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Festival of the Delphic Games 2017

May 26 - May 31

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ISADORA DUNCAN INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE, INC.
Celebrating 40 Years 1977-2017
& THE ECUMENICAL DELPHIC UNION
present

FESTIVAL OF THE
DELPHIC GAMES 2017

     May 26st through 31st, 2017

with Founding Chair, Jeanne Bresciani, Ph.D.
the Town of Delphi, Greece & the Honorable Mayor Panagiotis Kaltsis

The sacred and ancient tradition of The Delphic Games, uniquely celebrating the Delphic Ideal of art, music, myth, dance, poetry, song, philosophy, theater and sport, is being revitalized upon the 90th anniversary of its modern renewal by: The Committee for the Reinstatement of the Delphic Games

For Adults, Educators, Performers, Scholars, and Lovers of the Classical World:
Five days of world-class lectures, intensive workshops, leadership initiatives, round-table discussions and performances, held on the mythical, archaeological grounds of Mount Parnassus, led by renowned scholars, artists and sports specialists on the convergence of the manifold arts, inspired by the venerable tradition of The Delphic Games in the sacred landscape of Delphi

Itinerary Highlights Include: 
◆ Goddess Sophia and Divine Philosophy, a practicum on the wisdom inherent in Western Civilization
◆ Immersive athletic experience on the valor, strength, and nobility of physical virtuosity through the lens of the dedicatory, competitive, and sacred ideals manifest in the original Pythian Games
◆ Procession to the Sea of Thalassa and The Bath of Aphrodite at the waters of Itea
◆ Celebratory dinners, worksharings, discussions, and panels
◆ Take A Stroll with the Olympian Gods integrative music workshop in Orff Schulwerk
◆ Jazz Democracy and the art of improvisation in music, poetry, and movement
◆ A Flight of Melos, a production of Aristophanes’ The Birds in the Corycian Cave, one of the geo-mythical wonders of the world
◆ An Hygeian Herbal, exploration into the aromatic, culinary, ecstatic, and medicinal sense world of the Apollonian Botanical Garden
COMPREHENSIVE FESTIVAL FEES:
Moderate $1,500 pp ◆  Luxury $1,750 pp based on double occupancy.
Single accommodation available at additional cost.
**$1,300 pp, based on triple accommodation only.**

Fees include 6 nights lodging, breakfast and dinner daily; tuition for all workshops, performances, lectures, group museum and archaeological site admissions, all local group ground transportation, 2 Gala events, group transfers to and from Athens airport. 

For Children, Teens and Young Adults: 

The Delphic Ideal
Young Laureate Program
May 26st through 31st, 2017

In tandem with The Festival of the Delphic Games 2017, The Delphic Ideal Young Laureate Program will be comprised of 5 days and 6 nights of merging Duncan’s ‘School of Life’ to the Delphic Ideal, forging generational continuity in leadership training, highlighting beauty, strength, freedom, goodness, and truth.

The flow of days will be a mix of lively, enlightening indoor and outdoor seminars on the merging of the arts, museum and archeological site visits, exciting day trips, sporting events and performances with constructive downtime. On the sacred land of Delphi and Mount Parnassus, students meld nature to culture within groves, temples, caves, shorelines, waters, rock faces and arenas, orienting themselves to the unique soul returns that each environment has to offer.

COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM FEES:

$1,500 pp based on double occupancy.
Single accommodation available at additional cost.
$1,300 pp, based on triple accommodation only.

Fees include 6 nights lodging, breakfast and dinner daily; tuition for all workshops, performances, lectures, group museum and archaeological site admissions, all local group ground transportation, 2 Gala events, group transfers to and from Athens airport. Airfare not included.
Complete guardianship throughout.


Optional Trip Extensions:
Greek Idylls | Athens  May 23rd through 26th ~ $1,200
Itinerary Highlights Include:
Celebratory Meals and Seminars at: the Parthenon & Acropolis Museum; the Athens Archaeological Museum, the Isadora Duncan Dance Research Center; the Athenian Agora; the sanctuaries of Eleusis, Isthmia, Corinth, and Acrocorinth.
Please see application for registration details.

Art Escape June 1st through 4th ~ $1,200
Itinerary Highlights Include:
Holistic elevation of mind and body through:
yoga, hiking, archery, tai chi, music, dance, drama therapy and theater workshops at 5-star resort and spa adjacent Lake Plastira, voted as one of the five purest locations on Earth by UNESCO | Please contact Dimitri Vassilakis for further information and registration info@dimitriosvassilakis.com

Details

Start:
May 26
End:
May 31

Venue

Delphi
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