After its overwhelming success in 2015 and 2016, the island is back by popular demand. Running for just two performances in March 2017, Hydra: Songs and Tales of Bohemia weaves music, song, documentary footage and narrative to recreate the zeitgeist of the Greek island of Hydra in the 1960s.
From Leonard Cohen to Allen Ginsberg, Sidney Nolan to Peter Finch, artists gravitated around the glamorous Australian literary couple George Johnston and Charmian Clift on this tiny Aegean island in a time of rebellion, romance and creativity.
Through the songs of Cohen, Australian artists Chris Fatouros and Spiros Falieros will recreate the period across two more nights at the inaugural MPavilion, Hellenic Museum courtyard.
This year’s Hydra: Songs and Tales of Bohemia will feature an additional tribute to the life and works of Cohen, exploring and including more of his life and evocative music.
The leafy courtyard of the former Royal Mint building will be filled with the heady aromas of a Greek-style BBQ from the psistaria.
When: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March. Doors open at 6.30 pm, with the psistaria and bar to ease audiences into dusk. Program begins at 8.00 pm.
Where: The Hellenic Museum, 280 William Street, at the former Royal Mint Melbourne. Opposite Flagstaff Station, or take the free city circle tram, as well as trams 86, 35, 24.
Tickets are on sale via eventbrite. For further information, head to www.hellenic.org.au/hydra-songs-and-tales-of-bohemia