The oracles of water

31/7 - 01/8/2023 · Delphi

Venue Details

Archaeological Site of Delphi

Delphi, Central Greece

Director and choreographer Apostolia Papadamaki in her new original performance The Oracles of Water proceeds to create a modular, interactive and participatory site-specific performance that connects climate change and the global water crisis with the mythical background and the cult of Apollo at Delphi. The project is part of the Ministry of Culture’s “All of Greece, One Culture 2023" programme, which this year is dedicated to the environment.


Through a conceptual trajectory, it aspires to connect scientific discoveries and findings, historical events, mythical entities and high meanings, linking research on the effects of climate change in the Greater Delphi area and the consequences of human activity on the region's aquifer with the global water crisis. The show pushes traditional boundaries, using the power of art to engage audiences intellectually and emotionally. It serves as a reminder of humanity's responsibility to protect the planet's most precious resource and encourages collective action to mitigate the effects of climate change.

  • Direction, choreography: Apostolia Papadamaki
  • Original music: Tryfon Koutsourelis
  • Dramaturgy: Apostolia Papadamaki, Panagiotis Giokas
  • Original text writing, lyrics: Panagiotis Giokas
  • Lighting: Valentina Tamialaki
  • Scientific collaborator: Marilena Tsakumaki, Dr. Archaeologist 
  • Teaching pronunciation and prosody of ancient Greek language: Eleni Koulizaki
  • Head of photography, graphic/visual designer: Arion Stefanidis
  • Filming: Georgis Gregorakis
  • On stage will be: Dimitris Gotsopoulos (Researcher, archaeologist), Maria Papageorgiou (Pythia), Apostolia Papadamaki (Mnemosyne) | Muses: Mary Giannoula, Maria Penelope Kasidokosta, Christianna Katsibraki, Konstantina Liontou, Evini Pantelaki, Maria Papakonstantinou, Iliana Paraskevopoulou, Natasha Sarantopoulou, Daphne Stathatou 
  • Production management: MENTOR / Panagiotis Giokas, Virginia Vasilakou, Yannis Pappas

Source: All Greece One Culture 2023 & Greek National Opera


31/7 - 01/8/2023

Each performance consists of two parts. The first part takes place at 6.30-7.30, at sunrise, at the Temple of Athena Pronaea and the second part at 20.00-21.10 at the archaeological site of Delphi. Attendance is compulsory for both parts. The total duration of the performance is 130 minutes.


Ticket Details

The event is implemented in the framework of the institution "All of Greece, One Culture 2023" by the Ministry of Culture and is offered free of charge. Only the entrance fee of the archaeological site, where applicable, is paid. 

Pre-booking is obligatory.

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