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"Metamorphosis" at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)

"Metamorphosis" at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), June 23-26, 2016, Athens

Laurie Anderson's Message (excerpt)

Can we literally become different people? Can we change our minds, our emotions, our ways of thinking and of being in the world?

The answer is absolutely yes.

Laurie Anderson

The SNFCC to the World

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) comes to life through the 4-day event Metamorphosis: The SNFCC to the World and is transformed into an open space of encounter, exploration and experimentation.

From June 23rd to 26th, 2016, the SNFCC presents a rich program which includes cultural, sports and educational activities, where more than 400 Greek and international artists compose an innovative four-day festival of creativity and participation.

Visitors will have for the first time the opportunity to enter the new facilities of the Greek National Opera and the National Library of Greece, as well as to enjoy the Stavros Niarchos Park in its full scale.


  • Guest Artistic Director: Laurie Anderson
  • Production: Costas Lambropoulos, Yorgos Kyriakos
  • Duration: June 23-26, 2016


Read the program of events (PDF, 2.86 MB)


Watch videos with highlights of the events:




  • Laurie Anderson
  • Demy & Friends
  • Xylouris White
  • Jazz and Colors
  • Omar Souleyman
  • The Secret Trio
  • Amir ElSaffar & Two Rivers Ensemble
  • Apollo Retsos
  • Elftheria Arvanitaki
  • Street Studio City
  • Inuksuit
  • In C
  • Water Passion after St. Matthew


  • Fireflies in the Night Take Wing
  • Greek Light and Color in Tetsis’ Painting


  • Choreographer and Activist David Dorfman and his troupe in a number of unexpected collaborations:
    • Funky Habits
    • Waveomatics
    • Cerebral Palsy Greece
    • Greek Dances
    • Paralympic Athletes

Guided Tours

  • First acquaintance with
    • the Stavros Niarchos Park,
    • the Greek National Opera, and
    • the National Library of Greece.

Educational Programs

  • Workshops:
    • Science
    • Silkscreen
    • Environmental
    • "Weave my Art"
  • Fluxus Olympiad

Sports Activities

  • Treasure Hunt
  • Paralympic Games
  • Folk Games
  • Cordboard City
  • Kid’s Athletics
  • Chess
  • Robotics
  • Fencing
  • Land Rowing
  • Family Adventures

Events & Spectacles

  • Open Talk (Renzo Piano)
  • Circus of Illusions
  • Magical Circus
  • Film Screening: "Heart of a Dog"