Sounds, emotions, images, sold-out shows, virtual cinematic experiences and secret concerts. There’s just so much life out there waiting to be soaked up. Until “out there” becomes reality again, the Onassis Foundation has begun bringing a bill of contemporary arts that shake and stir society to our own homes. Their new digital platform, We Stay Close, Not Closed, mines the best of the diverse Onassis archive, with exciting new content from Athens, New York, and all around the world (including virtual premieres of hybrid documentaries and experimental films). A new menu of cultural entertainment will be made available every Friday, free of charge, and with no time limit, across 4 separate playlists:#On Stage, #Onassis Encounters, #Future in Common and #Onassis Cinema
Here are 5 lockdown highlights worth making a date with your sofa for:
- Hear Lena Kitsopoulou sing Rebetika: The Blues of Greece, from Joe's Pub in Manhattan;
- Watch Hollywood star Paul Giamatti ponder Narcissus and Acting;
- Surrender to the wild beauty of dance in Kireru, set to the powerful live music of John Parish;
- Absorb yourself in Aris Biniaris’ searing stage performance of The Bacchae Euripides (with English sub-titles),
- Rock out in your living room to the beat of Blaine Reininger's secret concert on the Small Stage of the House.
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