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Athens and Epidaurus Festival Kicks off Once Again

Greece’s leading cultural festival, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival kicks off once again on Friday for another year of spectacular performances. One of Europe's oldest performing arts festivals, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, that was first held in 1955, is a...

Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus to Host First Ever Film Screening

The first ever film screening at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus will take place on June 30 with the 1962 cinema version of the Greek tragedy "Electra" by renowned director Michael Cacoyannis. Every year, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus co-hosts the...

Greek Culture Minister Appoints New Athens Festival Director After Fabre Resignation

Director Vangelis Theodoropoulos has been appointed artistic director of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival following the sudden resignation of Belgian multidisciplinary artist Jan Fabre. Fabre resigned on Saturday after the uproar caused by his controversial works and his choice of...

Jan Fabre Quits Greek Festival Amidst Reactions

Belgian multidisciplinary artist Jan Fabre, decided to quit his position as the director of the annual Athens & Epidaurus (International) Festival for the 2016 – 2019 period, amidst reactions by Greek artists against the programme he created. On the website of the...

Planned Nude Performance at Athens Festival Causes Outcry [video]

A planned nude performance directed by Belgian artist Jan Fabre at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival this summer has caused an outcry. The initial reaction over the festival was by Greek artists who protested the decision of Culture Minister Aristides...

Belgian Artist to Head Athens and Epidaurus Festival Amid Reactions

Belgian multidisciplinary artist Jan Fabre has accepted the invitation by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports to be the director of the annual Athens & Epidaurus (International) Festival for the 2016 – 2019 period. Greek artists expressed outrage on...

After Centuries, Ancient Messini Theater Opens

After hundreds of years of lying still, the theater of Ancient Messini re-opened on Aug. 3, with an opera gala, organized by the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2013 and the Municipality of Messini and the Region of Peloponnese, among...