17-26 September 2021.
For the 8th consecutive year, the Mill of Performing Arts Festival (MPArt) has been a celebration of the city of Larissa, the culture and the arts. This year however, it was also a celebration of Thessaly, as three Thessalian festivals (Volos Festival, Trikala Comedy Festival, and MPArt) have come together and collaborated on the common theme of TRANSITION, with common programming and a common goal: a proactive search for answers to the challenges and dead-ends caused by the COVID-19 pandemic both in contemporary societies and in the field of arts.
24-27 September 2020
From 24 to 27 September 2020, the Mill of Performing Arts festival took place in Larissa, for the seventh consecutive year. Co-organised by the City of Larissa department of Culture and Sciences and by SMouTh, the 7th edition focused entirely on Accessibility and Inclusion and was supported for the first time by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports.
The subtitle EPTA (7), has a dual meaning, declaring on the one hand the seventh year of its realisation and on the other being an acronym in Greek for “Redefining Performing Arts and Disability”, a phrase which is both the theme and the vision of the festival.
20-29 September 2019.
The Mayoralty of Culture and Science of the Municipality of Larissa in collaboration with SMouTh organised for the 6th consecutive year the “Mill of Performing Arts” festival, with the participation of dozens of performing arts companies, both from Greece and abroad.
This 2019 festival was held from September 20th to 29th, presenting 10 performances, two photo-installation-performances, and one comics exhibition. In addition four educational events have been implemented (theatre, contemporary dance, aerial dance, puppet making) open to the artists of the wider region.
The festival’s 6th edition has dedicated 3 days (22, 23 and 24 September) to inclusive performing arts and accessibility, presenting two directly accessible high-level performances involving artists with and without disabilities.
13-30 September 2018
The festival’s 5th edition began on September 13th with a four-day Meeting of the Greek Region Music Theatre Companies, co-organised by the Greek National Opera, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the participation of four theatre groups from Thessaloniki, Crete, Amfissa and Larissa.
The 5th Mill of Performing Arts concluded officially on September 30th, and until then, 20 performances have been presented and at least 10 educational events – open to the artists of the wider region – have been implemented.
2 days (27th and 28th September) was dedicated to performing arts and disability, with two accessible high-level performances involving artists with and without disabilities and labs by artists with or without disabilities from Greece and abroad .
30 September – 08 October 2017
During the 9 days of the 4th Mill of Performing Arts, a plethora of forms and trends in contemporary performing arts was represented, by artists and croups coming from all over Greece and by the local ensembles working inside Mylos Pappa.
Nearly all performing and visual art forms were present such as theatre, music theatre, dance, dance theatre, puppet theatre, street art, music, photography, live cinema and miniature model making through concerts, performances, exhibitions, installations, interactive activities and creative workshops.
16-24 September 2016
The 3rd Mill of Performing Arts was an 8 days festival promoting contemporary creation in performing arts and representing artists and groups from all over Greece as well as local ensembles working inside Mylos Pappa.
Nearly all performing and visual arts have been represented such as theatre, music theatre, dance, dance theatre, puppet theatre, stand-up comedy, street art, music, photography and painting through concerts, performances, exhibitions, installations, interactive activities, and creative workshops.
24-27 September 2015
Just one year after the initiative of Mill of Performing Arts festival, Mylos Pappa was already a cultural beehive. The 2nd festival’s edition achieved a fruitful gathering of both domestic and European creative forces, highlighting the cultural dynamics of the city and celebrating the European Multilingualism Week with the support of the Region of Thessaly, the Europe Direct program and the French Institute of Larissa, under the artistic coordination of SMouTh and with the support of the Office Candidacy “Larissa Cultural Capital of Europe 2021”.
19-21 September 2014
Three days full of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, street arts and youth expression, was offered to the visitors of the renovated Mill “Mylos Pappa” in Larissa, from Friday, September 19 to Sunday, September 21.
The first Mill of Performing Arts was initiated and organised by SMouTh under the auspices of the Mayoralty of Culture and Science of the Municipality of Larissa, as a pilot festival, in order to highlight the potential of Mylos Pappa to become a center for the development of culture, performing arts and youth expression and creation.