CULTURE

Dionysis Savvopoulos back as storyteller

Following a highly successful run at the Athens Concert Hall recently, Dionysis Savvopoulos is expected back on stage wearing the hat of a storyteller for young and old. Inspired by Hesiod?s ?Theogonia,? the popular singer/songwriter is set to appear at the refurbished, landmark Acropol Theater in Athens for a series of weekend performances beginning on February 19.

?To Make a Brand New Year? is a production that is all about songs and dreams — the latter in the form of artworks — in which Savvopoulos is accompanied by musicians, singers, dancers and jugglers.

At the Acropol, Savvopoulos will tell the story of the Big Bang, the beginning of time and the first time man used fire. He will be accompanied by prominent musicians Stavros Lantsias, Yiotis Kiourtsoglou (of Human Touch) and Evripidis Zemenidis, as well as members of Sofia Spyratou?s Roes dance theater. In the background, a series of paintings by Fotini Stefanidis will be projected on a video wall.

According to Savvopoulos, the production is based on ?the joy of narrative, for young and old alike. For all of us. When you come in the presence of a story sprinkled with miracles, you let yourself go. Reservations and disbelief vanish and we all go back to being children again; In other words, someone new.?

?To Make a Brand New Year? is directed by Sophia Spyratou, while the costumes and the set design were created by Yiannis Metzikof.

Acropol Theater, 9-11 Ippocratous, tel 210.3643700. From February 19, Saturdays at 6.30 p.m., Sundays at 11.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.