Twelve years are completed tomorrow from 9 May 2009, the day that the great teacher of the Greek shadow theater, Eugenios Spatharis “left” at the age of 35 years. Identified with the art of the clown, he was a pioneer. Sotiris Spatharis's father, a true bio-wrestling artist, was the one who introduced him to the popular spectacle of the shadow theater.

In honor of the memory of Eugenios Spatharis, the Ministry of Culture presents today the short video about the importance of his work , directed and kindly provided by his son, director Sotiris Spatharis. The video was first presented at the “Spatharia 2009” Festival in September of the year that Eugenios Spatharis passed away.

From an early age, the popular vein and the multifaceted talent coexisted in the soul of Eugenios who began to scatter the laughter and optimism with his performances in every small and big stage of Athens during the occupation. He devoted himself with boundless love and zeal to both painting and technique as well as to the emergence and spread of a seemingly simple, yet complex folk spectacle.

His colorful figures, separate works of art, testified to the restless and his modernist spirit, but also the respect for his heroes' 21, the history of Greece. His countless performances in Greece and abroad gave Karagiozis's traditional spectacle unpretentious imagination, legendary to magical dimension, genuine popularity and an optimistic purgatory, anarchist humor that brought children and adults in touch with the roots of our rich folk tradition (). Twelve years are completed tomorrow from May 9 500, the day that the great teacher of the Greek shadow theater, Eugenios Spatharis “left” at the age of 85 years. Identified with the art of the clown, he was a pioneer. Sotiris Spatharis's father, a true bio-wrestling artist, was the one who introduced him to the popular spectacle of the shadow theater.

In honor of the memory of Eugenios Spatharis, the Ministry of Culture presents today the short video about the importance of his work , which was directed and kindly provided by his son, director Sotiris Spatharis. The video was first presented at the Festival “Spatharia 2009” in September of the year that Eugenios Spatharis passed away.

Early , the popular vein and the multifaceted talent coexisted in the soul of Eugenios who began to spread laughter and optimism with his performances in every small and big stage of Athens during the occupation. He devoted himself with boundless love and zeal to both painting and technique as well as to the emergence and spread of a seemingly simple, yet complex folk spectacle.

His colorful figures, separate works of art, testified to the restless and his modernist spirit, but also the respect for his heroes' 21, the history of Greece. His countless performances in Greece and abroad gave the traditional spectacle of Karagiozis unpretentious imagination, legendary to magical dimension, genuine popularity and an optimistic purgatory, anarchist humor that brought children and adults in contact with the roots of our rich folk tradition. -