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Matt Van Brink, presenting Kiss The Stars Goodnight, with Fotini Samara

The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture proudly presents composer and musician Matt Van Brink in concert, with internationally acclaimed soprano Fotini Samara. This will be the first performance of “Kiss The Stars Goodnight” in Greece.

Matt Van Brink with Fotini Samara

“Kiss The Stars Goodnight”

Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

August 2nd, 2011


About Matt Van Brink

Matt Van Brink
Matt Van Brink

MATT VAN BRINK is a composer, lyricist, pianist and accordionist. He is on the piano and composition faculty at Concordia Conservatory (Bronxville, New York), which has commissioned and given the premieres of many new works of chamber music and musical theater for its student performers. He has also been commissioned by San Francisco Choral Artists, Collage New Music, New York Youth Symphony, Celebrity Series of Boston, and Lara St. John, and his compositions and arrangements are published by Schott Music, Tenuto Publications, and earthsongs. Van Brink studied at Indiana University and Boston University, where he earned a doctorate. He lives in Brooklyn.

Artist Website

Matt Van Brink


Video from Kiss The Stars Goodnight



Ionian Lapsus – Rituals of the dark and the light for Piano and Video Projections

Caretta Caretta
Caretta Caretta

The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture is happy to announce the concert Ionian Lapsus – Rituals of the dark and the light performed by Composer and Piano Soloist Matteo Ramon Arevalos, with video projections by artist Chiara Zenzani.

Date: Saturday, 6th August 2011

Piano: Matteo Ramon Arevalos

Video Projections: Chiara Zenzani.

Concert’s Program

Loutra Photos (2004), for piano
– Lento recitativo
– Allegro, Lento recitativo

Caretta Caretta, for piano and video projection (2011)
– Allegro (from the sea…..)
– Lento (spawning)
– Prestissimo volando (…..to the sea)

Vivo Marcia Fantasia (2001), for piano
– Vivo – Poco meno mosso – Meno mosso – Marcia Fantasia: Lento – Vivo – Poco meno mosso – Meno mosso – Lento

Nocturne 1996 (1996/2006), for piano
– Grave – Andantino – Maestoso – Andantino – Grave –

Looking in the dark there is always something (2011)
Video projection with original music for piano

Rituel (2010), for piano
– Alap (Lento)
– Jod (Moderato)
– Drut (Presto)

Artists’ Websites

Matteo Ramon Arevalos

Chiara Zenzani


Double Vision Dance Performance and Workshop, Kefolonia 2011


Workshops: July 5-8 [Tues-Fri]
Performance: July 9 [Sat]
Where: Ionian Center, Metaxata 28100, Island Kefalonia, Greece
Info: info@ionionartscenter.gr | +30 69843 00009


Double Vision Recession Special Tour
Double Vision Recession Special Tour


“γνῶθι σεαυτόν”

United States based intermedia performance group DOUBLE VISION is teaming up with collaborative artists Ellen Smith Ahern and Lida Winfield to present a series of workshops, artist talks, and performances at the Ionian Center for the Arts and Culture. Participants will be immersed in the exploration of contemporary dance, movement, and experimental arts. After spending six days with DOUBLE VISION on the pristine Island Kefalonia, all involved will walk away refreshed and inspired.

The workshop includes:
– 6 DAYS STAY in double occupancy room
– Participation to the entire program (4-9 July, 2011)
– Breakfast
– Certificate of Participation
– Free Participation to the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture Open Programs

Workshop Schedule:
Tuesday, July 5, 2011: Artist Talk
Wednesday, July 6, 2011: Workshop in Improvisation
Thursday, July 7, 2011: Dance Master Class
Friday, July 8, 2011: Artist Talk or Open Rehearsal
Saturday, July 9, 2011: Evening performance

Workshop Details:
DOUBLE VISION Artist Talk. [Sean Clute and Pauline Jennings]
DOUBLE VISION will give an overview of their work while emphasizing collaboration, interaction, and the use of science and technology in the art-making process. Because DOUBLE VISION’s work incorporates diverse media including dance, painting, sculpture, video, music and omputer programming, the talk will be relevant and interesting for a diverse audience.

Master Class for Dancers, Storytellers, Poets and the Performing Artist [by Lida Winfeld]
Using improvisation, Lida will lead the group to explore ways of creating stories and movement. By sharing our stories through movement and narrative, participants will build bridges between each other and contribute to the growth of community. Creativity and an open mind is all that is needed to enjoy this workshop; all sizes and abilities welcome.

Contemporary Dance Master Class [by Pauline Jennings]
Students will be given the opportunity to learn works from the DOUBLE VISION dance repertoire directly from choreographer Pauline Jennings and company dancers. The class can be adjusted to suit beginner to advanced dance technique needs.

Performance Program:
Duplexity is a contemporary dance solo inspired by the idea that a single message may be sent simultaneously in two directions.

The woods are deep is a dance duet rooted in images of moving water, hawks, deer, and humans in the map of an imaginary landscape.

Know Thyself (γνῶθι σεαυτόν) is a live animation in which interpretations of Greek mythology are improvised.

360 Euro per person [includes six days residency, workshops, performance] . Payable in the Center’s registered account or through our Paypal Account.


Double Vision’s website



Paula Doepfner Solo Exhibition, Kefalonia 2011

Artist Paula Doepfner presented her Solo Exhibition and a Performance at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture between the 1st and 8th of April 2011.

Paula Doepfner performance
Paula Doepfner, Performance

In Paula’s words:

“The drawings I developed for my solo exhibition at Ionion Center for the Arts refer to the structure of Kefalonia’s landscape, especially to the movement of the sea. Also there is a connection between the reference to landscape and personal experience. The drawings reflect a study of nature, but they also embody the vicissitudes of inner states, feelings and wishes. In my work I try to capture and express the ephemerality of emotions. In correspondence to the drawings I built a large organic sculpture. I used natural materials that I found on the island to produce the object. Its shape are informed by my exploration of the landscape of Kefalonia.”

Paula Doepfner organic sculpture
Organic sculpture, Paula Doepfner


Artist Website: