O Mikhail Marmarinos koi i diapolitismiki oliastasi tou efnikou imnou

Translated title of the contribution: Michael Marmarinos and the cross-cultural aspect of national anthems

Kyriaki Frantzi

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With their performance National Hymn (2001), that started with a Greek dinner and ended with a prayer, Michael Marmarinos and the theatrical ensemble Double Eros suggested an anthropological/postmodern approach to the Greek national anthem. Key points in this approach were the investigation of everyday togetherness as a chorus, and a dramaturgical method that captured history-in-motion. With the performance as a point of departure, the paper examines the archetypal aspects of national anthems as signs that cross, and are extended beyond, local cultures by discussing representative examples from the oral and written tradition of various ethnicities.
Original languageGreek
Title of host publicationGreek research in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the eighth biennial international Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University, 2009
EditorsMarietta Rossetto, Michael Tsianikas, George Couvalis, Maria Palaktsoglou
Place of PublicationAdelaide, S. Aust.
PublisherDept. of Languages, Modern Greek, Flinders University
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780725811372
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventBiennial International Conference of Greek Studies (8th : 2009) - Adelaide
Duration: 2 Jun 20095 Jun 2009


ConferenceBiennial International Conference of Greek Studies (8th : 2009)

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