Greek mythology comes to life [PHOTO]

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May 5, 2022 1:35 p.m. (UTC+04:00)

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By Laman Ismayilova

Thirty years have passed since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Greece.

During these years, the two countries have successfully cooperated in many fields, including economy, culture, sports, education, etc.

Both countries are full members of the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC).

Greece was the first member country of the European Union to want to import gas directly from Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan State University of Culture (ASUCA) held an event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The event was attended by members of diplomatic missions operating in Azerbaijan.

Speaking at the event, Greek Ambassador Nikolaos Piperigkos stressed the importance of cultural ties between Azerbaijan and Greece.

The Ambassador noted great opportunities for cooperation in the fields of theater and music. In conclusion, Mr. Nikolaos Piperigkos expressed his gratitude to Aydin Sadikov, the curator of the photo exhibition dedicated to Greece.

A new Sanki Antika project was presented to the guests of the event. The project included colorful paintings done by students from the fine arts department. The works are inspired by Greek mythology.

At the same time, the famous photographer Aydin Sadikov presented his series of photographs entitled “Chronicle of Myths”.

The theme of ancient myths and old urban legends occupies a special place in the work of the photographer.

The exhibition included 20 photographs that captured the magnificent Greek sites steeped in mythology, including the Statue of Aphrodite, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the ancient theater of Epidaurus. The photographer gave a preview of each photo.

In particular, Aydin Sadikov is the author of many interesting international cultural projects and photo exhibitions. His photographic works have been successfully staged in Hungary, Greece, Poland, Israel and other countries.

Then, students from the SABAH group presented an excerpt from Sophocles’ tragedy “Oedipus” while Cadenza Contemporary Orchestra performed pieces of music by Iannis Xenakis.

To recap, students from a theater faculty performed the Greek dance Sirtaki.

All project participants received certificates.

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Laman Ismayilova is the journalist of AzerNews, follow her on Twitter: @Lamiva993

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