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Controversy Escalates After Greek Theatre Director’s Rape Arrest

The first public remarks by a top Greek lawyer who has agreed to defend prominent theatre director Dimitris Lignadis against rape charges have caused yet more controversy around the case, which comes amid an upsurge in revelations of alleged sexual abuse in Greece that have been described as the country's #MeToo moment.

Akram Khan’s ‘Giselle’ | February 19-22

Akram Khan's critically acclaimed production of "Giselle" for the English National Ballet, is coming to computer screens in Greece from the Christmas Theater on February 19-22. In this modern version of the romantic 19th century ballet, the acclaimed choreographer injects this tale of love, betrayal and redemption with elements of kathak, a traditional South Asian dance form.

Paris Opera’s ‘Swan Lake’ | February 12-15

The Paris Opera's production of "Swan Lake" based on the famed 1984 choreography by Rudolf Nureyev will be streamed online by Greece's Christmas Theater event organizer from February 12-15. It costs 15 euros to watch the show, with bookings available on christmastheater.gr, viva.gr and tel 211.770.1700. Screenings take place at 8 p.m., with additional shows at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Greek Film Double Bill | To March 6

The Hellenic Film Society USA is showcasing two films with English subtitles on its website through March 6.

Greek economy shrank 10 pct in 2020, EU report shows

The Greek economy shrank a massive 10 percent in 2020, the European Commission said in its winter economic forecasts report published Thursday.

The Commission even forecasts that this lost ground will not be covered in 2021.

According to the report, Greece will achieve a 3.5 percent rebound in 2021 but predicts that growth will accelerate to 5 percent in 2022.

Festival cuts actor from roster in wake of abuse claims

The Athens and Epidaurus Festivals released a statement on Monday announcing that noted actor and director George Kimoulis will not feature in this year's lineup as originally planned. The decision, it said, was taken in the wake of multiple accusations of mental and verbal abuse by colleagues.

The Odyssey | To February 26

The National Theater of Northern Greece presents an epic online production of the big epic itself, with 38 actors from its respected ensemble rendering Homer's "Odyssey" in its respective rhapsodies, in a series of 24 podcasts running through February 26 on its website (ntng.gr) and at soundcloud.com/ntngreece.

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