Athens: In a testament to global artistic unity, the Panorama International Arts Festival 2023 hosted a vibrant Mixed Virtual Session, uniting poets and artists from diverse backgrounds. This unique event, co-curated by Sankha Sen, the esteemed Chief Coordinator of Germany, brought forth an extraordinary fusion of creativity and inspiration.
The event commenced with a heartfelt Welcome Speech by Irene Doura-Kavadia, the Secretary General of Writers Capital International Foundation and Chief Coordinator of Panorama Festivals. Her words set the stage for an evening filled with artistic brilliance and cultural celebration.
The highlight of the session was the Presidential Address delivered by Preeth Nambiar, the visionary leader behind Writers Capital International Foundation. Nambiar’s speech resonated with the essence of the festival, emphasizing the importance of global artistic collaboration and the role of festivals like Panorama in fostering cultural understanding.
The virtual space echoed with voices of renowned artists and poets, each bringing their unique perspective to the event. Elena Paraschidou, Isaac Cohen, Georgina Tsismalidou, Cassandra Alogoskoufi, Elena Karabi, and Pantelis Hatzis shared their insights, enriching the audience with diverse artistic philosophies.
A moment of literary significance graced the occasion with the release of the book ‘Dakshina Kashi’ by Meera Vineeth Kodakadath. This profound work was unveiled by Prof. Irene Doura-Kavadia, symbolizing the festival’s dedication to nurturing literary talents worldwide.
Sankha Sen, the Co-Curator of the session, delivered his speech. His words encapsulated the spirit of collaboration that defined the evening, acknowledging the artists, poets, organizers, and attendees who contributed to the event’s success. In a gesture of gratitude and unity, Olga Acheimastou delivered the vote of thanks.
The Mixed Virtual Session of the Panorama International Arts Festival 2023 stands as a testament to the festival’s commitment to fostering creativity, cultural exchange, and artistic innovation. As the festival concludes, it leaves behind a legacy of artistic excellence and global camaraderie.