|Dec 10, 2023 (UTC+0)
16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS
Experience an enchanting dialogue between space scientist Dr Georgios Nicolaou and artist Elena Hadjiafxendi as they delve into the captivating world of the Moon. This remarkable performance explores the profound impact of the Moon on Greek culture, while unraveling the mysteries surrounding our celestial companion. Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey from Earth to the Moon, accompanied by captivating stories, multimedia presentations, and beautiful songs that will captivate audiences of all ages. As the inaugural part of the larger ongoing project, Space on Stage, this interdisciplinary endeavor aims to foster a deep connection between individuals and the wonders of space, all through the lens of Greek and Cypriot culture. Throughout history, the vast expanse of the Universe has inspired art and culture, and now, the stage serves as the gateway to unraveling its influence on our daily lives. Within this first installment, aptly titled Volume I, the Moon takes center stage. Audiences will be introduced to the captivating realm of space physics, unraveling the origin, motion, and properties of our natural satellite. Additionally, this mesmerizing performance delves into the historical exploration of the Moon by humans, intertwined with evocative Greek art inspired by this celestial marvel. Leading this extraordinary journey is Greek-Cypriot actress and soprano, Elena Hadjiafxendi, renowned for seamlessly blending music, literature, and drama. Her unique approach encompasses wildly poetic tales infused with profound philosophical undertones. With a vast repertoire spanning classical and contemporary theater, musical theater, operettas, cinema, and television, she has captivated audiences in Cyprus, Greece, the UK, and Italy. Dr. Georgios Nicolaou, a researcher and lecturer at University College London, lends his expertise to this unforgettable performance. With a Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy, Dr. Nicolaou has conducted extensive research in laboratories worldwide, including the USA, Sweden, and the UK. As the author of over 50 scientific articles exploring the physics of the Sun, planets, comets, and space at large, he has also been involved in several missions with the European Space Agency and NASA. Furthermore, Dr. Nicolaou is a skilled musician, captivating audiences with his performances on various instruments. Join us for a remarkable convergence of art, science, and culture as Space on Stage Project VOLUME I: The MOON Greek Songs & Myths unfolds at The Hellenic Centre in London. Indulge in snacks and refreshments at our bar, open an hour before and after the event. Please note that tickets are non-refundable, and in case of sold-out shows, you can join our waiting list to be notified of any available tickets. For more information and access details, please visit our website.