Friday, February 28, 2014
Local vs Imported in the Ceramic Assemblage of Kiapha Thiti in Southeast Attika and the ILIADA is Back!!!
Kiapha Thiti, a prominent akropolis near Vari and Koropi in southern Attika. She will give the lecture entitled “A site with a view: Kiapha Thiti and its connections during the 4th and 3rd millennia BC” on Wednesday, March 5th at 7:30 PM in the Library of the Institute.
For regular readers of this blog you may well recall from last spring my effusive review of the stunning performance of the entire Homer’s Iliad. I lamented at the time that you had missed an amazing theatrical experience of 5 hours where all 24 Books of the Iliad were chanted, sung and danced in a mesmerizing fashion on a minimalist but evocative set. The Polyplanity Productions presentation is directed by Stathis Livathinos based on a Modern Greek translation by D.N. Maronitis. I am pleased to report that it is back in Athens. It is in preview now and will run in March and April at the Chora Theater (Θέατρο Χώρα) in Kypseli at Odos Amorgou 20 (call 210 8673945 for more information and tickets). Since the performances here at the Athens Festival they have performed it to rave reviews in Amsterdam and in Piraeus.