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

ATHENS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Hagia Sophia – 1,500 years of history (19.12.2015 to 31.12.2016)

Tholos, the new virtual reality theatre of the Foundation of the Hellenic World at the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre presents a completely digital representation of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Visitors are invited to embark on a unique journey of discovery. The interior of the church is represented in full detail, as well as its architectural design, sculptural and mosaic decoration. Moreover, the different phases of construction of the monument are also presented, and important historical, social and economic aspects of Byzantine life. The most “amazing” aspect of the new production is that viewers participate, answering questions during the tour. The Hagia Sophia, a spiritual and political symbol of the Byzantine Empire, a marvel of Byzantine architecture, has prevailed to the present day despite adversity, and is a monument of world cultural heritage. Duration: 45 minutes.

Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre, 254 Pireos St., Tavros, www.hellenic-cosmos.gr

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

 

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