The Old Olive Mill at Elefsina Beach, is home to the 4TH annual Aisxylia Festival. The venue, a restored Olive Mill near the mysterious archeological site of Elefsina is located less than 30 minutes by car from downtown Athens. This year the venue hosted a number of Athens Festival events, but now that summer is over it’s returning to it’s homegrown festival – the 2010 Aischyleia Festival – a line up of performances (musical and classical theater, as well as a series of movies) on the beach makes for a fine night out. From August until the end of September this festival hosts a variety of performances, and it is a fantastic opportunity to see some of Greece’s finest theatrical performers in the various ancient Greek plays they performed earlier in the season at the Athens and Epidaurus Festivals (don’t worry that they are performing in Greek – get the “Cliff Notes”, you’ll have no problem following along, and besides, the venue is great!)

To reach Elefsina Beach from Athens, there are a number of public transport options:

845 Piraeus – Elefsina (via Thivon), 871 Piraeus – Elefsina (via Λ. Σχιστού), Α16 Plateia Koumoundourou – Elefsina (via Iera Odos), Β16 Plateia Koumoundourou – Elefsina (via Athenon blvd).

In addition, on performance dates there is a specia shuttle available from the beach bus stop at Eleusis to the Egaleo metro station on the following dates:

Sunday 29.08.2010 , Wednesday 01/09 , Friday 03/09 , Sunday 05/09 , Friday 10/09 , Sunday 12/09 , Friday 17/09 , depart from Elefsina at 00.30 am

CELEBRATE AISXYLEIA 2010 – PROGRAM

Tuesday 31/8/2010 – Gambit
Direction: Sabine Gisiger
Period: 107
CountryGermany, Switzerland

20:30
Admission free
Description

In 1976 a large explosion at chemical plant Icmesa the Italian town of Seveso, had disastrous effects on the surrounding communities and their natural environment. Parent company Icmesa was Givaudan , which in turn belonged to the multi- Hoffman La Roche ‘s headquarters in the Basel region . After the accident , the technical director of Icmesa, Jorg Sambeth, indicted for Failure to security measures in the operation of the plant. According to research done on the defense discovered evidence incriminating corporate employers. Despite this he was sentenced to five years in prison after the protests turned into the void Warren interrelated corporate interests .

Wednesday Septembr 1, 2010 
Raining Pleasure
Time: 20:30
S . 12 € – Student . 5 €

The Raining Pleasure is the most influential bands of the last 20 years in Greece . Mwith the first gold of the disk (Flood, 2002) invaded our daily lives with two smash hitsThe ‘Fake’And’Capricorn’ used by Cosmote and OTE corresponding to TV spotTo follow to Love me, Love me the Amita. The class was also recognized by the son of the great Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis , in order to adapt to “Reflections” released by Blue Note and was soon establishing INTRACOM gold and among the wider public as the most important group of Greece ( Arion 2006).

Recently Coca Cola their choice as ambassadors for our country -wide music competition Coca Cola Soundwave making appearances at major festivals (Huriccane – Germany Rock’n’Coke – Turkey Primavera – Spain IIestival – Romania) are added to holdings in all the festivals of Greece, next to the biggest names in international pop / rock (CURE, DANDY WARHOLS, PIXIES, MOGWAI, BLACK REBEL MOTOCYCLE CLUB)

Thursday September 2, 2010
Dance team plus + work ”
” West Steps – in the footsteps of the Holy Road ‘
S . 10 € – Student . 5 €

Friday September 3, 2010
SOKRATIS MALAMAS
20:30
S . 12 € – Student . 5 €

Sunday September 5, 2010

National Theatre – “Lysistrata ”
20:30
S . 12 € – Student . 5 €

Wednesday September 8, 2010
SPACE THEATRE COMPANY
EROFILI pursuit 2
20:30

S . 12 € – Student . 5 €

  

Friday September 10, 2010

FARANTOURI – PASPALA – GIANNATOU
20:30
S . 12 € – Student . 5

Sunday, September 12, 2010
Theatre, – ACHARNIS
20:30

S . 12 € – Student . 5 €

 

 

 

Sunday September 12, 2010


Theatre, – ACHARNIS
20:30

S . 12 € – Student . 5 €

 

Monday, September 13 2010

KEPEAED – Municipality Elefsina

Conference: “The Theatrical Mask in Ancient Drama ”

Admission free

 
   
 
   
Wednesday September 15 2010

” On the occasion of the scene , the Musical, the film “

Piano : Elena Christodoulou

Song: Panagiotis Petrakis

20:30

S . 5 €

   
Thursday September 16, 2010

GROUP ” Scarab ”

A handful of BAMIES

Theater performance in Greek.

20:30 – Admission free 

   
Friday September 17, 2010

ANGELAKAS – VELIOTIS

20:30

S . 12 € – Student . 5 €

   
Saturday September 18 2010

Theatre PODE

Don Camillo Sotiris Patatzis

20:30 – Admission free

   
   
Film Nights – ” Film makers in the Mist “
Summer Movies – Beach Eleusis – All films are in Greek
Sunday, September 19 2010

Plato’s Academy Philip’s Tsitos

Stavros is a chandler . His wife left him and refuses to return – his mother already has suffered a stroke and Stavros have to watch 24 hours a day . The favorite pastime of the Cross and three friends , who also maintains a convenience store in the neighborhood, the daily count of the Chinese , who in his shop in the face . A business that has no end because the Chinese seem to be growing day by day. The counting was suspended only if passed no Albanian. Then drop bet if the dog barked from the Albanian or not. This is the second favorite occupations. So spend their time , relaxed and fun , watching the life -changing out of their shops . Stavros but is constantly anxious. Inexplicably unhappy . The nights can not sleep but can not understand why. Until one day a passer- Albanian (after the dog barked ) recognizes the mother of Stavros lost his own mother …

20:30 – Admission free

   
Monday September 20 2010

Gold dust Margaret Manda

Three brothers face the prospect of selling their family home after the death of their parents. Buyers will demolish to erect in place of a modern building. Alexis ( Argyris Xafis ) is realistic. Defend the sale arguing the economic benefits it will bring. Anna ( Mania Papadimitriou) , dreamers and militant , reacting negatively. The house is for her memory of her childhood . Amalia (Anna Mascha ) is hesitant and tired. Trapped between the feelings and needs of the family.The sale of the family home catalyze come out to light the relationships between characters. To reveal the picture is the one to the other, in absentia , and “non dit” that characterize the family relationships and reveal injuries when scraped the surface of childhood. A surface sprinkled with gold dust, like a fairy tale … The story is weakened by a coincidence. A letter from the past will serve as a catalyst and spur their heroes to determine their own position in their own time.

20:30 – Admission free

   
Tuesday September 21 2010

Cistern Christos Dimas

20:30 – Admission free

   
   Wednesday September 22 2010

SPEECH

20:30 – Admission free

   
Thursday September  23 2010

Bicuspid George Lanthimos20:30 – Admission free

Friday September 24 2010” Elefsina , a city of two persons’

Michalis Panagiotopoulos

20:30 – Admission free

The documentary Michalis Panagiotopoulos ” Elefsina , a city of two persons’Is a co MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network and METAVISION, is a journey in the history of Eleusis : the glorious days of antiquity, the unregulated industrial development in the last century and the environmental degradation that followed , the efforts of regeneration and sustainable development, taking place today .