The Gift

2015-2016, 2016-2017 National Theatre of Northern Greece, NTNG International activities
The Gift
Repeat: Classrooms, 11/10/2016
Launch: Summer Tour, 19/06/2016

THE GIFT - The gift is given and love is offered

It is a show of object theatre, a contemporary form of puppet theatre in which the objects come to life through their symbolic and utilitarian nature, substituting the traditional puppets. The puppeteer is visible to the audience, while he is not only operating the puppet, but is also actively involved in the action. The text is the result of collective creation of the whole group and emerges through rehearsals.

In the show entitled “The Gift”, we follow the adventure of a scavenger trying by all means to give his child the gift he promised. With the help of a friend, he will seek a solution in the world of “waste” materials. The old objects will come to life and then change into animals, humans and in whatever our imagination allows us. Will he be able to give his daughter the much desired gift? To fulfill the promise he gave her? What is the real value of the gift? Is the gift given? What role does love play in all this? Can love be offered as a gift?

Director: Koldo Vío
Dramaturgical Advising: Polyxeni Spyropoulou
After many years, a puppet show will be part of the programme of The National Theatre of Northern Greece
Tour (19/06/2016 - 01/11/2016)
Thessaloniki International Fair, HELEXPO (14/09/2016)
Bulgaria, Sofia (20/09/2016 - 21/09/2016)
Classrooms (11/10/2016 - 12/05/2017)
Spain (18/10/2016)
“AHEPA” Hospital, Thessaloniki (25/11/2016)
Thessaloniki, Aristotelous Sq. (03/12/2016 - 30/12/2016)
Trikala, Cultural Centre (27/12/2016)
Vassiliko Theatre (23/04/2017)
Thessaloniki, Waterfront (07/05/2017)
This summer the NTNG travels to the neighbourhoods of the city and the peripheral municipalities but also to festivals with a versatile puppet theatre-object theatre show, addressed to children and adults.
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