The Athens-Epidaurus Festival (aefestival.gr) 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.
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.