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Lecture of Indira Gandhi at Delphi (23 September 1983)

Lecture of Indira Gandhi at Delphi (23 September 1983)

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, accompanied by Sonia Gandhi,visited the European Cultural Centre of Delphi and gave a lecture.
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Lecture of Indira Gandhi at Delphi (23 September 1983)

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, accompanied by Sonia Gandhi,visited the European Cultural Centre of Delphi and gave a lecture. The visit took place within the framework of the official visit of Gandhi in Greece on 22-24 September 1983.

Contemporary Indian Art Exhibition (4-18 June 1984)

Contemporary Indian Art Exhibition (4-18 June 1984)

A Contemporary Indian Art Exhibition was organised within the framework of the cultural meeting 'Greece-India', on 4-10 June in Delphi and on 13-18 June in Athens, in collaboration with the Council of Cultural Affairs of India.
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Contemporary Indian Art Exhibition (4-18 June 1984)

A Contemporary Indian Art Exhibition was organised within the framework of the cultural meeting 'Greece-India', on 4-10 June in Delphi and on 13-18 June in Athens, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Cultural Affairs. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Greek Minister of Culture, Melina Merkouri and Pupul Jayakar, adviser in culture matters to the Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.

I International Meeting on Ancient Drama  (4-25 June 1985)

I International Meeting on Ancient Drama (4-25 June 1985)

A symposium, theatre performances, workshops, exhibitions, screenings, under the general theme "Ancient Greek Drama in Modern Reality".
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I International Meeting on Ancient Drama (4-25 June 1985)

A symposium, theatre performances, workshops, exhibitions, screenings, under the general theme "Ancient Greek Drama in Modern Reality"...

20 theatre performances took place within 21 days, in Delphi (the ancient stadium), Athens (Herod Atticus Theatre, Lycabettus Theatre and 'Tenta' Theatre) and in Thessaloniki (Forest Theatre and Eptapyrgio). Among them, the historical Trojan Women by Tadashi Suzuki, the Myth of Oedipus by Ellen Stewart with Min Tanaka, the Persians by Hans-Günther Heyme, Antigone by Eskimo Inuit of Alaska, Oedipus Rex directed by Rahim Burhan etc.

Heiner Müller, Bob Wilson, Francisco Adrados, Joel Adedeji, Umberto Albini, Min Soo Ahn, Suresh Awasthi, Helen Foley, Alexis Diamantopoulos, Yorgis Yatromanolakis, Dimitris Maronitis and other leading scholars of ancient drama took part in the symposium.

The actors Maria Crenobori, Kayoko Shiraishi, Margit Carstensen, Aspasia Papathanasiou, Anna Synodinou, Maya Lymperopoulou, and Reni Pittaki recited monologues at an event dedicated to the memory of Katina Paxinou.

Art direction: Theodoros Terzopoulos

First International Byzantine Meeting “Byzantium and Europe”  (20-24 July 1985)

First International Byzantine Meeting “Byzantium and Europe” (20-24 July 1985)

The international symposium “Byzantium and Europe” opened a series of scientific meetings on Byzantine history and culture.
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First International Byzantine Meeting “Byzantium and Europe” (20-24 July 1985)

The international symposium "Byzantium and Europe" opened a series of scientific meetings on Byzantine history and culture.

Topic of the Second Byzantine Meeting (22-26 July 1987): "Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus and his Age". Scientific supervision and organisation: Athanasios Markopoulos, Professor of Byzantine Philology, University of Crete.

Iannis Xenakis workshop (Αugust 1985)

Iannis Xenakis workshop (Αugust 1985)

As part of the celebrations of the European Year of Music, organised by the European Community and the Council of Europe, Iannis Xenakis, the Centre ‘Acanthes’ and the European Cultural Centre of Delphi presented at Delphi the third part of a musical workshop.
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Iannis Xenakis workshop (Αugust 1985)

As part of the celebrations of the European Year of Music, organised by the European Community and the Council of Europe, Iannis Xenakis, as the honored composer, the Centre ‘Acanthes’ and the European Cultural Centre of Delphi presented at Delphi the third part of the musical workshop that lasted three weeks. The first and second part of the workshop took place in Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg respectively.

ΙΙ International Meeting on Ancient Drama  (15-20 June 1986)

ΙΙ International Meeting on Ancient Drama (15-20 June 1986)

The "Bacchae" by Euripides, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos, were presented at the Ancient Stadium of Delphi.
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ΙΙ International Meeting on Ancient Drama (15-20 June 1986)

The "Bacchae" by Euripides, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos, were presented at the Ancient Stadium of Delphi. The theatre group of the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing presented "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles, directed by Luo Jin Lin, in translation of Luo Niang Sheng, who was the first who translated ancient Greek tragedy and the Homeric epics in Chinese. Eugenio Barba, Ekkehard Schall, Suresh Awasthi, K.N. Panikkar, Berhanu Abebe, Jocelyn Herbert and Tony Harrison presented their working method. During the symposium, Marianne McDonald talked about the method of Tadashi Suzuki, James Diggle about the tragic recognition, Petros Petrides about the expressive codes in the events of Ethiopia, Massao Yamagushi about the myth of Oedipus.

Artistic director: Theodoros Terzopoulosς

ΙΙI  International Meeting on Ancient Drama (24-28 June 1987)

ΙΙI International Meeting on Ancient Drama (24-28 June 1987)

Tribute to the memory of Karolos Koun.
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ΙΙI International Meeting on Ancient Drama (24-28 June 1987)

Tribute to the memory of Karolos Koun. Bob Wilson presented his performance, the introduction to Act IV of "Deaf man’s glance" and he interpreted the role of the Man for the first time in Greece at the Ancient Stadium of Delphi.

Artistic director: Theodoros Terzopoulos

ΙV International Meeting on Ancient Drama (7-12 July 1988)

ΙV International Meeting on Ancient Drama (7-12 July 1988)

World premiere at the Ancient Stadium of Delphi of "Trackers"
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ΙV International Meeting on Ancient Drama (7-12 July 1988)

World premiere at the Ancient Stadium of Delphi of "Trackers", the only surviving satiric drama by Sophocles, adapted, translated and directed by Tony Harrison, in sets and costumes by Jocelyn Herbert. The project was co-produced by the European Cultural Centre of Delphi and the Royal National Theatre Studio in London.

First International Meeting on Fine Arts (19-21 Αugust 1988)

First International Meeting on Fine Arts (19-21 Αugust 1988)

Under the theme "Painting and Sculpture in the late 20th century", the meeting included a symposium and art exhibition
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First International Meeting on Fine Arts (19-21 Αugust 1988)

Under the theme "Painting and Sculpture in the late 20th century", the meeting included a symposium and exhibition with works by Takis, Chryssa, Pino Pascali, Robert Rauschenberg, Arnülf Raine, Theophylaktopoulos, Jochen Gerz, Isamu Noguchi, Linda Benglis, Dennis Oppenheim, Anne and Patrick Poirier, Antonio Saura, Charlemagne Palestine, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Frank Stella, Niki de St. Phalle, Barry Flanagan, Mark Verstockt, Alekos Fassianos, M. Raysse, Andy Warhol, J.P. Raynaud, César, Lucas Samaras, Giulio Paolini, Nikolaidis, Nikos Kessanlis, Vlassis Kaniaris, Yorgos Lappas, Jafar Islah, Yannis Tsarouchis, Yannis Moralis, Dimitris Mytaras etc.

Curators:

Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan, Art historian

Sania Papa, Art theorist

Katerina Koskina, Art historian-Museologist

Helen Kokorda, Art historian

European Year of Cinema and Television (25-27 September 1988)

European Year of Cinema and Television (25-27 September 1988)

Drafting, approval and official announcement of the European Chart for Film and Television.
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European Year of Cinema and Television (25-27 September 1988)

Drafting, approval and official announcement of the European Chart for Film and Television.

The Declaration of Delphi was presented in the ancient Stadium. It was attended by Simon Veil, President of the European Year of Cinema and Television, C. Ripa di Meana, Cultural Affairs Commissioner of the European Communities and Ettore Scola, President of FERA.

The programme was presented by Marcello Mastroianni.

At the closing ceremony, the Wuppertal Dance Theatre presented the "Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinski in choreography by Pina Bausch. 

In cooperation with the European Community, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, FERA (Federation of European Film Directors), the Greek National Committee of FERA and the Greek Film Centre.

International Musicological Meeting of Delphi (28-30 Οctober 1988)

International Musicological Meeting of Delphi (28-30 Οctober 1988)

Musicological Meeting under the general theme "Rhythms, methods and scales of Mediterranean Music"
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International Musicological Meeting of Delphi (28-30 Οctober 1988)

The third Musicological Meeting with the participation of distinguished scholars on ethnomusicology and traditional music from around the world took place under the general theme "Rhythms, methods and scales of Mediterranean Music". The artistic programme included concerts from Armenia, Albania, rhythms and melodies of classical and traditional Arab music, Persian, Syrian, Byzantine and Greek traditional music. Gregorio Paniagua gave recitals of ancient Greek music. 

Artistic and organisational supervision: Nikos Dionysopoulos, researcher of Greek traditional music

V  International Meeting on Ancient Drama  (29 June -6 July 1989)

V International Meeting on Ancient Drama (29 June -6 July 1989)

Two leading figures of the world theatre, Sir Peter Hall and Peter Stein, attended the events and spoke at the symposium.
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V International Meeting on Ancient Drama (29 June -6 July 1989)

Two leading figures of the world theatre, Sir Peter Hall and Peter Stein, attended the events and spoke at the symposium. The Stary Theatre of Krakow presented Sophocles' "Antigone", directed by Andrej Wajda, in the ancient stadium of Delphi.

International Dance Meeting "Terpsichore" (26 July-1 Αugust 1989)

International Dance Meeting "Terpsichore" (26 July-1 Αugust 1989)

Choreographers and dancers from around the world discussed the art of dance in the late 20th century.
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International Dance Meeting "Terpsichore" (26 July-1 Αugust 1989)

Choreographers and dancers from around the world discussed the art of dance in the late 20th century. The dance group of Suzanne Linke, the Contemporary Dance Group of Haris Mandafounis, Adzido, the Pan African Dance Ensemble, Momix, the Ballet Junior of Beatriz Consuelo, the soloists of the Paris Opera Ballet Elisabeth Platel, Carale Arbo, Christine Landauld and Jean-Yves Lormeau, the artists of the Bolshoi Ballets Gracheva, Dimitry Mikhailov and Valeri Anisimov, the Indian soloist Sanjukta Panigrahi and Butoh dancers from the Muteki-Sha Dance Company performed in the ancient stadium of Delphi.

Second International Meeting on Fine Arts  (25-28 Αugust 1989)

Second International Meeting on Fine Arts (25-28 Αugust 1989)

On "The position of Fine Arts in today's societies", the meeting focused mainly on the symposium.
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Second International Meeting on Fine Arts (25-28 Αugust 1989)

On "The position of Fine Arts in today's societies", the meeting focused mainly on the symposium. The exhibited artworks included the water-powered steel project 'Shield' by George Zongolopoulos. The artist donated its work to the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.

Curator: Katerina Koskina, Art historian-Museologist

VΙΙ International Meeting on Ancient Drama (26-30 Αugust 1992)

VΙΙ International Meeting on Ancient Drama (26-30 Αugust 1992)

Symposium and performances held in the Ancient Stadium of Delphi
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VΙΙ International Meeting on Ancient Drama (26-30 Αugust 1992)

Among the performances held in the Ancient Stadium of Delphi were Aeschylus’ "Persians" directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos (Theatre ATTIS) and Euripides’ "Iphigenia in Tauris" directed by Yannis Houvardas, a coproduction of La Mama Experimental Club, the 'Notos' Theatre and the New York Greek Theatre.

International Meeting on Sculpture (10 July-6 Αugust 1994)

International Meeting on Sculpture (10 July-6 Αugust 1994)

An artists residence programme in Delphi.
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International Meeting on Sculpture (10 July-6 Αugust 1994)

A residence for artists programme in Delphi. European artists created in situ artworks, which remained in Delphi. The first nucleus of the Sculpture Park is created in Delphi with works by Nikos Alexiou, Kostas Varotsos, Lydia Venieri, Michel Gérard, Theodoulos Grigoriou, Jason Molfessis, Patrick Raynaud, Manuel Saiz, Panayotis Tanimanidis, Kostas Tsoclis, and Alfredo Romano.

Curator: Sania Papa, Art theorist

International Meeting on Fine Arts  (15 July 1995)

International Meeting on Fine Arts (15 July 1995)

Under the theme "Tribute to Delphi: Visual Versions", European artists created works of art, inspired by the Delphic Ideal.
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International Meeting on Fine Arts (15 July 1995)

Under the theme "Tribute to Delphi: Visual Versions", European artists created works of art, inspired by the Delphic Ideal. The works of A. Antonopoulos, Vl. Kaniaris, J. Christoforou, G. Yanakos, Danil, E. Fischer, S. Karavouzis, R. Kesseler, C. Kouvaka, Mich. Manousakis, A. Nehrig-Kokka, Y. Psychopedis, N. Roos, M. Spiliopoulos remained at Delphi.

Curator: Athena Schina, Historian and Art critic 

VΙΙΙ International Meeting on Ancient Drama -  First Theatre Olympics (22-27 Αugust 1995)

VΙΙΙ International Meeting on Ancient Drama - First Theatre Olympics (22-27 Αugust 1995)

In collaboration with the International Committee of Theatre Olympics, the European Cultural Centre of Delphi participated in the First Theatre Olympics on the general theme "Crossing the Millennium".
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VΙΙΙ International Meeting on Ancient Drama - First Theatre Olympics (22-27 Αugust 1995)

The most important people of the world theatre in Delphi ...

In collaboration with the International Committee of Theatre Olympics, the European Cultural Centre of Delphi participated in the First Theatre Olympics on the general theme "Crossing the Millennium". Bob Wilson introduced "Persephone", Tadashi Suzuki presented "Electra", Theodoros Terzopoulos directed "Prometheus Bound" and Tony Harrison the "Labourers of Herakles". Yuri Luybimov taught excerpts from "The Birds" and "Frogs", Vassilis Papavasileiou presented the work "Agon: Variations to Sophocles’ Antigone". Alla Demidova, Anatoli Vasiliev, Nuria Espert presented their working method for young artists from various Mediterranean countries.

The symposium was attended by directors of cultural organisations and theatre festivals such as José Monlèon, Raymond Weber, Daniel Bedos, Michael Kustow, Dikmen Gürün, Piero Bordin, Luo Jin Lin et al.

Artistic director: Theodoros Terzopoulos

International Photography Meeting (21-23 June 1996)

International Photography Meeting (21-23 June 1996)

With the general theme “Myth and Landscape”, the meeting included a workshop and an exhibition with works of nine artists-photographers
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International Photography Meeting (21-23 June 1996)

With the general theme “Myth and Landscape”, the meeting included a workshop and an exhibition with works of nine artists-photographers: Natassa Markidou, Helen Sear, Sophie Riestelhueber, Erieta Attali, Nikos Panayotopoulos John Stathatos, Robin Dance, Jorma Puranen.

Programme editor: John Stathatos, Photographer and Art critic

International Meeting on Music (5-15 Αugust 1996)

International Meeting on Music (5-15 Αugust 1996)

The symposium on “Music and Ancient Greece” included the presentation of the first replica of the ancient Hydraulis.
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International Meeting on Music (5-15 Αugust 1996)

The symposium on “Music and Ancient Greece” included the presentation of the first replica of the ancient Hydraulis. The world premiere of “Seeing” by John Tavener was presented in the ancient stadium by the National Orchestra of Russia, in direction of Mikhael Pletnev with works by H.W. Henze, A. Scriabin and S. Tanejev.

The Festival Orchestra of London presented the opera “Dido and Aeneas” by H. Purcell. Conductor: Ross Pople, with Judy Slater and Simon Spencer.

The Alea III conducted by Theodoros Antoniou presented works by Henze, Iannis Xenakis, C. Christos and Th. Antoniou.

The Virtuosi di Praga under the direction of Nikos Tsouchlos, the Greek Music Archive of George Konstantzos, and Stefanos Korkolis with his “Metarsion Passion” also participated.

The Centre of Delphi commissioned four young Greek musicians, D. Sikias, I.Papadatos, A. Kalogera, M. Kana with the composition of a new project.

Artistic director: Theodoros Antoniou

70th Anniversary of the Delphic Festivals (1927-1997)  16-20 July 1997

70th Anniversary of the Delphic Festivals (1927-1997) 16-20 July 1997

The 70th anniversary of the Delphic Festivals was celebrated with exhibitions, concerts and theatre performances as well as with a symposium on “Ancient Drama in Delphi from Angelos Sikelianos to the present day”
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70th Anniversary of the Delphic Festivals (1927-1997) 16-20 July 1997

The 70th anniversary of the Delphic Festivals was celebrated with exhibitions, concerts and theatre performances as well as with a symposium on “Ancient Drama in Delphi from Angelos Sikelianos to the present day”.

Publishing of the “Letters of Eva Palmer-Sikelianos to Joan Vanderpool on Ancient Drama” were published, edited by Professor John Anton and with the publishing consultancy of philologist Kiki Akritidis.

The collection of the Museum of Delphic Festivals was enriched with two bronze sculptures by Christos Capralos, a full body figure of Angelos Sikelianos and the Study of Monument Performances of the Delphic Festivals, as well as the painting of Pericles Byzantios "The Chorus of Oceanids".

Coordinator and organiser of artistic events: Nikos Sinodinos

Tribute to the 200th anniversary from the death of Rigas (25-29 June 1998)

Tribute to the 200th anniversary from the death of Rigas (25-29 June 1998)

The international symposium “From the Enlightenment to the Revolutions: Rigas and his world” was accompanied by an exhibition of rare Greek publications in the years of the Greek Enlightenment
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Tribute to the 200th anniversary from the death of Rigas (25-29 June 1998)

The international symposium “From the Enlightenment to the Revolutions: Rigas and his world” was accompanied by an exhibition of rare Greek publications in the years of the Greek Enlightenment, an exhibition of paintings and engravings and a concert of revolutionary songs and the “Thurii” of Rigas, from the choir of the Experimental Music High School of Pallini.

The work “Olympia” by Pietro Metastasio, translated by Rigas Velestinlis, was presented at the Ancient Stadium of Delphi under the direction of Spyros Evangelatos.

President of the Scientific Committee: Philipos Iliou, historian

IX International Meeting on Ancient Drama (14-19 July 1998)

IX International Meeting on Ancient Drama (14-19 July 1998)

Theatrical traditions and artistic means of expression of other cultures in the direction of ancient tragedy
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IX International Meeting on Ancient Drama (14-19 July 1998)

Theatrical traditions and artistic means of expression of other cultures in the direction of ancient tragedy, such as the priestly rituals of Indian Kathakali theatre, the ancient codes of the Chinese Opera, the mime of African dances. Two productions based on Euripides’ “Bacchae”, were presented at the Ancient Stadium of Delphi by the National Beijing Opera and the International Centre for Kathakali Dance. Euripides’ “Medea” by Hebei Bangzi Opera of China was also presented.

The performance “Pour Antigone” of the National Choreography Centre of Monpellier Languedoc-Rousillon focused on the dance traditions of Africa and the performer of wind bansuri, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, accompanied by tabla and tempura, gave the musical performance “In Alexander the Great”.

The dance group "Theatrokinisi" performed “Orestes” choreographed by Isidoros Sideris.

Artistic director: Nikos Koundouros

Summit 03/04 October 1998

Summit 03/04 October 1998

First Tripartite Summit between Bulgaria, Romania and Greece
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Summit 03/04 October 1998

First Tripartite Summit between Bulgaria, Romania and Greece. Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers of respective countries took part.

Exhibition: “Alekos Fassianos: Anthropocentric Painting: 1960-1998”  (3-31 October 1998)

Exhibition: “Alekos Fassianos: Anthropocentric Painting: 1960-1998” (3-31 October 1998)

Presentation of 43 works of the artist from various private collections as well as his new work “The Treasure of the Athenians” that remained in Delphi.
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Exhibition: “Alekos Fassianos: Anthropocentric Painting: 1960-1998” (3-31 October 1998)

Presentation of 43 works of the artist from various private collections as well as his new work “The Treasure of the Athenians” that remained in Delphi.

Curator: Takis Mavrotas, Art critic and theorist

Exhibition “Delphiques”  (26 June - 8 August 1999)

Exhibition “Delphiques” (26 June - 8 August 1999)

Retrospective exhibition of the sculptor Theodoros Papadimitriou and workshop on “Myth and Modern Art” on 26 June.
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Exhibition “Delphiques” (26 June - 8 August 1999)

Retrospective exhibition of the sculptor Theodoros Papadimitriou and workshop on “Myth and Modern Art” on 26 June. The sculpture “Sphinx II” remained in Delphi.

International Music Meeting (6-11 July 1999)

International Music Meeting (6-11 July 1999)

The meeting with general topic “Myth, Music and Drama” combined theatre with music and representational art.
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International Music Meeting (6-11 July 1999)

The meeting with general topic “Myth, Music and Drama” combined theatre with music and representational art.

Presentations at the Ancient Stadium:

The Renaissance opera “Eurydice” by Jacopo Peri, directed by Mary Gyparakis, commissioned by the Centre of Delphi, the music-theatre performance “The Blood of the Labdacids” by the Théâtre du Lierre directed by Farid Paya, the Opera Gala “Myths and Heroes in Opera” with Sonia Theodoridou, Katerina Economou, Alexandra Papatziakou and Vangelis Hatzisimos with the Orchestra of Colours in music direction by Miltos Logiadis.

Yannis Kokos participated at the symposium, Antigoni Goni gave a guitar recital Roula Pateraki directed a music-theatre performance.

Artistic director: George Kouroupos

Presentation of Hydraulis in Japan (2-3 & 9-10 October 1999)

Presentation of Hydraulis in Japan (2-3 & 9-10 October 1999)

The replica of the ancient Hydraulis was presented in Japan in the framework of the celebrations for the 100 years of diplomatic relations between Greece and Japan.
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Presentation of Hydraulis in Japan (2-3 & 9-10 October 1999)

The replica of the ancient Hydraulis was presented in Japan in the framework of the celebrations for the 100 years of diplomatic relations between Greece and Japan. The presentations were held in Shizuoka, in Granship Theatre, on 2 and 3 October, in cooperation with the Centre for Performing Arts in Shizuoka (Shizuoka Performing Arts Center) and Tokyo on 9 and 10 October, in collaboration with the Verdi Corporation and the support of the Embassy of Greece in Japan.

The programme included a lecture by Professor V. Karasmanis, an exhibition and a concert by Spyros Sakkas and Panayotis Vlagopoulos.

Exhibition “Major Artists of the 20th century Chryssa-Takis” (17 June-18 July 2000)

Exhibition “Major Artists of the 20th century Chryssa-Takis” (17 June-18 July 2000)

The exhibition included eighteen monumental works by Takis, seven from the “Photovoltaic Energy” series, three musical sculptures, seven from the “Acoustic Strings” series and the sets designed by Takis for the play “Electra” by Sophocles directed by Michael Cacoyannis.
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Exhibition “Major Artists of the 20th century Chryssa-Takis” (17 June-18 July 2000)

The exhibition included eighteen monumental works by Takis, seven from the “Photovoltaic Energy” series, three musical sculptures, seven from the “Acoustic Strings” series and the sets designed by Takis for the play “Electra” by Sophocles directed by Michael Cacoyannis.

From the works of Chryssa, the series of bronze “Cycladic Books” subtitled “Green Line” was first presented, works from honeycomb and aluminum (“Chinatown”, “Piccadilly Circus”, “Athens Landscape No. 2 and No. 3”, “Paris Landscape No. 2”) and the “Marilyn” and “Times Square”, sculptures of neon and Plexiglas.

The conference “Art and Technology in the 20th century” was held on 17 June, in the framework of the exhibition.

The work “Tribute to Apollo” by Takis and the “Journal” by Chryssa remained in the collection of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.

Curator: Takis Mavrotas, Art critic and theorist

Χ International Meeting on Ancient Drama (30 June -8 July 2000)

Χ International Meeting on Ancient Drama (30 June -8 July 2000)

The 2,500 years of Ancient Drama were celebrated in Delphi on the threshold of the new millennium.
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Χ International Meeting on Ancient Drama (30 June -8 July 2000)

The 2,500 years of Ancient Drama were celebrated in Delphi on the threshold of the new millennium. The events were organised in collaboration with the International Committee of Theatre Olympics. The symposium brought together two Literature Nobel winners, Wole Soyinka and Dario Fo. The latter presented with Franka Rame a two day programme of theatrical improvisations.

Alla Demidova performed “Tristia”, a dramatic synthesis of extracts from “Phaedra” of Marina Tsvetayeva, Sophocles’ “Electra” and Euripides’ “Medea”. Tadashi Suzuki presented “Oedipus Rex”, Theodoros Terzopoulos “Hercules Descent”, the National Theatre of Greece presented “Peace” by Aristophanes, directed by Vassilis Nikolaidis and Marianne McDonald gave an Irish “Antigone” directed by Donal Courtney.

Anatoli Vasiliev presented the “The Republic” of Plato and Nike Imoru the “Medea Complex” translated and directed by Michael Walton.

The programme also included video art and theatre presentations of three new directors, Rodrigo Garcia (Spain-Argentina), Oguz Arici (Turkey) and Yannis Kontrafouris (Greece).

Organising committee: Vassilis Karasmanis, Professor of Philosophy, NTUA, Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Theodoros Terzopoulos, Director, President of the International Committee of Theatre Olympics, Marianne McDonald, Professor of Classics and Theatre, University of California-San Diego, Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy, Commander of the Order of the Phoenix, Theofanis Kakridis, Professor of Classics, University of Ioannina, Dionysis Fotopoulos, Set and Costume Designer. 

Presentation of Hydraulis  at the Athens Concert Hall (23 Μay 2000)

Presentation of Hydraulis at the Athens Concert Hall (23 Μay 2000)

First official presentation of Hydraulis in Greece at the Athens Concert Hall.
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Presentation of Hydraulis at the Athens Concert Hall (23 Μay 2000)

First official presentation of Hydraulis in Greece at the Athens Concert Hall. The programme included a lecture by Professor V. Karasmanis and a concert by Spyros Sakkas and Panayotis Vlagopoulos. The Hydraulis was presented again at the Concert Hall on 23 November 2003 and 9 February 2014, as part of the series of events “The Megaron of children - Sunday Morning” during the concert “Listen ... to the keys”.

International Celebration of World Poetry Day (18-22 March 2001)

International Celebration of World Poetry Day (18-22 March 2001)

The International Day of Poetry was celebrated with poetry readings and music nights in Athens, Delphi and Olympia.
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International Celebration of World Poetry Day (18-22 March 2001)

The International Day of Poetry was celebrated with poetry readings and music nights in Athens, Delphi and Olympia.

Poetry readings at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi and the area of ​​the Castalia Spring were held in the weekend of 20-22 March.

The artistic programme included Russian Poetry Evening with actress Alla Demidova and soprano Makvala Kasrashvili and musical performance with the Ancient Hydraulis with the baritone Spyros Sakkas and musicologist Panayotis Vlagopoulos.

 

Organisation:

European Cultural Centre of Delphi

National Book Centre

In cooperation with the UNESCO’s Permanent Delegation to Greece 

Presentation of Hydraulis at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (21 June, 2001)

Presentation of Hydraulis at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (21 June, 2001)

Concert with the Hydraulis at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, in cooperation with the Greek Cultural Foundation.
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Presentation of Hydraulis at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (21 June, 2001)

Concert with the Hydraulis at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, in cooperation with the Greek Cultural Foundation.

The artistic programme was curated and presented by the baritone Spyros Sakkas. Musicologist Panayotis Vlagopoulos played the Hydraulis.

Year of Socrates. 2400 years since his death (399 B.C.-2001 A.D.) (13-21 July 2001)

Year of Socrates. 2400 years since his death (399 B.C.-2001 A.D.) (13-21 July 2001)

Programme of artistic and scientific events in Athens and Delphi ...
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Year of Socrates. 2400 years since his death (399 B.C.-2001 A.D.) (13-21 July 2001)

Programme of artistic and scientific events in Athens and Delphi ...

In Athens, at the Ancient Agora, Nikos Kourkoulos read excerpts from the works of Plato. Miltos Logiadis conducted “Socrates” by Erik Satie with the Orchestra of Colours and soloists Marina Fideli, Christina Yannakopoulou, Margarita Syngeniotou and Marina Vouloyanni. George Koumentakis presented his new work “Socrates in Athens”, commissioned by the European Cultural Centre of Delphi. Martyn van den Hoek and Kaneko Tomiko gave piano recitals under the title “Philosophy and Music”. Christos Kalavrouzos interpreted the “True Apology of Socrates” by Kostas Varnalis and Yuri Lyubimov directed the new work of Constantin Kedrov “The Initiation of Socrates”.

In Delphi, Anatoli Vasiliev directed Plato’s “Symposium”, the National Theatre presented “The Clouds” by Aristophanes, directed by Yannis Iordanidis, the Balagan theatre presented the play “The Horse and the Fly” directed by Gregoire Ingold. Memi Spyratou directed her own play “Socrates and the Shadows”. 

Mary Papaliou directed eleven fifteen-minute films with discussions with ancient philosophy professors under the scientific supervision of the Director of the Centre Prof. Vassilis Karasmanis, in Delphi, and the film-documentary “Socrates Life and Times” in texts of Professor Theofanis Kakridis.

A philosophical symposium, a philosophical essay contest, exhibitions and an educational programme were also organised.

 

Organising committee:

Rector Helene Ahrweiler, President of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, President of the University of Europe

Vassilis Karasmanis, Professor of Philosophy, NTUA, Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

David Charles, Professor of Philosophy, Oriel College, Oxford

Michael Frede, Professor of Philosophy, Keble College, Oxford

Charles Kahn, Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

Carlo Natali, Professor of Philosophy, University of Venice

Alexander Nechamas, Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University

Gerhard Seel, Professor of Philosophy, University of Bern

XI International Meeting on Ancient Drama (5-12 July 2002)

XI International Meeting on Ancient Drama (5-12 July 2002)

Under the general theme “Theban Cycle”, the meeting was part of the programme of the Cultural Olympics 2001 to 2004.
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XI International Meeting on Ancient Drama (5-12 July 2002)

Under the general theme “Theban Cycle”, the meeting was part of the programme of the Cultural Olympics 2001 to 2004. The events were organised in collaboration with the International Committee of Theatre Olympics.

Yannis Kounellis talked at the symposium within the framework of the exhibition "Yannis Kounellis and the Theatre" curated by Wolfgang Storch.

The Culture Department of the Municipality of Beijing presented the new production of the “Thebaid” directed by Luo Jin Lin. The Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka wrote and directed the “Oyedipo at Kolhuni”, his own contemporary version of the Oedipus at Colonus. The International Istanbul Theatre Festival presented the play “Where is Oedipus?” directed by Şahika Tekand. The Theatre Tour de Babel presented Euripides’ “Bacchae”, directed by Anne-Sylvie and Meyza Frederic while Steffen Schleiermacher directed the musical performance “The Testament of Oedipus” in texts of Sophocles and Heiner Müller.

The National Theatre of Greece presented Sophocles’ “Antigone” directed by Niketi Kontouri. Michael Cacoyannis presented his working method of directing ancient tragedy in theatre and cinema.

 

Thodoris Gkonis presented the performance “Evadni” from the “Seven Sonnets to Thebes” and George Kouroupos the lyric tragedy “Jocasta” in texts of Ioulita Iliopoulou.

Organising committee:

Rector Helene Ahrweiler, Presidento of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, President of the University of Europe

Vassilis Karasmanis, Professor of Philosophy, NTUA, Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Theodoros Terzopoulos, Theatre Director, President of the International Committee of Theatre Olympics

Marianne McDonald, Professor of Classics and Theatre, University of California-San Diego, Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy, Commander of the Order of the Phoenix

Theofanis Kakridis, Professor of Classics, University of Ioannina

Yorgos Loukos, Director of the Ballets of Lyon

Petros Hartokollis, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Patras

Presentation of the Hydraulis at the Athens University (13 Μarch 2003)

Presentation of the Hydraulis at the Athens University (13 Μarch 2003)

Presentation and concert with the Hydraulis at the University of Athens
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Presentation of the Hydraulis at the Athens University (13 Μarch 2003)

Presentation and concert with the Hydraulis at the University of Athens during the official opening of the symposium “The idea of a European Commonwealth: The historical dimension” with Rector Helene Ahrweiler, President of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi as the keynote speaker.

“Apollo” International Meeting  (4-11 July 2003)

“Apollo” International Meeting (4-11 July 2003)

With the image of the gold and ivory statue of Apollo in the Museum of Delphi used as the logo, the international symposium "Apolline Politics and Poetics" gathered distinguished hellenists, classical philologists and scholars from all major research centers and universities in the world.
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“Apollo” International Meeting (4-11 July 2003)

With the image of the gold and ivory statue of Apollo in the Museum of Delphi used as the logo, the international symposium "Apolline Politics and Poetics" gathered distinguished hellenists, classical philologists and scholars from all major research centers and universities in the world.

The National Theatre presented Euripides’ “Ion”, directed by Lydia Koniordou, Hans Günter Heyme presented “Scherben- Euripides excerpts” a production of the Théâtre National du Luxembourg and Ruhrfestpiele Recklinghausen Europäisches Festival, Theodoros Terzopoulos presented “Epigoni” (Aeschylus’ extracts), Roula Pateraki presented “Kassadra” by Christa Wolf. Igor Zelensky interpreted Apollo in Igor Stravinsky’s  “Apollon Mousagètechoreography by Georges Balanchine, pianist Rudolf Jansen with mezzo soprano Christa Pfeiler gave a concert with piano and the Hydraulis. Makvala Kasrashvili (soprano), Leonid Bomstein (tenor) and Marina Andreeva (soprano) performed W.A. Mozart’s “Apollo and Hyacinth” and Shubhankar Banerjee (tabla), Rakesh Chaurasia (bansuri), Kudsi Erguner (ney), Rabindra Goswami (sitar), Ballake Sissoko (kora), Petroloukas Halkias (clarinet) and Devasish Dey (song) performed musical improvisations on Apollo.

 

Organising committee:

Lucia Athanassaki, Professor of Literature, University of Crete

Vassilis Karasmanis, Professor of Philosophy, NTUA, Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Richard Martin, Professor of Classics, Stanford University

John Miller, Professor of Classics, University of Virginia

Exhibition ‘Apollo’s Heritage” (4-30 July 2003)

Exhibition ‘Apollo’s Heritage” (4-30 July 2003)

Fifty important works from private collections and museums, large paintings (oil paintings, acrylics, and mixed media), sculptures, drawings, constructions, installations and video art of sixteen leading artists were exhibited
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Exhibition ‘Apollo’s Heritage” (4-30 July 2003)

Fifty important works from private collections and museums, large paintings (oil paintings, acrylics, and mixed media), sculptures, drawings, constructions, installations and video art of sixteen leading artists were exhibited: Giorgio De Chirico, Salvador Dali, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Gkikas, Nikos Engonopoulos, Yannis Tsarouchis, Yorgos Sikeliotis, Takis, Arman, Fernando Botero, Chryssa, Dimitris Mytaras, Alekos Fassianos, Sarantis Karavouzis, Yannis Psychopedis, Dimitris Sakellion, Yorgos Xenos.

The exhibition was part of the events of the “Apollo” International Meeting.

Curator-organisation: Takis Mavrotas, Art critic and theorist

XII International Meeting on Ancient Drama (25 June -2 July 2004)

XII International Meeting on Ancient Drama (25 June -2 July 2004)

Tribute to the 2,500 years since the birth of Sophocles (496 B.C.-2004 A.D.)
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XII International Meeting on Ancient Drama (25 June -2 July 2004)

Tribute to the 2,500 years since the birth of Sophocles (496 B.C.-2004 A.D.)

At the symposium, Seamus Heaney, Nobel Literature Prize, read excerpts from his work “Burial at Thebes”, Tony Harrison revivee the “Trackers of Oxyrrynhus” sixteen years after their Delphi premiere and Yuri Luybimov read excerpts from “Antigone”.

In the Ancient Stadium, the National Theatre of Northern Greece presented  “Women from Trachis” directed by Victor Ardittis, Theodoros Terzopoulos and the ATTIS theatre presented “Ajax” (“Material Ajax”), the International Istanbul Theatre Festival  presented “Oedipus exiled” (adaptation from the Oedipus at Colonus),  in texts and direction of Şahika Tekand, the Moscow Meyerhold Centre presented “Philoctetes” directed by Nikolai Roshchin under the artistic supervision of Valery Fokin, the Ku Na'uka Theatre Company, in cooperation with the Shizuoka Performing Arts Centre presented “Antigone”, directed by Satoshi Miyagi and The STOA theatre society presented the play of Marios Pontikas “The murderer of Laios and the crows” directed by Yannis Anastasakis.

The workshops programme included the teaching of the biomechanical method of Meyerhold by Alexei Levinsky. Monologues presented by Eva Kotamanidou, Kitty Arseni, Yorgos Veltsos, Romain Pompidou, Akis Sakellariou and Dimitris Siakaras.

Organising committee:

Rector Helene Ahrweiler, President of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, President of the University of Europe

Vassilis Karasmanis, Professor of Philosophy, NTUA, Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Theodoros Terzopoulos, Director, President of the International Committee of Theatre Olympics

Yuri Lyubimov, Director, Artistic Director of the Taganka State Theatre Moscow, member of the International Committee of Theatre Olympics

Tadashi Suzuki, Director, General Artistic Director of the Shizuoka Performing Arts Centre, member of the International Committee of Theatre Olympics

Theofanis Kakridis, Professor of Classics, University of Ioannina

James Diggle, Professor of Greek and Latin, Cambridge University

“Year of Pericles” (1-23 July 2005)

“Year of Pericles” (1-23 July 2005)

A major cultural and artistic tribute to the 2,500 years since the birth of Pericles (495 B.C.-2005 A.D.) included an international symposium on “Democracy-Ancient Drama-Modern Tragedy”.
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“Year of Pericles” (1-23 July 2005)

A major cultural and artistic tribute to the 2,500 years since the birth of Pericles (495 B.C.-2005 A.D.) included an international symposium on “Democracy-Ancient Drama-Modern Tragedy”.

Τhe theatre "Frynihos" of the Centre of Delphi was inaugurated, in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic Dr. Karolos Papoulias, with the performance “Hecuba” by Euripides, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, translated and directed by Tony Harrison. Vanessa Redgrave in the role of Hecuba. George Kouroupos presented a new play, the music-theatre performance “Thucydides` Pericles’ Funeral Oration”, translated by Eleftherios Venizelos, with a theatrical reading by actor Yannis Fertis. The National Theatre of Greece presented the “Acharnians” by Aristophanes, directed by Vangelis Theodoropoulos with Lakis Lazopoulos in the leading role.

Other events included the concert of Dionysis Savvopoulos “Acharnians - Plutus and other songs for young serenaders”, the audiovisual spectacle “Kivotos” directed by Pantelis Voulgaris and set by Alekos Fasianos with singer Manolis Mitsias and the play “Six Nights at the Acropolis” by George Seferis in theatre adaptation and direction by Efi Theodorou.

 

Organising committee:

Rector Helene Ahrweiler, President of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, President of the University of Europe

Christodoulos Yiallourides, Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi,

Professor of International Policy, Panteion University

Sarantos Kargakos, Philologist-Author

Lila Marangou, Professor of Archaeology, University of Ioannina

Nikolaos Moutsopoulos Professor Emeritus of Architecture-Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Emmanuel Mikrogiannakis, Professor of History, University of Athens

Exhibition “Columns and Pillars” (1-31 July 2005)

Exhibition “Columns and Pillars” (1-31 July 2005)

A spectacular theme exhibition with paintings, sculptures and art installations.
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Exhibition “Columns and Pillars” (1-31 July 2005)

A spectacular theme exhibition with paintings, sculptures and art installations. Participating artists: Yannis Moralis, Stephen Antonakos, Kostas Tsoclis, Pavlos, Gunther Uecker, Yannis Parmakellis, Chryssa, Dimitris Mytaras, Alekos Fassianos, Sotiris Sorongas, Novello Finotti, Yannis Bouteas, Opy Zouni, Yannis Psychopedis, Patrizia Molinari and Iotoff. 

The permanent collection of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi includes the works “Column” by Yannis Parmakellis, “Presence” by Stephen Antonakos, “Pillars” by Kostas Tsoclis and "The gods sleep in the stones" by Patrizia Molinari.

The exhibition was part of the events of the “Year of Pericles”. 

Curator: Takis Mavrotas, Art critic and theorist

International Conference  “Local Government: Institution of Democracy and Lever of Social Change and Development” (19-20 May 2006)

International Conference “Local Government: Institution of Democracy and Lever of Social Change and Development” (19-20 May 2006)

Conference
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International Conference “Local Government: Institution of Democracy and Lever of Social Change and Development” (19-20 May 2006)

The Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece, the Athens Development and Governance Institute ADGI–INERPOST and the European Cultural Centre of Delphi co-hosted the event.

The conference was attended by Prime Minister Κostas Karamanlis.

“Cultural Amphictyony” (30 June-21 July 2006)

“Cultural Amphictyony” (30 June-21 July 2006)

Peace and War in the ancient and modern world
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“Cultural Amphictyony” (30 June-21 July 2006)

Peace and War in the ancient and modern world ...

Artists  from the realms of  theatre, music and visual arts expressed, in their own style, the need for understanding between peoples for the peaceful settlement of disputes and claims of freedom:

 Aeschylus’ “Persians” by the National Theatre of Greece, directed by Lydia Koniordou,  Homer's “Iliad” directed by Anatoli Vasiliev from the Theatre School of Dramatic Art of Moscow, “The cure at Troy” by Seamus Heaney, directed by Helen Eastman from the Floodtide Theatre, “My homeland-seven dreams” directed by Nikita Milivojevic from the Bitef Theatre of Belgrade, Aristophanes' “Lysistrata” directed by Michael Cacoyannis, “To miss Electra Atreides, Mycenae”, besed on poems by Stavros Vavouris and theatrical adaptation and direction by Memi Spyratou.

Concerts with Aliki Kayaloglou, the Popular Orchestra "Mikis Theodorakis", gospel and traditional songs with Shangilia Children's Choir of Kenya directed by Lee Breuer and the performance “Chorals: Eternal service to beauty” by Stamatis Kraounakis with the Greek musical company ‘Speira-Speira’.

Costas Tsoklis presented the artistic installation “Peace”. Curator: Takis Mavrotas, art theorist.

The international conference “The role of the UN in the 21st century” was organised in the framework of the Cultural Amphictyony.

Organising committee:

Christodoulos Yiallourides,Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Professor of International Politics, Panteion University of Athens

Kostas Yfantis, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens, Director General of Greek Centre for European Studies

Stelios Perrakis, President of the Hellenic Society for International Law and International Relations, Professor of  International Law, President of the International and European Studies Department, Panteion University

Lila Marangou, Member of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Professor of Archaeology, University of Ioannina

Sotiris Mousouris, Former Assistant Secretary-General to the UN, President of the Hellenic-African Chamber of Commerce and Development

Thomas Bruha, Professor of International Law, University of Hamburg

Gregory Copley, Author, President of the International Association for Strategic Studies

Niki-Ekaterini Koutrakou, Member of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Director of Department of Humanitarian Aid, Directorate General of  International Development Cooperation Department, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Marios Evriviades, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Panteion University

XIII International Meeting on Ancient Drama (6-15 July 2007)

XIII International Meeting on Ancient Drama (6-15 July 2007)

“The Woman in Ancient Drama”, the female speech in ancient and modern Greece through a programme of performances, exhibitions, workshops, lectures.
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XIII International Meeting on Ancient Drama (6-15 July 2007)

“The Woman in Ancient Drama”, the female speech in ancient and modern Greece through a programme of performances, exhibitions, workshops, lectures ...

With emphasis on Greek tragedy through the original text, adaptations and new plays with different theatrical methods and codes, Anatoli Vasiliev presented “Medea Material” by Heiner Müller with Valérie Dréville, Hans Günther Heyme “Electra” by Euripides, a production of the International Festival of Ludwigshafen, the National Theatre of Luxembourg and the National Theatre of Zagreb, Luo Jin Lin directed the “Thesmophoriazusae” by Aristophanes, a production of the Peoples Art Theatre of Wuhan. Pilar Tavora presented “Medea” by Euripides in music and flamenco rhythms, soloists from the Ballet of the National Opera of Kiev interpreted the “Tragic heroine in classical dance” and the Regional and Municipal Theatre of Larissa -Thessaliko Theatre presented “Iphigenia in Aulis” by Euripides, directed by Sotiris Hatzakis.

An international symposium and a tribute to the 80th anniversary from the First Delphic Festival were organised while the one-day conference “The tragic heroine as a symbol in modern society: Position and role of women in Western and Eastern societies” was held in cooperation with the Research Centre for Gender Equality.

A theatre costume exhibition from the collection of the National Theatre of Greece on the “Heroines of Ancient Drama” curated by set designer and costume designer Koula Galioni was also presented.

The first Meeting of Young Artists (9-13 July) took place.

 

Organising committee:

Rector Helene Ahrweiler, President of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, President of the University of Europe

Christodoulos Yiallourides, Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Professor of International Policy, Panteion University

Lila Marangou, Member of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Professor of Archaeology, University of Ioannina

Emmanuel Mikrogiannakis, Member of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Professor of History, University of Athens

Lucia Athanassakis, Professor of Classics, University of Crete

Dimitris Tsatsoulis, Theatre Critic, Assistant Professor Department of Theatre, University of Patras.  

Tribute to the 80th Anniversary from the First Delphic Festival:

Ritsa Kikilia-Frangou, Professor of Modern Greek Literature, University of Athens

Exhibition "Alexandra Athanassiades: “Horses and Armour" (6 July - 24 August 2007)

Exhibition "Alexandra Athanassiades: “Horses and Armour" (6 July - 24 August 2007)

Twenty-six sculptures made of bronze, iron and wood by Alexandra Athanassiades.
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Exhibition "Alexandra Athanassiades: “Horses and Armour" (6 July - 24 August 2007)

Twenty-six sculptures made of bronze, iron and wood by Alexandra Athanassiades. Horses without a rider on "sculptural" gallop and ''empty" armours referring to the adventurous, fearless but invisible horsemen and soldiers.

Curator: Efi Andreadi, Art critic

1st Meeting of Young Artists (9-13 July 2007)

1st Meeting of Young Artists (9-13 July 2007)

The 1st Meeting of Young Artists was organised on the occasion of the Ancient Drama Meeting in Delphi.
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1st Meeting of Young Artists (9-13 July 2007)

The 1st Meeting of Young Artists was organised on the occasion of the Ancient Drama Meeting in Delphi in a pilot form with lectures, theatre workshops and round tables for 40 young artists and students of Dramatic Theatre Schools and Universities Departments.

Additionally, young artists presented their work in ancient drama.

 

Theatre workshops:

Anatoli Vasiliev, Director, Theatre School of Dramatic Art

Wlodzimierz Staniewski, Director, Centre for Theatre Practices "Gardzienice"  

Tomasz Rodowitcz, Director, Musician, Actor, Theatre Association "Chorea"

Hans Günther Heyme, Director

Luo Jin Lin, Director

 

Artistic presentations:

Aeschylus’ “Choeforoi” , Direction: Angeliki Kounenidaki

“Sudden Showers of Silence-The meeting of Hector with Andromache”

Concept - Choreography-Acting: Josef Frucek - Linda Kapetanea

Andreas Flourakis’ “Cassy”, Concept and direction: Dimitris Finitsis

“Phaedra or Alcestis”, Text -Direction: Elena Penga

Vasilis Papageorgiou “Hippolytus covered”, Direction: Dimitris Sakalidis

 “Electra / random tragedy”,Direction-Dramaturgy: Alexandra Papageorgiou

Supervision of the programme: Dimitris Tsatsoulis, Professor of Semiotics of Theatre, University of Patras

30th anniversary of the founding of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi (22-23 July 2007)

30th anniversary of the founding of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi (22-23 July 2007)

The 30th anniversary of the founding of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi was celebrated with a documents exhibition and a concert by Stamatis Spanoudakis.
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30th anniversary of the founding of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi (22-23 July 2007)

The 30th anniversary of the founding of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi was celebrated with a documents exhibition and a concert by Stamatis Spanoudakis. In honour of Konstantinos Karamanlis, founder of the Centre of Delphi, a conference titled "The European Political Ideal: Cultural Origins and Future Prospects" was organised. The events were attended by the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis.

Symposium on Culture and Environment (4-6 July 2008)

Symposium on Culture and Environment (4-6 July 2008)

Symposium in cooperation with the Agricultural University of Athens and the contribution of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs.
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Symposium on Culture and Environment (4-6 July 2008)

Symposium in cooperation with the Agricultural University of Athens and the contribution of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs. The cultural programme included the new production of the National Theatre of Greece Aristophanes' “Vatra-X” (Frogs) directed by Dimitris Lignadis and the concert “Ode to Nature” by Elli Paspala and the Group "Apodrassi".

Organising committee:

Helene Ahrweiler, President of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Rector, President of the University of Europe

Christodoulos Yiallourides, Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Professor of International Politics, Panteion University

Niki Goulandri, President, the Goulandris Natural History Museum

Yerassimos Arapis, Professor, Agricultural University of Athens, Director of the Laboratory of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Andreas Karamanos, Professor, Former Rector of the Agricultural University of Athens, Former Secretary General, Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs

Niki-Ekaterini Koutrakou, Historian, Director of Department of Humanitarian Aid, Directorate General of International Development Cooperation Department, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2nd Meeting of Young Artists (7-12 July 2008)

2nd Meeting of Young Artists (7-12 July 2008)

Theatre workshops, lectures and seminars under the general theme “Culture and Environment”.
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2nd Meeting of Young Artists (7-12 July 2008)

Theatre workshops, lectures and seminars under the general theme “Culture and Environment”. The programme was attended by 60 young artists and students.

Director Stathis Livathinos gave lessons on directing and acting. The director and artistic director of the Centre for Theatre Practices ‘Gardzienice’ Wlodzimierz Staniewski, taught his method during the workshop “Hidden Territories”.

The courses were completed with a happening, a nine-hour hike in the Ancient Path of Delphi towards the Korykeion Cave, with workshops and presentations of excerpts from the play “Iphigenia at Aulis”. The play was later presented in full at the “Frynihos” theatre. Joseph Szeiler, director, and Hans-Thies Lehmann, Professor of Theatre Studies at the Goethe University, organised the workshop “War of the Landscapes” and director Lee Breuer and choreographer Ersi Pitta presented their working method in the workshop “Actor and Poetic Text” .

The programme ended with a round table discussion in coordination and scientific supervision of Professor Dimitris Tsatsoulis.

With the support of the Institute for Youth of the General Secretariat for Youth within the framework of the European Programme "Youth in Action".

Exhibition "Mayo- Painting" (12 July – 10 August  2008)

Exhibition "Mayo- Painting" (12 July – 10 August 2008)

The exhibition in Delphi included 19 paintings in oil and 15 drawings in ink and was held in honor of the French Presidency of the European Union.
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Exhibition "Mayo- Painting" (12 July – 10 August 2008)

"I did not adhere to the strange aspects of the dream but to the undisciplined and uncontrollable poetry ", said Anthony Malliarakis (1905-1990), A. Mayo, a Greek, raised in Egypt, who lived in France, known for his very personal and unique artistic writing.

The exhibition in Delphi included 19 paintings in oil and 15 drawings in ink and was held in honor of the French Presidency of the European Union.

The conference on “Postwar Generation: Greek artists in Paris” was held during the exhibition on 12 July.

Curator: Efi Andreadis, Art critic

XIV International Meeting on Ancient Drama (3-11 July 2009)

XIV International Meeting on Ancient Drama (3-11 July 2009)

With the main topic “Xenos-Metic” the meeting focused on the story of “the Other”, the man who is outside, away from home seeking asylum, refuge and a chance to a new life.
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XIV International Meeting on Ancient Drama (3-11 July 2009)

With the main topic “Xenos-Metic” the meeting focused on the story of “the Other”, the man who is outside, away from home seeking asylum, refuge and a chance to a new life.

The symposium “Xenos- Metic in Antiquity” focused on the meaning of Xenos in antiquity and the conference “Migration Policies: Problems and Perspectives” examined the social and economic dimensions of migration in modern times. 

The National Opera of Greece presented “Prometheus” by Frantz Liszt and “Oedipus Rex” by Igor Stravinsky in direction of Elias Voudouris, The Municipal and Regional Theatre of Roumeli the play “The Woman of Zakythos” by Dionysios Solomos with Christos Kalavrouzos, the Atalaya TNT & Centro Andaluz de Teatro  presented “Ariadne” in a dramatic composition and direction by Ricardo Iniesta, the National Theatre of Northern Greece presented Euripides’ “Trojan Women”, directed by Niketi Kontouri, the National Theatre of Greece Euripides’ “Alcestis”, directed by Thomas Moschopoulos.

The artistic event “Immigrants on the road” with installations by Andreas Savva & Yioula Hatzigeorgiou was designed and curated by art critic Maria Marangou and took place in the conference centre. 

 

Organising committee:

Hélène Ahrweiler, President oftheAdministration Council oftheEuropeanCulturalCentreofDelphi, PresidentoftheUniversityofEurope

ChristodoulosYiallourides Director oftheEuropeanCulturalCentreofDelphi, Professor of International Politics, Panteion University of Athens

Nikolaos Koukis, Philologist-Historian, Member of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

EliasVoudouris, Conductor, Director of the Orchestra of the Greek National Opera, Alternate Member of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Evgenia Vossou,  Chief of the Department of Bilateral Relations, Direction of International Relations, Hellenic Ministry of Culture,   Alternate  Member of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Ekaterini Koutrakou, Director of Department of Humanitarian Aid, Directorate General of International Development Cooperation Department, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alternate  Member of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Konstantinos Christidis, Lawyer-Economist, Alternate Member of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Theofanis Kakridis, Professor of Classics, University of Ioannina  

IroNicolacopoulou-Stephanou, Professor of European Social Law and Policy, Panteion University of Athens, President of the Greek CouncilforRefugees

3rd Meeting of Young Artists (6-11 July 2009)

3rd Meeting of Young Artists (6-11 July 2009)

Lectures, theatre workshops and roundtable discussions for 80 young artists, students and students of Dramatic Theatre Schools and Departments of Universities with general theme “Xenos-Metic”.
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3rd Meeting of Young Artists (6-11 July 2009)

Lectures, theatre workshops and roundtable discussions for 80 young artists, students and students of Dramatic Theatre Schools and Departments of Universities with general theme “Xenos-Metic”.

Josef Szeiler presented the workshop “Legendary Heroes” continuing the training programme initiated in 2008 on Heiner Müller. Tomasz Rodowicz, actor-musician-director and artistic director of the Theatre Association "Chorea" organised the workshop “Music and Movement in Ancient Drama” and presented the performance “Songs of Euripides”. Lydia Koniordou spoke of the conflict of opposites as a common element in the structure of the tragedies of Euripides with examples from the tragedies “Medea and “Ion”. Frank Raddatz presented “Achilles in Modern Wars”, in a form of a workshop, with Okwui Opowasili and Gotz Argus and talked about the issue of dramaturgy and theatrical adaptation.

Eleni Varopoulou, theatre critic, Hans-Thies Lehmann, Professor of Theatre Studies at the Goethe University in Frankfurt and Josef Szeiler presented a tribute to Heiner Müller while Ludwik Flaszen & Leszek Kolankiewicz presented  a tribute to Jerzy Grotowski.

 Author Dimitris Dimitriadis spoke of his work “The Annunciation of Cassandra” which was presented and directed by Chryssa Kapsouli.

Seven young artists presented a sample of their work during the meeting:

“Thebaid XII: Supplication” by Publius Papinius Statius, directed by Magdalena Zira

“My new name” by Linos Ioannidis directed by Evrikleia Sofroniadou  

“ODC (Homer’s Odyssey I)” directed by Elli Papakonstantinou

“Nadia” directed by David Malteze

“The forest of the Kind” directed by Yolanda Markopoulou

“Nekyia” by Alexandros Mistriotis

“Glauce’s dress rehearsal” by Antonis Volanakis.

Exhibition "Bella Raftopoulou, Sculpture-Drawing"  (10 October – 10 November 2009)

Exhibition "Bella Raftopoulou, Sculpture-Drawing" (10 October – 10 November 2009)

The "mythological" universe of Bella Raftopoulou through 10 stone sculptures, 29 small sculptures of metal, 96 projects for the Delphic Festivals 1927-1930 (ink on paper), 10 bronze and silver medals and manuscripts.
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Exhibition "Bella Raftopoulou, Sculpture-Drawing" (10 October – 10 November 2009)

The "mythological" universe of Bella Raftopoulou through 10 stone sculptures, 29 small sculptures of metal, 96 projects for the Delphic Festivals 1927-1930 (ink on paper), 10 bronze and silver medals and manuscripts. The panel "Greek artists in Paris before World War II" was held during the inauguration of the exhibition on 10 October. The exhibition was organised with the collaboration of the National Art Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum.

Curator: Efi Andreadi, Art critic

“Marathon 2,500 years” (2-4 July 2010)

“Marathon 2,500 years” (2-4 July 2010)

The 2,500th anniversary from the Battle of Marathon (490 B.C.-2010 A.D.) is honoured by the international scientific symposium “Marathon: The day after”.
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“Marathon 2,500 years” (2-4 July 2010)

The 2,500th anniversary from the Battle of Marathon (490 B.C.-2010 A.D.) is honoured by the international scientific symposium “Marathon: The day after”.

The National Theatre of Northern Greece presented Aristophanes’ “Acharnians”, directed by Sotiris Hatzakis, Memi Spyratou directed the music-theatre performance “Marathon 2,500 years after – a call to friends and enemies”.

Maria Hatzimichali-Papaliou directed the documentary film “2,500 years from the Battle of Marathon” in texts of Theofanis Kakridis.

Organising committee:

Rector Helen Ahrweiler, President of the  European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Christodoulos Yiallourides, Professor of International Relations, Panteion University, Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Nikos Koukis, Philologist and historian, Member of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Ilias Voudouris, Conductor, Head of the National Opera Orchestra, alternate member of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Evgenia Vossou, Head of Bilateral Relations Directorate of International Relations, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, alternate member of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Kostas Burazelis,  Professor of Ancient History, University of Athens

Michalis Kopidakis, Professor of Classics, University of Athens

Yorgos Kontogiorgis, Professor of Political Science, Panteion University

Exhibition “Marathon in the work of eight contemporary artists”  (2 July-2 Αugust 2010)

Exhibition “Marathon in the work of eight contemporary artists” (2 July-2 Αugust 2010)

Eight artists with different artistic views
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Exhibition “Marathon in the work of eight contemporary artists” (2 July-2 Αugust 2010)

Eight artists with different artistic views, Alexandra Athanassiadis, Nikos Alexiou, Evgenia Apostolou, Venia Dimitrakopoulou, Nikos Navridis, Vana Xenou, Danae Stratou and Nakis Tastsioglou, created and exhibited new works inspired by the Battle of Marathon. Curator: Efi Andreadi, Art critic

4th Meeting of Young Artists (5-12 July 2010)

4th Meeting of Young Artists (5-12 July 2010)

Two different musical worlds, the classical and the traditional, enacted and cooperated in a programme of musical workshops and master classes, lectures and musical performances
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4th Meeting of Young Artists (5-12 July 2010)

Two different musical worlds, the classical and the traditional, enacted and cooperated in a programme of musical workshops and master classes, lectures and musical performances entitled “The Sound of Percussion: Crossroads project” with 40 young musicians and students and professors Dimitris Desyllas, soloist and professor of percussion instruments and Petros Kourtis, musician and professor of traditional and modern percussion.

The artistic result was “The Sound of Percussion”, an original musical work that resulted from the collaboration of traditional and classical percussion and percussion concert, dedicated to the 2,500 years since the Battle of Marathon with the musical groups TYPANA and DRUMVOICE.

“Worship and shrines after the Fall of Constantinople”

“Worship and shrines after the Fall of Constantinople”

By His All Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew / Opening of the exhibition (28 June 2011)
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“Worship and shrines after the Fall of Constantinople”

The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited Delphi to inaugurate the exhibition “Worship and shrines after the Fall of Constantinople” from the Benaki Museum collections, organised by the European Cultural Centre of Delphi and the Benaki Museum.

Greek religious painting and liturgical vessels, local cults and shrines, from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century defined the main lines of the exhibition. All 66 exhibits came from the Benaki Museum's collections. 

Curator: Dr. Anastasia Drandaki, curator of the Byzantine Collection of the Benaki Museum.

International symposium “Byzantium in the historical continuity” (8-10 July 2011)

International symposium “Byzantium in the historical continuity” (8-10 July 2011)

What is the continuity of the thousands of years of the Byzantine Empire? This question was addr...
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International symposium “Byzantium in the historical continuity” (8-10 July 2011)

What is the continuity of the thousands of years of the Byzantine Empire?

This question was addressed to 20 eminent historians, academics and scholars of Byzantine History and Byzantine Civilisation who took part in the symposium.

Two concerts of Byzantine music by the Greek Byzantine Choir with the director and choir master Lykourgos Angelopoulos and the Byzantine Choir ‘Idimelon’ with the director and choir master Ioannis Tsamis took place within the framework of the symposium.

A workshop, organised in Athens on 21 May, at the Onassis Cultural Centre on “Byzantium in historical continuity: problems and issues” had preceded the works of the Delphi Symposium.

Rector Helene Ahrweiler was the coordinator. Speakers: Professor Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou , University of Ioannina ,  Professor Chryssa Maltezou, Greek Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice, Professor  Elsi Mathiopoulou, Universities of Bonn and Cologne  and Professor Christina Angelidi , Institute for Byzantine Research/National Research Institute.

 

Οrganising committee:

Rector Helene Ahrweiler, President of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, President of the University of Europe

Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou, Professor, University of Ioannina

Chryssa Maltezou, Professor, University of Athens, Director of the Greek

Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice

Elsi Mathiopoulou-Tornariti, Professor, Bonn and Cologne Universities

Christina Angelidi, Byzantinist

“The University in Europe: from the Academy of Plato to the Magna Carta Universitatum of Bologna”

“The University in Europe: from the Academy of Plato to the Magna Carta Universitatum of Bologna”

International symposium (6-8 July 2012)
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“The University in Europe: from the Academy of Plato to the Magna Carta Universitatum of Bologna”

The International Symposium “The University in Europe: from the Academy of Plato to the Magna Carta Universitatum of Bologna” was held on the occasion of the 2,400 years of the founding of Plato's Academy in Athens (388/387 B.C. - 2012 A.D.) 

The concert “Dmitri Shostakovich and his friends, composers Tishchenko & Weinberg” with the Danel string quartet was held at the Museum of Delphi, in collaboration with the 10th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classic Antiquities.

In the Frynihos theatre, the Municipal and Regional Theatre of Roumeli presented “The Government Inspector” by N. Gogol and the Orchestra and Choir of the Music School of Volos presented the musical performance “Smyrna - 90 years after”. 

The symposium workshop “Where is the University heading”, coordinated by Rector Helene Ahrweiler, was organised in Athens on 31 May, at the Onassis Cultural Centre. Speakers: Professor Costas Gavroglou, University of Athens- Director of the Historical Archive of the University of Athens,Professor Konstantinos Delidis, former President of the Technological University of Western Macedonia, Professor  Michel Kaplan, honorary President of the University of Sorbonne (Paris 1- Panthéon-Sorbonne).

 

Οrganising committee:

Rector Helene Ahrweiler, President of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, President of the University of Europe

Christina Angelidi, Byzantinist

Evgenia Gerousi, Archaeologist – Head of the Department of Byzantine Antiquities, Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Lucia Athanassaki, Professor of Classics, University of Crete

Stelios Virvidakis, Professor of Philosophy, University of Athens

Athanasios Markopoulos, Professor of Byzantine Studies, University of Athens

Eusebi Ayensa Prat, Director of the Cervantes Institute of Athens

Exhibition “Opy Zouni: last brushstroke - her workshop”  (6-30 July 2012)

Exhibition “Opy Zouni: last brushstroke - her workshop” (6-30 July 2012)

The family of Opy Zouni organised, sponsored and presented an exhibition based on her recent work...
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Exhibition “Opy Zouni: last brushstroke - her workshop” (6-30 July 2012)

The family of Opy Zouni organised, sponsored and presented an exhibition based on her recent works, the "last brushstroke" of the artist who died in 2008.

“Art Campus-Delphic Music Meetings”  (9-15 July 2012)

“Art Campus-Delphic Music Meetings” (9-15 July 2012)

Young musicians from all over Greece attended classes and workshops and collaborated in concerts with teachers and students.
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“Art Campus-Delphic Music Meetings” (9-15 July 2012)

The educational programme “Art Campus-Delphic Music Meetings” of The Association of Friends of Music was held in cooperation with the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, in the framework of the programme “Young Artists”. Young musicians from all over Greece attended classes and workshops and collaborated in concerts with teachers and students. All events were open to the public.

“With exquisite music, voices – 150 years from the birth of C. P. Cavafy” (19 June -15 December 2013)

“With exquisite music, voices – 150 years from the birth of C. P. Cavafy” (19 June -15 December 2013)

Co-financed by Greece and the European Union-NSRF 2007-2013
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“With exquisite music, voices – 150 years from the birth of C. P. Cavafy” (19 June -15 December 2013)

Co-financed by Greece and the European Union-NSRF 2007-2013


The European Cultural Centre of Delphi celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of C. P. Cavafy with music concerts, visual art presentations, theatre, film screenings, poetry and scientific workshops organised in selected areas of Athens from June to December 2013: 

19 June, Acropolis Museum: Concert with the Danel string quartet, soprano Elena Vasilieva and the actor/director Dimitris Lignadis.

In collaboration with the International Association "Dmitri Shostakovich". 

26 June, National Garden: Musical happening under the artistic direction of Socratis Sinopoulos with the "Isimeria" traditional music ensemble and the western/European baroque ensemble "Concerto Ellenico" and Katerina Papadopoulou (vocals) and Yorgos Karamichos (narrator). 

25 September -8 December: Exhibition “Constantine P. Cavafy ‘Painted ‘. 40 Contemporary Greek Artists”, in collaboration with the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music.

Curator: Takis Mavrotas, Art critic and theorist 

11, 12 & 13 October, ATTIS Theatre: Performance “Ophelia Quartet” directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos. Music by Takis Vellianitis. Soprano Natalia Pschenitschnikova. 

31 October, National Hellenic Research Foundation: Round Table Discussion “Image in Cavafy’s poetry”. 

6-30 November, Exhibition Hall of the Friends of Music Society at the Athens Concert Hall: "”Publishing activity in Alexandria -1863-1933”.

Curator: Efi Andreadi, Art critic. 

27 & 28 November, Lilian Voudouri Great Music Library: A two-day seminar for young musicians with Christina Pluhar. 

29 November, Athens Concert Hall: Concert “Mediterraneo. Music from the Sea of the Morning” from the ensemble L 'Arpeggiata in the direction of Cristina Pluhar.

In cooperation with theFriends of Music Society. 

13-15 December, Cultural Centre of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation : Three-day cultural events “c.p.cavafy @ days_ of_ 2013” with video art by Despina Meimaroglou and Nikos Navridis, musical performance “The Old Man of Alexandria” by Thanos Mikroutsikos, recitals of poetry set to music by Alexandra Gravas, poetry night with Thomas Tsalapatis and new poets, narrating by Sasa Voulgari, film screenings.

YEAR OF CAVAFY. Anniversary: 150 years since his birth and 80 years since his death (4-31 July 2013)

YEAR OF CAVAFY. Anniversary: 150 years since his birth and 80 years since his death (4-31 July 2013)

The symposium was accompanied by poetry, music and theatre performances.
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YEAR OF CAVAFY. Anniversary: 150 years since his birth and 80 years since his death (4-31 July 2013)

Twenty-five prominent Greek literature professors, academics, translators and scholars of the poetry of Cavafy from Greece and abroad participated in the International Symposium "C. P. Cavafy, Hellenic and Universal".

The symposium was accompanied by poetry, music and theatre performances presented at the Conference Centre of Delphi and at Frynihos theatre:

“C.P. Cavafy in music: A recital of songs and reflections” with Alexandra Gravas, mezzo soprano and Pantelis Polychronidis piano. Speaker: Professor Vasilis Lambropoulos.

“Waters of Cyprus, Syria and Egypt: a study on the dramatic Cavafy” a performance by the Theatrical Workshop of the University of Cyprus. Director:  Professor Michalis Pieris.

Poetry by C.P. Cavafy set to music in the Catalan language by the singer and songwriter Jose Tero.

 

The first screening of the documentary film “The Byzantine Cavafy”, a new production of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi with the scientific supervision of Helene Ahrweiler and directors Panos Kyparissis and Fanis Douskos, was held in the Archaeological Museum of Delphi. The screening was followed by a round table discussion on Byzantine Cavafy.

 

Organising committee:

Rector HélèneAhrweiler, President of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Diana Haas, Ass. Professor, Head of the Department of Theatre Studies, University of Patras

Sonia Ilinskaya-Alexandropoulou, University of Ioannina

Renata Lavagnini, University of Palermo, Istituto Siciliano di Studi Bizantini e Neoellenici "Bruno Lavagnini"

Michalis Pieris, Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies,University of Cyprus

Maria Rota, Lecturer of Modern Greek Literature,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 

Exhibition  “C. P. Cavafy This little pencil portrait” (4 July – 4 August 2013)

Exhibition “C. P. Cavafy This little pencil portrait” (4 July – 4 August 2013)

Twenty-two Greek and foreign artists created and presented new works for the celebration of the Year of Cavafy.
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Exhibition “C. P. Cavafy This little pencil portrait” (4 July – 4 August 2013)

Twenty-two Greek and foreign artists created and presented new works for the celebration of the Year of Cavafy by the European Cultural Centre of Delphi. Among them :  Valerio Adami, Alexandra Athanassiadi, Pat Andrea, Alexis Veroukas, Dimitris Geros, Stefanos Daskalakis, Pavlos Dionysopoulos, Kadio Lambropoulou, Gudrun von Laitner, Michalis Makroulakis, Dimitris Mytaras, Ioli Xifara, Aristidis Patsoglou, Edward Sakayan, Sotiris Sorongas, Anna Maria Tsakali, Costas Tsoklis, Alekos Fassianos, Manolis Haros, Yorgos Hadoulis, Apostolos Hatzaras, Yannis Psychopedis.

The exhibition included eight etchings of Cavafy by David Hockney and a printed collection of poems with handwritten corrections by Cavafy himself.

1914-2014: FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY (4-6 July 2014)

1914-2014: FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY (4-6 July 2014)

Commemorative events for the 100th anniversary from the beginning of First World War...
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1914-2014: FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY (4-6 July 2014)

Commemorative events for the 100th anniversary from the beginning of First World War...

At the opening day of the international conference titled “1914-1924, the years of upheaval: Europe and Greece”  the concert “The sound of the Wind Band” from the Concert Band of the Philharmonic Society of Corfu was presented in the Frynihos theatre.  Musical direction by Spyros Prosoparis, soloist: Spyros Mourikis.

The musical performance “Hidden shadows before the light”,  based on love songs of the Interwar period with soprano Gina Fotinopoulou and tenor Dimitris Paksoglou was presented at the Roman Agora, at the archaeological site of Delphi, with the support of the 10th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Fokis.

Organising committee:

Rector Helene Ahrweiler, President of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Athanasios Markopoulos, Professor of Byzantine Literature, University of Athens, Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Constantinos Svolopoulos, Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Member of the Academy of Athens

Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, Assoc. Professor of History, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Exhibition “The sound of the hydraulis, very sweet and pleasant “ (25 Οctober 2014-22 Αpril 2015)

Exhibition “The sound of the hydraulis, very sweet and pleasant “ (25 Οctober 2014-22 Αpril 2015)

Exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Delphi
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Exhibition “The sound of the hydraulis, very sweet and pleasant “ (25 Οctober 2014-22 Αpril 2015)

Exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Delphi. The replica of the ancient Hydraulis as well as designs and images from the reconstruction programme of the ancient Hydraulis by the European Cultural Centre of Delphi based on the archaeological find of Dion were the exhibits.

A conference was organised on the day of the opening of the exhibition, on 25 October, with speakers:

Athanasia Psalti, Head, 10th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities,

Athanasios Markopoulos, Professor of Byzantine Literature, University of Athens, Director of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Panayotis Vlagopoulos, Ass. Professor of Music Studies, Ionian University and member of the reconstruction programme of Ancient Hydraulis.

A musical demonstration of the instrument followed.

 

With the support of the 10th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities

Exhibition I dared to praise... Eleftherios Venizelos-150 years since his birth (1864-2014)

Exhibition I dared to praise... Eleftherios Venizelos-150 years since his birth (1864-2014)

(21 December 2014-8 February 2015)
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Exhibition I dared to praise... Eleftherios Venizelos-150 years since his birth (1864-2014)

Through a variety of documents and exhibits, such as handwritten letters and documents, poems, medals, everyday objects, jewelery, embroidery, souvenirs, handicrafts, photographs, prints and modern art, the exhibition highlighted the adoration of artists and engravers to Eleftherios Venizelos.

Curator: Louisa Karapidaki, Art Historian