June 2020

• Thursday 11th at 7pm (UTC+2) I will be invited by Hermione 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

May 2020

Two new videos made during lockdown in Paris:

Yialina Yiannina, a poem by Michalis Gkanas, music by Yiannis Tziallas: 

An interview to Angie Nikolari: 


April 2020

Libi Bamizrach, a music and dance recital on sefarad songs. Music: Dimitra Kontou, Choreography and dance: Maria Yannaros  


March 2020

•  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 


February 2020

Artistic residencies: 

• National Dance Centre, Paris With Ahtenysti Dance Company

• Grand Théâtre de Laon with Compagnie  l’Esprit de la Forge

January 2020

18/1  Performance – Concert during the Bouqinales Festival in Hazebrouck, France. 14:30 at The Augustins Museum. Direction: Agnès Renaud

November 2019

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

June 2019

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

May 2019

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 

April 2019

“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:


March 2019

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


February 2019

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. 

December 2018

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

September 2018

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/

August 2018

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 


July 2018

⋅ 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: ahtenysti@gmail.com or 0663244034

⋅ La Plage Miramar by Christophe Ferré, directed by Anthony Rivoire. Avignon OFF Festival, 16h, ArteBar Place Pie

June 2018

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

May 2018

  • Antigone, Lonely Planet by Lena Kitsopoulou at Chantiers d’Europe Festival, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris. May, 15th at 9pm

March 2018

  • Cri de la Terre VS feu de l’esprit, a dance-theatre creation based on The Saviors of God, by Nikos Kazantzakis. With Taxiarchis Vassilakos (dance) and Dimitra Kontou (voice) Saturday 17th of march at 6pm at Espace Andrée Chedid, Issy les Moulineaux. Free entrance upon reservation:  01 41 23 82 82
  • Beginning of residencies for  “The Seven Princesses” the new creation of Ahtenysti. dance company. Choreography: Maria Yannaros, based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck. CND, La NEF, Théâtre de Verre, Paris.
  • Beginning of rehearsals for the new Christophe Ferré ‘s play “La plage Miramar” directed by Anthony Rivoire, for Avignon Off Festival 2018

January 2018 

Nikon Film Festival! Vote for Je suis le plus beau livre du monde  An Eric Emmanuel Schmitt’s novel adapted for cinema by Victor Decasteja.