It is Valentine’s Day today and I have to ask you! Is love really about teddy-bears?
Text: Mary Giatra
Love is everywhere. It is in a painting, in the sensitive lyrics of a musical, in the rhythm of an ancient dance or in the sayings of a great writer. We just have to listen closely and we will find it.
What do you get when you add a glamorous Hollywood cast, an award-winning director and a famous Broadway musical? Eight Oscar nominations is the answer. Tom Hooper, directs Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonhomie Carter in this wonderful story about love, hope and humanity. A very ambitious project that should not be missed.
The B&M Theocharakis Foundation organizes a great exhibition about still life. Masterpieces from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston travel to Greece for this wonderful occasion. From the great Flemish school to impressionism, modernism and contemporary art, 48 artworks will be shown from today, February 14th until April 28th. The exhibition features also table still art, vanitas, trompe l’oeil, paintings of hunting trophies and exhibits, orientalist and minimalist themes from some of the best European and American artists like Braque and Matisse.
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THE GOOD PERSON FROM SZETSUAN
“How can someone be good when everything around them is so expensive?”
Brecht’s question is timeless and the talented director Katerina Evangelatou has undertaken to give us an answer. In “The good person of Szetsuan” (written 1926-1941), the gods track down the only good person on Earth: a prostitute in the province of Szetsuan in China and they reward her with a big amount of money until the adventures begin. Stefania Goulioti is in the lead role of this amazing performance that you have a last chance to watch, as it will be played until February 17th, at the Onassis Cultural Center.
When Tango escaped from the neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires and reached Paris and then the rest of Europe, nobody would have guessed how much impact it would have. This universal rhythm that loves to travel and that is very passionate and personal, has also influenced many important greek musicians and songwriters. Badminton theater organizes on February 18th, a unique concert in which some of the most celebrated greek singers participate and is completely dedicated to Greek Tango. Don’t miss it and let yourselves get carried away…