License to ride a bicycle
02/12/2002 - 03/12/2002
As part of the side events that are presented on the occasion of the exhibition "Landscapes of Modernization. Greek Architecture, '60s & '90s," organized by the Center of Mediterranean Architecture in Chania, Crete, the Megalo Arsenali venue also hosts a music performance entitled "License to ride a bicycle."
"License to ride a bicycle" is a quality show, based on texts and real life letters collected by Kerassia Samara, who wanted to present moments from Greece's contemporary history (1947-1967).
The play is directed by Vassilis Nikolaidis, who has also selected the songs. Lightings by Dimos Abdeliodis and choreography by Eleni Yerodimou. Yorgos Komboyannis plays the piano.
Side events in Chania are also the following:
- Two-day Symposium entitled "Greek Architectural Reality in the '60s through the work of important Architects" (November 9-10)
- Theatre monologue entitled "Do you love Brahms?" (November 11).
The Center of Mediterranean Architecture is the Municipal Cultural institution of the city of Chania, chich was founded in order to bring about several activities that would trigger the interest of the people of Chania, Crete, Greece and the Mediterranean basin in architecture. It also aims to highlight all these architectural characteristics that represent what we call today "Mediterranean identity." These are the elements that come up from the way we create as caretakers of space in the Mediterranean countries.
CMA's aim is also to try to give back to the built environment its value as a work of art and culture. In what concerns architects themselves, CMA aims to encourage research, give further support to the development of architecture and its cultural character.
Greek Ministry of Culture