POETRY MARATHON

 

21 young poets and are reading their poems on the theme “Unburied dead

At Attis Theatre, on Saturday, May 30th, at 19.00


A poetry marathon involving 21 young poets and poetesses will take place at Attis Theatre on Saturday, May 30th , at 19.00. The poetry marathon is the opening event of the new project of Theodoros Terzopoulos and Attis Theatre, entitled “unburied dead”, which will be developed in the upcoming months in New York and Philadelphia, with a prospect later to be developed in other countries, with the participation of very important creators of all arts. The project involves Attis Theatre, Wilma Theatre of Philadelphia, Columbia University of New York and other institutions. Central event of the project will be the performance Antigone by Sophocles, translated by Marianne McDonald and directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos in Wilma Theatre with American performers and actors of Attis Theatre. A series of events on the theme of “Unburied dead” will be organized around the performance, like workshops, photo exhibitions, conferences, discussions with the public and lectures at Columbia University by historian Mark Mazower and Theodoros Terzopoulos .

This is the third time that Theodoros Terzopoulos and Attis Theatre, in collaboration with the poet Thomas Tsalapatis, present to the public poets of the younger generation. The first time was in the summer of 2011 when the artistic director of the 3rd International Meeting of Ancient Drama in Sikyon, Theodoros Terzopoulos invited young Greek poets to present their work in an event entitled The poetry of the younger generation and the new political consciousness. After this starting point, Attis Theatre organized a tribute to young poets between January and May 2012. The tribute was entitled History, here we come. Look at the sky! On the last Monday of each month, two poets of the new generation, hosted by Attis Theatre, presented their poetry, discussed with each other and with the public.

Like the previous two times, the poet Thomas Tsalapatis co-ordinates the poetry marathon at Attis theater. 21 young poets and poetesses read earlier and new poems on the theme of “Unburied dead”, in a dialog with what separates memory from oblivion , shadow from darkness , presence from absence, Now from Never. 21 young poets in a dialog with unburied dead.

 

The poets that will present their poems are:

Zisis Ainalis, Antigone Voutsina, Christos Armandos Gezos, Anna Griva, Nikos Eirinakis, Nikolas Evantinos, Katerina Iliopoulou, Thomas Ioannou, Lena Kallergi, Alexios Mainas, Dimosthenis Papamarkos, Dimitris Petrou, Stamatis Polenakis, Thodoris Rakopoulos, Giannis Sideris, Giannis Stigkas, Kiriakos Syfiltzoglou, Thomas Tsalapatis, Niki Chalkiadaki, Dimitris Chill,  Thodoris Chiotis.

 

Info: Saturday, May 30th, at 19.00

Attis Theatre, 7, Leonidou str. (close to Metaxourgeio metro stations)

tel. (0030) 210 5226260

Admission Free.