20 June 2019 Start
21 June 2019 End
USA Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies 3100 Whitehaven St. NW Washington, DC 20008

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Preview for the Festival of Delphic Games in Washington D.C.

Thursday, June 20 - Friday, June 21, 2019

The Isadora Duncan International Institute, Inc., the Ecumenical Delphic Union and the Center for Hellenic Studies have organized a

Preview for the Festival of the Delphic Games 2021

with Founding Chair, Jeanne Bresciani, Artististic Director, IDII & Co-Chair, Zoie Lafis, Executive Director, CHS, Honoree and Keynote Speaker, Panagiotis Kaltsis.

The Preview includes exploratory discussions, lectures and performance.

All interested are invited to register their interest and join the festival committee to build committees in preparation for 2021.

Seeking Concerted Engagement in: Sponsorship – Ambassadorial Positions – Presentations – Committeeship – Organizational & Societal Affiliation – International Participation

To register your Preview attendance, please email [email protected] with your name(s), any accompanying forms (see below), contact information, and days of interest by Monday June 17, 2019.

Cannot attend but still wish to participate? Video-conferencing options are available for both plenary sessions and committee meetings.

Accompanying Forms

Apply to Present

Register for a Committee

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 20

-Site specific performance at 7pm by Delphic Preview Initiative Artists

-Post-Performance Reception

Friday, June 21

-Welcome from Zoie Lafis, Co-Chair

-Introduction by Jeanne Bresciani, Founding Chair

-Keynote Address by the Honorable, Former Mayor of Delphi, Panagiotis Kaltsis

-Plenary session on the ‘Delphic Ideal’

-Interest focused, committee meetings aimed at forming a strong foundation for the 2021 Delphic Games

-Panel presentations from focus committee designates


-Celebratory closing dinner

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,  will be revitalized again in its modern renewal by: THE COMMITTEE FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF THE DELPHIC GAMES.