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The Athens and Epidaurus festival is celebrating 60 years with an impressive programme.
As a living entity  continues to be active with important foreign invitees as well as Greek productions by established and younger artists.

01-04/6/2015 Theatre
Dimitris Mavrikos – Pope Joan
The director Dimitris Mavrikos is opening this season’s Festival by completing last year’s performance in progress of his play based on the novel Pope Joan (1866) by Em. Rhoides and on the author’s relationship with his mother.
Peiraios 260

03-04/2015 Dance
Sylvie Guillem – Life in Progress
On her last tour, she will take a bow before the Greek audience that has always loved her, in a programme which includes choreographies by Mats Ek. William Forsythe, Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant
Odeon of Herodes Atticus

11, 12 & 13/06/2015 Theatre
Baxter Theatre Center – Miss Julie
For the first time, the Athens Festival introduces an exceptional South African theatre company in an interesting performance
Peiraios 260

TuaN Le14, 16-18/6/2015
Greek National Opera – Loukas Karitinos – Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
One of the most successful performances of the Greek National Opera, and one of opera’s most popular thrillers, Puccini’s Tosca, which was first performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in 2012, directed by Hugo De Ana, will return to kick off this year’s Athens Festival proceedings at the Roman Odeon. One of the world’s most popular operas and a representative example of Verism, this is a grand production of Tosca, with a remarkable stage design and costumes also by De Ana, and featuring world-renowned soloists. The orchestra of the Greek National Opera will be conducted by Loukas Karytinos. In Italian with Greek and English surtitles.
Odeon of Herodes Atticus

19-21/06/2015 Theatre
Schaubuhne – Thomas Ostermeier – Little Foxes
A leading figure of contemporary theatre and a friend of Greece and the Athens Festival, Thomas Ostermeier is presenting Lillian Hellman’s Little Foxes (1941)
Peiraios 260

28-30/06/2015 Theatre
Romeo Castellucci, Societas Raffaello Sanzio – Go Down, Moses
The Societas Raffaello Sanzio theatre company returns to Greece with Go Down, Moses directed by the famous Italian director Romeo Castellucci, who has also designed the sets, the costumes and the lighting.
Onassis Cultural Center

marinella29/06/2015 Music
Adm Cohen in Concert
Adam Cohen, the son of the legendary Leonard Cohen will sing compositions from all four of his albums, as well as some of his father’s most famous songs. The City of Athens Symphony Orchestra will participate at the concert.
Odeon of Herodes Atticus

30/06-02/07 Dance
TuaN Le
20 artists – acrobats, jugglers, dancers and musicians – enact a collective adventure which is aesthetically related to the new French circus
Peiraios 260

Stavros Xarchakos & Marinella Moonlight Sonata, by Yannis Ritsos
Stavros Xarhakos is inspired by Moonlight Sonata, a staged monologue by our great poet Yannis Ritsos. A deeply lyrical work, which is emblematic of the poet’s intention to “re-establish poetry as something that can both be seen and heard”, as he used to say, Moonlight Sonata takes on a new perspective through Stavros Xarhakos’ music. Marinella makes for an ideal Woman in Black. Talented Yorgos Nanouris directs this powerful and intense artistic event.
Peiraios 260, Building D

01-19/07 Theatre
Katerina Evanelatoy – Rhesus by Euripides
Katerina Evangelatou presents Euripides’ Rhesus at Aristotle’s Lyceum, one of the city’s three most ancient public gymnasia, which was associated with the Peripatetic School, the philosophical school founded by the great Greek philosopher in 355 B.C.

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