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Festival Hellenika events
A Greek concert titled "Under the Athens Moon", was presented with great success as part of Festival Hellenika at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre on Friday 18 March. The concert was directed by John Kourbelis and presented songs by Greek composers including Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Marios Tokas, Mimis Plessas and Lefteris Papadopoulos. The concert featured local artists Tasso Bouyessis, Joanna Chrysostomou, Stathi Papastergos & a 10-piece orchestra.
A "Music and Dance Night", which the Greek Tribune highly recommends, will be presented by the "Ionia" group under the auspices of Festival Hellenika on Saturday 14 May, 7.30pm at the SA Folk Centre, Cnr South Rd & George St, Thebarton. Local musicians Apostolis Poulis, Steve Papadopoulos, John Kourbelis, Paddy Montgomery, Anne Harrington & Katerina Stevens will perform traditional Greek music and songs by Vasilis Tsitsanis. On the night they will be releasing their debut album "Ionia". Admission is $20.
On Sunday 1 May, Festival Hellenika will be presenting seven local dance groups performing traditional Greek dances with live music! Participating groups include the Greek Lyceum SA, the Messinian Dance Group, the Olympic Dance Group, the Pan Hellenic Dance Group, the Pan Ipirotiko Dance Group, the Pontian Brotherhood Dance Group and the St Demetrios Dance Group. The event will take place at 3pm at the Scott Theatre, Adelaide University, Kintore Avenue in the City. Tickets available from firstname.lastname@example.org, the participating dancing groups or call George Apostolou on 0417 844 140.
An interesting talk and book presentation, titled “Greek Cinema Across Australia Behind the Scenes”, in the Greek language, will take place on Sunday 3 April, 4pm at the Pan Macedonian Centre, 94 Henley Beach Rd, Mile End. The book will be presented by the writer, Peter Yannoudis of Melbourne who created and led the Greek film industry in Australia in the post-World War II period. The book, which is in Greek and English, celebrates Peter Yiannoudes’ 50 years in the Australian cinema industry, entertaining the Greek-Australian community. It details his work in Greece, Cyprus, Australia and New Zealand to promote Greek Cinema as an important aspect in the life of Greek migrants, especially during the period, when the chain migration movement from Greece and Cyprus to Australia reached its highest point. Admission is free.
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