Text: Mary Giatra
Dear December, you are most welcome! I have been waiting for you since August. I am not a fall girl at all! But I promise you, no matter how cold it is outside, I won’t stay in! I will listen to live music, watch dance and performances and visit galleries! Meanwhile I will also start my Christmas countdown. 27 days to go…
SIVERT HOYEM, FROM MADRUGADA TO ATHENS
Sivert Hoyem has definitely kept alive the memories of Madrugada with his characteristic and mesmerizing voice. Since the band broke up in 2007, he continues in a solo career but he’s deeply affected by the band’s history. The Norwegian artist has planned a mini tour throughout Greece and will be performing in front of the Athenian audience today, Thursday, November 29th at Parnassos Concert Hall.
Visit the artist’s official website to find out more about his Greek tour.
NIKOLAOS GYZIS, THE GREAT PAINTER
Nikolaos Gyzis is considered to be one of the most important painters of the 19th century. Representative of the “Munich School” his contribution to the Greek culture is priceless. Honest, truthful and full of emotion, his works depict a whole Greek generation. The B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation in cooperation with the Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki presents a unique exhibition dedicated to the great painter. Don’t miss it!
WIENER JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
December, the most joyful month of the year has finally arrived. What better way to start than enjoy the music of the Imperial Wiener Johann Strauss Orchestra which was founded by Herr Strauss himself. On December 1st and 2nd, Badminton theater will be filled with famous waltz and polka tunes, while elegant couples of dancers will be twirling on stage.
Book your tickets here.
AKRAM KHAN, COMPANY DESH
Only a few months after his collaboration with Danny Boyle for the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics, Akram Kahn is bringing to Athens his amazing show, which, according to the British press, can be characterized with one word only. And the word is “apotheosis”! The performance is called “Desh”, which in the Bengal language means homeland, and it is a dramatic mixture of monsoons, Michael Jackson, the ancient Indian dance kathak and his home’s myths and tales. It is definitely an once-in-a lifetime experience. At the Onassis Cultural Center from December 5th to December 10th. Highly recommended!
For more information click here.