Thread Modern Dance Athens

THE THREAD – Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

Where: Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
When: 24 August 2019
Why Go: For a night of music and dance

An innovative modern performance infused with traditional Greek dance, The Thread comes to the ancient theatre of Epidaurus for one mid-summer evening.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant forges the past with the present, combining contemporary dance with that of the Greek folk tradition. Eighteen Greek dancers, six trained in folk dancing, the rest in ballet and contemporary dance, portray a new vision of movement for today’s audiences.

Greek composer Vangelis (Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner) provides a powerful score, mixing old world instruments with electronica.

The ancient and the modern come together for this dynamic performance at an iconic location.


Music: Vangelis Papathanassiou
Choreography: Russell Maliphant
Costumes: Mary Katrantzou
Lighting: Michael Hulls
Concept creator: Georgia Iliopoulou

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The ancient theatre of Epidaurus is regarded as the best preserved ancient theatres in Greece, famous for its perfect acoustics. Constructed in the late 4th century BC, it has a capacity of more than 12,000 spectators.

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