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Paxinou Katina

Paxinou Katina

To those who have seen "Rocco and his Brothers", the figure of the mother, played by Katina Paxinou, remains unforgettable.

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Koun Karolos

Koun Karolos

Karolos Koun was one of the few stage directors who leaft an everlasting imprint on Greece's contemporary history. He carried within the Eastern spirit that was incorporated in most of his theater productions.

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Kimoulis Giorgos

Kimoulis Giorgos

Giorgos Kimoulis is a famous Greek actor, director and translator. He was born on September 18, 1956 in Piraeus, Greece and graduated from Drama School "Veakis".

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Minotis Alexis

Minotis Alexis

If one attempts to select an actor who made a really strong impact in Greek theater, then that actor could be no other than Alexis Minotis.

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Angelopoulos Theodoros

Angelopoulos Theodoros

Theodoros Angelopoulos is one of Greece's most important contemporary directors. He received a French education in IDHEC and began his career as a film critic rather than a director.

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Merkouri Melina

Merkouri Melina

It was during the troubled times of the Greek Junta in 1967 that Melina Merkouri fought for the liberation of Greece, singing in the tunes of Mikis Theodorakis.

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Cacoyiannis Michael

Cacoyiannis Michael

Michael Cacoyiannis, born in Limassol, is closely related to Greece and its contemporary history. He studied law and dramatic art in London.

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Gavras Costas

Gavras Costas

The first Greek director, who spoke openly for what Greece is all about, is Costas Gavras. Deeply political, Gavras studied in France from where his career was launched.

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Music

Papathanasiou V.

Papathanasiou V.

Vangelis Papathanasiou, who is mostly known through just his first name, has made a remarkable career in music composition.

 

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Mouschouri Nana

Mouschouri Nana

Nana Mouschouri's singing talent has been recognized internationally. </spaShe was born in Hania, Crete, and studied music at the National Conservatory of Greece.

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Hatzidakis Manos

Hatzidakis Manos

Manos Hatzidakis was one of the most popular Greek composers. Born in the town of Xanthi, he was the composer of many musical pieces of popular nature among them the famous "Piraeus' Children "(Ta Pedia tou Pirea), sung by Melina Merkouri.

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Kalomiris Manolis

Kalomiris Manolis

Kalomiris is one of the most famous Greek composers and most important representative of the Greek National School.

 

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Dance

Iolas Alexandros

Iolas Alexandros

A man, who started as a great dancer with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, then became a ballet director and later a world-renowned art-manager.

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Metaksopoulos Fotis

Metaksopoulos Fotis

Fotis Metaksopoulos is a famous Greek dancer and choreographer. He was born in Athens, Greece in 1935. By the age of five he “lost” his mother and lived with his father.

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Stellatou Angeliki

Stellatou Angeliki

Angeliki Stellatou was born in Athens 1963 and is a world famous dancer and choreographer. The majority of the people know her as the “Saint of Movemnt”.

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Dimitris Papaioannou

Dimitris Papaioannou

Dimitris Papaioannou holds a unique position in the area of Greek avant-garde art and ficulture. His name is highly associated to the Olympic games, Athens 2004, since he was the director of the Opening and Closing ceremonies.

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Other

Vassilis Fotopoulos

The Art Director was born in Kalamata where -at a very young age- he took his first classes in painting.

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Yannis Kokkos

Yannis Kokkos is one of the most famous art designers and directors of plays, operas, ballets. He was born in Athens and since 1963 he has been living in Paris. He studied at the School of National Theater of Strasbourg.

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Zagori is an area of great natural beauty and unique architecture in the Pindus Mountains in Epirus in Northwestern Greece. The area is of about 1.000 square kilometers and contains 46 villages. Zagoria villages is called by Greeks “Zagorochoria” meaning the villages behind the mountain.

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