Program 6th Chaniartoon 2022

Theater "Aivali" based on the graphic novel of Soloup

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A big why is been wandering over the Aegean sea since 1922. Why were so many families and nomads uprooted from both sides of this blue sea? Why are states’ interests never identical to a mother’s hopes and dreams?
So many years later, we are still haunted by the tragedy that marked Hellenism. Soloup takes his imagination, documents and pen and illustrates pain, injustice, uprooting, and the future.
This work was chosen by the Association of Friends of the Music Center and its director Nasos Zagotis to commemorate the 100th anniversary of those dark moments, those cloudy days. So a one-day trip from Mytilini to Ayvali and four testimonies: of Fotis Kontoglou, Ilias Venezis, Agapi Molyviatis-Venezis and Ahmet Giorulmaz.
The performance is divided into individual chapters corresponding to the books, excerpts of which Soloup chose. These, in turn, are interspersed at the beginning and end with the impressions, feelings and experiences of the author of the album himself. The introduction is made with Fotis Kontoglou’s book «Aivali, my homeland» and then we have pieces from «Number 31328» and «Mikrasia haire» by Ilias Venezis as well as «The children of war» by Ahmet Yorulmaz in a harmonious connection. The storytelling of Agapi Molyviatis-Venezis, given in «Micrasia hayre» was later edited and reworked in the form of a novel under the title «The chronicle of ten days».
A multi-faceted music-theatrical performance diffused emotions and images: uprooting, massacres, torture, persecution, separation, given with an upward escalation while at the same time framed by the handmade music, lyrics and songs of its creators.
Nowhere in the show or in the graphic novel is there any hatred, negativity, one-sidedness or prejudice. The events are given as they are described and happened, the people are sketched in all their aspects, and the black and white colour that has been preferred gives such power and intensity that it takes the breath away.
«Aivali» was honoured with the Best Comic Award and the Best Screenplay Award at the Greek Comics Awards on April 24, 2015, as part of Comicdom Con Athens 2015, at the Hellenic American Association...

Production
ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS OF MUSIC NETWORK

Participants
ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS OF MUSIC NETWORK SITEIA MUNICIPALITY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Orchestration - Composition
GIORGOS FOURNARAKIS

Direction ZAGOTIS NASSOS

Event Properties

Event Date 18-09-2022 21:00
Event End Date 18-09-2022 23:00
Individual Price 5-8 €
Location Theatre "Mikis Theodorakis"
Categories Other Events
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