• Athens Calendar of Events
  • Athens Calendar of Events
  • Athens Calendar of Events
  • Athens Calendar of Events
  • Athens Calendar of Events


Histrionics (Der Theatermacher) – Thomas Bernhard (19.03 το 23.04.2016)

“I speak, therefore I am.” All works of the paradoxical Austrian writer are a perpetual monologue. Heroes who talk incessantly in a relay of thousands of words. The great and sarcastic author of the post-war world grapples with his favourite topic: speaking of the theatre and its people, as well as his tragicomic dimension and emptiness. Themes tend to repeat themselves in his world and alternate like musical motifs: the decay of the body, the defeat of thought and the futility of human efforts. Artistes, actors, opera singers, philosophers and generals compose a single person with three sides: the successful genius, the failed genius and the narrator. The rest is words, not silence; words of a Clown-God.

Porta Theatre, 59 Mesogeion Ave., www.porta-theatre.gr


Antigone - Sophocles (through 30 September)

The first co-production between the largest institutions of Greek theatre was awarded to Stathis Livathinos, who chose to present Sophocles’ masterpiece “Antigone”, bringing three generations of actors to the stage. This work, one of the best Ancient Greek dramas, explores the theme of conflict between the laws of ethics and the laws of the state, and reaches its climax when the two heroes corroborate their tragic circumstances, clinging on to their principles to the fateful end.

National Theatre, National Theatre of Northern Greece, Cyprus Theatre Organisation, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival & Tour, www.n-t.gr

Τhe Equilibrists (through 9 October)

The Equilibrists is a project organised by the New Museum, New York and the DESTE Foundation in collaboration with the Benaki Museum of Athens, and features the works of a new generation of Greek and Cypriot artists working domestically and abroad. The 33 artists and collaborations in the exhibition have adopted radically diverse approaches towards reflecting and engaging with the world around them. Working across painting, sculpture, drawing, film & video and performance, the artists capture the fragility of the present moment through a shared approach to materiality.

Benaki Museum, Pireos Street Annexe, www.benaki.gr

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