grape

Greek Agora of Performance

For the first time in its history, the Athens Epidaurus Festival launches grape Greek Agora of Performance, a showcase promoting the Greek Performing Arts. This initiative aims to establish a platform for Greek artists to communicate with the international Theatre and Dance scene.

grape gives the opportunity to artists working in Theatre and Dance to present their works to representatives and artistic directors of international festivals and cultural institutions abroad, as well as to the general public of the Athens Epidaurus Festival, in two condensed five-day sessions of Greek creation. Sending Greek artists abroad is one of the main objectives of the Festival. Τhe conception for the initiative to “export” Greek works had already been announced since 2020.

For this name we were inspired by Dionysus, god of Vine and Theatre, the exhilarating effect of Art, Greek summer and grapes, a fruit that is shared sometimes as fruit, sometimes as wine and has been associated with our passionate and heated conversations following the end of Festival performances.

grape presents 14 new works in two periods:

3 – 8 July and 18 – 22 July

The programme is complemented by two discussions focusing on the connection between contemporary European theatre and Ancient Drama, featuring Greek theatre artists and researchers and held at Goethe-Institut Athen, as well as networking events aimed specifically at participating artists and representatives of the international theatre and dance scene.

The works presented, productions that will premiere at the Festival, focus on contemporary dramaturgical explorations, as well as on themes that are of international artistic concern, and have been designed with flexibility so that they can travel. They address issues that are at the centre of international attention at the moment, such as the LGBTQI+ community, women, the environment and human rights.

Mastercard, the exclusive sponsor of grape, will award an audience prize to the performance with the highest rating based on voting, which will be taking place after each performance.

The accommodation of foreign representatives has been entrusted to Academias Hotel, Autograph Collection, as the exclusive hospitality sponsor of grape.

Performances

3 – 8 July

THEATRE

ΠΑΝΤΕΛΗΣ ΔΕΝΤΑΚΗΣ - Το ρόδο είναι ρόδο

PANTELIS DENTAKIS

A Rose is A Rose

by Katerina Louvari Fasoi

30 June – 3 July

PEIRAIOS 260 Ε

DANCE

ΑΝΔΡΟΝΙΚΗ ΜΑΡΑΘΑΚΗ & CLOUDSDONTHAVESHAPE επώδυνα εύκολο

ANDRONIKI MARATHAKI & CLOUDSDONTHAVESHAPE

painfully painless

1 – 3 July

PEIRAIOS 260 B

THEATRE

ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΜΠΑΜΠΙΛΗΣ – AΠAΡÄMIΛΛON - Καταστροφή

DIMITRIS BAMPILIS – APARÄMILLON

Catastrophe

1 – 4 July

NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE – NIKOS KOURKOULOS STAGE

DANCE

ROOTLESSROOT - Σιωπή

ROOTLESSROOT

Silence

3 & 4 July

PEIRAIOS 260 D

THEATRE

ANESTIS AZAS

The Republic of Baklava

6 – 8 July

NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE – NIKOS KOURKOULOS STAGE

THEATRE

ΕΛΛΗ ΠΑΠΑΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ - Βάκχες

ELLI PAPAKONSTANTINOU

The Bacchae

After Euripides

4 – 6 July

PEIRAIOS 260 Η

DANCE

ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΜΥΤΙΛΗΝΑΙΟΣ - Repair

DIMITRIS MYTILINAIOS

Repair

8 – 10 July

PEIRAIOS 260 B

THEATRE

ΘΑΝΑΣΗΣ ΖΕΡΙΤΗΣ – ΧΑΡΗΣ ΚΡΕΜΜΥΔΑΣ / 4FRONTAL - Σπυριδούλες

THANASIS ZERITIS – HARRY KREMMYDAS / 4FRONTAL

Spyridoules by Nefeli Maistrali

8 – 11 July

PEIRAIOS 260 E

18 – 22 July

THEATRE

YORGOS VALAIS

Run – A Stage Essay About the Lack of Time

17 – 20 July

NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE – NIKOS KOURKOULOS STAGE

THEATRE

ΖΩΗ ΧΑΤΖΗΑΝΤΩΝΙΟΥ - Ρέκβιεμ για τη Φάνι Γκόλντμαν

ZOE CHATZIANTONIOU

Requiem for Fanny Goldmann

Based on the work by Ingeborg Bachmann

17 – 20 July

PEIRAIOS 260 Ε

THEATRE

ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΣΚΟΥΡΛΕΤΗΣ – BIJOUX DE KANT Τραγούδια του ελληνικού λαού

GIANNIS SKOURLETIS – BIJOUX DE KANT

Songs of the Greek People

Drag oratorio

17 – 20 July

PEIRAIOS 260 Β

THEATRE

Τζαζ στην Πλατεία - Terry’s Quartet

MARIO BANUSHI

Taverna Miresia

Mario Bella Anastasia

18 – 20 July

NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE – ELENI PAPADAKI STAGE

DANCE

LENIO KAKLEA

Αγρίμι/ Fauve

19 & 20 July

PEIRAIOS 260 Β

INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION

THEATRE

PANTELIS FLATSOUSIS

Thebes: A Global Civil War

Inspired by Aeschylus’ “Seven Against Thebes”

21 & 22 July

LITTLE THEATRE OF ANCIENT EPIDAURUS

CONTEMPORARY ANCIENTS CYCLE

grape is part of the main artistic programme of the Athens Epidaurus Festival. The performances included are also scheduled on dates outside the duration of the platform.

Discussions Cycle

5 July| 18.00-20.00


Echoes of Ancient Drama on contemporary European theatre (Ι)

Participants: Ioanna Remediaki, Natascha Siouzouli, Platon Mavromoustakos, Angeliki Papoulia, Elli Papakonstantinou, Pantelis Flatsousis

Moderated by Dionysis Kapsalis

GOETHE-INSTITUT ATHEN

20 July / 17.00-19.00


Echoes of Ancient Drama on contemporary European theatre(ΙΙ)

Participants: Eleni Varopoulou, Dimitra Kondylaki, Anestis Azas, Savvas Patsalidis

Moderated by Katerina Evangelatos

GOETHE-INSTITUT ATHEN

Tickets

3 – 8 JULY
18 – 22 JULY

*TICKET OFFER 50 €

Subscription for 5 performances per period

After subscribing, book the 5 performances of your choice at viva.gr

For more information please contact:

E. tickets@aefestival.gr | T. (+30) 210 3222720

COMPLETE PROGRAMME