Children's Activities

The triumph of shadows
Hellenic American Union |

Combining music, singing, paintings, performing and mimicry, Shadow Theater and Karaghiozis never fail to delight audiences, young and old. The exhibition brings to the fore the multi-faceted personality of Kostas Manos (1902-1970), one of a handful of folk artists who essentially set the rules of the art of the Greek Karaghiozis. Through his work and under the guidance of his son and successor, Mimis Manos, the exhibition throws light on an era in which Shadow Theater reached its pinnacle, leaving indelible marks on modern Greek art and the modern Greek society.

At the same time, the exhibition presents a contemporary version of Shadow Theater. To this end and in the context of the exhibition, the MUSIC* laboratory presents for the first time in Greece its innovative research project in progress, eShadow, a digital interactive shadow theater application inspired by the traditional Greek Shadow Theater. eShadow aims to familiarize children with the Karaghiozis folk art as well as to build bridges of communication among different generations.

The exhibition will be held in the Hellenic American Union galleries, in cooperation with the Among the Ants, the Archive of Greek Shadow Theater and the MUSIC* laboratory of the Technical University of Crete. Parallel events include shadow theater performances, an educational program, screenings, and the “Shadows in the Light” panel discussion. During the opening of the exhibition, a short shadow theater performance by Athos Danellis will be held. View the opening’s invitation (in Greek, 1MB)

click also on: Greek Shadow Theater Parallel events

Artist Kostas Manos, Mimis Manos
Organizer Hellenic American Union, Among the Ants, Archive of Greek Shadow Theater, MUSIC laboratory of the Technical University of Crete
Venue Hellenic American Union
Start Date 12/11/2012
End Date 15/12/2012
Starting Time 20:00
Opening Monday, November 12th, 2012
Gallery Hours/Duration Monday–Friday: 12:00–21:00, Saturday: 10:30–14:30, Closed on Sunday
Type Exhibition
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free

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