Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Akram Khan: Xenos

WHAT: A final chance to enjoy the transporting choreography of the renowned Akram Khan as he comes to Athens to perform his new solo show, Xenos, exploring the myth of Promethius. Billed as his last performance as a dancer in a full-length piece, the production is a collaboration with artists from around the world and features Khan’s signature styl...

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Athens Restaurant Week

WHAT: Foodie utopia as the hugely popular Athens Restaurant Week, hosted by Alpha Bank, rolls into town for the third year, offering special lunch or dinner deals at 120 select restaurants. This is your chance to dine at some of the capital’s most prestigious eateries, including Michelin-starred culinary landmarks and exciting creative gourmet hots...

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Roméo et Juliette

WHAT: See Shakespeare’s classic romantic drama set to music in Charles Gounod’s popular five act opera, staged for the first time here by the Greek National Opera. Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette – a favourite ever since its 1867 debut in Paris - is the first in a series of works to be presented by the GNO from the French repertoire over the next thr...

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

WHAT:  Australian director Benedict Andrews gives Tennessee Williams’ classic inheritance drama “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” a twist for the Trump era by moving the action to the present in this latest National Theatre Live performance starring Sienna Miller (as Maggie), Jack O'Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern fam...

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Peloponnese Wine Festival

WHAT: Acquaint your palate with the outstanding wines that hail from the vineyards of the Peloponnese as one of Greece’s most popular annual wine festivals reboots at a new inner-city venue. The Peloponnese Wine Festival, staged by members of the Association of Wine Producers of the Vineyards of Peloponnese, introduces premium wines from the latest...

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4th Tango Lovers Festival & Marathon Athens

WHAT: Get your tango on during four giddy days and nights pulsing with rhythm, smiles and high spirits as the Tango Lovers Festival returns to Athens, uniting leading dancers from the international circuit, to the soundtrack of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. This year, the festival will kick off with an electric opening night performance by leadin...

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Lara Fabian plays Athens

WHAT: See world famous Belgian diva Lara Fabian perform her first English album for more than a decade and her greatest hits such as Je’Taime at a rare Athens gig. Fabian’s “Camouflage World Tour” promises to be an electric visual and audio experience, based on the star’s English repertoire. Here’s a taste of what to expect:

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Ancient Chinese Science and Technology 

WHAT: Admire 90 different objects from the ancient Chinese civilization such as astronomical instruments, plows and early seismographs.  On loan from the China Science and Technology Museum of Beijing, the exhibition covers discoveries, Chinese innovations and aims to highlight the culture’s remarkable achievements across many different scientific ...

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Cinedoc Kids

WHAT: A marvelous mosaic of stories that reflect life through the eyes of children and teenagers in different parts of the world. CineDoc Kids movie festival aims to inspire a young audience with fiction films and documentaries that travel from the North Arctic to India and from the Swiss Alps to Mars! Featured at the festival will be movies lik...

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Sting at Herodion Atticus

WHAT: One of the year’s hottest tickets as rock legend Sting performs live at the historic Odeon of Herodes to open this year’s Athens and Epidaurus Festival. The Newcastle-born singer-songwriter and activist last performed at the venue in May 1996 during his “Mercury Falling” tour and is among the rare few acts granted permission to play at Ath...

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Fortress of Solitude

WHAT: Homelessness in all its spiritual and psychological forms is the theme of this evocative monographic exhibition by Mike Kelley, an influential commentator on American class and popular culture. Kelley sought to explore how we constantly attempt to create ourselves from our unreliable and unstable memories of our own past. Curated by Douglas F...

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WHAT: Explore money’s enduring symbology from the earliest forms of coinage to ancient Greek banking practices and the evolution of currency. Money: Tangible symbols in ancient Greece - in cooperation with the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection – looks at how, historically, coins have also been used to transmit ideas, status and propaganda. Admission...

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