The Theater at Paros

An applause for seven groups!

“In the province, the window replaces the theatre and the promenades” Gustave Flaubert wrote, circa 1850. In 2017 at Paros seven notable theatre groups have been ready -for a long time now- to prove him wrong. Their activities, the excellent acting level, the very carefully chosen repertory and the enthusiastic response of the public have created small intellectual circles which stimulate the interest one might have as a spectator or as a participant. The small theatre halls participate in a mystagogy, behind the scene of the easy tourist picture, while the 29th Meeting of the Aegean Amateur Dramatics at Paros will undoubtedly be the island’s top cultural event.

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Manolis Korres

The underground quarries of Paros are a great world heritage

Sharp and fair, bold and at the same time fascinating in his speech, Manolis Korres is a man who dedicated his life to the history of architecture. With a renowned work in the Parthenon and the Holy Sepulchre restoration, his career is full of honours such as the title of member of the Athens Academy. In Parola, he talked about everything and especially about the ancient marble quarries of Paros, this open wound at the side of the island.

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Paminos Georgiadis

The cooperation with Tsarouchis shaped me both culturally and aesthetically

With Paminos we first met ten years ago at Piso Livadi, drinking mint liqueur with soda. Three years ago, I had the honour of living for one summer in one of his houses, the one that is above his own. This experience -a very edifying one for me was the important starting point of a visual quest. Paminos soon became a father figure; since his critique was not limited to the Sailors I was preparing but embraced every aspect of my life. Today I conclude the essence of his teaching; his insistence on Hellenism source of internal freedom.

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Eleni Philippopoulou

I work with the gesture and the somewhat random element, but ultimately it is me that directs it

An invitation to the house of some friends, a piece of land on sale next to it, her love for sailing, her own house at Santa Maria, her 25 year old relation with the island. Eleni Philippopoulou paints idiosyncratically and admits that Paros always “slips into” her palette.

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Argiris Papadimitropoulos

Antiparos is a return to a root I have chosen

A middle-aged provincial doctor, a girl under the hot summer sun, youth, loneliness, a misunderstanding, Antiparos… Argyris Papadimitropoulos, director of the film Suntan, talks about his leads and the shootings on the island which for years now has been his chosen place.

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Yiannis Ragos

A writer deserves to be called a writer if he is primarily a reader

He is a writer, journalist, founding member of the Greek Club of Detective Fiction Writers, a lover of Chandler and Hammet and a Parian on his mother’s side. Yiannis Ragos has told us that detective literature is not a literature of brain teasing and that a writer deserves to be called a writer if he is primarily a reader.

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Paros Festival July 12th, 13th, & 14th 2019

Paros: a place made of stories

Paros Festival, for a second consecutive year, guides us to a different Paros through the stories, narratives, experiences, and memories of its inhabitants. The stories we’ve forgotten, the memories that didn’t get narrated, and the experiences that were never recorded in the official history will be the protagonists of the rich and original program of cultural events that have been carefully designed to welcome everyone, young and old, visitors and locals.

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