Delphic Festival Preview

Exploratory Discussions • Lectures • Performance

Thursday, June 20 – Friday, June 21, 2019

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.

The Isadora Duncan International Institue, INC., The Ecumenical Delphic Union, and The Center for Hellenic Studies present a preview for the Festival of the Delphic Games, 2021 with Founding Chair, Jeanne Bresciani, Ph.D., Co-Chair Zoie Lafis, Executive Director, Center for Hellenic Studies & the Honorable Paniotis Kaltsis, Former Mayor to Delphi.

This preview will be a practicum for bringing forth five days of world-class lectures, intensive workshops, leadership initiatives, round-table discussions and performances, held on the mythical, archaeological grounds of Mount Parnassus, led by renowned scholars, artists and sports specialists on the convergence of the manifold arts, inspired by the venerable tradition of The Delphic Games in the sacred landscape of Delphi.


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

Video-conferencing options will be available for both plenary sessions and committee meetings.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 20

Reigniting the Delphic Flame

an evening performance of music and dance from the Delphic Initiative Artists

Thursday, June 20 7:00 pm
Reception to follow

The event will take place outdoors on the grounds of the Center for Hellenic Studies. Picnic blankets are welcome.

Directions and Visitor Information

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