Sincere thanks to Niki Stavrou for her support with our creation of the extraordinary story of Zorba :).
It was super to see her in Athens in February — her enthusiasm and passion for Nikos Kazantzakis's works is impressive and infectious! We meet again soon in Paris, where the first Francophone rehearsals will take place.
Visiting Athens in February, we were accompanied by friends from Paris, Roger Politis and his wife Catherine, who are lovers of Crete. Athens was full of sunshine, a special light that was most welcome after a rather grey Winter period in Paris — it is truly uplifting!
While in Athens, we met the charismatic Georges Stassinakis, worldwide president of the Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis, who just published a book on Nikos and Zorba to mark this year as the 50th anniversary of the death of Nikos Kazantzakis. Georges is a gifted speaker who we could listen to for hours as he recounts the stories and philosophy of Nikos Kazantzakis and his work. He gave a speech at the Institut Francais, which hosted an event while we were there.