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


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 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

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Captain America 2: The winter soldier (2014)

A movie with amazing effects, possible interpretations, the ideal scenario and continuous plot.
A spectacular film with twists, action and spectacle.
The Captain America becomes comfortable in a lovable superhero with his ideals and values, a man determined to give everything for his friends, the country and the world.
The scenes are spectacular.
The battles are melee but the script breaths give space to the characters.
You will enjoy it.
Deserves to be seen!

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Monday, 7 March 2016


The foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. It is danced to big band ( usually vocal ) music.
Developed in the 1910s, the foxtrot reached its height of popularity in the 1930s, and remains practiced today.
The dance was premiered in 1914, quickly catching the eye of the husband and wife duo Vernon and Irene Castle, who lent the dance its signature grace and style.
Over time, the foxtrot split into slow and quick versions, referred to as "foxtrot "
and "quickstep" respectively.

Research, Presentation
Katerina Andrelou 

Friday, 4 March 2016

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the ring

The young Frodo, a resident of Middle Earth, with the help of magician Gandalf and a group of warriors that make up the Fellowship of the Ring, begins an epic journey to destroy a magic ring, the evil power source.
But course, there are many who are struggling to get it.
The first part of a trilogy with many remarkable images, intense action and frantic pace in the tents!

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Pancake day (ΤσικνοΠέμπτη)

Thursday of the second week of the Triodion called Pancake Day, because that day all the houses bake meat and the smoke smell is pervasive everywhere.
It is assumed to have originated from the festivities in honor of Bacchus of ancient Greeks and Romans who survived Christianity.
On this day essentially begin the events of Carnival, which culminates with the koulouma Clean Monday.

Research, Presentation
Rafaela Zioti

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Μαγικά μαξιλάρια

A king deprives citizens, residents of Ouranoupolis, the right to dream ...
But when the children and their teacher take action everything will change.
A book that despises human power and authoritarianism and brings a feeling of hope in people's hearts.

Research, Presentation
Katerina Zotali