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Event in Athens (Modern Circus - Theater - Digital Arts - Dance)

ΜΟDERN CIRCUS
Cirque Éloize: iD
December 15–20 & December 22–26
Playing with balance and rope techniques, chairs and bicycles, hip-hop and breakdance, neon signs and skyscrapers, Cirque Éloize brings an impressive show to “Megaron” The Athens Concert Hall (December 15–20) and to the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (December 22–26). Bursting with energy and rhythm, “iD” is a blend of circus arts and urban dance, directed by Jeannot Painchaud.

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Ancient Greece

ΑΝCIENT GREECE
The Amazing Inventions of the Ancient Greeks
Until January 10
Through functional models of some of the most extraordinary inventions of antiquity, such as the “robot-servant” of Philo, the “hydraulic telegraph” of Aeneas, the astrolabe of Ptolemy and the “analog computer” of Antikythera, this thrilling exhibition at the Herakleidon Museum annex reveals that the technological achievements of the ancient Greeks just before the end of the ancient Greek world were shockingly similar to the origins of what we call “contemporary technology".

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Jewelry

New Grounds

Until May 20/2016

More than 50 Greek jewellery designers, many of whom have been honoured with international awards, present their creations at the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, in one of the most talked about exhibitions of the season. One of the objectives is their promotion in the United States, where the Museum launches a new program to promote Greek art to major museums and collectors.

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Photography

People among the splendid ruins of Athens, from the 19th to the 20th century

Until May 8/2016

The National Archaeological Museum, the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important in the world, is celebrating 150 years of history this year with of a multitude of events which will be organised within the year. On this occasion, it collaborates with the Herakleidon Museum for the exhibition “People among the splendid ruins of Athens, from the 19th to the 20th century” hosted at the Museum’s Cafe, presenting a panorama of photographic and three-dimensional presentations, from the first photography that was taken in Greece in 1839. The selection was made by photography historian Haris Giakoumis, who lives in Paris and works at the Kallimages, a publishing house which specialises in the promotion of photographic archives from the Greek and Mediterranean region starting from mid-18th century.

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