

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Benaki Museum 1 minute Athens

WHAT: The Benaki will redefine the images that flash through your mind when you think of the city of Athens. Approximately 100 different film competition entries attempt to define and explain Athens in just 1 minute. The fusion of these creative works into one collection offer a vivid glimpse of this magical city from the imaginations of dozens of ...

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Crete: Emerging Cities

WHAT: The island of Crete is the largest Greek island as well as an immense vessel of ancient history and culture. The Museum of Cycladic Art offers an intriguing exhibit complete with artifacts brought from the island itself, some freshly excavated, and tracks the rise and fall of three major cities: Aptera, Eleutherna, and Knossos. Museum directo...

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