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Apokries on Amorgos

17.02.2017 in Travel

Apokries & The Captain – Celebrations on the Cycladic Island of Amorgos Apokries, literally it means “without meat”, but this festive time of year is about so much more… It’s a time for celebration, excess, joy and laughter. And on the Cycladic Islands, the Apokries Carnival honors the rich tradition with its own unique flare and customs! Apokries is celebrated in the days before the Great Lenten period that precedes Pascha. There are many similar festivities throughout Greece, like masquerade parties and festivals, dancing and song. But many towns and villages throughout the country have their own distinctive celebrations. The Cycladic Islands…

Theatre…To Exist, or to Live?

06.02.2016 in Arts & Culture

Theatre…To Exist, or to Live?   Ever wondered where the key difference between existing and living lies? In today’s world, people seem to exist in survival mode, programmed to make a living – we seek that “something” that makes us feel alive. The arts, from visual to performing, are always the perfect choice to take us beyond the feeling of mere existence. Art evokes joy, sorrow, grief, and pride. With art, we can confront and accept the mortality of our journey. Perhaps one of the oldest and most sophisticated forms of art is theatre. Inspired by our dreams, fears, and…