Anna Kokkinou reads "Moskov Selim" by Georgios Vizyinos - Εικόνα

The SNFCC readers’ theater series, entitled PARABASES/READINGS, that concludes this April, returned to the core of stage reading this year, drawing inspiration from Cavafy’s verse, “Voices, loved and idealized.”

Seven theater protagonists, seven “idealized voices,” comprised two-people theater companies (in collaboration with young stage directors, renowned Greek composers and/or on-stage musicians) and attempted live theatrical readings of literary texts (short stories, novels, prose), all of them landmark works of Greek literature. In this way, the series utilizes the dramaturgy of the Readings that were recorded and presented by the SNFCC during 2020-2021, attracting great interest from the public.

The texts selection was compiled in collaboration with poet Nikos A. Panagiotopoulos (December 1945 – July 2023), to whose memory the series is dedicated. 

Sunday, April 28, 20.00 | LIGHTHOUSE

Anna Kokkinou collaborates with Nikos Veliotis and reads Moskov Selim by Georgios Vizyinos. 

Published in 1895, a year before the death of Georgios Vizyinos, the father of the Modern Greek short story, "Moskov-Selim" is his last and, by general consensus, his most important short story.

Anna Kokkinou, one of the most significant figures in our contemporary theater, has previously engaged with the author's work with great success, as her performance, "Forms from the Work of Vizyinos," has made an era.

Simultaneous interpretation into the Greek Sign Language will be available.  


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Iro Bezou collaborates with Danai Spilioti and reads two pieces of prose by Photis Kontoglou: Conan the God and His Monastery, the So-Called “Submergence” and Hosanna! | November 12, 2023

Maria Skoula teams up with Kornilios Selamsis and reads the short story The Detective by Dimitris Hatzis. | December 10, 2023 

Amalia Moutousi collaborates with Emmanouil Kontos and reads Moonstruck by Alexandros Papadiamantis. | January 28, 2024

Christos Loulis reads excerpts from Erotokritos by Vitsentzos Kornaros. | February 25, 2024

Akilas Karazisis teams up with Iason Aly and reads excerpts from the Architecture of a Dissolute Life, Nikos Gabriel Pentzikis’s trailblazing work. | March 10, 2024

Anna Kokkinou collaborates with Nikos Veliotis and reads Moskov Selim by Georgios Vizyinos. | April 28, 2024

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Pre-sale for Members starts on Wednesday 13/3 at 12.00 (limited number of tickets).
Pre-sale for the public starts on Thursday 14/3 at 12.00.

    Ticket Prices: General entrance €12, reduced €8

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    This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the majority of its events, which are free thanks to a series of SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center also organizes a number of events with affordable tickets, thus enriching its income sources and securing its long-term financial integrity.

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