Dodoni Festival at the Archaeological Site Kicked off on Saturday

Ancient theater of Dodoni. (Photo: Eurokinissi/Leonidas Bakollas)

The 2nd festival of Dodoni, Epirus region, will kick off on Saturday aiming to render the archaelogical site of Dodoni a point of reference for the whole region. An international symposium and four major music and theatrical events are going to highlight the universality and timelessness of the archaeological site and ancient theatre of Dodoni.

The festival is organised by the municipality in cooperation with the region of Epirus and the Antiquities Ephorate.

The organisation of such events is a challenge for a small municipality, the mayor of Dodoni Christos Dakaletsis said during a press conference on Friday adding that the events will be held in several parts of the ancient theatre in order to promote the archeaological site.

The entrance is free of charge to the public to all the events organised by the municipality, the mayor said.

The festival opens on July 7 with a two-day “Symposium” with the participation of 150 scientists from all over the world.

A concert performed by ERT modern music orchestra has been scheduled on July 30 followed by:

-Sophocles’ “Electra” by the National Theatre at the Ancient Theatre of Dodoni on August 5

-Poet Yiannis Ritsos’ “Eleni” directed by Dimos Avdeliotis on August 12 and

-A concert by Notis Mavroudis and Nena Venetsanou on August 26

Sponsors of the festival are Terna, Hellenic Petroleum, Energean Oil and Nea Odos.