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Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra by Natassa Mare Quintet


This is an intercultural meeting that intends to connect Greek sound and colors with the traditional/Mediterranean sounds and the modern music using elements from archaeological writings through vocal fragments. In the context of this cooperation between Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra and the aforementioned Greek-German quintet, all topics are replaced to a modern soundscape through jazz, free improvisation, intercultural influences and international music sounds. Natassa Mare Quintet: Natassa Mare Moumtzidou, Wolfgang

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18 October 2019


A comet to bury lovers


Having presented both solo and group art exhibitions, the visual artists Marjano & Denis Kapurani look deep into art and its future aspects through painting, sculpture, installations, video arts and various creative art forms. Their new work entitled Α Comet to bury lovers is presented for the first time as part of this year’s Dimitria Festival. In this exhibition, the artists study the supposed scenario of a human settlement on

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Thessaloniki 7th Biennale of Contemporary Art “ΣΤΑΣΗ” – Taking a Stance


Thessaloniki 7th Biennale of Contemporary Art is introduced to its art-lover audience under the title “ΣΤΑΣΗ-Taking a stance”. This year’s biennale suggests that we make a historical survey of the self, the world and the life through artistic works and views. Driven by questions or enthusiasm, imagination or critical view of the reality, research or ingenuity, the artists look into any alternative points of view of the past, the present

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The role of the theater for children and young people in the 21st century. Questions and concerns


Is the theater for children and young people blooming nowadays? The plurality of productions confirms that. But do these performances follow the contemporary drama trends and social developments? Which is the relationship between quality and quantity? Are critics concerned with this type of theater? The 2- day workshop held by the Hellenic Association of Theater and Performing Arts Critics in this year’s Dimitria festival together with the Panhellenic Network for

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Hill 731


Musical-theatre on the value of freedom. In 1941, at Hill 731, the small-scale Greek army manages a convincing victory over Mussolini’s large-scale army in the latter’s attempt to conquer Greece. In the battle that took place, the facts and numbers seem to enter the realm of the absurd in regards to the numbers of the Greek foot soldiers and the methods they used to combat an Italian offensive of mythical

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Italian folk music concert


This year’s Dimitria Festival host Furclap, a cultural organization from Udine-Italy with a concert curated by the artistic director of Canto Spontaneo Festival, Mr. Giovanni Floreani along with two distinguished musicians Giafranco Lugano and Evaristo Casonato of the Friuli Vanezia Giulia region. The concert’s repertoire includes folk songs of the Friuli region interspersed with Celtic and Balkan melodies of the Renaissance and a special dedication to the host-country, Greece. Moreover,

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Sylphidarium – Maria Taglioni on the Ground


This performance is a deep journey into human body revealing its most real and natural aspect. Sylphidarium transforms “La Sylphide” choreography, a romantic ballet that made its first appearance on stage in Paris in 1832. Maria Taglioni, the main character of the show, presents a totally new hybrid version of this classic play which comprises physical exercise, acrobatics, aerobics and muscular strength. ColletivO CineticO, under Francesca Pennini’s supervision, manages to

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Fin’amor


Fin’Amor is a medieval phrase used by troubadours of the 12th and 13th century to define the ideal and perfect love. The meaning of this phrase has to do with the constant desire and pursuit of the absolute, unattainable, utopian. Lamia Bedioui and Solis Barki communicate the Earth’s pulse to us using fast rhythms and soundscapes. Through songs from all around the world, Greece, Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, Palestine, Spain and

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Jazz fusion concert


Being a live legend of the Greek music stage and a world famous artist, Kyriakos Sfetsas composed symphonic, movie, theatre and ballet music as well as chamber and pieces for solo instruments, electronic and jazz music. In 1976, one year after his return from France just after the fall of the Junta, he created the Greek Fusion Orchestra. Following an invitation of Manos Hatzidakis, he worked at the Third Programme

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Soundscapes Compositions


As part of the European multidisciplinary program “INTERFACES” coordinated by Onassis Cultural Centre where a range of new audiences engage with contemporary music in Europe, these very ingenious people of Thessaloniki city that form dissonArt ensemble will give  a really unexpected concert comprising 8 new compositions all inspired by 8 important monuments of Thessaloniki: the White Tower, Navarinou square, Arch of Galerious, Panagia Achiropeiitos church, Agia Sofia church, Roman market,

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