“A 60-Year Journey into the Light”
85th Thessaloniki International Fair
(Pavilion 13, stand 21)
11–19 September 2021
Τhe National Theatre of Northern Greece, one of the country’s most important cultural institutions, is setting up an interactive Centre for the Performing Arts for visitors to the 85th Thessaloniki International Fair. “NTNG: A 60-Year Journey into the Light” has been a labour of love for our city’s Arts community, the staff of the NTNG.
“We want to acquaint visitors with the work of people who have been making history for 60 years now. People who devoted their life and soul to the theatre, creating visually stunning, high-quality cultural productions down the decades, no matter the obstacles and difficulties placed in their way, putting classic and avant-garde masterpieces of the world theatre repertoire, subversive productions and unique artistsand technicians from every theatre speciality on and behind the stage”, notes the Artistic Director of the NTNG, Nikos Kolovos—who first envisioned our Theatre reaching out to the public for the duration of the International Fair.
Unique costumes from iconic productions staged over six decades by our Theatre, which opened its doors to the public for the first time on 13 January 1961, interact with digitized recordings and artefacts from theatre productions which have gone down in history, others which took part in Greece’s most important festivals of theatre this summer, and others still that will be staged this coming season at the Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, the Vasiliko Theatre, Lazaristes Monastery, and in the foyer and stages of the Forest and Earth Theatres.
Exhibition curator: Anna Machairianaki
Assistant curator: Danai Pana
Lighting design: Stelios Tzolopoulos
Coordination: Petros Kokozis
Set graphic design—Visual communication: Simoni Grigoroudi
Video screenings: Vallentina Kopti, Ada Liakou
Historical documentation of costumes: Olga Chatziiakovou, Eirini Chatzikyriakidou
Constructions: NTNG Workshops
Choreographic happening with third-year students from the NTNG Drama School.
Choreography: Kostas Gerardos
Aggeliki Politi, a student in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Fine Arts, participated as an assistant coordinator in the context of a work placement at the Theatre.