4th International Icarus Festival for Dialogue between Cultures hosts legendary performers

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Icarus Festival opened its wings for the 4th International Music, Drama and Film Festival on the island of Ikaria (Northern Aegean – Greece) on July 9th, 2009 and will conclude on August 23, 2009.

This year’s guests include legendary musical figures such as Martá Sebestyén (known for her singing in the film "The English patient") and Sotiria Leonardou (known for her acting & singing in the film "Rembetico") as well as composer-pianist Mimis Plessas ("the Gershwin of Greece").

A younger generation of artists is also present in the Festival, including Valentina Montoya Martinez and the Voces Del Sur, Makis Seviloglou, Kaiti Koullia, Klaudia Delmer, Kostis Avyssinos, and the famous Greek band Ypogeia Revmata. Theatre performances, a photography exhibition and a 10 day Film Festival will round up the activities for Icarus Festival for Dialogue Between Cultures of 2009.

The schedule of performances is as follows:

Sunday, July 12, 9:30 pm
VOCES DEL SUR
The songs and music of the Latin American Revolution.
AGIOS KIRIKOS – NEW HIGHSCHOOL

Monday, July 13, 9:30 pm
VOCES DEL SUR
The songs and music of the Latin American Revolution.
EYDILOS – NEW SCHOOL

Thursday , July 14,  9:30 pm
VOCES DEL SUR
The songs and music of the Latin American Revolution.
CHRISTOS – RACHES

Sunday, July 19, 9:30 pm
YANNIS SIMONIDES – SOCRATES’ APOLOGY
A staged version of Plato’s Apology by Emmy award winner Yannis Simonides.
MAGANITIS

Monday, July 20, 9:30 pm
YANNIS SIMONIDES – SOCRATES’ APOLOGY
A staged version of Plato’s Apology by Emmy award winner Yannis Simonides.
AGIOS KIRIKOS – PANAGIA

Thursday, July 21, 9:30 pm
MAKIS SEVILOGLOY / KAITI KOYLLIA
New songs on the folk traditions of Greece & Serbia
EYDILOS – NEW SCHOOL

Wednesday, July 22, 9:30 pm
MAKIS SEVILOGLOY / KAITI KOYLLIA
New songs on the folk traditions of Greece & Serbia
AGIOS KIRIKOS – NEW SCHOOL

Friday, July 24, 9:30 pm
YANNIS SIMONIDES – SOCRATES’ APOLOGY
A staged version of Plato’s Apology by Emmy award winner Yannis Simonides.
NAS archaeological area – BEACH

Thursday, July 28, 9:30 pm
YPOGEIA REYMATA
 "I like looking up"
AGIOS KIRIKOS – NEW SCHOOL

Wednesday , July 29, 9:30 pm
YPOGEIA REYMATA
 "I like looking up"
GIALISKARI (RACHES) – Old Elementary School

Sunday , August 2 , 9:30 pm
SOTIRIA LEONARDOU –VAGGELIS FAMPAS – PANOS FORTOYNAS
“Never ending song”
KARAVOSTAMO

Monday, August 3 , 9:30 pm
SOTIRIA LEONARDOU –VAGGELIS FAMPAS – PANOS FORTOYNAS
“Never ending song”
CHRISTOS – RACHES

In these concerts for Icarus Festival, Sotiria Leonardou, continues her creative collaboration with composer and singer Panos Furtunas. The program of the concert also includes songs by other Greek composers, from the personal discography of Sotiria, in harmonious co-existence, with songs of Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Bob Marley and electric Rebetika.

Also included in the program are the brand new songs from the album of Sotiria and Vangelis Fampas, “Words of the Wind” with the participation of the composer.

Thusday, August 4 , 9:30 pm
SOTIRIA LEONARDOY –VAGGELIS FAMPAS – PANOS FORTOYNAS
“Never ending song”
THERMA

Wednesday , August 5 , 9:30 pm
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
EDWARD WEBB – THEODOROS CHLIAPAS – CHRISTOS MALAHIAS
EYDILOS TOWN HALL

Friday, August 7 , 9:30 pm
theatre Company tettiges
3 One-act Comedies – L.VARDAROS

AGIOS KYRIKOS – MUNICIPAL CINEMA

Saturday, August 8 , 9:30 pm
theatre Company tettiges
3 One-act Comedies – L.VARDAROS

EYDILOS – NEW SCHOOL

Sunday, August 9, 9:30 pm
theatre Company tettiges
3 One-act Comedies – L.VARDAROS

CHRISTOS – RAHES

Thursday, August 11, 9:30 pm
MARTA SEBESTYEN (with Bolya – Dongó trio)
In a musical dialog with KOSTIS AVYSSINOS and his group
KARPATHIA – PSILORITIS
GIALISKARI (RACHES) – Old Elementary School

Sunday, August 23 , 9:30 pm
MIMIS PLESSAS with KLAUDIA DELMER, KOSTANTINOS &
MATHEOS TSAHOURIDIS, D.STASINOS
Ways of the Sea
EYDILOS – PORT

ALL EVENTS START AT 9:30 pm
ENTRANCE TO ALL EVENTS IS 10 Euro

Venue: icarus-festival.ikaria.gr

Author: Philo

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