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Karagiozis Goes to Antipodes Festival

  • When:
  • Where: Lonsdale Street and Online (YouTube) 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Entry: Free

Event Details

Well-known characters from both the Karagiozis tradition and our local community will make their appearance in the Shadow Theatre performances that will take place at this weekend’s Antipodes Festival on Lonsdale Street.

A specially designed pavilion by the Greek Language Schools of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne has been constructed to showcase the performances.

Three original plays by Dean Kalimniou will take to the stage, for young and old, in collaboration with Karagiozis puppeteers Vangelis Stamatiou, Jeremy Artis and Vicky Petalas.

There will also be a children’s stage so that Karagiozis’ youngest friends can create their own works, while Karagiozis figurines will also be sold.

The program of performances will be as follows:

Saturday, 22 October

12.00pm Karagiozis at the Antipodes Festival

1.30pm Karagiozis and the Coronavirus

3.00pm Karagiozis in the Revolution of 1821

4.30pm Karagiozis at the Antipodes Festival

Sunday, 23 October

12.00pm Karagiozis in the Revolution of 1821

1.30pm Karagiozis at the Antipodes Festival

3.00pm Karagiozis and the Coronavirus

About Antipodes 2022

This event belongs to the series, Antipodes 2022.

The Greek Community of Melbourne hosts a wide range of events, from intimate gatherings to large functions, and celebrates cultural diversity with vibrant festivals, performances, and exhibitions.

SERIES DATES: Saturday, 22/10/2022 – Sunday, 23/10/2022

See all Antipodes 2022 published events.

  • LANGUAGE English
  • CATEGORY Education
  • EVENT SERIES Antipodes Festival > Antipodes 2022
  • SERIES DATES Saturday, 22/10/2022 – Sunday, 23/10/2022
  • PRESENTED BY The Greek Community of Melbourne
  • PLACE Lonsdale Street and Online (YouTube)
  • ADDDRESS 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000