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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 10 December 2016
WHAT’S 10 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2016 On NATIONAL XYLOURIS WHITE TOUR Xylouris White are set to follow-up their sold-out Melbourne club show appearances with a return tour this month. An unlikely collaboration between Dirty Three drummer Jim VIC KORALY: ‘I SAY THE WRONG THINGS ALL THE TIME’ Controversial freelance opinion writer and performer Koraly Dimitriadis is taking to the stage this month with her much-anticipated raw, emotive and shocking theatre debut, pushing the boundaries of traditional theatre. Having spent most of her life doing what she was supposed to, now Koraly is starting to speak. But she’s still not sure if she should, considering it always seems to come out wrong ... Created, written and performed by Koraly and directed by Olga Aristodemou, the show is now being staged at La Mama Courthouse (349 Drummond St, Carlton) until 11 Dec. Tickets are $25 full, $15 concession and are available via lamama.com.au ‘SIREN SONG’ EXHIBITION ‘Siren Song’, an exhibition paying tribute to Homer’s The Odyssey and its timeless appeal, is now on at the the Hellenic Museum (280 William St, Melbourne). Spanning over 2,500 years of culture, it features ancient Greek vases through to an artistic re-interpretation of Odysseus’ journey using contemporary sound and composition. The aim is to inspire curiosity in Homer’s epic poetry and introduce visitors to ACT NEW YEARS EVE AT THE HELLENIC Need plans for New Year’s? The Hellenic Club (Matilda St, Woden) have you sorted, with the return of IVOJ NOB. Playing the biggest hits by Bon Jovi, Queen, Guns ‘N’ Roses and Whitesnake, you’re sure to have a good time. Taking place on Saturday 31 Dec, doors open at 8.00 pm. Early bird tickets are $25 +bf, second release $35 +bf, or you can try your luck on the night at the door for $45. To pre-purchase, visit hellenicclub.com.au/booknow/ the story of Odysseus’ encounter with the Sirens’ irresistible song, while showcasing the importance of voice, song and oral culture in the imagined landscape of Homer. Behind the seductive image of the Sirens lurks a metaphor for destruction, as they promise to fulfil the age-old desire within us for the acquisition of wisdom, adulation and eternal happiness at any cost. Also included is footage from Luka Lesson’s new work, Odysseus: Live, which retells the story for a modern audience. While maintaining the fundamental elements of the story, he manages to draw new correlations to the state of flux and displacement in the world today. ‘Siren Song’ will run until mid-2017. For more information, visit hellenic.org.au/siren-song ‘OUR ODYSSEY - ITHACANS IN MELBOURNE’ A collaboration between the Immigration Museum (400 Flinders St, Melbourne) and the Ithacan community has resulted in an exciting exhibition exploring the challenges faced by Ithacan migrants in establishing roots in a new country and celebrating their achievements. Ithacans first came to Victoria in the 1850s in search of fortune on the gold fields, and since then their entrepreneurial spirit has contributed greatly to the cultural fabric of Melbourne. With an ancient history grounded in Greek mythology, ‘Our Odyssey - Ithacans in Melbourne’ draws parallels between the epic tale of The Odyssey as it relates to the migrant experience. Coinciding with the 100- year anniversary of the Ithacan Philanthropic Society, the exhibition is on display until 4 June, 2017. For more information, visit museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/whats-on/our-odyssey/ THE RAGE OF ACHILLES: HOMER’S ILIAD In an Australian premiere, Stork Theatre presents The Rage of Achilles at La Mama Courthouse (349 Drummond St, Carlton) from 7-19 Feb, 2017, in which audiences will experience the rhapsodic power of Homer’s literary masterpiece. Written over 2,700 years ago, he takes us into the minds and souls of the players, human and divine, as they suffer the nightmare of war, while dreaming of peace. The 80-minute, one-person play stars multi-award-winning actor and dramaturg Humphrey Bower, who, as an Oxford University alumnus in literature, is thrilled to be adapting The Iliad from the celebrated Fagles translation. To book, visit storktheatre.com.au or call (03) 94100295. White and Cretan lute player George Xylouris, the pair will play songs from their latest album ‘Black Peak’, along with hits from their debut album ‘Goats’ (2014), which went to No. 1 on the Billboard World Music charts. Dates for the tour are as follows: Melbourne Sat 17 Dec (tickets on sale via melbournerecital.com.au); Woodford (QLD) Fri 28 & Sat 29 Dec (tickets on sale via woodfordfolkfestival.com) and Sydney Fri 30 Dec (tickets on sale via factorytheatre. DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM The Angelika, which carried many post-WWII Ithacan emigrants to the port of Piraeus to embark on their journey to Australia. PHOTO: MUSEUM VICTORIA.
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