Sun30Sep09:30Colloquium: The living theatre of 196850 years since it dreamed it would change the world09:30 MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART


Free Admission

Event Details

This year marks half a century since 1968 and events in honour and critical review are being held all over the world; from Paris to Chicago, from Prague to Hanoi, from Latin America to Belgrade, 1968, with all its positive and negative forces, managed to touch the entire world.

Paying tribute and reviewing that era mainly from an Alternative American Theatre perspective, this colloquium investigates the influences and the traces left by that era on other important fields, such as literature, film, music, philosophy, psychoanalysis, education, hoping to find the common thread that links the “affluent societies” with present-day “societies in crisis”.

Opening hours 09.30-15.30

Co-produced by:
Hellenic Association of Theatre and Performing Arts Critics
Authors’ Society of Northern Greece (with the support of the Art Attack cultural group)
Publishers’ Association of Northern Greece


(Sunday) 09:30



Egnatias 154 (TIF-Helexpo) T: +30 2310 240002


Sat06Oct11:0014:00“Theater in Crisis, The Crisis in Europe”Round Table11:00 - 14:00 Goethe Institute of Thessaloniki

Event Details

When is the contemporary? What is theatre? What are theatres? Where is
Europe? What is a nation? Who are “we”? We are surrounded by questions
and crises or potential crises. Our systems, political, financial and
artistic, hang by a thread. And this colloquium “Theatre in Crisis and
the Crisis of Europe”, is just an attempt to reflect on the
(im)possibilities of theatre, to think about the worth of theatre as a
vibrant form of public dialogue in an era of “connected” individualisms.

The discussion will be held in Greek, English, German and the attendance will be open to the public.

Hours 11.00 – 14.00

Round Table Programme

Greetings from the Deputy Mayor of Culture and the Arts Mrs Elli Chrysidou.

“The Political Theater Nowadays” by Mr Savvas Patsalidis  Professor of Theatrical Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and member of the 53rd Dimitria Festival’s artistic committee on theatre cases.

“The Greek Theatrical Landscape in 15΄” by Mr Prodromos  Tsinikoris Director and Dramatist, co-director of the Pilot Scene of the National Theatre of Greece and member of the 53rd Dimitria Festival’s artistic committee on theatre cases.

Presentation on the topic this year’s summit of IETM (Informal European Theater Meeting) input by Mr Axel Tangerding, Director of META Theatre of Munich.

“The European Balcony Project” by Mrs Verena Humer.

“Multimedia Festival Hidalgo” by Mrs Cordula Gielen, Cultural Manager.

“Theater for Europe” by Mr Elmar Zorn a consultant on art cases, curator and publisher.

Coffee Break

13.15-14.00 Positions, Questions, Discussion

Coordinator of the Discussion 
Mrs Catherine Zachou
Assistant Professor of German Literature and Culture at the School of the German Language and Linguistics.


(Saturday) 11:00 - 14:00


Goethe Institute of Thessaloniki

V. Olgas 66, Thessaloniki 546 42

Sat20Oct10:0020:00‘Europe, from the Pillars of Hercules to the Rioni River’ 2018 European Year of Cultural HeritageColloquium coordination: Thalia Stefanidou, Nikos Mykoniatis10:00 - 20:00 Thessaloniki Port Authority

Event Details

With the decision of the European Council and the European Committee, 2018 has been declared the European Year of Cultural Heritage. This colloquium aims at enlarging and submitting views related to what is considered the cultural reserve and modern way to manage it. The event has been divided into three round table discussions.

The central themes organising the subjects of the speakers concern European history and the shaping of European values, emphasising European identity, folklore, geography, intangible heritage, agricultural economy, and its readjustment in ethnographic terms. In fact, issues such as these arise in the sectors of law, education, language, artistic production, archaeology, and architecture, and are additional axes of negotiation.

The promotion of cultural multiformity, inter-cultural dialogue, and social cohesion, as well as views on the movement of populations and immigration, the development of religions ideologies, cultural strata, and humanitarian solidarity, define the basic directions of queries and discussion.

In conclusion, the colloquium aims at enlarging how we perceive cultural goods and the processes by which they are transferred.

Speakers: Fani Athanasiou, Styliana Galiniki, Dimitris Dimitriadis, Angeliki Ziaka, Nandia Kalara, Katerina Kotzia, Vassiliki Laga, Zoe Michalopoulou, Eleni Bintsi, Fani Boudouroglou, Eva Nedou, Chrysoula Paliadeli, Giannis Paraskevopoulos, PieTa Group (Eleftheria Stoikou-Venetia Koutsou), Dimitris Tasioulas, Konstantinos Tsitselikis, Alexis Fidetzis.

Directorate of Libraries and Museums – Department of the Municipal Gallery

*The colloquium complements ‘The European Endemic Species’ exhibition


(Saturday) 10:00 - 20:00


Thessaloniki Port Authority

Navarchou Votsi 4, Thessaloniki 546 25