Wednesday 23 September 2020 12:00
The successful performance “A Walk in the Park”, which returned to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center with a series of videos that take place at the Stavros Niarchos Park, in creative partnership with acclaimed artists Dimosthenis Grivas (video direction – music) and Georgina Kakoudaki (dramaturgy – theater direction), continues in September.
Whether or not you already know the Stavros Niarchos Park, the A Walk in the Park “virtual tours” series sheds a different light upon the familiar landscape. Well-known actors of the new generation take on the role of “tour guide” on walks where nature, history, poetry, song and personal narratives comprise a different journey each time. This way, each actor shows us “their own” Stavros Niarchos Park. The series launched with Kora Karvouni, and a stroll through the Park with excerpts from Ilias Venezis’ Aeolian Earth. Next, Iro Bezou took over to guide us around the Park through songs of a bygone era, creating a unique musical tour. This month, the popular actor Dimitris Kouroumbalis draws inspiration from the Stavros Niarchos Park and recounts well-known myths of the Greek tradition, and enchanting tales of transformation.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) recently commissioned Dimosthenis Grivas (video direction – music) and Georgina Kakoudaki (dramaturgy – theater direction) to create a series of videos for the performance entitled A Walk in the Park, putting the Stavros Niarchos Park once again at the heart of inspiration and creativity. The original, theatrical version of the project, which took the form of promenade performance and ran during the 2019-2020 period under the guidance of director and dramaturgist Georgina Kakoudaki and actors Orfeas Avgoustidis, Kora Karvouni, Iro Bezou, Argyris Xafis, Argyris Pantzaras, Lena Papaligoura, Michalis Sarantis and Michalis Syriopoloulos, was met with great success and an enthusiastic response from the audience.
The #snfccAtHome series, and the SNFCC digital program in its entirety, is realized thanks to a program support grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Dimitris Kouroumbalis was born in Athens. He graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, and received his postgraduate degree in Sociology with distinction from Panteion University. He has worked fervently as an actor since 2000, in theater, film and television, with directors such as Takis Tzamargias, Cezaris Grauzinis, Kostas Filippoglou, Vassilis Mavrogeorgiou, Vassilis Myrianthopoulos, Nana Nikolaou, Maximos Moumouris, Nikos Nikolopoulos, Vassilis Thomopoulos, Giorgos Siougas, Kostas Lychnaras, etc. He has produced and coordinated theatre performances and music concerts, in collaboration with the Athens -Epidaurus Festival, the Pallas Theater, etc. He has written plays in Greek and English, for the stage and the radio.
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