Thursday, 11 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics



Few days passed from the time that the Olympic flame lit up the altar in historic Maracana Stadium between sixty thousand viewers.
The opening of the Olympic Games in Rio is already fact!
After four years revived again and for the first time in a Latin American country, in Rio in Brazil.
The spectacle was impressive!
In the ceremony dominate messages underlining the need for order and the nature of the protection to be first in importance.
For the first time the Olympic Rings did not have the traditional colors, blue, yellow, black, green and red.
Was green symbolizing nature, by sending a powerful ecological message! Good luck to all countries and to all athletes !!!


Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 25 July 2016

Revenant




Revenant is probably the best movie that survival has ever released starring the amazing Leonardo DiCaprio!
The movie is based on true events and plays the decade of 1820, where we see the Hugh Glass and his team to trade skins and trying to find his way back to the then uncharted America.
But when the Glass mortally wounded and betrayed by his colleague John Fitzgerald him too for dead, the Glass all alone will face the worst enemy, his nature. 
Cold, hunger, hostile tribes and other unexpected waiting in Glass, on a trip with the main ally of the will to live and his mania for revenge against the Fitzgerald.
In this here movie to the survival does not look like a breeze.
Things look like completely true and the scenes are realistic and presents hardness on the amazing DiCaprio set to really do feel the pain and suffering that passes the character embodied!
It is worth to really see !!!


Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 11 July 2016

Portugal winner of Euro 2016



Portugal from the evening of Sunday 10 July is on top of Europe after having managed to impress and win the EURO 2016.
The team of Fernando Santos, the man with so much kindness and humility who all remember the Greeks, gave to Portugal first time in the history of a EURO and without their big star Cristiano Ronaldo, who after having departed injured and 25' was applauded from all over the pitch.
Scorer of the goal that led the Iberians to the top of Europe against the hosts France was the change of use, ENDER, which with an impossible shot the ball in nets writing 1- 0 !!!


Rafaela Zioti

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Giannis Ritsos




Giannis Ritsos was a great and prolific Greek poet of international importance, which belongs to the so-called generation of '30.
"Epitaphios,  Romiosyne, and Moonlight Sonata" is three of the most known works.
In 1975 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
During the occupation Ritsos lived prostrate nonetheless participated in the activity of the Cultural Section of EAM and refused to accept money from fundraisers, when in danger the life of the hardship in 1942.
In 1945 writes the "Romiosini" still a popular poem of, who in 1966 set to music by Mikis Theodorakis.
During the Civil War he was exiled because of the left action.
In 1956 he traveled to the Soviet Union as a State representative intellectuals and journalists and the same year was awarded the State Prize for Poetry for "Moonlight Sonata".
When I read the great French poet and writer Louis Aragon (1897 - 1982) felt the "physical shock a genius" and stated that the creation is "the greatest of the poets of our life that are found in the life"
Rafaela Zioti

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

MIKIS THEODORAKIS‏


Great composer, politician and writer, the most important and most controversial personalities of modern Greece.
Mikis Theodorakis was born in Chios on 29 July 1925, from father Crete and Asia Minor mother.
Before the Second World War had discovered the love for the music and wrote the first compositions.
During the Civil War (1946-1949) will be exiled first in Ikaria and then in Makronissos.
1958 reads the epitaph of Ritsos and on-night composer the first eight poems.
In 1960 they recorded for the first time the voice of Grigoris Mpithikotsis.
Theodorakis continues composer and the poetry of the leading representatives of the generation of 30
(Seferis, Elytis, Ritsos).
Stand out the works "Axion Esti" and "Mauthausen"!
1964 will write music for Michalis Kakoyannis' film "Zorbas"!
With the dictatorship of 21 April 1967, will begin a new cycle of persecution and exile for the composer, which will end in 1970 with the amnesty granted to him.
In the exintachroni career, Mikis Theodorakis, has written more than 1000 songs, many symphonic works, music for dozens of plays and tragedies, operas and film scores.

Rafaela Zioti

Saturday, 11 June 2016

George Seferis




George Seferis was a Greek diplomat, poet and writer, and the first Greek winner of the Nobel Prize in 1963.
He is one of the most important Greek poets with rich works and one of only Greek Nobel laureate literature together with Odysseas Elytis.
In 1963, George Seferis, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
As argued, the choice Seferis, there was an opportunity to attribute a wonderful tribute in modern Greece, a linguistic area that waited too long for a prize-giving at this level.

Rafaela Zioti

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Mohamed Ali




Mohamed Ali, the top boxers of all time he left today from life at the age of 74 years.
A legend in every sense of the word, that the Olympic Games of Rome in 1960 won the gold medal.
In 1964 he got his first world title in total and became heavyweight champion in three consecutive occasions!
Major sporting and news media highlighted the athlete of the century!
"I want to be remembered as a man who does not ever sell their own"
he said himself that beyond the great performance of the ring and had huge social action and influence with his word.
In 2005 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honorary distinction of American States for their citizens!

Rafaela Zioti

Saturday, 28 May 2016

MANOS HADJIDAKIS ( 1925 - 1994 )‏



Unique, ingenious and restless, the greater musical genius of Greece, Manos Hadjidakis, born on 23 October 1925 in Xanthi.
In the difficult years of occupation and liberation, Manos Hadjidakis worked as a stevedore at the port of Piraeus, ice seller in the Fix factory, employee at a photo, assistant Nurse in military hospital.
Enter both theory lessons and music. Notably, of the four years of gets piano lesson, while teaching violin and bellows.
Manos Hadjidakis meets artists and intellectuals who will help shape his thinking.
In 1960 wins the prize Oscar for the song "The children of Piraeus" by Jules Dassin film "Never on Sunday" song which will be among the best ten of the 20th century.
During all these years, Manos Hadjidakis, dozens of signed musical Tablets longer considered classics.


Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 23 May 2016

PLUMP AND RUNT‏



Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel been the funniest gem in the history of cinema.
"Plump and Runt" they had a professional ambition.
They wanted to make people laugh!
The methods and the technique had many elements of the clown, funny they did their children to chuckles from the innocence of two wonderful comedians, kings of laughter.
Two asteroids 2865 and 2866 was named Laurel and Hardy in memory of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 16 May 2016

CHARLIE CHAPLIN ( 1889 - 1977 )‏


Sir Charlie Chaplin-known with the diminutive Charlie and Greece mainly with the nickname "Sarlο", he was English actor, director and screenwriter, who flourished in the first decades of Hollywood.
Is It time to first, recognizable figures of cinematic art mainly through the Sarlo character who incarnated in the first film.
He not only starred, but was also the screenwriter, director and composer of music for film. Flagship, global personality.
It is among the leading artists of the seventh art of all time.

Rafaela Zioti

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Dido Sotiriou


Dido Sotiriou was born in Asia Minor in 1909 and in 1919 the family settled in Smyrni.
Came refugee in Piraeus after the Asia Minor disaster where he studied, continuing the Sorbonne.
In 1936 he began working as a journalist in various printed matter, while in 1944 became editor.
Epic novels "Bloody Earth" transferred at a time, showing the depth of things, our precious human values ​​and at the same time it helps to better know ourselves and others.
Rafaela Zioti

Friday, 6 May 2016

PINOCCHIO ( 2002 )‏




Italian film directed by Roberto Benigni.
The history of wooden doll who wants to become a child, if it proves that brave, telling truths and operates selflessly enriched with Spectacular.
The yield of the story is done with very beautiful and clever way.
The music and photo to excite.
The simplicity of the script, the meaning, the details and the journey that makes you constantly feel, glorify the hero of our youth but also triggers our imagination.
A simple and moral history that undoubtedly educated young people.

Rafaela Zioti

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

CHERNOBYL‏




Thirty years after Chernobyl.
The sad anniversary of the accident that scattered in terror.
On 26 April 1986, an explosion in the Chernobyl nuclear power station in the former Soviet Union attracted worldwide shock.
The nuclear accident in reactor number 4, which today is situated in the territory of Ukraine shedding its terror across the planet.
The leakage of radioactivity from the reactor was the cause of the worst nuclear disaster since the Second World War and dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 25 April 2016

World Book and Copyright Day 2016 23.IV‏



The history of the written word is the history of humanity.
The power of books to advance individual fulfilment and to create social change is unequalled.

Rafaela Zioti

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

La Famille Belier


La Famille Belier is French film that oscillates between teenage comedy and touching family drama.
The Paula, is the voice of the family, because the other members are deaf.
Look after the family finances while attending school.
The music professor understands the vocal abilities and it helps to explore her talent, offered her to participate in the largest student competition of music in Paris.
The victory will bring scholarship and singing career.
The Paula wants to follow her dream, we consider the family of ...

Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 18 April 2016

Tom Hanks



Tom Hanks was born on 9 July 1956 and is an American actor.
Notable for the stunning interpretations of the movies Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away and other!
Hanks won hold the prized Oscars for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.
Ranked in first place as the actor with the most of the revenue to the box office.
He has participated in 17 movies and the biggest box office success to date is Toy Story 3.

Rafaela Zioti

Friday, 15 April 2016

THE ARISTOCATS ( 1970 )‏


The famous and very important animation film of Walt Disney plans that aired in cinemas on 11 December 1970, based on a story that revolves around a family of aristocratic cats.
In 1910 in Paris, in a mansion house belonging to a pensioner opera singer, resident three kittens together with their mother.
But living at home and the family butler, who hopes following the death of his master to take as a heritage throughout her fortune.
But when learns that this intends to leave everything to the kittens, puts as the purpose of life to the killing ...

Rafaela Zioti

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Citizen Kane ( 1941 )‏



A journalist investigates the life of a tycoon of the press, to discover the meaning of a word uttered before he died.
A movie milestone, with great narrative innovations for the season, which introduce the cinema in the adventure of writing.
Some things fit inside of this film is the search for meaning in life, the depreciation of money (the film heroes are rich, the other has dissolved lonely and unhappy), the struggle for the happiness that often ends in misery, the values ​​that are lost, the complexity of human and nostalgia of his youth.
Unsurpassed certainly movie!

Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 11 April 2016

CASABLANCA‏



In a legendary, black and white film - symbol eroticism but unfulfilled love and at the same time, the Bogart puts himself in the pantheon of world cinema Bergman saying goodbye to the famous scene in which its says
"We'll always have Paris".
Other and Bergman with turn proves that every sentence of this film is "script punch" - in class examples include and "Play it again Sam"
with which "commands" the pianist to the offer ... musical reminiscence.
Special moment is the song
"As time goes by", underscoring the dramatic climax of the tape which is considered one of the masterpieces of the seventh art.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

FROZEN‏


One so powerful and unique animated film, captivating music, which drifted in the fantasy world of the improbable tale and complete love.
It unfolds in a realm with two sisters, Elsa and Anna.
Elsa was born with magical powers, a gift and a curse.
The ability to produce literally ice complicated things.
One night, while playing in the palace, Elsa unwittingly hit Anna in the head.
It was an event that was able to make them live isolated for "security" ...
But always the filter of fraternal love, although well kept, was possible within them.
Elsa, at 18, the day of the coronation, was unable to control its forces, lost his temper, which he carried alone for so many years and has frozen the kingdom and with the entire city, initially causing the discomfort and then the wrath of residents .
So the adventure begins, that marks the lives of all.
Emotions surpass themselves even as suspense grows, until the unexpected, shocking finale to the love potion succeeds - as a deus ex machina - to finally warm their hearts and of course the entire kingdom!

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

DAVID BOWIE‏


Two days after the official release of the 29th and final album, David Bowie left his life at the age of 69 years.
A multi-talented artist and a legendary personality of Rock.
He wrote some of the best tracks of the kind and worked with the best.
He taught generations of musicians the power of theatrical presence on stage.
Radiated by personality worldwide.

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

NIKOS GALIS‏



The leading Greek baskempolistas all time, the greatest sports personality, global radiation and flash player, the man who changed the fate of the sport in Greece.
Nikos Galis was a leading shooting guards in Europe and an unstoppable points machine.
Was headache each coach, which adapted the whole group on the system again without success in most cases.
A super athlete who himself overcame giants groups.
In 1987 he led the National Greece in an unprecedented triumph by winning the Euro basketball Athens.
Huge sports personalities from around the world have expressed their admiration for this unique player who literally mesmerized the parquet making his opponents remain stunned by the spectacle that the reserving every time!!!

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 4 April 2016

LAMBROS KONSTANTARAS‏



Lambros Konstantaras was a great actor of theater and cinema excelled in demanding genre of comedy and became very popular.
The talent of sight through the wide range of roles sung.
In the first steps he appeared in dramatic roles, even as jeune premier, and then majored in most comedians, as a friend or father, kindly, open-hearted, even when severe, when, womanizer and humorist.
And my generation grew up with his films and feels that rightfully belongs in the neighborhood of immortality, as insurmountable kind of actors!!!

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Friday, 1 April 2016

Leonardo Di Caprio

 


Leonardo Di Caprio was born on November 11, 1974.
He began his career in television commercials and became world famous with the movie Titanic phenomenon, the biggest box office success of all time in 2010.
Impersonating the poor Jack Dawson won the ticket for the legendary ocean liner in a poker game and fell in love with Rose, a beautiful girl of the nobility, who impersonated Kate Winslet.
88th Oscars Awards won gold statuette waiting for years this very great actor who defines us with interpretations.

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Thursday, 31 March 2016

El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Maucha‏


Don Quixote "suffering" from an internal spark, that every so often irritates him and pushes him to obey.
Reads many chivalric novels, identified with their heroes and when he finally decides to repair an old iron outfit, enlists the thankless horse to follow his fate.
Become the hero who feels he is to protect the weak say, to acquire the beautiful beloved and we named it arbitrarily and Dulcinea.
A hymn book in world history that a human feat, the hymn to friendship.

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Martian ( 2015 )‏



During a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark injured and abandoned in the part putative dead.
But he manages to return to the abandoned base, where you have to survive with minimal supplies and find a way to communicate with Earth.
Wonderful movie with exciting and clever dialogues.
You stay speechless with the representation of Mars.
Teaching content in terms of temper and the constant struggle that should guide us in real life.

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Johan Cruyff 1947 - 2016‏



Cruyff is one of three footballers of all time whose names have been given to small planets!
Monumental his phrase "every disadvantage has its advantage" and the assumption that "Pele is the only player who exceeds the bounds of reason."
The "legend" Johan Cruyff of world football is considered the epitome of the "total football" and "precursor" of the Barcelona style of play.
At just 68 years old, Johan Cruyff was defeated in the last big fight. .. Sadness spreading across the planet.

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 28 March 2016

If you want to be called human...‏




On April 20, 1922 comes to life the great poet, Tasos Livaditis.

With his work marks the first postwar generation of Greek poets.

Lyrics Tassos Livaditis set to music by Mikis Theodorakis and created memorable songs that marked and future generations like "Raining in slum" "Saturday Night" and "Drapetsona"


Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Friday, 25 March 2016

20.000 leagues under the sea‏


When three companions are confronted with the consequences and difficulties of captivity, will spend most mysterious experiences of their lives beyond all human imagination!
A book full of adventure for young and old!

Research, Presentation
Katerina Zotali

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Bakalogatos ( Ο Μπακαλόγατος ) Α' προβολή 7/10/1963‏


Zikos, the Bakalogatos, naive but glib, he works in the shop of Mr. Pantelis and is in love with Fifika.
The boss is pinched with young Litsa and puts matchmaker to the request from the father.
But things do not come as planning and other candidates grooms arise.
Perhaps the best Greek comedy of all time, with remarkable quotes fired a gun pace since Zikos, Costas Chatzichristos, the best role of his career !!!

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Nelson Mandela ( 1918 - 2013 )‏



Emblematic figure of the fight for the elimination of inequalities and discrimination.
Imprisoned for 27 years before becoming the first black president of South Africa in the first election without racial divisions.
Nelson Mandela has a special place in the history of the 20th century as a fighter against the latest racist regime in the Western world.
He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

U2 concert in Athens‏




When U2 visited Athens. ..
They broke hearts!!!
While breathless thousands of fans counted the minutes on the big screen of the Olympic Stadium, Bono and his friends made their triumphant entrance.
Amazing time in a pandemonium of enthusiasm events and by the sounds of "Space oddity" as U2, crowd of 80,000 fans for the first time in their first concert in Athens! !!
What course he was sounded when the "Beautiful day" is impossible to describe with words!!!

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 21 March 2016

JOHN LENNON ( 1940 - 1980 )‏


Songwriter, musician, writer and fighter for peace, which became world famous as a member of the legendary band
"the Beatles".
John lived for music and in March 1957 he founded his first band with jazz and blues influences.
In July 1957 knows Paul McCartney!
In mid-1959, the band renamed Beatles and begins performances in Hamburg and Liverpool.
The success was to become great.
The Beatles thrown on top and automatically converted into a living legend!
The high point was undoubtedly the album "Imagine" (1971) and the title track.
The music and the songs are distinguished by the characteristics of the great personality, pragmatic approach and the interiority of very great John Lennon echoing and moves up today!

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Dogtooth (2009)


Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
In an isolated house outside Athens lives a family of five.
The three children are never out of the house and grow without any external stimulus.
The only person who visits them is Christina, clerk in his father's factory, in order to appease the sexual urges of the great son.
The film reflects the overprotective family and claustrophobic society that we live in a manner shocking to get the message that he wants.
It is really worth seeing!
A masterpiece literally!



Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

COCO CHANEL ( 1883 - 1971 )‏



"The most courageous act is to think for yourself, out loud"
She is the only one of the fashion included the 100 most powerful figures of the 20th century.
Orphaned at a very young age and raised by many difficulties, the Coco Chanel had the strength to overcome any obstacles, to carve out its own path and to secure a prominent position in the world history of fashion.
The Cocteau had said about it:
"It was like a miracle, worked in the fashion world with rules which only had value for painters, poets, musicians".
During the long term of the fashion world, has introduced a series of innovations which were to shape their future plans, at the same time influenced, unwittingly, the feminist movement and women's liberation.

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

FLYING THE KITE‏



Clean Monday we have the custom of flying the kite. Where however comes this custom?
The kite ( "kite, tako, papalote, drachen, χαρταετός ") appears to be flown for the first time around 200 BC in China and Malaysia.
There they built the first kites from silk and bamboo.
In kites then went to Korea and Japan. In Europe came around 1400 AD by European explorers who traveled in Asia. During the two World Wars were used as observation devices.
Today every country has its own traditions around the flying kite.

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Friday, 11 March 2016

Traditional Maypole (ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΙΑΚΟ ΓΑΊ΄ΤΑΝΑΚΙ)


The traditional maypole!
Listening only our word comes to mind our childhood and the traditional carnival games we played.
The traditional maypole is one of the few customs which preserves nowadays. He came to Greece from Pontus and Asia Minor.
The refugees who came after the persecution they experienced, and brought along their customs, heritage of their ancestors.
The word is a diminutive medieval phrase meaning silk cord.
The traditional maypole takes the 13 people dancing. The one holding the middle pole and the other holding midnight ribbons, each in a different color.
The dancers form six pairs and dance facing. Singing a traditional song, the ribbons are mixed and form a nice pattern.
After all come very close, then begin to dance in the opposite direction, the traditional maypole detangle and the dance ends.
Happy Carnival to all !!!!

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Merengue


Merengue is a style of Dominican music and dance partners hold each other in a closed position. The leader holds the follower 's waist with the leader's right hand, while holding the follower's right hand with the leader's left hand at the follower 's eye level.
Partners bend their knees slightly left and right, thus making the hips move left and right. The hips of the leader and follower move in the same direction throughout the song.
Partners may walk sideways or circle each other, in small steps. They can switch to an open position and do separate turns without letting go each other's hands or releasing one hand.
During these turns they may twist and tie their handhold into intricate pretzels. Other choreographies are possible.
Although the tempo of the music may be frenetic, the upper body is kept majestic and turns are slow, tupically four beats/steps per complete turn.


Research, Presentation
Katerina Andrelou