27 MARCH 2014 / Musical storytelling of three fairytales for adults, in two voices at the Visitors Center on April 5th

The monthly themed series entitled “Action Radius – Points of Contact” taking place at the Visitors Center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), is inaugurated with the event entitled “On the path of magical fairytales: Three Greek magical fairytales (and one more) in two voices”, narrated by Lilly Lambrelli with vocals and vocal improvisations by Elli Arvaniti, which will take place on Saturday, April 5th.

A storyteller and a mezzo-soprano narrate, in two voices, three magical, “wild” fairytales from the Greek folk tradition, for grown-ups: “Kaimos” (heartache) from Skiathos, “Ksiloukanika” from Mytilini, and “Dakrigiannis” from Sarakatsanoi. These are fairytales of family conflict, catharsis and, ultimately, consolation.  The evening will close with a different fairytale, also drawn from the rich Greek oral tradition, but with heroes who are more familiar and modern.

The new program of cultural events and educational seminars hosted at the Visitors Center, entitled “Action Radius – Points of Contact”, includes monthly events, exploring, each time, a different theme in a different way, and is aimed at giving shape to the future face of the SNFCC, through creative dialogue between contemporary citizens and the project.

For the month of April, the word “magic” transfuses the events at the Visitors Center.

The SNFCC Visitors Center was designed by architectural students Spyros Giotakis and Agis-Panagiotis Mourelatos. The architect of the SNFCC, Renzo Piano, selected the students’ designs as part of a nationwide architectural student competition announced by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in December 2012. The Visitors Center is a space where the public can learn more about the history, the mission, the philosophy and the future operation of the SNFCC.

Event begins at 20:00 Free entry. Spaces are limited – pre-booking at the Visitors Center is required.

Additional Information on the Visitors Center: Access to the Visitors Center: http://www.snfcc.org/visitors-center/access/?lang=el

Telephone: +30 210-8778396 & 210-8778398 Email:  [email protected] 

From April 1st to September 30th 2014, the Visitors Center will be open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00-20:00, with free entry. The Visitors Center is closed on Mondays.