In the spring of 399 B.C., Socrates confronted 500 Athenians, citizens, judges and jurors, in his trial initiated by the charges leveled at him by Meletus, Anytos and Lycon. The trial began with a reading of the formal charges: "Socrates is a doer of evil, and corrupter of the youth, and he does not believe in the gods of the state, and he believes in other new divinities of his own."
On May 2012, almost 2,500 years later, the trial of Socrates is repeated.
The Cypriot composer and pianist Sophia Serghi, now a resident of the USA, has an oeuvre consisting of stage, orchestral, chamber, vocal and multimedia works, that has been performed live in Europe and the US and recorded by leading ensembles.
This exhibition FACES which is held at Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece, explores the estrangement of the individual, caught between the self, the perception of the self, and society, and the feelings of solitude and spiritual alienation that ensue. John Cassavetes' film Faces (1968) is the metaphor for this exhibition, a show that focuses on artists who address the uncomfortable and often dramatic relation between the self, one's self-representation, and the other.
Dave Holland and Pepe Habichuela, two great musicians of Jazz and Flamenco, respectively, are going to appear together on stage on November 20 at Onassis Cultural Centre inAthens, Greece. Their concert is promised to be an exciting musical event.
The Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens proudly presents the first solo exhibition in Greece of iconic American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. In collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in New York, the exhibition brings together more than a hundred of Mapplethorpe's works, all representing the artist's unique aesthetics.
‘Polyglossia' is a Greek word meaning both (1) the existence, use and knowledge of many languages, and (2) the expression of multiple views simultaneously or sequentially.
This is its dictionary definition. For their part, social linguists define polyglossia as a condition in which more than two codes are used for clearly distinct reasons, or in which a community uses more than two languages.
An opera by C.W. Gluck in three acts will take place at the Onassis Cultural Centre, in Athens, Greece. The Greek fleet is ready to set sail for Troy, but Artemis will not let them leave Aulis. The angry goddess has stated her condition: there will be no favourable winds until King Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter to her.
The Onassis Cultural Centre is Athens' new cultural space hosting events and actions across the whole spectrum of the arts from theatre, dance, music and the visual arts to the written word, with an emphasis on contemporary cultural expression, on supporting Greek artists, on cultivating international collaborations and on educating children and people of all ages through life-long learning.
The Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece presents the Camerata on Period Instruments, Johann Sebastian Bach and Greek Mythology on January 25th. Renewing his long-standing relationship with the Camerata, Alexandros Myrat will be conducting the orchestra on period instruments for the first time. Alongside him, six distinguished Greek soloists lend their voices to the mythic heroes.