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“Zorba the Greek” Performance In Athens

Photo © Greek National Opera

Photo © Greek National Opera

Residents and visitors in Athens have a chance to meet  “Zorba the Greek” this June!

The Greek National Opera Ballet makes its first appearance at the Kallimarmaro Panathenaic Stadium, with Zorba the Greek by Mikis Theodorakis, a classical work – milestone of modern Greek culture that is renowned throughout the world.

The literary hero in Nikos Kazantzakis’ novel Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas is brought to life by the dancers of the GNO Ballet troupe at the unique Kallimarmaro Stadium through Lorca Massine’s grandiose classical choreography.

The premiere will take place 29 June 2014 at the Kallimarmaro Panathenaic Stadium at 9pm.

“This impressive spectacle is about the imperishable strength of the Greek soul, about the hero-symbol of a distinctive Greece, where the unrestrained momentum of his temperament is transformed through Mikis Theodorakis’ Dionysian music that has journeyed as a synonym of Greece to every corner of the globe. The hero that was spawned by Kazantzakis’ pen is amongst us, to once again speak to us about the power of life and to extinguish his joy and pain in dance.” – Greek National Opera

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