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Thursday, August 5, 2021

"Culture is Athens": 4 venues, more than 100 events

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Culture is Athens / June - September 2021

Technopolis - Kolonos Theater - Gravas Theater - AB Cinema

Music - Theater - Dance 

The lights of civilization "turn on" again the Municipality of Athens offers a summer full of music, concerts, dance, theatrical performances for adults and children in four iconic venues of the capital. All this in its context Culture is Athens Culture is Athens, the three-year plan announced by the Municipality and its bodies, which aims at upgrading, highlighting and unifying the cultural fabric of Athens but also at the practical support of artists and workers in the field of culture. 

From June to September 2021, the Municipality of Athens opens four iconic spaces: the Technopolis, The Theaters Kolonou and Γβράβας of OPANDA and AB Cinema and has them It's free to artists, groups and companies for the organization of cultural events, providing together with all the necessary infrastructure for their realization. 

After open call, which received a very warm response, the Events Committee of the Municipality of Athens selected 100 of the proposals submitted, while the program was edited by Culture, Sports & Youth Organization of the Municipality of Athens (OPANDA) and Technopolis

Technopolis

The this year program is a program that has it all: concertsfestivaltheatrical & musical-theatrical performances and dancing performances and of course - our most beloved artists on stage after a long time! It's 2η year that the Municipality of Athens actively supports the culture sectorartists and workers, who have been affected by the effects of the pandemic. 

Η Music Technopolis - as we know it anyway - begins in the most emblematic scene of the city, the Wednesday 9 June, with his concert Miltos PaschalidisWhile until 19 Σεπτεμβρίου, presents a rich program withgreat artistsartists - surpriseimportant festivals that bring with them the most modern that the domestic and international scene has to show, in a repertoire that ranges from pop, folk and rebetiko up hard rockhip hop and electro

And those who do not have the opportunity to be in Gazi under the three red chimneys, can watch all the concerts - as last year - from wherever they are through live streaming 

Theaters Kolonou and Gravas of OPANDA 

They raise the curtain and its theaters OPAND in a historic neighborhood of Athens, on the green hill of Ippios Kolonos, but also in a vital place of culture in Grava, giving life to the neighborhoods, where the heart of Athens beats. 

For a whole month music will sound at Kolonos Theater and Gravas Theater, from the Monday June 28, while their tents will still host high quality theatrical & musical theatrical performances for everyone.

Classical compositions by the orchestras of the Municipality of Athens, jazz crossovers, wanderings in the paths of tradition, folk and rebetika but also popular Greek and foreign repertoire are just some of what we will hear in the two theaters. At the same time, our important directors and groups present performances for young and old from a wide range of Greek and international repertoire. 

Finally, a historical summer cinema of Ano Patissia, the AB Cinema, is renewed and reopens its doors, the Preparation of 2 Julυ, to welcome dance events for issues concerning modern man, performances contemporary dance that tells true stories, composer, flamenco, musical performances, but also puppet shows, interactive theatrical and musical theatrical performances for the whole family.

And all this is just the beginning…  

This year, we will enjoy again - after a while - all our favorite artists that we have missed so much on stage! This year, we will live another full cultural summer in our city, Athens! 

"This cultural summer in Athens is different. Because it is co-formed by the Municipality of Athens and the people of culture and their ideas. That was and remains our goal. To support these people and give the color and sounds that Athens needs more than ever " said the Mayor of Athens, Costas Bakogiannis, on the occasion of the announcement of the culture support program.  

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