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The Crisis in Greece through the Prism of Dance and Art in the Fringe Festival

10 June 2010 / 13:06:47  GRReporter
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Stalemate of Greek society will go under the microscope of artists in different fields of art, who will be all around Athens – on the streets, in theaters and bars to make performances, concerts, exhibitions and graffiti on the economic crisis and the demonstrations in the frameworks of the Fringe Festival. 

The artists will seek inspiration turning the problems of everyday life in drawings and theatrical performances. Short movie about unemployed people who are not seeking employment. Forgotten street games like elastic jumping and lame grandmother.

”There are difficulties everywhere in our world. But we must be optimistic and try to jump over the stones. Do we have any choice?” asks herself the artist Artemis Tsituri. Another young artist - Μr. Goula or Andreas will present a picture of the death of four officers of the fired Marfin Bank. “In my picture is painted and a mother who wants to protest peacefully against the reforms but was forced to escape, holding the hand of her child to save his life,” he said.

One song, one face, and one picture reminiscent of Greece will be presented in the exhibition "My Greece" in Building 56. Anyone who wishes can offer their own symbols of Greece, as they see it. The flags for which people long, hymns that they would like to hear and even movies, faces and words they associate with Greece. Entries can be sent by e-mail with “Η δική μου Ελλάδα” in the subject line. All contributions will be formally presented during the Athens Fringe Festival, from 16th to 20th of June.

In one of performances entitled “Re-Use” the participants engage in experimental eco sound project in the street near Elinikos Foundation Kozmos on Piraeus Blvd. Passersby will hear musical sounds from bottles, pots or other objects for daily use.

Under the motto “Athens belongs to us” 120 artists and non-governmental organizations will attend this year's Fringe Festival between 16th and 20th of June and will be inspired for their projects not by the economic crisis but by the crisis in  relations between people.


Fringe Festival, June 16-20. Information on tel.: 210-3390447

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