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Street Theatre Festival in Athens

21 July 2009 / 16:07:18  GRReporter
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During fall Athens streets will be flooded with theatrical plays – between September 30 and October 4, 45 Greek troupes and 12 foreign ones, as well as more than 40 artists will take over the historic center of the city around the Acropolis with 180 performances.

Interesting groups and artists from Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Holland, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Romania, Slovenia, and Bulgaria will refresh the Athens atmosphere after the summer heats. Except for street performances we will be able to see dancing theatres, happenings, puppet theatres, shadow theatres, work-shops, and concerts of small bands, which will lend a more bohemian atmosphere to the archeological landmarks city.

The festival is organized in two directions: there will be one main festival and one free. Selected groups will participate in the main one and separate performers and troupes will participate in the free one, who will perform different styles of street theatre.

The International Street Theatre Festival will give out four awards. Two of them are planned for the main program: award for staging and concept and an award for a project, along with the award the winners will win ?4000. One award will go to a Greek troupe and it will be accompanied with a participation invitation to the festival abroad. This year the trophy is the International Street and Puppet Theatre Festival – Puppet Fair, which will take place in Sofia. The fourth award will be given to a troupe or a performer from the free program and it will be a participation invitation to the Athens Festival next year and ?2000.

For more information you can visit the website of the 1st International Street Theatre Festival or call +30 210 985 5699.

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