Yannis Tseklenis was on a business trip when his hotel room phone rang on February 6, 1982, and he learned that the Education Ministry had decided to abolish the Greek school uniform as of the next academic year.
At puppet shows in Africa, the only thing separating the puppeteers from the audience is a line drawn on the floor. In China, puppeteering is an art that is mastered by few, as it includes opera singing as well as dialogue and folksongs. In India, marionettes were once a part of daily life for farmers, who would often spend their breaks improvising shows.
Archaeologists in Greece have discovered at least 58 shipwrecks, many laden with antiquities, in what they say may be the largest concentration of ancient wrecks ever found in the Aegean and possibly the whole of the Mediterranean.
“Thomas Jeffrey Hanks started following you.” It was this beguiling message that set off a bizarre chain of events in August that led to the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy believing that American actor Tom Hanks would appear at an event it was organizing in Athens.
Craig Dalle, a Lockheed Martin representative and former member of the US Air Force who has been flying for over 25 years, welcomed me inside the simulation hall with a firm handshake and a brief explanation of the F-35’s impressive capabilities.
Vangelis Theodoropoulos (left), director of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, is seen next to Comedie-Francaise general director Eric Ruf (center) during a presentation of next year’s festival program in the Greek capital Monday. In a first collaboration between the two institutions, the prestigious French theater company has invited Belgian director Ivo van Hove to stage his combination of Euripides’ “Electra” and “Orestes” at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus on July 26 and 27. Robert Wilson’s “Oedipus,” based on Sophocles’ tragedy “Oedipus Rex,” will open the festival on June 21. [ANA-MPA]