For the first time in Athens, the Dream Team of magicians straight from the Mecca of entertainment, the Las Vegas Magic Festival in Athens Greece. Leave the tedious reality at home and enter the wonderful world of magic. Straight from the top Las Vegas hotspots, Tropicana, Ceasar's Palace and Mandalay Bay, the crème-de-la-crème of magicians comes to the Badminton Theatre in Athens to enchant spectators with their magic, personality and humour from 5 to 17 January.
The most famous gospel group in the USA, the Chicago Mass Choir, will present gospel and Christmas melodies at the Badminton Theatre in Athens, Greece on 14 and 15 December. The choir consists of 25 singers who give soul and vibration on stage, offering a unique audiovisual experience. Dynamic sounds, African-American colours and an impressive stage presence will compose the mosaic of a festive atmosphere. African-American and Christmas dance rhythms, fancy costumes and unique performances to warm us up for Christmas in Athens, Greece.
The Estoudiantina Orchestra is celebrating its 10th anniversary and will be the protagonist of a music festival dedicated to the folk soloists and composers of the Balkans. On 20 November, Estoudiantina joins forces with acclaimed Balkan musicians on the stage of the Badminton Theatre, Athens to present a unique and original musical collaboration called Balkan Express. The concert will feature distinguished artists from Albania, Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria.
Kevin Costner and Modern West, a rock/country band which he founded with the encouragement of his wife, Christine, was born from a shared love of music and comprises a tightly knit group of long-time friends. Kevin Costner and Modern West draw their influences from a broad tapestry of American music and beyond. The show itself flows from original material penned by the band to cover songs written by some of music's giants. Don't miss them live at the Badminton Theatre in Athens on 14 October.
Armed with over 100 instruments the Spaghetti Western Orchestra perform music from the movies that made Clint Eastwood a star. The stunning Ennio Morricone soundtrack includes The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, For a Few Dollars More and Once Upon a Time in the West. Enjoy the Spaghetti Western Orchestra at the Badminton Theatre in Athens from 16 to 25 September. Audiences across the world have stood and cheered this international sensation. Not to be missed.
Archive, the much-loved representatives of progressive rock's new wave, whose latest album titled Controlling Crowds went straight to the top of the charts, are back at the Badminton Theatre. With classic Archive songs like Again and Pulse, as well as new hits like Bullets, Archive will once again prove how they can control audiences with music as their weapon. See them live in Athens on 11 September.
Antony and the Johnsons will play a series of unique concerts in collaboration with symphonies across Europe this summer. Presenting a wide array of material including songs from The Crying Light, the concerts will feature large-format orchestras (36-52 players) presenting arrangements developed by Antony and Nico Muhly and conducted by Rob Moose. In Athens, they will perform with the ERT Modern Music Orchestra at the Badminton Theatre on 29 June.
Tango Passion, the music and dance whirlwind that started in Buenos Aires, travelled to Broadway and dazzled audiences in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East, returns to Athens to present its new show, Ultimo Tango, at the Badminton Theatre, 9-14 June. Through the eyes of choreographer Hector Zaraspe, it is possible to discern the typical human figures of Argentina's "dirty" dance, the simple people who invented the tango in the immigrant slums, as well as the stylish and elegant patrons of the Buenos Aires nightclubs.
Can jazz be combined with gypsy dance rhythms? Can the flawless movement and synchronism of classical ballet mix with the spontaneity of flamenco? In their new production, Sangre Flamenca, choreographers Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodríguez, the founders of Nuevo Ballet Español, present a passionate panorama of flamenco rhythms incorporating modern and traditional artistry. Don't miss this celebration of flamenco at the Badminton Theatre in Athens from 5 to 10 May.
Following a run of successful performances at the Royal Festival Hall in London, Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet and Orchestra comes to Athens to present Don Quixote, one of the most joyous and celebratory classical ballets in the history of dance. It is a performance full of spectacular choreography, technical skill and Spanish temperament. Performances will take place at the Badminton Theater in Athens 3-12 April.
After the highly successful shows at the Benaki Museum in spring 2008, Electra Perpetrator returns to Athens for two performances at the Badminton Theatre on 28 and 29 March, featuring a bigger cast of actors and dancers, as well as composer Michael Nyman and his band performing the play's score live for the first time.
The China National Acrobatic Troupe was founded in 1950 under the patronage of Prime Minister Zhou Enlai and was the first acrobatic troupe created after the establishment of the New China. Its repertory consists of 100 different programmes, including air acrobatics, vocal creations and magic. This amazing troupe will be in Athens for 12 performances at Badminton Theatre from 11 to 22 March.
After almost eight years, Tindersticks return to Athens for a concert at the Badminton Theatre on Saturday, February 21, with a new record and all their older hits. Tindersticks were one of the most original and distinctive British acts of the '90s, standing apart from both the British indie scene and the rash of Brit-pop guitar combos that dominated the UK charts.
The Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra is the world's largest gypsy symphony orchestra. It was founded in 1985, when Sándor Járóka, Hungary's most famous "primas" (gypsy soloist), died. All Hungarian gypsy musicians came to his funeral. After the ceremony, they began to play. The orchestra was born out of that improvised moment. Enjoy them live at the Badminton Theatre from 13 to 18 February.
This magical production of Edward Scissorhands is being presented at the Badminton Theatre in Athens after a phenomenally successful world tour that has included sell-out performances in New York, LA, San Francisco, Sydney, Melbourne and Paris. Don't miss this miraculous adaptation of the classic Tim Burton motion picture, from 27 January to 8 February.
The new performance by the Tiger Lillies titled Freakshow will take place 13 January to 23 January. The Tiger Lillies are a three-piece band, formed in 1989 and based in London. Their surreal style has been described as dark, darkly humorous, strangely humorous, Brechtian, and gypsy cabaret. They are also notorious for singing controversial songs involving bestiality, prostitution and blasphemy.
The new show from Cirque Eloize takes us back to the innocence of childhood through a unique theatrical circus. The "animal-less" circus, following the tradition which was born and established in French-speaking Canada by the creators of Cirque du Soleil and of our own Cirque Eloize. Enjoy the show by Cirque Eloize from 4th until 21st of December at Badminton Theater.
The Ballet company of the National Theatre of Prague, one of the most prestigious cultural organizations in Europe, will visit Greece and bring Romeo & Juliet directly from the heart of Prague to the Athens Badminton Theatre. One of the most tragic stories in history about love and death by William Shakespeare, the famous ballet by Sergei Prokofiev, and now envisioned by Youri Vamos' new perspective, will be presented at the Badminton Theater from 26th until 30th of November.
Is it possible for six hands to play on one cello at the same time? Is the transition from Vivaldi to rock or from Bach to the Beatles possible in the same musical piece? When it comes to the French quartet Le Quatuor, with their bows in hand (or possibly in foot) nothing is impossible! Get ready to enjoy this brilliant music show from 12 to 16 November at Badminton Theater.
The legendary show with the eternal symbol of the free and liberated woman, Carmen, will be presented in Athens for 4 memorable performances. The flamenco show will have Antonio Gades' signature and will be presented by the ballet created and trained by Antonio Gades himself, Compania Antonio Gades. The show will run from the 30th of October until the 2nd of November at the Badminton Theater.
He was the 2000 World Artist for the Environment. His 38 albums have sold more than 100.000.000 copies around the globe. Composer of more than 50 film soundtracks, winner of a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe Award for best original composition, the internationally renowned Japanese composer Kitaro arrives in Athens for one and only show on October 23 at Badminton Theater.
From October 15 to 20, Athens welcomes choreographer Yanina Fajar, Tango Fire dance group and Quatrotango Orchestra, who altogether take us into a marvelous journey into the world of tango. Yanina Fajar learnt the art of tango next to great Argentinean masters, namely Sandra Butz, Gabriel Ortega, Silvio Lavia, Nito & Elva García and Pepito Avellaneda.
An artist who has left a strong mark in the rock' n' roll scene of the 70's, Roger Hodgson arrives in Athens for two concerts at Badminton Theater on October 10 and 11 respectively. His voice has been inseparably connected with Supertramp's big hits such as Logical Song, Dreamer, Take the Long Way Home, Breakfast in America, School and many others.
The world tour dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the creation of one of the most classical and most important musicals of all times, visits Badminton Theater in Athens, from September 10 to 29, 2008.