CULTURE

One more tribute to Embeirikos

An ongoing cycle of events marking the 100th anniversary since the birth of surrealist poet Andreas Embeirikos will conclude with one final multifaceted exhibition on the work and personality of the artist. Amour Amour – Andreas Embeirikos: A Personal Mythology begins today and runs to January 17 at the Athens Municipality’s Technopolis complex. The exhibition aims to provide insights into the poet and psychoanalyst’s work and personality through the presentation of personal experiences underlying the poet’s writings, personal belongings, and books. Other events on the agenda include a poetry night titled Contemporary Poets on Andreas Embeirikos, theatrical productions, and film screenings. The event’s organizing committee, which has held a number of tributes throughout the year under the general title The Year of Embeirikos has divided this final exhibition thematically into categories such as Embeirikos and Utopia. Moreover, approximately 200 photographs taken by Embeirikos, the photographer, will also be on display. They will be included in a forthcoming book, O Photofraktis, to be released by the publishing house Agra in the near future. Classical ballet returns to the Athens Concert Hall on December 25 (with additional performances on December 26, 28, 29, and 30) with the appearance of the young troops of the legendary Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow. Training the Future Stars, is an event aiming at attracting new blood as a group of young dancers aged 11 to 16 (all members of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy) will take the stage to interpret classic pieces, such as La Fille Mal Gardee, among others. The Orchestra of Colors will be conducted by George Zhemchuzhin.