02 OCTOBER 2017 / Opening of the 14th festival edition “CULTURESCAPES Greece 2017” in Switzerland, with the SNF’s support

On Thursday, October 5th, the CULTURESCAPES inaugurated its 14th edition CULTURESCAPES Greece 2017 festival, in the city of Basel, in Switzerland. CULTURESCAPES, a non-profit foundation, was founded in 2003 with the aim to organize, every two years, a multidisciplinary festival that promotes inter-cultural exchange between Switzerland and other countries in a sustainable way.

This year’s edition is dedicated to Greece, the modern Greek society and culture, as well as the Greek crisis. 

CULTURESCAPES Greece 2017 is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and will take place in twelve cities in Switzerland from October 5th until December 3rd. This year's edition will feature various forms of modern art such as music, cinema, dance, literature, and theater, combined with lectures, artists’ speeches and a tribute to Greek gastronomy. The festival is expected to welcome approximately 200 Greek artists, among whom, the renowned Greek experimental theater stage director and choreographer, Dimitris Papaioannou.

On Monday, October 2nd, a Press Conference was held at the "Experimental Stage” of the National Theater, in Athens, to announce the official opening of the festival and its full programming.

For more information, visit the official webpage of CULTURESCAPES here.