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Hollywood Stars Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin Feature in Athens Festival

Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin re-enact the interviews of six anonymous refugees and their sufferings in a new video installation by South African artist Candice Breitz, who explores the reaction of audiences to real suffering, compared to their reactions...

Sting, Bill Murray, Nigel Kennedy Set for Athens Festival

This year's Athens Festival will include 87 performances in a reduced but more targeted program than 2017's, organizers said this week. The annual Greek festival includes performances and events mostly focused at Irodio (Herod Atticus theatre) in Athens and the theatre...

Sting to Rock the Acropolis this Summer

British rock star Sting will perform two concerts at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 of June 2018 as part of the annual Athens and Epidaurus Festival. Famous for legendary opera and ancient tragedy...

Greek National Opera Performs 'Carmen' at Herodes Atticus Odeon

The Greek National Opera’s second major summer production is George Bizet’s groundbreaking Carmen, which will be staged at the Herodes Atticus Odeon on July 24, 26, 27 and 29 as part of the Athens Festival. With themes of love and...

DW: 'Greek Artists Defy Economic Crisis'

The German newspaper Deutsche Welle published an article today, June 9, on Greek artists, focusing on how they have dealt with the economic crisis in Greece. It has been one year since the state television and radio broadcaster ERT was...

Martha Graham Dance Company Visits Greece

Martha Graham, one of the greatest American dance companies, has carved its own path in dance history. This year it celebrates the long and dynamic relationship between choreographer Martha Graham and Greece and the group will visit the country...

Isabella Rossellini's 'Green Porno' Performance at Athens Festival

Neither the reduced budget nor the financial crisis of Greece could stop Athens Festival from hosting the famous star Isabella Rossellini from joining it.  She will perform "Green Porno" at the theater Piraeus Street, Nr 260. Green Porno was inspired, written and...

25 Ancient Greek Theaters Will Open to Public

The “Athens Festival” institution, in collaboration with “Diazoma” association, have taken the initiative of opening 25 ancient Greek theaters and archaeological sites to the public in order to promote the country’s cultural heritage. Most ancient Greek theaters are scheduled to...

Santorini Arts Factory Aims to Boost Island's Culture

The Santorini Arts Factory aspires to become one of the main cores of cultural action in Santorini and in the wider region of  the South Aegean, Greece. The SAF is prioritizing the island and its inhabitants by providing immediate access...

Contemporary Theatrical Adaptation of Homer’s Iliad

For the first time in the history of the Greek theater, the audience will have the opportunity to watch the theatrical adaptation of The Iliad of Homer. In the Athens Festival, the contemporary adaptation of the Iliad  directed by Stathis...