Bacchae is a tragedy by ancient Athenian playwright Euripides. In it, god Dionysus, son of Zeus, is trying to assert his divine status, which is being disputed by the family of his mortal mother. ‘The person cast as Dionysus should represent something new, bold, beautiful, something that will enchant modern audiences (...) That's why we chose Sakis Rouvas for Dionysus' commented the director of the production, which premieres in mid-July and is scheduled to tour around the country.
Overcoming adversity, one of Bacchae's themes, also ties in with Sakis' latest TV project. Eroes Anamesa Mas (Heroes Among Us) is the Greek version of a Swedish TV format showcasing people trying to overcome obstacles and make a difference in other people's lives.
Alongside presenting, acting and his entrepreneurial activities, Sakis' music career remains strong. The artist's nominations in the 10th MAD Video Music Awards, a popular awards ceremony set to take place this Tuesday 25th June, include Artist as well as Video of the Year.
Sakis Rouvas represented Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest first in 2006 finishing third with the song Shake It and again in 2009, where he came 7th with This Is Our Night. In the meanwhile he also hosted the contest in 2006.
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Below you can see Sakis performing his song Tora live at the 2012 Mad Awards. Tora has received four nominations in this year's event.