The presence of Thanos Mikroutsikos on stage, in the role of a wandering musician, at the end of the 19th century, worked decisively for the audience, evoking fantastic memories in a deep and liberating way, causing unique emotions, in the musical performance “Journey to the Cross of the South”. A show that deeply moved – both in its first performance at the Badminton Theater in 2016 and on its tour in the summer of 2017 – its more than 80,000 spectators. The confrontation of the show with two myths, the songs of Thanos Mikroutsikos and the poetry of Nikos Kavvadias, was a big bet for Themis Moumoulidis who won, achieving the transformation of the songs and the creation of a charming show.
The Journey to the Cross of the South continues online through the digital platform of viva.gr for 4 more screenings. It is a unique opportunity to wander in the seductive world of Nikos Kavvadias with the music of Thanos Mikroutsikos, through the rare experience offered by the perfectly filmed performance.
The sea, the ports, the women, the life of the sailors, “the journey for the voyage”, historical reports, testimonies but also fantastic encounters in hypothetical times and places are the basic materials that compose the screenplay of Themis Moumoulidis who signs with contribution of his collaborators -Panagiotas Pantazi, Marouskas Panagiotopoulou and Vikis Panagiotopoulou- revealing the fascinating aspects of the personality, work and “travels” of Nikos Kavvadias.
The music and songs of Thanos Mikroutsikos now passed into the DNA of our musical memory continue to reveal and illuminate each time, the numerous dimensions of the poetic work of Nikos Kavvadias, who the great composer believed to be a poet “who spoke for freedom, for the value of overthrow, for the power of life without contracts “.
The play follows a cinematic narrative served by the interpretations of Thanos Mikroutsikos, Stelios Mainas, Stavros Zalmas, Elisavet Moutafi, Nikos Arvanitis, Michalis Marinou, Mariannas Polychronidis, Ioannis Papazisis, Marouloupas, Marouskhelas Panagantas singers. In a fascinating way he brings back moments from the life and thought of the poet while the reality is immersed in the world of the imaginary as he tries to illuminate the connections but also the eclectic kinships of Kavvadias with great personalities of his time.
The stage space, with the signature of George Patsas, is created and alternated through eight parallel screenings serving the cinematic structure of the show.
An exceptional ensemble on stage leads Thanos Mikroutsikos, Rita Antonopoulou, Costas Thomaidis, Giannis Mathe and Marianna Polychronidis who as singers but also as actors, perform the classical, favorite in three generations songs, of the great Greek composer.
The direction of Themis Moumoulidis, anxious in its search, diverse in its means, tries to transform the stage action into an experience for the viewer of all ages, presenting a poetic version of life but also a living version of poetry.
Music: THANOS MIKROUTSIKOS
Directed by: THEMIS MOUMOULIDIS
Screenplay: THEMIS MOUMOULIDIS in collaboration with: PANAGIOTAS PANTAZIS, MAROUSKAS PANAGIOTOPOULOU, VIKIS PANAGIOTOPOULOU
Set-costumes: GIORGOS PATSAS
Choreography: Cecil Mikroutsikou
Music Editing: THYMIOS PAPADOPOULOS
The roles are interpreted by:
Stelios Mainas, CROSS ZALMAS, ELISABETH MOUTAFI, Nikos Arvanitis, Mihalis Marinos, JOHN PAPAZISIS, MARIANNA Polychronidou, MAROUSKA PANAGIOTOPOULOU, KOSTAS FALELAKIS, GIANNIS MATHES, HELEN ZARAFIDOU, Konstantinos FAMIS, JULY TZIATAS, Panagiotis GOURZOULIDIS, NATASSA SARANTOPOULOU, VAGGELIS SALEFRIS, BILLIO MARNELI , KONSTANTINA DANTAMI, CHRISTOS TZIOTAS, LOUKIANI PAPADAKI, GIORGOS MICHELAKIS
THANOS MIKROUTSIKOS – RITA ANTONOPOULOU – KOSTAS THOMAIDIS – MARIANNA POLYCHRONIDI-GIANNIS MATHES
Friday 26/2, time 20:00
Saturday 27/2, time 20:00
Sunday 28/2 available for 12 hours (12:00 to 00:00)
Monday 1/3 at 19:00
Ticket price: 12 €
Source: Zougla.gr by www.zougla.gr.
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