Vangelis wrote original music for Mary Katrantzou's Spring Summer 2020 fashion show, which served as a charity event for the Elpida Foundation.
On October 3 2019, Mary Katrantzou presented her spring and summer collection fashion designs for 2020 at a very unique location: the impressive ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, in Sounio, just south of Athens, Greece. The event functioned as a fund raised for the Elpida foundation, for whom Vangelis had already performed charity concerts, including the original Mythodea performance in 1993. The Elpida Foundation, founded by Marianna Vardinoyannis in 1990 aims to help and support children suffering from cancer, as well as their families.
For this occasion, Vangelis created a score of completely new music, composed and recorded specifically for this event. He had also supplied the music for Mary's show at the London Fashion week in September 2018, but on that occasion largely recompiled and re-edited music from some of his albums from the 1980's, with some minimal additional new music. For the 2019 show at the Temple of Poseidon, Vangelis composed 8 new tracks, a good 35 minutes of brand new music. Some of those tracks were then expanded to longer versions to fit their use in the show.
Thanks to a source in Greece who was able to attend the event, we received some video's taken from the audience's perspective. We share the combined video's in chronological order on Youtube. Click on the screenshot or the video link below.
This series of official and approved photographs, shot by Jason Lloyd Evans (Instagram: @jasonlloydevans).
And some photographic impressions from a member of the audience.