September 4th : Concert in Parc des Promenades (Chauny) Dimitra Kontou (voice) and Michiko Nakagaki (piano). Proposed by L’Esprit de la Forge Company
September 19th: Music and Poetry Consultations at Champs Elysées Avenue by Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
Septembre 29th: Envolées Poétiques in François Mitterrand Cultural Centre (Tergnier) Directed by Agnès Renaud. Silvia Lenzi, Cello and Viola da Gamba, Dimitra Kontou, Voice.
August 30th Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, Concert with Silvia Lenzi (Cello, Viola da Gamba) 21:30
Concert in Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Wednesday 19th at 8:30 am to celebrate the reopening of Parisian theaters! Together with Henri Tournier and the musicians of La Troupe de l’Imaginaire.
A New York Times article about Théâtre de la Ville’s Poetry and Music Consultations : https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/25/theater/poetic-consultations-theatre-de-la-ville-paris.html
©Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times
Happy to participate in the Virtual Music and Poetry Festival organized by Les Etoiles de la Galaxie. I will present songs and poems from the Mediterranean region on February 4th at 7pm, Paris time. Fror reservations: https://www.lesetoilesdelagalaxie.com/nos-rencontres
Theatre de la Ville ‘s Poetic and Music Consultations by phone continue in 22 languages. You can reserve one here: https://www.theatredelaville-paris.com/fr/spectacles/gardons-le-lien/les-consultations-poetiques-et-scientifiques/les-consultations-poetiques-et-musicales-par-telephone
⋅ The documentary Invitation au voyage in wich I participated as an actress and singer, directed by Marie-Laure Daguenel, is now out on arte.tv: https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/101120-001-A/du-peloponnese-s-elevent-les-vers-de-yannis-ritsos/
⋅ Music and Poetry Consultations by phone in 20 languages from Théâtre de la Ville, Paris. A vidéo by Antonin Chalon: https://youtu.be/1pgKuVqQdGg
⋅ Thursday 10th I ll be invited in IDLN radio by Hermione de Vaury on IDFM 98 (Paris region) or here: http://www.idfm98.fr/player/
Music and Poetry Consultations by phone in 20 languages from Théâtre de la Ville, Paris.
• “Traversées” l’Esprit de la Forge theatre company. Performance directed by Agnès Renaud. With: Silvia Lenzi (Cello, viola da gamba) and Dimitra Kontou (singing, reciting) October 1st, 6:30pm Maison des Arts et Loisirs, Laon, France
• Concert at Espace Andrée Chedid, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. Voyage poétique sous la voûte étoilée https://www.clavim.asso.fr/espace-andree-chedid
Very happy to by now part of the Imaginary Company, created by Emmanuel Demarcy – Mota in Théâtre de la Ville. Poetic and musical consultation by phone and live for the reopening of the theatre during 48 hours on June 23rd and 24th https://www.theatredelaville-paris.com/fr/spectacles/theatre-partage/la-veillee-du-theatre-de-la-ville/les-consultations-poetiques-musicales-dansees
• Thursday 11th at 7pm (UTC+2) I will be invited by Hermione de Vaury on IdFm radio 98. You can listent it live here:http://www.idfm98.fr/player/
• Virtual solo concert, June 12th at 7pm (UTC+2) for the Voyage Poétique Online Festival. You can book your ticket here, choose 12/6 and you ‘ll receive a link to connect: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-voyage-poetique-104197493508?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
• Interview for Sherif Awad and Meeting Venus, a site dedicated to woman artists of the world: https://www.meetingvenus.com/2020/06/Dimitra-Kontou.htm
Two new videos made during lockdown in Paris:
• Yialina Yiannina, a poem by Michalis Gkanas, music by Yiannis Tziallas:
• An interview to Angie Nikolari:
Libi Bamizrach, a music and dance recital on sefarad songs. Music: Dimitra Kontou, Choreography and dance: Maria Yannaros
• March 6th Concert at La Caféothèque (52 Rue de l’Hôtel de ville, 75004 Paris) with Yiannis Tziallas guitar and Aristos Achlioptas bouzouki. Songs of Smyrna
• March 10th at Oratoire du Louvre. Reading and Concert during Festival Printemps des poètes. Poems by Ira Feloukatzi
• National Dance Centre, Paris With Ahtenysti Dance Company
• Grand Théâtre de Laon with Compagnie l’Esprit de la Forge
18/1 Performance – Concert during the Bouqinales Festival in Hazebrouck, France. 14:30 at The Augustins Museum. Direction: Agnès Renaud
5/11 Tribute to greek author Ménis Koumandaréas. Reading in French and Greek by Dimitra Kontou and Nikos Graikos. Aux Livres etc. bookshop: 36, rue René Boulanger Paris 10th. At 7pm
8/11 Concert for the opening of the photo exhibition by Polyvios Anemoyannis and Marie – Thérèse Cordier. Opening at 7pm, concert starts at 8. Maison de la Grèce, 9 rue Mesnil, Paris 16th.
14/11 Concert – Poetry Reading as part of the photo exhibition by Polyvios Anemoyannis and Marie – Thérèse Cordier. Music by John Cage, Isaak Albéniz, Yiannis Konstantinidis and Stathis Gyftakis by pianist Tonia Makatsianou. Poems by Pablo Neruda, Michael Pierris, Dionysios Solomos and others, read in French, Greek and Spanish by Dimitra Kontou. 7pm, Maison de la Grèce, 9 rue Mesnil, Paris 16th.
29/11 Concert – Reading as part of the Night of Bookshops organised by Paris Municipality. Tribute to poet and songwriter Nikos Gatsos. Reading in French by Dimitra Kontou and concert by Yiannis Tziallas (guitar) and Dimitra Kontou (singing)
Desmos bookshop, 14 rue Vandamme, Paris 14th
7&8/6 “Ich habe von der Nacht geträumt” (I dreamed of the Night), a dance theatre play by Maria Yannaros is invited to the Cacoyannis Foundation Dance Days Festival in Athens, and for one more show at Larissa with the French Institut of Greece. Tickets here
16/6 2nd Greek Week of Paris
From 3pm Readings of Novels and Poetry by Laurence Campet and Dimitra Kontou.
From 6pm Rebetiko Concert with the group of Nicolas Syros. Rue Vandamme, Paris, FR https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5c7760_cd0701e541a2403b8296499e35d923b3.pdf
22/6 Rebetiko Concert with the group of Nicolas Syros, Quimper, Brittany, FR
29/6 Rebetiko Concert with the group of Nicolas Syros, Brive-La-Gaillarde, FR
25/5 The 6th Nuit de la Littérature organised by the Forum of Foreign Cultural Instituts of Paris https://www.ficep.info/nuit-de-la-litterature will be held this year in Abbesses area. Chyprus is represented bu author Christos Hadjipappas. Readings of his novels by the author in greek and by Dimitra Kontou in french, every hour from 6 to 10pm
“Ich habe von der Nacht geträumt” a dance-theatre play by Maria Yannaros will travel to Greece for the Festival of the Cacoyannis Foundation and another greek city. You can support this tour in Greece here:
Commedia, a musical play by Bruno Giner presented by Musica Temporalia, and directed by Dimitra Kontou. With the students of various Parisian Conservatorys: Lilas, Noisy-le-Sec, Maisons Alfort et Montigny-le-Brettoneux.Saturday March 23rd, at 5pm at Espace Culturel d’Anglemont, 35 Place Charles de Gaulle, Les Lilas. Free Entrance
International Day for the Greek Language, February 9th 2019 at la Maison de la Grèce, 9 rue Mesnil. Poetry reading in French and Greek by Laurence Campet, Dimitra Kontou and Orestis Kalampalikis.
Chicken Head, by György Spiró, December 6th at 8pm at Hungary Institut of Paris, 92 rue Bonaparte 75006. Reservations: https://www.evensi.fr/ea-gyorgy-spiro-e-poulet-institut-hongrois-collegium-hungaricum-paris/276677475?fbclid=IwAR01CBY1kNVQ_k7lThU9CSnPFKEw_ZcaWh60Kn17D0IVYAibSOQZz5fF50M
Alter Ego, the new film by Italian artist Manuela Novati, will start shooting on september 21st in Genova, Italy. You can support it here: https://it.ulule.com/alter-ego-cortometraggio/
Les poésies éternelles, a musical and poetical performance about uprooting, longing and love. With Laura Rucinska, Dimitra Kontou and Eloïse Renard.
August, 1st at 8h30 at Viam Church. Les Heures Musicales en Monédières Festival
⋅ Ich habe von der Nacht getraümet, a new creation by Maria Yannaros and Ahtenysti Dance Company. A dance-theatre play for 7 performers inspired by The Seven Princesses by author Maurice Maeterlinck. July 6th at 8pm at Théâtre de Verre, 12 rue Henri Ribière Paris 19th and July 7th at 8h30pm at MPAA Bréguet, 17-19 rue Bréguet Paris 11th.
Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0663244034
⋅ La Plage Miramar by Christophe Ferré, directed by Anthony Rivoire. Avignon OFF Festival, 16h, ArteBar Place Pie
Rebetiko concert with Nicolas Syros group. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Greek Library of Paris, Desmos. June, 17th at 5pm, rue Vandamme, Paris 14. Details: http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5c7760_11440f7f72bc49fba63160681c345cce.pdf