It’s not just another pending issue awaiting the arrival of the next appointed minister of culture. In a strange and rather revealing way, it’s one more example of the way in which things are working in this country.
One month before raising its curtain this summer, the Greek Festival has yet to divulge its final program regarding events taking place in Athens. The same goes for the venues that will host the event’s local and foreign theater and dance performances.
An established cultural institution which in the last few years had been revitalized thanks to the efforts of its artistic director, Giorgos Loukos, the Greek Festival has so far only announced the theater performance program of the Epidaurus Festival. Meanwhile, at a recent press conference, Loukos had announced that the Athens Festival was scheduled to start on June 8 with a dance performance at its Pireos 260 venue.