The Aeschylia Festival, the longest-lived arts event in Attica Region, has opened its doors in the city of Elefsina, western Attica. The events run in two cycles: the first, dedicated to theater production, was completed on Aug. 3, and the main series of events, ranging from music performances to outdoor exhibitions, kicked off August 28 and runs through Oct. 10. The festival’s main venue is the restored Elaiourgio, a former soap factory. Elaiourgio is situated adjacent to Elefsis’s main archaeological site, where one of the most important initiation ceremonies of antiquity, the Elefsinian Mysteries, took place.
The organization of Aeschylia Festival is a collective endeavor, of various local artists and other professionals who contribute to its planning.
This year’s edition features a plethora of events, including Shakespeare’s Pericles, staged by the National Theatre, and an exhibition by Stefanos Tsivopoulos, under the title The Future Starts Here.
'The Future Starts Here' is a work of Stephen Tsivopoulos in collaboration with the architecture group In Situ, the designer Mary Ikoniadou, the Oral History Group of Kypselis OPIK and the performance's group of Vasistas.
Stephenos Tsivopoulos lives and works between Amsterdam and Athens.
Until October 10 2012
Palaio Elaiourgeio (Old Olive Mill), Eleusina (on Kanellopoulou Street)
For more information, please go to www.aisxylia.gr or email email@example.com
Source: Greek Reporter