Performing arts

Nacho Duato | Athens | February 6-17

The Greek National Opera has teamed up with Nacho Duato, artistic director of the Berlin State Ballet, to present the acclaimed Spanish choreographer's ballet "Herrumbre" (Rust) at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens. For Duato, the starting point for this ballet was a photograph of prisoners at the notorious US detention camp of Guantanamo in Cuba, which moved him to comm

Greek choreographer Papaioannou directs Pina Bausch's legendary dance group

"If I had said no to this offer, I would not have been able to tolerate myself in my death bed," choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou told journalists during a press conference at the Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC) shortly before the premiere of his new work "New Piece I - Since she."

Pina Bausch Tribute | Athens | December 18-21

In "New Piece 1: Since She," at the Onassis Cultural Center, acclaimed Greek choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou pays tribute to Pina Bausch nine years after her death, with a series of wonderful tableux vivants referencing landmark works by the German dance legend, accompanied by music by Verdi, Mahler, Wagner, Prokofiev and Tom Waits.

Puppets | Athens | All Year

The Mairivi puppet theater workshop is hosting a permanent exhibition of puppets that has been put together by final-year students at Panteion University's Department of Communications, Media & Culture. The aim of the show is to challenge stereotypes concerning prevailing perceptions about puppet theater, and particularly the notion that is it intended only for children.