Quadruple Opening | Athens | June 7

The Athens-Epidaurus Festival ( is inaugurating its program at the cool Pireos 260 venue with a feast of shows for the week starting on June 7. On Stage D, avant-garde Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov is making his Greek debut with a performance expressing his opposition to Moscow and its invasion of Ukraine.

Clug powerless as Bolshoi picks his ballet to drop Kremlin-critical artist

Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre has decided to cancel a ballet production by the Kremlin-critical director Kirill Serebrennikov and replace it with a ballet by Slovenian-based choreographer Edward Clug. Clug says he is powerless because the Bolshoi holds exclusive rights to his ballet until 2026.

Bolshoi Live | Athens | April 9

The Athens Concert Hall is showing a live screening of the Bolshoi Ballet in "A Hero of Our Time," by choreographer Yuri Possokhov and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov, that takes a fresh approach to the classic 19th century novel by Mikhail Lermontov. The music is by Ilya Demutsky. The screening starts at 6 p.m. and admission costs 15 euros.

45th Fest closes

BELGRADE - The 45th International Film Festival FEST closed at Belgrade's Sava centar late Sunday with an award ceremony and screenings of Martin Scorsese's Silence and Luka Bursac's Afterparty.