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OCC 2017

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#dontbeshy #emotions #onassisculturalcentre #stegi


Emotion. The catalyst that turns information into experience, imparts duration on the fleeting moment, transforms existence into living. There's no escaping it – thank goodness. If we are to become mortals and gods. If we are to understand that it is there, in our feelings, that we come together and become more human. We create performances and concerts, engage in discussions, tell stories both inside our home on Syngrou Avenue and beyond it. We connect the new reality of our digital world with the arts. We invite you to accompany us along the way, and we bombard you with opportunities to join us. We want to take part in the conversation about the big things and the little things that concern us. We don't own the truth, but we are searching for it. We aspire to the surprising, the unexpected, we seek out the intellectually intense, the emotionally challenging. We demand to be moved, our far-reaching ambition is this: to make our lives more beautiful, or at least more interesting. To change, to ponder and develop, to think and to think differently. As individuals, not as target groups. As simple as that, but yet so hard. We won't change the world. But it's worth setting out to do just that. We want to act and react, to bring together people and ideas. Above all else, we want to feel. Off we go then. To the OCC, where emotions are strong.

Š2017-18, Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens


THEATRE

Joël Pommerat, Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis.................................................................................................... 14 Sophia Marathaki/ΑΤΟΝΑλ Theatre company, Hugo: A Utopia........................................................27 Robert Lepage/Ex Machina, 887.............................................................................................................. 36 Maria Maganari, Summerfolk by Maxim Gorky..................................................................................... 54 Konstantin Bogomolov, Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.................................................................. 56 Lena Kitsopoulou, Antigone/Lonely Planet.......................................................................................... 70 Wael Shawky, The Song of Roland............................................................................................................76 Dimitris Karantzas, Ρομπ/Rοb by Efthimis Filippou............................................................................. 88 A. Frantzis, Ε. Tzavara, V. Tzavaras, Ch. Badeka, The Incredible Journey.................................... 104 Pantelis Dentakis, Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist.......................................................................107 Aris Biniaris, The Bacchae by Euripides.................................................................................................126 Onassis Youth Festival 2018.......................................................................................................................138 Fast Forward Festival 5................................................................................................................................152

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Jo Nesbo.......................................................................................................................................................... 28 Enter Afrofuturism..........................................................................................................................................50 Detritus: New music from degraded media............................................................................................ 93 Shadow Libraries: UbuWeb in Athens.....................................................................................................125 Hanya Yanagihara.......................................................................................................................................... 172

MUSIC

Medea Electronique, Soundscapes Landscapes ΙΙ, Soundwalk.......................................................10 Marc Ribot & The Young Philadelphians.................................................................................................. 34 Transformations Cycle: A Different Winter Journey, THE HELLENIC PROJECT.................... 46 Enter Afrofuturism..........................................................................................................................................50 Sun Ra Arkestra.............................................................................................................................................. 52 Georges Aperghis, Tourbillons................................................................................................................... 62 7th Greek Jazz Panorama............................................................................................................................. 68 Ergon Ensemble, The Book of Disquiet by Michel van der Aa............................................................74 “Shall we Sing?”, Greek Song Cycle, THE HELLENIC PROJECT....................................................75 Gareth Davis & Frances-Marie Uitti.......................................................................................................... 85 Transformations, THE HELLENIC PROJECT......................................................................................90 Music Connects the OCC and the Panteion University, Vol. 3....................................................... 92 Simon Steen-Andersen & ensemble ascolta, Staged Night............................................................ 106 Open Day: May '68.......................................................................................................................................118 Dimitris Papadimitriou, Music Soundtracks......................................................................................... 120 Dans Les Arbres............................................................................................................................................124 Borderline Festival 2018..............................................................................................................................144 Μedea Electronique, Echo and Narcissus............................................................................................146 Big Bang Festival 4.......................................................................................................................................158 The Brad Mehldau Trio................................................................................................................................ 160 Tinos World Music Festival, Pre-festival concert at the OCC.......................................................... 161 Tuned City: Ancient Messene....................................................................................................................166 Greek Jazz Panorama, New Generation 5..............................................................................................176 ARTéfacts ensemble & Ventus ensemble, Oton Project.................................................................... 178


DANCE

Menti Mega, Driples & Triplets.................................................................................................................. 35 Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Kalakuta Republic............................................................................................... 42 iDance............................................................................................................................................................... 66 Ioanna Portolou, Risk.................................................................................................................................... 86 Christos Papadopoulos, Ion........................................................................................................................ 96 Akram Khan, XENOS................................................................................................................................... 108 Kat Válastur, Rasp Your Soul.......................................................................................................................121 Dancing to Connect......................................................................................................................................122 Alain Platel & Fabrizio Cassol , Requiem pour L...................................................................................136 5th Young Choreographers Festival.........................................................................................................149 Fast Forward Festival 5................................................................................................................................152 Tzeni Argyriou, ΑΝΩΝΥΜΟ.........................................................................................................................162

CINEMA

Flix it at the OCC............................................................................................................................................. 26 In-Edit................................................................................................................................................................47 Animasyros....................................................................................................................................................... 84

DESIGN

Digitized 2017.................................................................................................................................................... 11 A Meeting For Industrial Design................................................................................................................. 48 ESO - Interior Design & Architecture........................................................................................................116 EBGE 2018, Greek Graphic Design & Illustration Awards..................................................................148

EXHIBITIONS – NEW MEDIA

Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown......................................................................................... 16 Medea Electronique, Soundscapes Landscapes 2- Extended Reality Tour................................ 102 Geometries......................................................................................................................................................128 Fast Forward Festival 5................................................................................................................................152 Digital Programmes at OCC...................................................................................................................... 180

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OCC and International Networks..............................................................................................................182 Onassis Future...............................................................................................................................................186


SEPTEMBER 2017


MUSIC - NEW MEDIA OUTSIDE THE OCC

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The Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens and S o u n d s c a p e s L a n d s c a p e s create a nexus of stories in the city. Artists who work in sound and images explore a new form of digital art-mapping in downtown Athens neighbourhoods and invite us on a real-time stroll through Gazi, Kerameikos and Metaxourgeio. The project S o u n d s c a p e s L a n d s c a p e s / R h i z o m e Ι Ι reveals the stories that take place on the city's surface as well as those that are hidden away or underground or in its past. A project at the intersection of art, technology, audio research and field recording which also provides a gateway into the anthropology and sociology of the city through its interviews and real-life stories, soundscapes, compositions and poetry. Put in your earphones, download the app onto your smartphone or tablet, and navigate the city. For more information on downloading the application, please visit our website, www.sgt.gr Soundwalks are conducted in Greek and English.

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DESIGN 23.9.2017 MAIN STAGE

D i g i t i z e d is Southeastern Europe’s most important annual meeting for those working in and around the digital design scene. Established in 2011 it has kept on expanding ever since. It is a dynamic event that has never fallen short of thrilling its audience. Taking place in Athens Greece, D i g i t i z e d consists of a conference, several workshops and networking events. It is a great opportunity for like-minded people to come together, benchmark, be informed and inspired. This year, join D i g i t i z e d for a series of exciting events that bring together the digital creative community in Southeastern Europe. Talks, workshops and networking events, combined to create a content which is useful, fun and relevant. For more information and ticket sales, please visit: www.digitized.gr Organized by +DESIGN, nice and neat

Digitized 2017


OCTOBER 2017


ÇA IRA (1) FIN DE LOUIS

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The OCC is transformed into a National Assembly. The French revolution is happening here and now, all around us, and Joël Pommerat and his wonderful company suck us into the vortex of history, showing us just how contemporary everything the pioneers and opponents of European democracy said and did 228 years ago really is. France's most talked-about production (Molière Award, 2016), with fourteen actors and an army of extras portraying dozens of characters: kings, presidents, parliamentarians, cardinals, hot-blooded revolutionaries and indignant citizens. Receiving rave reviews wherever it is performed, Ç a i r a is event theatre and an experience that is in turns violent and tender, funny and topical, ingeniously entertaining and profoundly enlightening on many levels. An epic project for democracy.


THEATRE 4—8.10.2017 MAIN STAGE 19:30

Director: Joël Pommerat With: Saadia Bentaïeb, Agnès Berthon, Yannick Choirat, Eric Feldman, Philippe Frécon, Yvain Juillard, Anthony Moreau, Ruth Olaizola, Gérard Potier, Anne Rotger, David Sighicelli, Maxime Tshibangu, Simon Verjans, Bogdan Zamfir Set & Lighting Design: Eric Soyer

Costume Design & Art Research: Isabelle Deffin Sound: François Leymarie Music research: Gilles Rico Sound and acoustic research: Grégoire Leymarie & Manuel Poletti (MusicUnit/ Ircam) Dramaturgy: Marion Boudier Artistic associates: Marie Piemontese, Philippe Carbonneaux

Historical consultant: Guillaume Mazeau Assistant dramatist & archivist: Guillaume Lambert Technical director: Emmanuel Abate Greek translation: Louiza Mitsakou Surtitle technician: Jorge Tome / AMDA Production: COMPAGNIE LOUIS BROUILLARD

Co-production: Nanterre-Amandiers/Centre Dramatique National, Le MANEGE-MONS/Scène transfrontalière de création et de diffusion, Mons 2015/Capitale européenne de la Culture, Théâtre National/Bruxelles, ESACT/Liège, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, MC2/Maison de la Culture de Grenoble, La Filature/Scène nationale de Mulhouse, Espace Malraux/Scène nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie, Théâtre du Nord/CDN Lille-Tourcoing-Nord-Pas-de-Calais, FACM/ Festival théâtral du Val d’Oise, L’Apostrophe/Scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d’Oise, Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo et SESC São Paulo, Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts du Canada/Ottawa, Théâtre National Populaire/Villeurbanne et Célestins/Théâtre de Lyon, Le Volcan/Scène nationale du Havre, Le Rive Gauche/Scène conventionnée de St Etienne du Rouvray, Bonlieu/Scène nationale d’Annecy, le Grand T/Théâtre de Loire-Atlantique Nantes Creation supported by SACD and Arcadi Île-de-France.


GET READY FOR A JOURNEY WITH SCIENCE FICTION AS YOUR GUIDE.

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TWO YEARS ON FROM THE "DIGITAL REVOLUTION" EXHIBITION, THE OCC JOINS FORCES ONCE AGAIN WITH LONDON'S BARBICAN CENTRE.


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EXHIBITION 9.10.2017—14.1.2018 MULTIPLE STAGES

SCIENCE FICTION: A JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN From Jules Verne and Jonathan Swift to S t a r W a r s and E x M a c h i n a . The OCC joins forces once again with London's Barbican Centre in an exhibition that spotlights the long-standing influence of science fiction on the full range of contemporary culture. A genre that once addressed a small and specialized audience is now everywhere we look thanks to its impact on art, design, film and literature. Travel through iconic books and comics, movies and music in an exhibition that makes the unknown seem highly familiar...

Curator: Patrick Gyger Coordination: Christos Carras Organization: Konstantina Soulioti Architectural design: Ab Rogers Design Translations: Vassilis Douvitsas

Organization and oversight of parallel events: Patrick Gyger, Pasqua Vorgia, Prodromos Tsiavos, Iraklis Papatheodorou

Curated by Barbican International Enterprises with co-production partners Brandts - Museum of Art and Visual Culture (Denmark), and Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens

Organization and oversight of educational programme: Myrto Lavda, Eleanna Semitelou Screenings curated by: flix.gr

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PARALLEL EVENTS The Onassis Cultural Centre is organizing a series of events to accompany the “Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown” exhibition. The events are designed to acquaint us better with the full range of a genre which, for two centuries now, has been drifting between pop culture, mass production and more experimental perspectives. DISCUSSIONS Admission free

The world of tomorrow I: The art of tomorrow 20 October | Athens School of Fine Arts | 19:00 Speakers: James Bridle, Daphne Dragona, Giorgos Drivas, Regine Debatty, Thanasis Moutsopoulos Science fiction in Greek literature 30 October | Onassis Cultural Centre | Upper Stage | 19:00 Participating authors: Spyros Kintzios, Michalis Manolios, Kostas Charitos, Vaso Christou Moderated by Manolis Manolas

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Mythic journeys and fantastic wanderings 14 November | Onassis Library | 19:00 Speakers: Alberto Manguel, Pedro Olalla The world of tomorrow II: New images for tomorrow 20 November | Panteion University | 19:00 Speakers: Steven Shaviro, Peter Frase, Giorgos Kallis A journey into the unknown: Talking with artists 27 November | Onassis Cultural Centre | Upper Stage | 19:00 Participants: Larissa Sansour, Pierre-Jean Giloux ao. Moderated by Kyriaki Goni Digital Nights: Science fiction and video games 2 December | Onassis Cultural Centre | 18:00 Speakers: Dimitris Trakas, Renia Papathanasiou, Christina Chrysanthopoulou Moderated by Prodromos Tsiavos, Thodoris Chiotis Science fiction and Comics: communicating vessels? 19 December | Athens Comics Library | 19:00

SCREENINGS Into the unknown and beyond How cinema learned to stop worrying and love science fiction Starting October 17 | Odeon Starcity (111 Syngrou Avenue, N. Kosmos - Athens) The OCC and Flix.gr are organizing a series of sci-fi screenings with movies ranging from the daring efforts of the early days of film to the cinema of the present day. Classic films which helped define “sci-fi”, restored prints of rarities receiving their first screening in Greece, forgotten masterpieces from around the world, and surprising shorts are to be shown in eight triple bills between October and December. A revelatory journey to places cinema got to long before reality caught up.


LIVE CINEMA PERFORMANCE “CONTROL CENTER” 15 & 16 December | IFAC Athina (11 Galaxia St., Neos Kosmos) Performers: Panos Alexiadis, Stathis Crisidis, Stathis Tsemberlidis

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS Sci-Fi Game Development 8, 9, 10, 16 & 17 December | Onassis Cultural Centre Co-ordinators: ViRA (Dimitris Trakas, Renia Papathanasiou, Christina Chrysanthopoulou) Satellite Hunting 13-14 January | Onassis Cultural Centre Interactive satellite communications laboratory Co-ordinator: Libre Space Foundation HEBOCON Athens at the OCC 25 November | for ages 12-96 Robot-sumo construction tournament for the technically ungifted Co-ordinators: Costas Bissas, Kostas Sfikas

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR CHILDREN & TEENAGERS Wanna make a film? Cycle I: Planning a Sci-Fi movie Cycle II: Filming a Sci-Fi movie For teenagers aged 13-17 Cycle I: October - November 2017 Cycle II: November 2017 - January 2018 Co-ordinators: Oliwia Twardowska, Konstantinos Antonopoulos A sci-fi story for 2018 For children aged 8-12 | 2, 3 & 4 January The workshop is staged in association with Animasyros. Odysseys on paper, travels in ink: The fantastic process of comic-creation Children & teenagers aged 10-14 27, 28 29 December Credit: Avraam Kaoua Educational programmes for schools Children aged 6-18 October 2017 - January 2018 Co-ordinator: Nikos Voyiatzis


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Photo © Dan Tobin Smith | Design: Praline

FROM JULES VERNE AND JONATHAN SWIFT TO STAR WARS AND EX MACHINA . ICONIC BOOKS, COMICS, MOVIES AND MUSIC IN AN EXHIBITION THAT MAKES THE UNKNOWN SEEM HIGHLY FAMILIAR...


CINEMA 13.10.2017 MAIN STAGE

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Flix.gr returns to the OCC for the second year running with a series of monthly screenings. Taking images as its vehicle and movies as its guide, the programme avoids stereotypes to offer a complete cinematic experience and another way to see film. F l i x i t a t t h e O C C returns for eight special events between October 2017 and May 2018. A series of screenings with surprises up its sleeve which will introduce audiences to new artists, travel the world, and put the cinema we want to see on the big screen. This year's series will open by ushering in autumn and casting out melancholy. So make a note in your diary under October 13: "The Autumn of Yasujirō Ozu", a small tribute to one of the greatest auteurs of the Golden Age of Japanese cinema and a great filmic philosopher. We'll be screening two of his masterpieces —A n A u t u m n A f t e r n o o n and L a t e A u t u m n —in digital copies restored by Japan's Shochiku Studios in association with the British Film Institute. The screenings will be preceded by a presentation of the director's work. Curated and Organized by: Flix.gr & Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens

For more info, visit sgt.gr


SOPHIA MARATHAKI ΑΤΟΝΑλ Theatre company

THEATRE 13—22.10.2017 UPPER STAGE 21:00

“What was emerging at that point in time was not the Europe of nations; it was the Europe of kings”, wrote the great poet, novelist and visionary of a United Europe, Victor Hugo, in the mid-19th century. Sophia Marathaki has used Hugo's H y m n t o a U n i t e d E u r o p e to create a performance about utopia and the reality of Europe in the era of humanism. Marathaki asks “What is Europe?”, but also “What could Europe be?” if the revolution of 1789 and those that followed had achieved their goal. Director: Sophia Marathaki Dramaturgy: Elena Triantfyllopoulou Sets & Costumes: Eva Marathaki Original music: Vasilis Tzavaras Movement: Briseis Solomou Lighting: Sakis Birbilis Assistant Director: Sofia Georgiadou

2nd Assistant Director: Lida Koutsodaskalou Set building: Adrianos Zacharias Tailoring: Eleni Melissou With: Michalis Valasoglou, Georgina Daliani, Konstantinos Papatheodorou, Foteini Papachristopoulou, Giorgos Syrmas

PARALLEL EVENT Sunday 15 October After performance talk with the participants (the discussion will be held in Greek) Chaired by Grigoris Ioannidis, theatre critic

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Executive production: POLYPLANITY Productions Yolanda Markopoulou & Vicky Strataki Produced by: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens The idea of the production and the main text are taken from the book: Victor Hugo, Hymn to a United Europe, trans. (into Greek) Alexandra Brountazki (Athens: Poikili Stoa, 2015).

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TALKS & THOUGHTS 17.10.2017 MAIN STAGE 19:00

One of the most read crime writers, Jo Nesbο will be in Athens to celebrate the twenty-year anniversary of the publication of his first novel. Born in 1960, the journey of this important writer shows his restless spirit. Before becoming a writer, this non-conformist and adventurous Norwegian had a brief career in football and an even shorter one as a stockbroker. He was also a successful pop star in Norway. One day he decided to turn to writing and write a story about what he considers as the only elements worth writing for: crime and love. During a flight from Oslo to Sydney, Nesbο wrote his first novel T h e B a t , for which he won the 1997 Riverton Prize for Best Norwegian Crime Novel of the Year. Thus the legendary detective Harry Hole was born. One of the most popular literary characters of our times, he celebrates twenty years since the publication of the first book of the series. During these two decades, Nesbο’s dark and exciting novels as well as his scripts for films and television have turned him into one of the leading representatives of crime fiction. In 2017, the film adaptation of his novel T h e S n o w m a n will receive its international premiere, starring Michael Fassbender.

Curated by: Afroditi Panagiotakou Organized by: Pasqua Vorgia

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"I AM THE WORLD’S GREATEST LIVING CRIME WRITER. NESBO IS SNAPPING AT MY HEELS LIKE A RABID PITBULL POISED TO TAKE OVER WHEN I DRAMATICALLY PRE-DECEASE HIM" JAMES ELLROY


MUSIC 20.10.2017 MAIN STAGE 20:30

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The unexpected-verging-on-the-unreal fusion of Ornette Coleman's musical philosophy/method and the 70s disco scene in a sonic environment full of punk, funk, soul, noise and post-punk vibrations and echoes. Marc Ribot grew up in New Jersey and started playing the guitar in a garage rock band. He has been a resident of New York since 1978. He hasn't stopped playing and recording since, performing with Chuck Berry, Rufus Thomas, Wilson Pickett. Then came his collaboration with John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards, which also gave him the opportunity to contribute to the soundtrack of Jim Jarmusch's cult films, M y s t e r y T r a i n and D o w n b y L a w . The 80s found him working with Tom Waits, helping him refine the New Americana aesthetic of R a i n D o g s and another six of the legendary songwriter's albums. These were followed by a host of recordings with John Zorn. Ribot defined his signature sound in the company of the bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, the drummer G.C. Weston and the superb Mary Halvorson, who made her name with Anthony Braxton. The band is joined by a string trio featuring a violin, a viola and a cello. Marc Ribot: guitar Al MacDowell: piccolo bass Jamaaladeen Tacuma: bass Calvin Weston: drums

plus string triÎż Axel Lindner: violin Joon Laukamp: violin Nathan Bontrager: cello


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DANCE - EDUCATION 30.10.2017 — 15.5.2018

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The OCC heads out to... sports stadiums! Specifically, to the basketball courts and covered sports halls of schools and municipalities in Athens and the Greek provinces. The performance by the choreographer Menti Mega initiates schoolchildren into art's big questions in an original and ground-breaking way: by bringing them face to face with the exciting world of sport. D r i p l e s & T r i p l e t s ​appropriates the format of popular survival reality shows and talent contests to subvert both to devastating and hilarious effect. Forget about winners and losers, about sports fanatics and the commercialization of physical skill, the stereotypes of beauty and bodily health. They do things differently in the arts. Art's not about points; it's about other things. Or, as the graffiti artist wrote: "poetry's an extreme sport". Choreography & Dramaturgy: Menti Mega Music (composed in collaboration with the performers): Chrysanthos Christodoulou Assistant to the choreographer: Antonis Strouzas Costume designer & prop oversight: Margarita Hatziioannou

With: Nanti Gogoulou, Alexandros Laskaratos, Alin Batanian, Ariadni Papapanagiotou, Christina Reinhardt, Periklis Skordilis, Antonis Strouzas, Stelios Chatzikaleas, Vivi Christodoulopoulou

Organization Executive Producer: Delpta Pi Produced by: Onassis Cultural CentreAthens

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ROBERT LEPAGE IN AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ONE-MAN-SHOW.


THEATRE 24–27.10.2017 MAIN STAGE 20:30

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Robert Lepage returns to the OCC six years since T h e F a r S i d e o f t h e M o o n ; this semi-autobiographical, science-fiction elegy was the work with which OCC introduced the great Canadian theatre creator to the Greek public. He returns with 8 8 7 , a one-man show and his most autobiographical work to date. Lyrical and pensive, and at times playful or melancholic, 8 8 7 is an existential scenic journey that seems to draw on the famous line by French philosopher Roland Barthes: ‘The only country we truly know is our childhood’. The set is a polymorphous, revolving dollhouse. A model of the apartment block on 887 Murray Avenue in Quebec City where Lepage grew up, it is filled with miniatures of domestic appliances, as well as figures of family members and other residents. It is as if a magic chest is opened, through which this great storyteller, thinker and unique performer-narrator goes deep into the mysteries of existence. Written, designed, directed & performed by: Robert Lepage Translation: Vassilis Kimoulis Creative Direction & Design: Steve Blanchet

Dramaturg: Peder Bjurman Assistant Director: Adèle Saint-Amand Composer & Sound Designer: Jean-Sébastien Côté Lighting Designer: Laurent Routhier

Image Designer: Félix Fradet-Faguy Associate Set Designer: Sylvain Décarie Associate Properties Designer: Ariane Sauvé Associate Costumes Designer: Jeanne Lapierre

An Ex Machina production. Commissioned by the Arts and Culture Program of the Toronto (TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games) In co-production with: Le Lieu unique (Nantes), La Comète - Scène nationale de Châlons-enChampagne (France), Edinburgh International Festival (Scotland), Århus Festuge (Aarhus, Denmark), Théâtre de la Ville-Paris (Paris), Festival d'Automne (Paris), Romaeuropa Festival 2015 (Rome), Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy (France), Ysarca Art Promotions - Pilar de Yzaguirre (Spain), Célestins, Théâtre de Lyon (Lyon, France), SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs, on the occasion of Simon Fraser University's 50th Anniversary (Vancouver, Canada), Le Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts d’Ottawa (Canada), Le Théâtre du Nouveau Monde Montréal (Canada), Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Japan), Canadian Stage (Toronto, Canada), Théâtre du Trident (Québec, Canada), La Coursive, Scène nationaleà La Rochelle (France), Le Volcan, Scène nationale du Havre (France), The Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York), The Bergen International Festival (Norway), The Barbican (London), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Chekhov International Theatre Festival (Moscow), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, scène nationale (France), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Théâtre de Liège (Belgium) Associate Production - Europe and Japan: Epidemic (Richard Castelli, assisted by Chara Skiadelli, Florence Berthaud and Claire Dugot) PARALLEL EVENT Wednesday 25 October After performance talk with Robert Lepage and the participants


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“THE ONLY COUNTRY WE TRULY KNOW IS OUR CHILDHOOD” 887 SEEMS TO DRAW ON AND CELEBRATE THE WELL-KNOWN PHRASE OF FRENCH PHILOSOPHER ROLAND BARTHES.


DANCE 25—27.10.2017 UPPER STAGE 21:00

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SERGE AIMÉ COULIBALY It is a whirlwind of movement, poetry, political thinking, and worship for life and freedom; a solid African piece without the usual clichés. The explosive production of Serge Aimé Coulibaly from Burkina Faso draws inspiration from the music and ideas of Fela Kuti, the charismatic musician, political activist, and uncompromising artist from Nigeria who used his art as a political weapon. The political character of K a l a k u t a R e p u b l i k is not superficial; it is the very crux of the work. The title refers to the name of Fela Kuti’s first residence at Lagos. In turn, this echoes the name of his first prison cell, where he was detained as a political prisoner. The sets allude to Fela Kuti’s legendary club T h e S h r i n e , where he sang of hope and uprising.   Based on Kuti’s music, the brilliant soundtrack creates a distinct universe that supports Coulibaly’s narration. With this music as a backdrop, the seven dancers make history with their bodies, just as their electrified dance raises questions with regard to the artist’s position in contemporary world, particularly in Africa. Concept & Choreography: Serge Aimé Coulibaly Creation & Interpretation: Adonis Nebié, Marion Alzieu / Daisy Phillips, Sayouba Sigué, Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Ahmed Soura, Ida Faho, Antonia Naouele Music: Yvan Talbot

Video Creation: Eve Martin Dramaturgy: Sara Vanderieck Assistant to the Choreographer: Sayouba Sigué Sets & Costumes: Catherine Cosme Lighting: Hermann Coulibaly

Technical Direction: Sam Serruys Production: Halles de Schaerbeek & Faso Danse Théâtre Executive Producer: Halles de Schaerbeek Contact & Touring: Frans Brood Productions

Coproduction: Maison de la Danse (Lyon), Torinodanza (Turin), Le Manège – Scène nationale de Maubeuge, Le Tarmac – La scène internationale francophone (Paris), Les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg, Ankata (Bobo Dioulasso), Les Récréâtrales (Ouagadougou), Festival Africologne (Cologne), De Grote Post (Ostend) With the support of the Musée des Confluences, Lyon (in the form of a residency), and with the support of la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, service de la danse. PARALLEL EVENT Thursday 26 October After performance talk with Serge Aimé Coulibaly


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THE HELLENIC PROJECT

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The "Transformations" cycle is an opportunity to try out different ideas and ways of listening to new pieces and works from the contemporary repertoire free of all restraints and restrictions. The subject of this experiment is Franz Schubert's emblematic song cycle, W i n t e r r e i s e , musical settings for poems by Wilhelm Müller. The lieder cycle was translated into Greek by Dionysis Kapsalis and subsequently, the translated poems were set to music in three separate song cycles by Nikos Xydakis, Dimitris Papadimitriou and Tasos Rossopoulos, respectively, and performed under the title A Winter Journey: Three routes. This series of "Transformations" will be brought to a close with an experiment in the opposite direction. In A D i f f e r e n t W i n t e r J o u r n e y , the Greek composers' songs, "transformed" for piano and voice along with several of Schubert's own lieder, will be performed by Myrsini Margariti (soprano) and Dionysios Sourbis (baritone), accompanied by Dimitris Giakas on piano. Artistic Oversight of Cycle: Dimitris Papadimitriou, Rallou Vogiatzi, Tasos Rossopoulos

Composers: Winterreise, a song cycle for voice and piano: Franz Schubert A Winter Journey: T h r e e r o u t e s , song cycles for voice and piano: Nikos Xydakis, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Tasos Rosopoulos

Poetry: Wilhelm Müller Translation: Dionysis Kapsalis Song: Myrsini Margariti, Dionysios Sourbis Piano: Dimitris Giakas


CINEMA 4—7.11.2017 MAIN & UPPER STAGE

Fasten your seatbealts! In-Edit is coming to the OCC for the second year in a row, promising a one-of-a-kind journey into music round the globe. The world's biggest music documentary film festival will be screening no fewer than 17 fine examples of the genre this year, with on-screen encounters between Nick Cave and Iranian DJs, the Rolling Stones and James Lavelle, virtuoso jazz musicians and veterans of the London punk scene. Organized and curated by: Parenthesis


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The seventh annual industrial design encounter sets out to give Greek industrial and product designers a voice. For, despite a domestic environment that is anything but conducive to productivity, these vibrant and creative men and women have managed to make their presence felt (often abroad, too), contributing to "Greek design" in the process. The event aims to bring together design insiders so they can evaluate each other’s work, exchange experiences/views/quests, and communicate with a broader public. For further information and to purchase tickets: www.ntizain.org Organized by +DESIGN

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FESTIVAL 7—12.11.2017 INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE OCC

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Have you ever considered the possibility of travelling into the future and the past? Have you wondered what is the role of black heroes in science fiction? Have you danced to a Detroit techno beat? Could Afrofuturism be the modernist counterculture? Enter Afrofuturism is a 6-day festival that maps Afrofuturism as a cultural and political movement through concerts, talks, workshops and film screenings. The concerts will be held on the OCC's Main Stage and at six d.o.g.s and will feature the following artists: Sun Ra Arkestra, Actress, Dopplereffekt, Moor Mother, A Guy Called Gerald, Voltnoi, ATH Kids, Nkisi, Black Quantum Futurism, Black Athena. The guest speakers at the lectures and open discussions will include: otolith group, Reynaldo Anderson, Louis Chude-Sokei, Rasheedah Phillips, Nkisi, Abdul Qadim Haqq, Tabita Rezaire, Erik Steinskog, Nathalie Mba Bikoro et al. Curated by: Voltnoi & Quetempo

The series of screenings is staged in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Athen and the GoetheInstitut Johannesburg.

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With their motto "Space is the Place" and their trademark space tunics, the legendary Sun Ra's band is celebrating 60 years of absolute musical freedom on stage with sounds from the jazz of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Continuing to tour and perform after Sun Ra's death in 1993, the Arkestra remain true to their founder's instruction to seek out new dimensions and sounds and to never repeat what it had played in the past. Led by its longest-standing band member, the saxophonist Marshall Allen, the Sun Ra Arkestra continues to find itself anew through new performances of numbers by Sun Ra and original material by Allen. Marshall Allen: director, alto sax, flute Cecil Brooks: trumpet Tara Middleton: vocals, violin Francis Middleton: guitar Knoel Scott: vocal, saxes

Danny Ray Thompson: baritone sax Dave Davis: trombone Elson Nascimento: percussion, surdo Stephen Killion: bass Farid Barron: piano Clifford Barbaro: drums


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THEATRE 18.11.2017—15.4.2018 YOUNG THEATRE STAGE 19:00

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Translation: Maria Maganari, Syrmo Keke Adaptation & Direction: Maria Maganari Costumes: Paul Thanopoulos Lighting: Maria Gozadinou Original Score: Kharálampos Goyós

Assistant Director: Vasiliki Skevofylax Actors: Klimis Empeoglou, Iosif Iosifides, Giorgos Katsis, Vicky Katsika, Maria Parasyri, Adriana Chalkidi

Produced by: Onassis Cultural CentreAthens

Fotini Kostopoulou sings extracts from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. We would like to thank Pano Tsiami and Sophia Simaki. Morning performances for schools and evening performances for the public.


NIHILISTS AND PROPHETS, TERRORISTS AND REVOLUTIONARIES, ASSASSINS AND PEOPLE COMMITTING SUICIDE SWARM THE ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE.


THEATRE 22.11.2017— 10.12.2017 MAIN STAGE 20:30

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DEMONS BY FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY

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The innovative Russian director, whose 2016 production of T h e K a r a m a z o v s was critically acclaimed, returns to OCC yet again with Dostoyevsky. The vast fictional material of the Demons (1870–72) is adapted for the theatre by Konstantin Bogomolov (b. 1975), marking the first time OCC has invited a foreign director to work with Greek actors. Bogomolov will transport us to the dark universe of Stavrogin, Verkhovensky, and the rest of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s antiheroes. A polyphonic work of a borderline character, a political libel, and at the same time a philosophical novel of a confessional and sarcastic nature, the D e m o n s focus on the activities of a cycle of young nihilists. Direction & Adaptation: Konstantin Bogomolov Translation: Alexandra Ioannidou Sets & Costumes: Larisa Lomakina Lighting: Yannis Drakoularakos Dramaturgical Editing of Translation: Eri Kyrgia Assistant Director: Dimitra Mitropoulou, Chrysa Kouyoumtzi Assistant Set Designer: Myrto Lambrou Costume Design Assistant: Daphne Iliopoulou

Translator for Rehearsals: Irina Smyshlyaeva-Stathopoulou Performers: Chrysa Kougioumtzi, Elena Meggreli, Aris Balis, Antonis Myriagos, Dimitris Xanthopoulos, Maria Panourgia, Yiannis Papadopoulos, Elena Topalidou, Aineias Tsamatis, Miltiadis Fiorentzis

Produced by: Onassis Cultural CentreAthens

Production Management: Rena Andreadaki, Maria Dourou

Friday 24 November After performance talk with Konstantin Bogomolov

With English surtitles (Surtitles translation: Memi Katsoni) PARALLEL EVENTS Thursday 23 November Masterclass by Konstantin Bogomolov

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THE DEMONS WERE NEVER MORE CONTEMPORARY, “GREEK”, “RUSSIAN”, OR UNIVERSAL.


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MUSIC 24—25.11.2017 UPPER STAGE 21:00 At the borderline of music and theatre, Georges Aperghis ‘composes’ a whirl that speaks about loneliness: an actress-singer, a video, and quick and unexpected alternations between song, speech, and text. A woman is sitting at the table surrounded by two screens. Two small cameras depict her figure. The text is like a puzzle, composed by the various and different aspects of a person, the numerous thoughts, and self-dispersal. T o u r b i l l o n s refers to a complex and multifaceted character, revealing a kind of mental multiplicity. It is a story about loneliness.

LONS The work has an unusual form, consisting of quick interchanges between song, speech, and text. An exceedingly demanding work (in terms of skills), To u r b i l l o n s is a portrait-performance of an actress-singer that transgresses language.

Ιnterpretation: Donatienne Michel-Dansac Music Composer & Director: Georges Aperghis Text: Olivier Cadiot Set and Lighting Design: Daniel Levy Stage Μanager: Antoine Seigneur-Guerrini Editor: Durand-Salabert-Eschig Translation: Louiza Mitsakou Production: À Vive Allure

PARALLEL EVENTS

Wednesday 22 November Workshop with Donatienne Michel-Dansac Friday 24 November After performance talk with the participants


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DANCE/EDUCATION 3.12.2017 UPPER STAGE

How can we make culture more accessible to people with disabilities? The European iDance programme, in which the OCC collaborates with three organizations outside Greece, holds educational dance workshops for mixed groups of people both with and without disabilities. In the context of this programme, the OCC is staging a colloquium addressing access to contemporary dance education and professional development opportunities for dancers with disabilities with the participation of speakers from Greece and abroad. Open dance workshops will be held in parallel with the conference, giving attendees an opportunity to experience the educational tools and methods of the iDance programme for themselves in mixed groups of people both with and without disabilities.

Coordination: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

In association with: Holland Dance Festival (Netherlands), SkĂĽnes Dansteater (Sweden), Stopgap Dance Company (UK)

Project Coordination: Dora Vougiouka, Myrto Lavda


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Wide-ranging styles, original compositions, fresh collaborations and virtuoso solos—that's what the 7th Greek Jazz Panorama is all about. The five featured combos capture the dynamism and creativity of today's jazz scene in the best possible way. Four outstanding percussionists get proceedings underway. Then, before the Nana Simopoulos Quintet brings the curtain down on this year’s event, we will be treated to avant-garde improvisations, echoes of Coltrane, and that side of the mainstream which experiments with and fuses disparate musical elements.

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FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER

SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER

1st concert | 20:30 Nikos Sidirokastritis: drums Kostas Tatsakis: drums Stephanos Chytiris: drums Vagelis Karipis: percussion

1st concert | 20:30 Dimitris Tsakas: saxophone Panos Dimitrakopoulos: dulcimer Thomas Konstantinou: oud

2nd concert | 21:45 Christos Chondropoulos: drums, percussion Paul Pignon: horns, voice Sebastien Marteau: horns Giannis Saxonis: computer, electronics

2nd concert | 21:45 Ships & Shepherds Duo Nicolas Skordas: wind, soprano saxophone Alex Maguire: piano Special guests Antonis Stavrinos: trumpet Stathis Diamantidis: double bass

21:00 Nana Simopoulos Quintet Nana Simopoulos: sitar, guitar, voice Hayden Chisholm: saxophone Manos Loutas: double bass Solis Barki: percussion, vocals John Betsch: drums


SOPHOCLES' A N T I G O N E  STAGED AS A COMEDY. CAN IT BE DONE? A SATIRICAL AND DESPERATE “HERE AND NOW”


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LENA KITSOPOULOU Sophocles' A n t i g o n e  staged as a comedy. Can it be done? If we were to close our eyes and imagine someone turning ancient tragedy on its head like that, that person would be Lena Kitsopoulou, the larger-than-life anti-persona of the Greek stage. Inviting a group of people on stage who call to mind the ancient Chorus, the author and director sets out to graft moments of a satirical and desperate "here and now" onto the Sophoclean myth. "I don't force the comedy", she says. "It's a form of despair and a way of not feeling guilty about my baser side." Stageplay & Direction: Lena Kitsopoulou Sets & Costumes: Elli Papageorgakopoulou Lighting: Nikos Vlassopoulos Video: Aggelos Papadopoulos Sound Design: Kostas Bokos Assistant to the Director: Marilena Moschou Costume & Set Design Assistants: Dimitris Aggelis, Tzina Iliopoulou Actors: Lena Kitsopoulou, Sofia Kokkali, Andreas Kontopoulos, Yannis Tsortekis, Petros Georgopalis, Nikoleta Grimeki, Vassilis Safos Production Management: POLYPLANITY Productions / Υolanda Markopoulou and Vicky Strataki Produced by: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens PARALLEL EVENT Wednesday 20 December After performance talk with Lena Kitsopoulou


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Fernando Pessoa's magnum opus is brought to life through the music-theatre performance by the celebrated Dutch composer and director, Michel van der Aa. Miltiadis Fiorentzis in the leading role and the Greek contemporary music group, Ergon Ensemble, under the baton of the experienced Kasper de Roo, interact with cinematic projections in a ground-breaking production in which song, electronic sounds, live music, images and the spoken word complement one another, filling the stage with Pessoa’s anguished literary and existential quests. Music theatre for actor, ensemble and film (2008) libretto after Fernando Pessoa, adapted by Michel van der Aa Miltiadis Fiorentzis: actor ERGON ENSEMBLE Kasper De Roo: conductor Alexandros Mouzas: artistic coordinator PARALLEL EVENTS

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Ophelia (fado singer): Ana Moura Bernardo Soares: João Reis Young Ophelia: Sara Ramadinha Pereira Street sweeper: David Pereira Bookkeeper: Rogério Tavares Major: Miguel Corte-Real

Michel van der Aa: composer, stage & film director Arianna Hatzigalanou: associate director Siemen van der Weij: technical producer Floriaan Ganzevoort: lighting designer Marc Warning: scenographer Simon Hendry: video & sound playout operator Annie Spyrakou: Libretto translation in Greek Intermusica: project management Disquiet Media: producer

Friday 15 December After performance talk with the participants Saturday 16 December Workshop with Michel van der Aa


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Βig and small children, performers, five composers, a writer, a director, and a narrator will sing old and new Christmas and New Year’s carols. Forerunners of good news, of celebrations and holidays, carols are a custom deeply rooted in our cultural consciousness. After ‘Turning World Myths into Songs for Children’, the Hellenic Project invites you to another special concert that bears elements of theatre. Composers will write new carols and will ‘play’ with old ones. They will sing about Christmas and the New Year, reflecting on the past but also putting forth the way they view this particular genre at present. Curators: Dimitris Papadimitriou, Rallou Vogiatzi, Tassos Rossopoulos, Kostas Fasoulas

Composers: Angelos Angelou, Konstantinos Evaggelidis, Nefeli Liouta, Giorgos Chatzipieris, Fenia Christou

Text/Story: Giorgos Koropoulis Director & Set Designer: Ilias Karellas Narrator: Manolis Mavromatakis


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COLOURS, MUSIC, AND SONG: A BIG, POLITICAL FAIRY TALE OF THE EAST AND THE WEST THROUGH THE EYES OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT VISUAL ARTISTS OF EGYPT.


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MUSIC THEATRE 28—30.12.2017 MAIN STAGE 20:30

INTER CO-PRONATIONAL DUCTION

Arab musicians and singers narrate in their own language T h e S o n g o f R o l a n d (La Chanson de Roland) – a French, medieval epic poem of the eleventh century – with a wonderful set as a background. Consisting of hundreds of small pieces, the set looks like an enlarged miniature of the maps of Aleppo, Baghdad, and Istanbul. Drawing on the poem’s topic (that is, the battle between Christians and Saracens), which he recomposes, Wael Shawky comments on and subverts the stereotypical gaze of the West on the East. A large group of traditional musicians from Arab countries, along with four exceptional singers, sing this epic tale in the style of f i d j e r i , the music of the pearl fishers who are slowly disappearing. Costumes, instruments, and the musical language of the production transport us to the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf long before the discovery of oil, where people once lived on the commerce of pearls and sang in this way.

Concept, Direction & Design: Wael Shawky Artistic Assistance: Giorgio Benotto Assistant Director: Hashem Alalawi Sound & Video: Kay Engert With: Juma Yousif Jumaja Almukaini Aljneibi, Abdulla Lashkarieid Mohammad, Fahed Omar Abdulla Heba Marzouq, Aman Khamis Juma Aashir Almarashda, Matar Jasim Malalla Binnabhan AlMarzooqi, Mohamed Ali Khamis Alashar Almarshada, Anwar Ali Jasim Ahmed, Khaled Ali Mohamed Aljaffal, Yusuf Khamis Sbait Mubarak Alfarsi, Ali Husain Ahmed Husain Altamimi, Shawqi Abdulla Sabt Saud, Saad

Ahmed Mohamed Aljaffal, Khaled Saad Salem Rashed, Ahmed Saleh Mohamed Alshabaan, Ahmed Abdulla Juma Farhan, Idrees Rabeea Idreses Bakheet, Ismaeel Mohamed Mesfer Saad, Faraj Mohamed Mesfer Saad, Yaqoob Ali Mohamed Bujaffal, Isa Ali Mohamed Aljaffal, Mohamed Anwar Ali Jasim Ahmed Translation into Greek: Vassilis Douvitsas Technical Management & Lighting: Sergio Pessanha Artistic Production Management: Stefan Scheuermann, Henning Mues

Technical Production Management: Kampnagel Hamburg A production of Kampnagel (Hamburg) A co-production with Theater der Welt 2017 (Germany), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens (Greece), Sharjah Art Foundation (United Arab Emirates), Theaterspektakel (Zurich) Kindly supported by Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (Bahrain), Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Germany)


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THE ATTEMPT TO REPHRASE THE NARRATIVE OF THE WEST FOR THE ARAB WORLD IS AT THE CRUX OF THE WORK BY THIS INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ALEXANDRIAN ARTIST.


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CINEMA 2—4.1.2018 MAIN STAGE

Animasyros returns for a second year to the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens and welcomes 2018 with three days of “animating” events. Animasyros at the Onassis Cultural Centre showcases a selection of the best and most powerful animation films of the Animasyros 10th anniversary edition, which took place in Syros during 27 September – 1 October 2017, in three different sections (for children, for the whole family, and for adults), with free public admission. What takes place at the same time is a three-day educational workshop, under the title “Make your own science fiction film”, for children between 8-12 years old; through animation techniques, children allow their minds freedom to create and make up their own science fiction story for 2018. Animasyros at the Onassis Cultural Centre takes place within the framework of collaboration between the Onassis Cultural Centre and Animasyros International Animation Festival + Agora. 84 Curated by: Animasyros International Animation Festival + Agora

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Frances—Marie Uitti The cutting-edge duo of Gareth Davis & Frances-Marie Uitti is coming to the Onassis Cultural Centre, offering to the public a musical experience that knows no borders or limits. Taking as their stating point works of two great Italian composers of the twentieth century, namely Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988) and Salvatore Sciarrino (b. 1947), the soloists transform the original works through new approaches to interpretation. At the same time, they explore the crux of their thematic structures. At the core of the concert is the eclectic affinity between performers and composers, which becomes clear through the works composed especially for the performers; for instance, A v e M a r i a , P a t e r N o s t e r , and A l l e l u i a in the case of Scelsi and L e t m e d i e b e f o r e I w a k e . . . and A i l i m i t i d e l l a n o t e in the case of Sciarrino. Plunged into the hidden world of the composers, the audience is taken on a journey by the two musicians who offer new interpretations and approaches to the works, in what is a breathtaking journey that turns into a compelling musical experience. PARALLEL EVENTS Wednesday 10 January Workshop with Gareth Davis & Frances-Marie Uitti Thursday 11 January After concert talk with Gareth Davis & Frances-Marie Uitti


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DANCE 15—18.1.2018 UPPER STAGE 21:00 Happiness in life presupposes a risk. But do we take the risk in order to be happy? What will happen, if you follow five dancers who do not fear plunging with great speed into the void, in pursuit of happiness? Ioanna Portolou’s new work focuses on risk. The choreographer creates an imaginary space, through which each one feels safe enough to offer an unknown and unique version of oneself. Five performers take as their starting point a musical universe that flirts with the excess and lightness of the 80s, chasing the fleeting aspect of happiness, carefree fun, and the sense of sharing with others this unexpected joy without censorship. Choreography: Ioanna Portolou Dancers: Ioanna Apostolou, Nikoletta Karmiri, Cecil Mikroutsikou, Yiannis Nikolaidis, Ilias Hatzigeorgiou Music Dramaturgy: Antonis Palaskas Sets & Costumes: Ioanna Tsami

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PARALLEL EVENT Tuesday 16 January After performance talk with Ioanna Portolou

Funded by the Ministry of Culture & Sports


THEATRE 17—28.1.2018 MAIN STAGE 20:30

PREMIERE

TEXT: EFTHIMIS FILIPPOU DIRECTOR: DIMITRIS KARANTZAS

Τhis is the first collaboration between author and award-winning scriptwriter Efthimis Filippou and Dimitris Karantzas, the critically acclaimed director from the younger generation of Greek directors. The starting point of this collaboration was a discussion about Bernard Marie Koltès’ shocking work R o b e r t o   Z u c c o  (1990). Just like in Koltès’ work, Filippou’s original play, titled Ρ ο μ π / R o b , also talks about a serial killer. However, the production of these two Greek creators at OCC turns spectators into both witnesses of and accomplices in a mysterious ceremony about a dead man who was murdered. He is reborn through the narrations and testimonies of victims and his followers. He comes back to life to be glorified and eventually devoured by a society that always needs to create leaders, saints, or mere scapegoats. Are you ready for a production that is an unorthodox rite of violence, stereotypes, memory, identity, rationality and irrationality? Text: Efthimis Filippou Direction: Dimitris Karantzas Dramaturgy of Sound-Original Music: Dimitris Kamarotos Dramaturgy Consultant: Theodora Kapralou Sets: Cleo Boboti Costumes: Ioanna Tsami

Movement: Tasos Karahalios Lighting: Alekos Anastasiou Assistant Director: Geli Kalabaka Line Production: Theodora Kapralou Produced by: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens

PARALLEL EVENTS Friday 19 January After performance talk with Efthimis Filippou and Dimitris Karantzas

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 January Workshop with Dimitris Karantzas

Performers: Konstantinos Avarikiotis, Giannis Klinis, Christos Loulis, Vasilis Magouliotis, Angeliki Papoulia, Elina Rizou, Evi Saoulidou, Michalis Sarantis, Stavroula Siamou, Maria Skoula


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Having decided to pursue this concept of a meeting between the musical timbres and techniques of Eastern and Western music further, we have now placed improvisation—t a k s i m —centre-stage. We have invited Panos Dimitrakopoulos, Thomas Konstantinou and Dimitris Tsakas back to perform improvisations/transformations inspired by and with reference to key works from the Western and Eastern repertoires. A meeting of two musical worlds in the free improvisation of three acclaimed musicians.

Artistic oversight of the cycle: Dimitris Papadimitriou, Rallou Vogiatzi, Tasos Rosopoulos

Panos Dimitrakopoulos: kanonaki Thomas Konstantinou: outi Dimitris Tsakas: saxophone


MUSIC 24.1—13.2.2018 PANTEION UNIVERSITY 20:30

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Two neighbouring institutions, the Onassis Cultural Centre and Panteion University, collaborate for the second time on a cycle of contemporary music concerts. This collaboration aims to highlight the selective affinity between sounds of the ‘present’ and the past. The concerts in this year's season focus on unusual combinations of instruments and contemporary Greek composition. The Greek premières of works by George Aperghis and Stratis Minakakis will be performed alongside repertoire works by Michalis Adamis and George Koumentakis. Finally, Nikos Stavropoulos' T o p o p h i l i a provides the stimulus for a discussion on the dialogue between composers active today and the work of Iannis Xenakis. WEDNESDAY 24 JANUARY

WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY

TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY

Nikos Stavropoulos, Topophilia for electronics Discussion with the composers Nikos Stavropoulos and Kornelios Selamsis

GRASP Trio Greta Papa: violin Vasilis Saitis: cello Konstantinos Raptis: bayan

Ensemble du Bout du Monde saxophone quartet Quentin Darricau, Don-Paul Kahl, Noa Mick and Kay Zhang

Double bass recital Nikos Tsoukalas: double bass Nelly Mavroidi: soprano Kostas Karitzis: violin Tim Ward: electronics


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New music from degraded media and obsolete technologies. Tape recorders, turntables, gramophones, cd players, walkmans become the ground for intense sonic experimentation. A liminal glance at sound art and electroacoustic composition, through concerts, installations and discussions that explore the unexpected sonic possibilities of failing apparatuses and our timeless relationship with ephemeral sound recording and reproduction media.

With: Giovanni Lami, Stephen Cornford, Sandra Boss, Graham Lambkin, Marc Baron, Robert Millis, Olivia Block ao.

Curated by: Giannis Kotsonis Organized by: Pasqua Vorgia


FEBRUARY 2018


BIRDS FLYING, SYNCHRONIZING FIREFLIES, ANIONS AND CATIONS, VALENCE ELECTRONS... WHAT IS THE RELATION BETWEEN NATURE, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE?


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If Europe's dance scene considers Christos Papadopoulos a new and rising star, it is because his minimalist, poetic artistic universe is, in the end, a place we can inhabit. Though reductive, this world constructed out of detailed choreographic design and exhausting physical dance, but also out of musicality and a sense of group solidarity, does smell human. I o n is based on a metaphor: if ions are electrically-charged atoms or groups of atoms moving together in one direction, then this image may reflect reality as it is shaped by people moving and interacting in space. Papadopoulos and his company have set out to explore the condition of coordination, the mystic link which makes people in a group communicate even when they out of each other’s sight, even when they are unaware of the connection.


PREMIERE

Concept & Choreography: Christos Papadopoulos Dramaturgy: Tassos Koukoutas Music: Coti K Lighting: Tasos Palaioroutas Costumes: Angelos Mentis Set design: Evangelia Therianou First Assistant Choreographer: Katerina Spyropoulou Second Assistant Choreographer: Ioanna Antonarou

Dancers: Giorgos Kotsifakis, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Nontas Damopoulos, Amalia Kosma, Maria Bregianni, Hara Kotsali, Efthymis Moschopoulos, Nanti Gogoulou, Dimitra Mertzani, Alexis Tsiamoglou

DANCE 1—4.2.2018 MAIN STAGE 20:30

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The OCC presents the audio-visual installation S o u n d s c a p e s L a n d s c a p e s - R h i z o m e Ι Ι / C i t y A b o v e - L i f e B e l o w  in parallel with its audio-visual walks through Gazi, Kerameikos and Metaxourgeio (see page 10). The neighbourhood serves as the canvas for the experience of the audio-visual walk. The installation then simulates this experience by means of VR stations, video projections, texts, sounds and compositions. The visitor engages with a staged virtual reality environment which guides them through space, bringing Athens and the experience of its streets and crossroads to life.

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Production management: Manolis Manousakis Curator & texts: Angeliki Poulou App Design: Tim Ward Sound Artists: Manolis Manousakis, Tim Ward, Costas Bokos, Vassilis Kontouris (Studio 19st), Alexandros Drymonitis, Marinos Koutsomichalis, Video Artists: Panagiotis Goumpouros, Cleopatra Korai, Michael Tebinka

Virtual Reality Programming: Vicky Bisbiki, Michael Tebinka, Panagiotis Goumpouros, Cleopatra Korai 3D Design: Vicky Bisbiki PD Programming: Alexandros Drymonitis Graphic Design: Yannis Lolis Set Design: Christos Laskaris Lighting Design: Melina Mascha Recitation: Nadia Deligianni, Stavros Loukeris, Gregory Patrick Karr, Giorgos Antonopoulos Translations: Memi Katsoni, Anna Papaeti

Guest Artists: John Van Aitken, Jane Brake, Iris Garrelfs, Emilia Izquierdo, Tassos Karadedos, Conor McCafferty, Matilde Meirelles, Evi Nakou, Alfredo Pechuan Roca, Marilee Pizarro Production Assistant: Iro Akrivou


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THEATRE/CINEMA 2.2.2018 | 19:00 3—4.2.2018 | 17:00 UPPER STAGE

Have you ever seen sci-fi theatre? Well, here's your opportunity! With the OCC's Upper Stage transformed into a film set, this production for all the family will transport us back through time to the silent movie era, when the French pioneer film-maker and conjurer, Georges Méliès, was making his first sci-fi film, A Tr i p t o t h e M o o n  (1902). Méliès is the invisible protagonist of this magical show staged by the distinguished film-maker Angelos Frantzis with live music, digital projections, cinematic effects, dance and movement. Theatre or cinema? Science fiction or a coming-of-age adventure? Above all else, T h e I n c r e d i b l e J o u r n e y is a hymn to the “incredible” power of the imagination.

Direction & Dramaturgy: Angelos Frantzis Video Design & Animation: Erato Tzavara Music: Vassilis Tzavaras Choreography & Editing Assistant: Chrysanthi Badeka Performers: Chrysanthi Badeka, Konstantinos Papatheodorou, Vassilis Tzavaras, Erato Tzavara

Set Design: Adrianos Zacharias Costumes: Despina Chimona Animation Assistant: Georgina Cosmatou Rehearsal Assistant: Elisabeth Pliakostahti Produced by: Onassis Cultural CentreAthens

Morning performances for schools and evening performances for the public.


MUSIC 10.2.2018 MAIN STAGE 20:30

SIMON STEEN-ANDERSEN What would it sound like if older musical works were adapted to modern-day musical sensibilities? How could they be made to sound just as threatening, dream-like or sad as they did when they were first performed?

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The Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen redefines the content of historic works by breathing new life and meaning into them. He's fascinated by the way the audience’s reception changes over the course of an evening, which is the common denominator of all the works he chooses to include. Direction & Sound Direction: Simon Steen-Andersen Sound Direction: Malte Giesen

ensemble ascolta Erik Borgir: cello Andrew Digby: trombone Florian Hoelscher: piano, synthesizer Julian Belli, Boris MĂźller: percussion Markus Schwind: trumpet Hubert Steiner: guitar

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“I want you, I desire you, I love you, I adore you, you are everything to me. To have conquered you suffices; to exist just for me, to possess you, to rule you. Otherwise, I will crash you, destroy and break you.” An emblematic work of romantic theatre, Kleist’s P e n t h e s i l e a  (1808) will be directed by Pantelis Dentakis. It is a production that talks about war and being in love, passion, and the merciless games of power in the perpetual battle of the sexes. Translation: Giorgos Depastas Director: Pantelis Dentakis Movement: Angeliki Stellatou Set & Costume Designer: Konstantinos Zamanis

Music: Leuteris Veniadis Lighting & Video: Simos Sakertzis Executive Production: Lykofos– George Lykiardopoulos Produced by: Onassis Cultural CentreAthens

PARALLEL EVENT Friday 16 February After performance talk with the participants

With: Vicky Volioti, Thanos Tokakis, Argyris Xafis, Syrmo Keke, Alkisti Poulopoulou, Iro Bezou, Aeneas Tsamatis


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AKRAM KHAN TAKES US ON A JOURNEY INTO HIS ENTICING WORLD: KATHAK, CONTEMPORARY DANCE, ROUSING RHYTHMS AND WORLD MUSICAL TRADITIONS.


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DANCE 21—27.2.2018 MAIN STAGE 20:30

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Authentic and innovative, with a style that incorporates Indian k a t h a k while simultaneously contrasting it with contemporary dance, Akram Khan, the celebrated dancer and choreographer, has the talent to keep his audience transfixed with his alluring, virtuosic, eclectic dance. In his latest work, whose title is—and chance had no role to play in his choice—the Greek word X E N O S [stranger/Other], he will be dancing alone but accompanied on stage by five distinguished musicians. The world première of Akram Khan’s latest work at the OCC will be an event of international significance and the culmination of many years of successful collaboration between the artist and the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens. PARALLEL EVENT Friday 23 February After performance talk with Akram Khan


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AKRAM KHAN STARTS HIS INTERNATIONAL TOUR FROM GREECE, WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF X E N O S HERE, AT THE OCC.


MARCH 2018


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INTERIOR DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE


Interior design and architecture not only define urban landscape and the aesthetic of the spaces that surround us. Most importantly, they contribute to the quality of our everyday life. Every year Éso brings together some of the most important names from these two fields (from Greece and abroad), in order to present their work, their methodologies, thoughts, and ideas. An inspiring event for all those involved, it is a platform that enables contact and discussion with their colleagues and the broader public. For further information and to purchase tickets: www.esw.gr Organized by +DESIGN, Archisearch.gr


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MUSIC 4.3.2018 MULTIPLE STAGES

OPEN DAY The Onassis Cultural Centre opens its doors for the sixth year to young people and adults in an event of a subversive nature. "All power to the Imagination!" On the occasion of the fifty-year anniversary of May ’68, we trace the complex and charming routes and cross-fertilization between avant-garde art and new social and cultural ideas of the period, beginning at the end of the 50s up to the first years of the 70s. The event will include works of such artists as Luis Andriessen, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Aldo Clementi, George Crumb, Alvin Curran, Guy Debord, Luc Ferrari, Grateful Dead, Reinbert de Leeuw, Misha Mengelberg, Luigi Nono, Iannis Xenakis, Musica Elettronica Viva, Frederic Rzewski, Peter Schat, Scratch Orchestra, Giorgos Sisilianos, Jani Christou, and Christian Wolff. Idea, Composition, Direction Oversight, Musicological Research, Realisations, Orchestration & Organization: Anargyros Deniosos Music Director: Andreas Levisianos

Video & Lighting: Manos Arvanitakis Sound Design, Programming & Electronics: Nikos Palamaris Curator: Panos Ntallas Organizational Oversight: Katerina Tsesmetzi Production Manager: Chara Mourla

Participants include: Εnsemble Ictus, Ionian Festival Ensemble, Ensemble Continuum, (@Athens), Drama students from the Athens Conservatory


MUSIC 6—7.3.2018 MAIN STAGE 20:30

In March 2017, the composer Dimitris Papadimitriou presented the première of a symphonic work entitled T h r e e M u s i c a l S o u n d t r a c k s performed by the Athens State Orchestra in a concert which also included symphonic music by Michalis Economou and Tasos Rosopoulos. The idea of an interaction between music and the visual arts provided the starting point for the composition of all the works performed that evening.

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The three parts of Dimitris Papadimitriou's work were inspired, respectively, by George Iakovidis' C h i l d r e n ' s C o n c e r t , a thematic group of works by the impressionist painter Claude Monet, and the Pouring and Dripping technique of the American artist Jackson Pollock. The composer's new symphonic work will be created in the same way, with more M u s i c a l S o u n d t r a c k s emerging from his journeys through the eras in which the paintings were created. Artistic Οversight: Rallou Vogiatzi, Dimitris Papadimitriou Composer: Dimitris Papadimitriou

Performed by: Athens State Orchestra – ASO

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DANCE MARCH 2018

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KAT VÁLASTUR For many years, the choreographer Kat Válastur has been exploring the various meanings with which the body-on-stage can be imbued: from the "heroic body" of her Corpus series—which took Homer's O d y s s e y as its starting point— to the "body as potential" as a primary and necessary condition for exploring the collective. The focus of R a s p Yo u r S o u l is the talking body, starting from the "focal point of the primordial": the mouth. If the tongue is mankind's primary organ of expression, then, the choreographer asks herself, could we not perhaps consider the stage as an oral cavity in which the body is conceived as another "tongue"?

Concept, Choreography, Texts/Articulation: Kat Válastur Performed by: Enrico Ticconi Set Design & Sculptures: Leon Eixenberger Lighting design & Lights: Martin Beeretz Sound design: Bryan Eubanks Additional sounds/music: Kat Válastur Assistant to the choreographer: Guilia Amici Costumes: Kat Válastur Wardrobe assistant: Sofia Vannini

Press & Production Office: björn & björn Touring & Distribution: Nicole Schuchardt / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Production: Kat Válastur Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Theater Freiburg, Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, Kunstencentrum STUK (Leuven), Stichting Châtel sur Place (Amsterdam)

With the support of: the Senate Department for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin and the Nationales Performance Netz (NPN) Co-production Fund for Dance, which is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.


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Creativity, self-confidence, cooperation and communication for school children through the art of dance. D a n c i n g t o c o n n e c t  isn't just a dance festival for teenagers; it's an institution conceived of and set up by New York's Battery Dance Company which brings young people together to learn what contemporary dance is, how to realize their potential, set their imaginations free and, above all else, how to collaborate and work as a team. With partners in 54 countries around the world, the OCC is taking contemporary dance to teenagers in their schools for the sixth consecutive year. After Patras, Ioannina, Trikala and Komotini, it's now Chania's turn to join the dance, along with five schools in Athens. The classroom, the school gym, the playground and even the corridors are transformed into a space for artistic creativity and rehearsals. The programme is completed with two shows. First, the students of Chania, will perform at their hometown, and then, all participating schools on the Main Stage of the OCC. Co-Organized by:

Credits: Members of the group of dancers who have participated over the past five years

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MUSIC 15.3.2018 UPPER STAGE 21:00

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Having developed an impressive code for communicating with one another, the four resourceful improvisers from Norway and France shape their sound universe in real time and make music unlike any other. At what point does sound become music and music sound? Having built their art on the foundations of this very question, Dans Les Arbes throw themselves into the search for the middle ground between sound and music. Blurring the dividing line between the two, they create spontaneous compositions of a refined beauty.

With their new album, P h o s p h o r e s c e n c e (following on from two CDs with the emblematic ECM), this outstanding Franco-Norwegian ensemble is set to initiate Athenian audiences into its unique sound-world in its Greek debut at the OCC. Xavier Charles: clarinet Ivar Grydeland: guitar Christian Wallumrød: piano Ingar Zach: percussion


TALKS & THOUGHTS 16—18.3.2018 INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE OCC

UbuWeb, a web-based educational archive founded by Kenneth Goldsmith in 1996, proposes a different sort of art history. It provides free and unrestricted access to a remarkable, idiosyncratic collection of film and video art, critical documents and essays, sound poetry and art recordings, among many other unclassifiable strands of the avant-garde. Through talks and workshops Ubuweb in Athens proposes to explore the uses of the archive in regards to artistic production and examine Ubuweb and other shadow libraries through the lens of its users and makers.

Curated by: Ilan Manouach, Kenneth Goldsmith

Organized by: Pasqua Vorgia

SHADOW LIBRARIES: UBUWEB IN ATHENS


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When rock music electrifies Euripides' words, when punk plugs the myth of the B a c c h a e into the mains, then Dionysus the great, the divine, will sing. Making his OCC debut, Aris Biniaris turns the clash between Pentheus the king and Dionysus the god into an angry hymn to the division of the human soul into logic and instinct. A fan of on-stage interaction between music and drama and a dedicated scholar of ancient tragedy, the director dares couple the subversive power of rock to the violent tragedy of the B a c c h a e in a production which sets out to work all our senses up into a frenzy.


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HAE Translation: Giorgos Cheimonas Direction: Aris Biniaris Dramaturgy: Theodora Kapralou Sets & Costumes: Elli Papageorgakopoulou Lighting: Lefteris Pavlopoulos Music: Victor Kouloumpis, Panos Sardelis Producer Manager: Maria Dourou

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PARALLEL EVENT Friday 23 March After performance talk with Aris Biniaris


Photo © Dimitris Parthimos

HAVE YOU EVER COME ACROSS THE ENDLESS GARDENS OF THE AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS? CAN YOU IMAGINE ATHENS AS A VERDANT CITY?


VISUAL ARTS 27.3—15.6.2018 AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Have you ever come across the endless gardens of the Agricultural University of Athens? Do the visual arts have a role to play in academic life? Can you imagine Athens as a verdant city? locus athens aims to reintroduce the Agricultural University to Athenians, inviting them to discover one of the country’s first academic institutions as a relevant and necessary oasis within the urban landscape. Academic knowledge, technological methodologies, agricultural practices will be understood through the prism of contemporary art. Cevdet Erek, Celine Condorelli, Marjetica Potrč, Athina Ioannou and Thanasis Totsikas will be some of the artists who have been invited to contemplate and create new landscapes in the University’s environment. Curated by: locus athens (Maria-Thalia Carras & Olga Hatzidaki) Organized by: Konstantina Soulioti

Featuring: AREA (Architecture Research Athens), Paky Vlassopoulou, Marios Desillas & Georgia Ntousikou / Soil School, Céline Condorelli, Cevdet Erek, Faye Zika, Athina Ioannou, Kassandras,

Troō Food Liberation, Giannis Manetas, Natassa Biza, Marjetica Potrč & Valentina Karga, To Peliti, Didem Pekün, Javier Rodriguez/ Standart Thinking, Thanasis Totsikas etc.


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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE EARTH, FOOD, SEEDS AND UNFAMILIAR ECOSYSTEM OF THE GARDENS OF THE AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY FOR THE PEOPLE OF ATHENS IN THE FORM OF AN ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY KNOWLEDGE AND ART ROUTE.


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ALAIN PLATEL & FABRIZIO CASSOL

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DANCE 12—15.4.2018 MAIN STAGE 20:30

Can Mozart's R e q u i e m serve as the stimulus for a surprising encounter between music and dance? If it’s Alain Platel, Fabrizio Casso and the Belgian C de la B collective who are managing the encounter, of course it can! Jazz inflections and operatic arias, traditional musical idioms from Africa and, of course, Cassol's own harmonic experimentations, give the R e q u i e m an entirely new on-stage dimension. Platel stage directs the fourteen musicians— some of whom were also involved in their previous production, C o u p F a t a l —, attempting what might be termed an unorthodox polyphony. A musical ensemble of the diaspora whose physical and musical dimensions are not kept separate, but allowed to merge into something larger which highlights in practice the universality of Mozart's work. Requiem pour L. is a production of: les ballets C de la B, Festival de Marseille, Berliner Festspiele/Fabrizio Cassol & Alain Platel Music: Fabrizio Cassol after Mozart’s Requiem Direction: Alain Platel With and by: Rodriguez Vangama (direction, electric bass-guitar), Boule Mpanya, Fredy Massamba, Russell Tshiebua (vocals), Nobulumko Mngxekeza, Owen Metsileng, Stephen Diaz (lyric vocals), Joao Barradas (accordion), Kojack Kossakamvwe (electric guitar),

Niels Van Heertum (euphonium), Bouton Kalanda, Erick Ngoya, Silva Makengo (likembe), Michel Seba (percussion) Musical dramaturgy: Maribeth Diggle Production: les ballets C de la B, Festival de Marseille, Berliner Festspiele Coproduction: Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Opéra de Lille, TorinoDanza, Kampnagel Hamburg, Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, La Ville de Marseille Opéra Distribution: Frans Brood Productions

With the support of: City of Ghent, Province East Flanders, the Flemish authorities and Port of Ghent

PARALLEL EVENT Friday 13 April Ater performance talk with the participants


A FESTIVAL FOR THE MOST ACTIVE GENERATION: TEENAGERS.

Photo © Christina Georgiadou

RELEASE POTENTIAL AND GIVE VOICE.


YOUTH THEATRE-EDUCATION 13—15.4.2018

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Imagine Antigone as a teenager quarrelling with her family, Oedipus falling in love with his teacher, Helen of Troy suing for divorce, or Prometheus punished for doing what he thought was right... Do revolution, romance, hate, arguments, war or injustice ever get old? The festival for our most dynamic age-group, teenagers, breathes new life into ancient texts by inviting star directors and theatre companies to work with secondary-school children aged 12–18. Get over your fear of ancient drama and own the texts. Find your voice in the classics and tell the world how you feel just as loudly as you want. That's why we're staging the Onassis Youth Festival 2018—so you can find, unlock, share and release your potential and your emotions onstage. Curated & Coordinated by: Myrto Lavda

Set and Costume curation: Iliana Skoulaki Light Design: Nikos Vlassopoulos

Colaboration: Aris Laskos & Anastasia Giannaki, Katia Goulioni & Angelos Frantzis, Cecil Mikroutsikou, Ntouth Theatre company (Vassia Atarian & Mirto Makridi), Anneta Stefanopoulou, 4Frontal (Thanasis Zeritis & Aristea Stafylaraki), Cheek-Bones (Stefanos Achilleos & Angelika Stavropoulou)


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Photo © Christina Georgiadou

IMAGINE ANTIGONE AS A TEENAGER QUARRELLING WITH HER FAMILY, OEDIPUS FALLING IN LOVE WITH HIS TEACHER, HELEN OF TROY SUING FOR DIVORCE, OR PROMETHEUS PUNISHED FOR DOING WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS RIGHT...


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e n i erl val Does it make sense to talk about borders in music? How can you fence in sound, a physical phenomenon that travels through solids, liquids and gases alike? Can we get to grips with something that's in a state of constant flux, with what dominates the here and now? Â

Starting out with these questions, Borderline invites us to surrender to the infinitude of sound and experience live music free of barriers and compartmentalization. Song and noise, composition and improvisation, live dj sets and sound installations, talks and other activities at the 8th iteration of the Athenian festival that continues to support experimentation, new collaborations and sonic quests of every sort. At the OCC and beyond.

Curated by: Michalis Moschoutis

Featuring: Pan Daijing, Richard Dawson, Babyfather, Helm & Moa Pillar & Embassy for the Displaced, Anla Courtis, Scanner & Maria Papadomanolaki,

Oren Ambarchi & crys cole, Yoni Silver, Constantine, Francisco Meirino, Angharad Davies & Dimitra Lazaridou -Chatzigoga & Tisha Mukarji, and others


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ECHO AND NARCISSUS From the myth of Echo and Narcissus, which first outlined the concept of media, to the digital 21st century. Undertaking the roles of composer and librettist and inspired by these two mythological figures, live coding presents a digital opera addressing contemporary themes. Ovid's tale of Narcissus, who is transfixed by his own reflection, and Echo, who is condemned to wander disembodied through eternity, is staged by Medea Electronique using live coding and code poetry: the code is written in real time and generates the opera's sound as well as its libretto. Transcribing the properties of opera into its digital equivalents, the libretto is sung by live performers.


MUSIC 19.4.2018 MAIN STAGE 20:30

e u q i n Adapted & Curated by: Medea Electronique Live Coding: Alexandros Drymonitis Dramaturgy: Angeliki Poulou Musical Direction: Manolis Manousakis Script: Panagiotis Goubouros Video: Michael Tebinka, Kleopatra Korai

Set & Costume Design: Christos Laskaris Video Mapping & Visuals: Vicky Bisbiky Sound Design: Alexandros Drymonitis, Manolis Manousakis Light design: Melina Mascha Choreography-Movement: Yannis Nikolaidis Production: Medea Electronique

Production Design: Manolis Manousakis Technical Directors: S19st_Vassilis Koundouris, Tim Ward Audio Engineer: S19st_Costas Bokos Graphic Design: Yannis Lolis Production Services: Telekinissi SA Production Management: Iro Akrivou


DESIGN 20.4.2018 MAIN STAGE

EBGE 2018 GREEK GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION AWARDS

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The Greek Graphic Design & Illustration Awards (GGDA) bring together, evaluate and award Greece’s best work in the sphere of visual communication. Having created a historical archive and set the qualitative benchmarks an institution of this sort inevitably establishes, the GGDA, which is now in its fifteen year, has contributed hugely to the development of visual communication in Greece and to the high profile Greek visual communication now enjoys both domestically and internationally. The GGDA awards ceremony is an evening of celebration and the most important annual gathering for visual communications professionals in Greece.

For more information: www.ebge.gr


DANCE 28—29.4.2018 MULTIPLE STAGES & OUTSIDE THE OCC

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5th Young Choreographers Festival: New Directions, New Arrivals. Through this annual event, which is now auspiciously in its fifth year, the OCC supports and promotes first-time and up-and-coming choreographers. In so doing, it remains open to a performing art which is forever changing and enriching itself with new tendencies and practices. Apart from being consistently focused on the work of up-and-coming choreographers, this year OCC attempts to open to the public various spaces inside and outside of the building, on and off stage. Our aim is to always bring out the particularities of the Greek choreographic scene, as well as the artists’ thoughts and reflections on our times. Just like this young generation of choreographers, the Festival depicts the present on its own terms. As eclectic, contemporary and daring as the new generation of artists, the festival captures the present in its own terms.

Concept and Artistic Direction of the Festival: Katia Arfara Production Manager: Dimitra Dernikou

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CAN ART HELP BRING SECRETS STILL HIDDEN IN THE EARTH TO THE SURFACE?

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CAN WE ENVISION THE FUTURE OF A CITY THROUGH THE PRISM OF ALTERNATIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF ITS MONUMENTS, CONTEMPORARY AND ANCIENT?


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Can art help bring secrets still hidden in the earth to the surface? Can we redefine our national identity through a critical approach to the fragments of our past? Is there such a thing as a socially-engaged archaeology? Can we envision the future of a city through the prism of alternative interpretations of its monuments, contemporary and ancient? The 5th Fast Forward Festival focuses on Archaeology as a discipline which engages not with continuation and immobility but with rifts, discontinuities and transformations on the boundary between scientific method and fiction. Bringing together art and science, it sets out to propose a non-linear approach to history through the multiple temporalities of the material. Artists working in Greece and internationally will explore the defining role Archaeology plays in forming national narratives and collective memory along with its dialectical relationship with cultural heritage.

Concept and Artistic Direction of the Festival: Katia Arfara Production Manager: Dimitra Dernikou


ART CONVERSES WITH SCIENCE, MYTH MEETS TESTIMONY. ARTISTS WORKING IN GREECE AND INTERNATIONALLY WILL EXPLORE THE DEFINING ROLE ARCHAEOLOGY PLAYS IN FORMING NATIONAL NARRATIVES AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY ALONG WITH ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH CULTURAL HERITAGE.


MUSIC-EDUCATION 18—20.5.2018 MULTIPLE STAGES


Say Big Bang: A festival for young people and adventurous spectators, full of music, playing, and fun! The Onassis Cultural Centre presents for the fourth year a colourful music programme that consists of concerts, sound installations, parties, and workshops with unexpected surprises. We invite young spectators (0-12 years old) to discover different kinds of music from all over the world in an unusual way. Different? Crazy? Contemporary? Alternative? Any way you put it, the Big Bang Festival is waiting for you: multimedia concerts, creative use of objects not designed for music-making, as well as concerts with unexpected instruments. You are not invited just as a spectator, but to also share the stage with musicians, create music, and mutually interact with what is more fresh in sound art and music today. Curated by: Christos Carras, Myrto Lavda The programme will be announced in February 2018.

Big Bang Festival is part of the European Network of Music Festivals for young audiences, and an initiative of Zonzo Compagnie, Belgium.


MUSIC 19.5.2018 MAIN STAGE 20:30

This is the trio of a charismatic pianist. Since 2000, Brad Mehldau has been perhaps the most discussed pianist, with one of the most lyric and familiar sounds in music today. He has forged his own path by incorporating in his explorations of jazz music, the romanticism of Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, as well as pop rock. His band has received excellent reviews by critics, while he has had an important international exposure through collaborations with artists including Pat Metheny, RenĂŠe Fleming, and Joshua Redman. Mehldau continues to receive numerous awards and recognition by jazz fans and mere music lovers.

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Either playing solo or with his trio, he has made superb covers of songs by contemporary composers, such as the Beatles, Cole Porter, Radiohead, Paul Simon, Gershwin, and Nick Drake. At the same time, he continuously expands his important catalogue of original compositions. With his admitted love for pop music and classical education, "Mehldau is the most influential jazz pianist of the last two decades" (T h e N e w Y o r k T i m e s ). Brad Mehldau: piano Larry Grenadier: bass Jeff Ballard: drums

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PRE-FESTIVAL CONCERT AT THE OCC Τhe 6th Tinos World Music Festival, organized by the Cultural Foundation of Tinos in collaboration with OCC, presents a tribute to bowed string instruments from the Hellenic world. The lyre of Thrace, Istanbul, Crete, and Pontus, as well as the violin of the Aegean belong to a family of instruments that continues to play an important role in the music traditions of Greece and the Balkans. The Festival will host young and accomplished musicians, who will explore the role of these instruments in music today. Artistic Director of the Festival: Martha Mavroidi


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When technology defines our life and our relationships, isn’t it time to start from the beginning? Shouldn’t we walk to the river source? A journey to the source of dance – a journey to what is anonymous... A N O N Y M O looks back to a time when art wasn't something created by particular, named individuals, but a practice which brought people—and kept communities—together. It immerses itself in these societies' dances and modes of expression, which are rooted in human contact, holding, group cohesion and shared joy. It observes our lives through collective body memory, the experience of passing traditional dances on and their complete transformation into a contemporary movement idiom. It is the representation of a dance which, though it has creators, insists on defining itself as "anonymous" as it seeks its roots in rites of initiation and participation. The work is underpinned by research which Tzeni Argyriou conducted during her residency at the OCC in 2016–17; the material has already been presented at international events.


DANCE 24—27.5.2018 MAIN STAGE 20:30

Conceived & Directed by: Tzeni Argyriou Dramaturgy: Miguel Angel Melgares Artistic Collaboration: Vassilis Gerodimos Assistant Choreographer: Danae Giannakopoulou Creative Direction: Amorphy

Performers: Hermes Malkotsis, Dimitra Mertzani, Ioanna Paraskeuopoulou, Stavroula Siamou, Nancy Stamatopoulou, Dimitris Sotiriou, Alexis Fousekis Executive Producer: Konstantinos Sakkas Organization - Line Producer: Delta Pi

Produced by: Onassis Cultural CentreAthens Co-production: Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de SeineSaint-Denis (Paris), Phillipi Festival (Kavala) Supported by Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center

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Hanya Yanagihara is celebrated by American critics (W a l l S t r e e t J o u r n a l has described her as “a leading American writer”), and has received numerous nominations for the most prestigious awards (National Book Award, Man Booker Prize). The new star of American novel, Yanagihara has been invited by the OCC to come to Athens. It only took two novels for her to be noticed by the US literary community. The first novel, T h e P e o p l e i n t h e T r e e s , was included in the best publications of 2013. Two years later, she published A L i t t l e L i f e , which secured her a place in the elite of contemporary American writers. Both works are characterized by ‘subversive intelligence’: two stories of sexual abuse, whose peculiar shade alludes to Vladimir Nabokov. Curated by: Afroditi Panagiotakou, Pasqua Vorgia

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Hanya Yanagihara’s books are published into Greek by METAΙΧMIO publications.

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The younger generation of the Greek jazz scene shows its fiery talent at the 5th Greek Jazz Panorama-New Generation. Three new ensembles, led by musicians under 30, present their remarkable compositions. Important jazz veterans play along with them, creating an enjoyable music blend. Three evenings with Panagiotis Kostopoulos Quintet, Arionas Gyftakis Quartet, and Ntinos Manos Quartet.

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Takis Paterelis: saxophone George Kontrafouris: piano Panagiotis Kostopoulos: drums Kimon Karoutzos: double bass Michalis Tsiftsis: guitar

Arionas Gyftakis: double bass Tzortzis Tsiropoulos: tenor saxophone Gabriele Milozzi: alto and soprano saxophone Anastasis Gouliaris: drums

David Lynch: saxophone Stavros Lantsias: piano Vassilis Podaras: drums Ntinos Manos: double bass


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DIGITAL PROGRAMMES AT THE OCC OCTOBER 2017 – JULY 2018 How do we make art in an era during which we create, flirt, communicate, and overall live in an environment of continuous and dispersed networking? What is the position of art in important social and financial issues? How can it help us deal with technology and science in a critical manner? The Digital Programmes of the OCC explore such issues through three series of programmes that enable us to better grasp the creative process in a technologically advanced society.

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C r i t i c a l T h i n k i n g : Digital Nights will replace Digital Wednesdays that ran during the last two seasons. Selected speakers from Greece and abroad will talk to the public about the most important and cutting-edge subjects related to the arts, science, technology, and society. C r i t i c a l M e c h a n i c s : Participatory workshops for adults on various upto-date technologies. These range from virtual and augmented reality, natural computing and sensors, digital games, three-dimensional design and printing, to the use of analog technology that continues to survive like a zombie in an increasingly digital world. C r i t i c a l E n t r e p r e n e u r s h i p : Seminars for young artists enabling them to grasp basic professional skills, and to familiarize themselves with tools that put their work in the digital value chain. The themes range from understanding such issues as copyright and main business models of the art world, to writing applications for funding and participating in festivals, as well as the distribution and funding of their works through digital platforms.

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OCC AND INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS True to its mission to forge links with important institutions beyond Greece’s geographical borders, the OCC is an active participant in international networks for the exchange of ideas and artistic practices and collaborates with international organizations seeking to encourage creativity and innovation in the cultural sphere.

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INTERFACES NEW MODELS AND PRACTICES FOR AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IN EUROPE Eight countries join forces in this innovative interdisciplinary project which seeks to introduce audiences to cutting-edge work by musicians and sound artists. With the support of the Creative Europe programme, Interfaces brings together nine partners from the UK, Germany, France, Cyprus, Belgium, Romania and Austria to explore innovative ways of introducing audiences to the work of cuttingedge musicians and sound artists. To achieve this goal, the network will be staging a wide range of activities: new forms of performance in innovative spaces using new media, educational activities, audience development research, conferences and artist residences. The large volume of original work created in the context of the programme will be presented to the public at live events and via the web portal interfacesnetwork.eu. The Interfaces network co-ordinator is the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens (GR). Project managers: Christos Carras, Dora Vougiouka The network includes the following partners: De Montfort University (UK), European University Cyprus | EUC (Cyprus), IRCAM (France), ZKM | Zentrum fßr Kunst und Medientechnologie (Germany), CREMAC (Romania), Q-O2 (Belgium), Ictus (Belgium), Klangforum Wien (Austria) The Interfaces project is possible thanks to the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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iDANCE PROVIDING ACCESS TO CONTEMPORARY DANCE EDUCATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES How can we boost access to culture for people with disabilities? Continuing its involvement in this area, which began three years ago with the Unlimited Access project, the OCC is striving to make the self-evident possible in creative partnership with the Holland Dance Festival (Netherlands), the Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), and the Stopgap Dance Company (UK). Determined to overcome the obstacles which people with disabilities face, the European iDance programme is staging educational dance workshops for mixed groups of people both with and without disabilities. The programme aims to bolster skills and to facilitate the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices relating to the opening up of culture through dance. iDance, weallDance.

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Coordinating institution: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens (GR) In association with the: Holland Dance Festival (Netherlands), Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), Stopgap Dance Company (UK) Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union


THE EUROPEAN MEDIA ART PLATFORM - EMAP The OCC continues to support artistic practices positioned between art, science and technology through its participation, along with ten other partners, which provides up-and-coming media artists working in the visual arts, design, film, music and sound with the chance to participate in residencies and to create new works to be presented at festivals and other events in partner-countries. The platform's members are: Werkleitz Centre for Media Art (Germany), Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens (Greece), Ars Electronica Center (Austria), Bandits Mages (France), Foundation for Art & Creative Technology / FACT (UK), IMPAKT (Netherlands), Kontejner (Croatia), LaBoral Centro de Arte y Creaciรณn Indstrial (Spain), M-Cult (Finland), RIXC (Lithuania), WRO Center for Media Art Foundation (Poland)

EUROPE JAZZ NETWORK Seeking to promote the Greek jazz scene and an outward-looking viewpoint, the OCC has joined the Europe Jazz Network, the largest European network of music producers, artists and institutions specializing in contemporary music and the art of improvisation. A total of 118 institutions (festivals, concert venues, cultural bodies, independent musical producers) in 35 countries are active within the network. The network's activities include programming and producing concerts, festivals and tours, supporting and promoting up-and-coming musicians, and developing new audiences for jazz through educational initiatives.


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Onassis Future constitutes a new initiative of the Onassis Foundation, building upon the success and impact of the 40-year old Onassis Scholarships programme. To complement the commissioning and presentation of new artistic work as part of programming of the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens and New York City, the Foundation is beginning the first phase of a multi-strand programme that focuses on supporting artistic research, artists and curators-in-residence programme, maker space that will focus on interdisciplinary innovation and craftsmanship, as well as internships, coaching and artistic research travel grants.

SHERRY DOBBIN: CURATOR-IN-RESIDENCE FELLOWSHIP (2017-18) As a result of her work as the Founding Director of Times Square Arts (NYC), Sherry Dobbin will become the inaugural curator-in-residence at the Onassis Foundation, conducting research in Athens, leading to a public art commissioned project taking place across various neighbourhoods of Athens’ public gathering and transient spaces. The final result will consider a combination of visual, performing and live media arts content created by Greek and international artists.


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KALLIOPI TSIPNI-KOLAZA: CURATOR-IN-RESIDENCE FELLOWSHIP AT CAPACETE/BRAZIL (2017-18) As part of collaboration with the internationally renowned CAPACETE programme in Rio de Janeiro dedicated to practice and research in the field of arts and critical thinking, Kalliopi Tsipni-Kolaza was selected through an open-call application to conduct a 3-month curatorial research delving into underground and popular culture within sound, performance and film, as well as history of artist-run and co-working spaces in Brazil.


NIKOS KARATHANOS: ARTISTIC RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (2017-18) As part of the inaugural artistic-research fellowship, Nikos Karathanos will conduct a multi-phase programme of research trips, attending the 50th Anniversary of Steirischer Herbst Festival (Graz), followed by studio-visits to performing and visual artists in the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as meetings with venue, festival and residency programme directors, concluding with a practice-based phenomenological research trip to Brazil’s diverse urban and rural areas.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Christos J. Carras General Manager

Anthony S. Papadimitriou President and Treasurer Florian Marxer Vice-President Marianna Moschou Secretary

Nancy Dimakou Financial, Αdministrative & ΗR Director ARTISTIC PROGRAMMING Christos J. Carras Artistic Director of Music

Paul I. Ioannidis Honorary Vice-President - Life Member

Katia Arfara Artistic Director of Theatre & Dance

Constantinos Grammenos Elected Member

Myrto Lavda Head of Educational Programmes

Stefanos P. Tamvakis Elected Member

Pasqua Vorgia Talks & Thoughts Programme Coordinator

Dimitri V. Nanopoulos Elected Member

Dimitra Dernikou Producer

Yorgos Loukos Elected Member

Chara Mourla Producer

Michael Spyros Sotirhos Elected Member

Konstantina Soulioti Producer

Dennis H. Houston Member

Iliana Dimadi Dramaturg

Simon Critchley Elected Member

Christina Liata Head of International Co-Productions & Tours

Karen Brooks Hopkins Elected Member

Eleanna Semitelou Educational Programmes Assistant

Admiral James Stavridis Member

Marina Troupi Performing Arts Programme Assistant

Paul Holdengräber Member Nikolaos Karamouzis Member DIRECTORATE OF CULTURE Afroditi Panagiotakou


COMMUNICATION & MARKETING DEPARTMENT Afroditi Panagiotakou Director Nikos Athanasopoulos Communications Senior Advisor Nikos Rossolatos Commercial Manager Christina Kosmoglou Content Manager

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Corporate Social Responsibility Marianna Platyrrachou CSR Manager Daniel Vergiadis OCC Friends & CSR Coordinator Elena Choremi Community Events Production ACCOUNTING, ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES & HR DEPARTMENT

Alexandra Chryssanthakopoulou PR Executive

Nancy Dimakou Director

Vaso Vasilatou Media Office

Kostas Apollonios IT Manager

Katerina Chortaria-Tamvaki Media Office

Theofilos Nikolaou Accounting Manager

Constantina Chryssanthakopoulou Sales & Customer Relations Coordinator

Antonis Seitelmann Supplies Manager

Haris Giakoumakis Marketing Coordinator

Dimitris Tsokalis Accountant

Alexandros Roukoutakis Social Media Editor

Vassia Filippopoulou Accountant

Elisavet Pantazi Content Coordinator

Anna Hirceaga Accounting Assistant

Valia Papadimitraki Website & Publications Content Editor

Myrto Giannakopoulou Accounting Assistant / Administrative Assistant

Antigone Nikolaidi Website & Publications Content Editor

Kostas Diamantis Software & Media Administrator

Panagiota Loura Marketing Executive

Giannis Chazakis System & Network Administrator

Niovi Polychronidou Sales Executive

Nikos Mitilineos General Duties

Ioanna Margariti Conference & Events Executive

STRATEGY & DEVELOPMENT

Nefeli Kavalieratou Media Office Assistant

Prodromos Tsiavos Head of Digital Development

Efi Karkani Box Office Manager

Dora Vougiouka Networking and Outreach Coordinator Heracles Papatheodorou Digital Development Assistant


OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT TECHNICAL THEATRE SERVICES

Stelios Bourdis Stage Engineer

Lefteris Karabilas Head of Theatre Technical Services

Aggeliki Dimitrakopoulou Fly Operator-Programmer

Rebecca Stamou Theatre Technical Department Administrative Assistant

Alexandros Kinis Assistant Fly Operator

Antigoni Neta Stage Manager Giannis Dovas Stage Manager Giannis Kritikos Stage Manager Areti Antonatou Dressing Room & Hospitality Spyridoula Mylona Dressing Room & Hospitality Fotis Andrianopoulos House Electrician Themistocles Svoronos House Electrician Kyriakos Xanthopoulos Assistant Electrician Alexis Politis Sound Technician-Operator Thodoris Tsachalos Sound Technician-Operator Giannis Gliatis Assistant Sound Technician-Operator Panagiotis Pepas Assistant Sound Technician-Operator Stefanos Papoutsakis Assistant Sound Technician-Operator Alexander Tzovaras Assistant Sound Technician-Operator Iordanis Chatzivasilakis Musical Instruments Maintenance Iakovos Darzentas Chief Theatre Mechanic Vangelis Mittas Stage Engineer

Tasos Karathanos Assistant Stage Engineer Panagiotis Matsioris Assistant Stage Engineer Panagiotis Koutsoumanis Assistant Stage Engineer Giorgos Koulianidis Assistant Stage Engineer Panagiotis Vasilopanagos Assistant Stage Engineer Elias Martakis Assistant Stage Engineer Christos Mavros Assistant Stage Engineer Achilleas Bakoumis Assistant Stage Engineer Antonis Tamvakas Assistant Stage Engineer Philip Hills   Lighting Technician-Operator Kostas Alexiou   Lighting Technician-Operator Michalis Nannos Assistant Lighting Technician-Operator Antonis Kokkoris Assistant Lighting Technician-Operator Vassilis Dresios Assistant Lighting Technician-Operator Stavros Kariotoglou Assistant Lighting Technician-Operator Pavlos Pappas Assistant Lighting Technician-Operator Bregu Markelian Assistant Lighting Technician-Operator


Panagiotis Hajisavas Production & Video Engineer

Nikos Issis Assistant Electrician

Panagiotis Roniotis Production & Video Engineer

Dimitris Bougioukos Assistant Electrician

Efstratios Toganidis Assistant Production & Video Engineer

Vaios Mammos Plumber - Maintenance

Vassilis Chatzieleutheriou General Duties

Petrit Moula Technician - Facility Maintenance Department

Anastasios Dimitroulakos General Duties

Heracles Zervas Technician-General Duties

Vladimir Iachimenko Sipitco Dimitru Ihor Davyda Stefan Doub Support Staff LINE PRODUCTION Vassilis Panagiotakopoulos Line Producer Despoina Sifniadou Assistant Line Producer

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Irilena Tsami Assistant Line Producer George Linardakis Assistant Line Producer FACILITY MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT John Koutsoupis Head of Facility Maintenance Eleni Keratsa Administrative Assistant Andreas Branis Mechanical Engineer Facility Maintenance Department Panagiotis Generalis Mechanical Engineer Facility Maintenance Department Giorgos Raptis Electrical Engineer Facility Maintenance Department

FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGEMENT Evangelos Constantis     Front of House Manager Manos Chatzakis Assistant Front of House Manager WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT Dimitris Babiniotis   Warehouse Manager Fabio Bellis Warehouse Assistant Vassilis Korobilis Warehouse Management Assistant SECURITY SERVICES Andronikos Pandis Security Manager Georgios Moschos Security Officer Nikolaos Papalazarou Security Officer Christina Prentzia Security Officer Dimitris Stamatopoulos Security Officer Theodoros Vavalekas Security Officer


TICKET INFORMATION The Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC) supports everyone’s unlimited access to culture. • more tickets for 7€ for selected productions • residents of neighbouring areas to the Onassis Cultural Centre are eligible to tickets for 7€ * • tickets for the unemployed and individuals with disability (AmeA) up to 5€ for all productions • reduced tickets for all zones • significantly discounted tickets for groups at OCC: 5-9 individuals (small group) και 10+ (large group) • early bird tickets for selected productions • lower prices for combo tickets (i.e. combining productions) Reduced tickets for higher-education students, people aged 65+, Friends of OCC, groups, group tickets of associations and institutions, soldiers, holders of the European Youth Card, parents of three and more children. Special prices for the unemployed and their children (up to 17 years old), as well as for disabled individuals (AmeA) and the individual accompanying them. Presale Tickets presale begins 3 weeks before each event. OCC Friends presale begins a week before the general presale. If different, an announcement will be made on our website. Early bird presale begins at the same time for both the public and Friends, approximately 2 months before the premiere. It applies to all productions open for Early Bird. The above information regarding presale applies to all productions, unless otherwise stated in the OCC programme or website. *Neos Kosmos, Koukaki, Nea Smyrni, Palaio Faliro, Kallithea: discount will be granted upon showing a DEI electricity bill or a residency certificate from the Municipality.

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CONTACT, INFORMATION & TICKET SALE Tickets Telephone Line: T: +30 210 900 5 800 Monday-Sunday | 9:00-21:00 OCC Friends Line: T: +30 213 017 8200 Monday-Sunday | 9:00-20:00 Online Ticket Sale For online ticket sales, please visit sgt.gr. Purchases can be made with credit and debit cards – Amex, Visa, MasterCard & Diners. OCC Friends can buy tickets through their electronic profile by logging in with their personal id and password in order to unlock discounts and presale. 196

OCC Box Office Syngrou 107 Opening hours: Monday-Sunday | 9:00-21:00 infotickets@sgt.gr Purchases can be made with credit and debit cardsAmex, Visa, MasterCard & Diners. Points of Sale outside OCC Golden Hall shopping centre (ground floor) Opening hours: Mo-Fri: 12:00-20:00, Sat: 11:00-19:00, Sun 17, 24 & 31 December: 11:00-18:00) Germanos branches COSMOTE branches IANOS bookshop at Stadiou Street (purchases can be made only in cash)


TICKETS CAN BE PICKED UP Print@home / e-ticket Available for online purchases Print or download your ticket. Save it in your smartphone wherever you are, and you are ready to go straight to the auditorium. (This service is not available for some kinds of concessions.) Kiosks for printing tickets Available on the first floor of OCC Monday to Sunday, from 9:00 to 21:00 Credit cards and the reservation reference number are necessary. OCC Box Ofice Monday to Sunday, from 9:00 to 21:00 Credit card, identity card, and the reservation reference number are necessary. For more information, visit www.sgt.gr  or call 210 900 5 800.


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GETTING TO THE OCC

ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE-ATHENS

By bus/trolley-bus: Take bus or trolley-bus and get off at ‘Panteion’.

Communication & Marketing Department Director: Afroditi Panagiotakou

On the Metro: Take the ‘red line’ (Line 2: Anthoupoli -Elliniko) and get off at ‘Syngrou-Fix’. Follow the signs to “Exit to Syngrou/ Drakou” and you will emerge on Syngrou Avenue. From there, you can either take a bus or trolley-bus from the stop in front of the Metro escalators on Syngrou Avenue and get off 3 stops later at ‘Panteion’;

PUBLICATION CREDITS Editor: Christina Kosmoglou Coordination: Antigone Nikolaidi Design: beetroot.gr

ACCESSIBILITY Wheelchair access is via the ramp on the building’s side entrance at the corner of Leontiou and Syngrou. Upper storeys are accessible via the elevator, and there is wheelchair access to all the Centre’s auditoria and galleries.

107 Syngrou Avenue 117 45 Athens Information-Tickets: 210 900 5 800 Administration: 213 017 8000 e-mail: info@sgt.gr

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A CREATIVE HUB FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE, THE ARTS, PEOPLE, IDEAS AND EMOTIONS

PROGRAMME 2017-18 | ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE-ATHENS  

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PROGRAMME 2017-18 | ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE-ATHENS  

Programme | Season 2017-18 | OCC | http://www.sgt.gr/eng/