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Synopsis: A young boy and a girl become friends during the summer, some time in the early 1930s. Whiling their time away in a small fishing village in the Amvrakikos region (
Directed by Dinos Demopoulos, The Little Dolphins, will be shown in Greek with English subtitles.
The Avalon Theatre is located at
Info Line: (202) 966-6000, Box Office: (202) 966-3464
For more information and next screenings: http://www.theavalon.org/
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The AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center is hosting its annual European Union Film Showcase from November 4-23, which celebrates popular films from EU member states. Greece's contribution this year is a film by director Pantelis Voulgaris titled With Heart and Soul (Psyhi Vathia). Set in 1949 during Greece's Civil War, the film follows the story of two brothers in the Macedonian mountains who find themselves on different sides of the war.
Xenakis also had a very active political career. During the Second World War, he joined the National Communist Liberation front and participated in various protests and demonstrations. Later, he was also part of the armed resistance. While fighting against British tanks, Xenakis was hit by a shell which severely wounded his face, leaving it permanently scarred. In 1947, he received his degree from the
For more information on Iannis Xenakis and the exhibit, visit www.moca.org.
To hear an excerpt from Xenakis’ 1972 composition, “Eridanos”, check out:
Image courtesy of MOCA.org
Last month, the
The theme for the collection is the concept of heroes, which to the ancient Greeks, was a very different idea from the way we view it today. Ancient
The exhibit has three sections, the first of which is titled “Heroes in Myth”. This part of the exhibit focuses on four figures, Herakles, Achilles, Odysseus, and Helen, and the masterpieces that their legendary deeds inspired. The second section, “Heroes in Cult”, focuses on the metaphorical immortality of ancient Greek heroes: even after their death, they were venerated for being figures who greatly contributed to Greek society and civilization. In ancient times, shrines were erected to honor these heroes, and it was at these shrines that they were worshipped by many followers. The third section of the exhibit, “Heroes as Role Models”, investigates the influence of heroes on the common people of ancient
The exhibit runs until January 3, 2011, and admission is free.
For more information, please visit: www.onassisusa.org.
The award was received by Yiorgos Nikitiadis, deputy culture and tourism minister during a ceremony on Sunday, November 7 in London. In his speech of gratitude, Deputy Minister Nikitiadis commented that a prestigious award like this will undoubtedly aid in the efforts to return the Parthenon marbles back to Athens, where they can be exhibited in the Acropolis Museum.
The accomplished soprano Patricia Racette will sing the role of Iphigénie, while world-renowned tenor and director of the Washington National Opera, Plácido Domingo, graces the stage as her brother, Oreste. Conductor William Lacey collaborates with Spanish director Emilio Sagi to produce this performance that is sure to be unforgettable.
Performance dates in 2011: Friday, May 6; Monday, May 9; Thursday, May 12; Sunday, May 15; Tuesday, May 17; Friday, May 20; Wednesday, May 25; Saturday, May 28
Iphigénie en Tauride photo courtesy of the Opera de Oviedo. Plácido Domingo by Karen Cooper of the