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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 20 September 2014
Greek Gig Guide ‘Gods, Myths & Mortals’ at Hellenic Museum The exclusive exhibition of 201 Greek artefacts from Athens’ Benaki Museum, spanning 8,000 years of history, is now on display at Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum. The exhibition is now on at the Hellenic Museum (280 William Street, Melbourne), Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. For more information, visit www.hellenic.org.au Mihalis Hatzigiannis at Melbourne Festival Back in Melbourne for one show only, Greece’s pop legend Mihalis Hatzigiannis will perform at this year’s Melbourne Festival, backed up by the amazing Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Hatzigiannis will perform at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Sat 18 Oct at 8.00 pm. For more info, visit melbournefestival. com.au/mihalis Sydney Dance Company Esteemed Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis, in his debut presentation to Australian audiences, joins forces with Sydney Dance Company artistic director Rafael Bonachela to present an exclusive season of the dance work Louder Than Words. Louder than Words is at Sydney Theatre from 4 to 18 Oct. Book at www. sydneytheatre.org.au/ or contact 02 9250 1999. For more info, visit www. sydneydancecompany.com Anna Vissi live in Perth Melodia Entertainment together with Psaros is proud to present Anna Vissi Live for one concert only, touring with her entourage of 15 directly from Greece. The concert will be held onFri3Octat7.30pmat Challenge Stadium, Perth, in a cabaret setting with a capacity of 900 people. For tickets visit www. ticketmaster.com.au ‘The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece’ Curated by the renowned Ian Jenkins, this major exhibition is now on at Bendigo Art Gallery, featuring over 100 treasures from the British Museum’s world famous Greek and Roman collection. The exhibition closes 9 Nov 2014. Guided tours of the exhibition are provided every Wed and Sat at 12 noon with a valid ticket. For more info visit www. bodybeautifulbendigo.com 18 SATURDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2014 The latest work of the Greek Australian artist Gina Kalabishis, entitled Melbourne Meadow, is now exhibited as part of the 'Celebrating 25 years' exhibition at Flinders Lane Gallery, on display until 4 October. Twenty-five years and over 500 curated exhibitions later, Flinders Lane Gallery is determined to celebrate the remarkable milestone with an exhibition that pays respect to the incredible city of Melbourne, which has actively supported and nurtured Australian artists for so long. Represented artists have created an artwork specifically for the exhibition, based around the curatorial premise of representing Melbourne, and what it means to each individual artist. The responses are varied and rich. "A surrealist ikebana arrangement, fluently emerging and creating a relationship with the human body is expressed as vertebrae and organic forms in motion. The vessel of the arrangement is an image of human vertebrae, which symbolises the backbone of Melbourne. The sensual curve of the spine aesthetically addresses William Hogarth's Line of Beauty, a term in art theory and aesthetics used to describe an S-shaped line," artist Gina Kalabishis said. "Sprouting from the pelvic bone, the native flora is a riot of movement and rhythm, flowing wildly yet gracefully and taking the ride like a long ecstatic breath. The whole arrangement acts as a musical and visual symphony, a see- sawing breath of people sharing my life's journey." The title of Kalabishis' work to be showcased at the exhibition pays respect to the City of Melbourne's 'urban meadow' experiment, situated adjacent to Birrarung Marr. Kalabishis, who lives and works in Melbourne, has featured in solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Spain and America and has been selected for a number of significant national art prizes. In 2014, Kalabishis was awarded the prestigious Rick Amor Drawing Prize from a field of over 450 submissions. The exhibition at Flinders Lane Gallery will also feature the work of another Greek Australian artist, Zac Koukoravas. The exhibition is on at Flinders Lane Gallery from 16 September to 4 October. For more information, visit www.flg.com.au/exhibition/ celebrating-25-years or www. ginakalabishis.com Kalabishis exhibits at Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne Meadow, oil on linen, 2014. Featuring the works of more than 30 artists, the exhibition will pay respect to the city of Melbourne that has actively supported and nurtured Australian artists As part of the Sydney Fringe Festival, Greek Australian singer Tasoula Kallenou will appear alongside Tony Nikolakopoulos, Katrina Retallick and Melinda Nassif in Love in the Age of Terror, a musical adaptation from Professor Edward Spence's performance philosophy work presented with a modern twist. In contemporary settings, the characters Zeus and Venus are discussing their personal understanding of the idea of love in disagreement of love existence. Zeus, an artist turned philosopher, presents his arguments, recalling ancient philosophers, that love is what makes everything valuable in our existence. He refers to Plato's Symposium as his personal bible in overcoming a life threatening accident. Venus is a sceptical character in regards to the existence of love. She represents contemporary ideas quoting Kant, Schopenhauer and embodying a pessimistic view of the world. A thespian practitioner and an adopted orphan mishandled by people. In disagreement with Zeus they start quoting from Plato's Symposium, where we see on stage the philosophical characters Diotima and Socrates come to life. If love exists life can exist too. Written by Professor Edward Spence and Tasoula Kallenou, Sydney Greek band Oxymoron under the direction of Nikos Sousamidis sings the music. A musical adaptation from Professor Spence's performance philosophy work, Love in the Age of Terror will take place on Saturday 27 September at LazyBones Lounge, 2/294 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville. For tickets and further details visit www. performancephilosophyplays. com Love in the Age of Terror As part of the Sydney Fringe Festival, a musical adaptation of a philosophy work will be presented at Sydney’s LazyBones Lounge Nominated for the 2015 Academy Awards, the movie Mikri Agglia will open this year’s Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival.
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