BAND-ages: Τhe Hour Of Crisis

2009-2010, 2010-2011 NTNG/ Experimental Stage
BAND-ages: Τhe Hour Of Crisis
Repeat: Lazaristes Monastery - Studio Theatre, 08/10/2010
Opening: Lazaristes Monastery – Open Theatre, 14/07/2010

A Musical in Crisis
Does the coming of the HOUR OF CRISIS make us fatter…?
Is it true that we are going bankrupt? What time exactly?
Is CRISIS inevitable even in afterlife?
What will be our punishment?
What do the zodiac signs say about our foolishness?
How happy can we get witha pill? Is there a pill for the CRISIS?
Is there still a place in heaven for the proud Greek patriot?

Those who can answer and un-answer these questions while singing are….: The BAND-ages!
A group of young actors and musicians of the NTNG- a mixture of a music band and a circus- improvise, dance and sing upon the rhythms of popular theatrical and non-theatrical musical scores.
Balancing in-between heaven and hell, crisis, criticisms and small-scale revolutions, they wrap in bandages and comment upon the nightmare of an “impoverished” reality and the “dream” of another-possibly better-afterlife, as they stand closer than ever to the “HOUR OF CRISIS”.

Stage instructor: Evi Sarmi
Dramaturgical adaptation: Amalia Kontoyanni
Music supervision: Nikos Voudouris
Movement: Dimitris Raptis
Performance text: The Group
Artistic supervision: Grigoris Karantinakis
22 performances – 1.438 spectators
Lazaristes Monastery – Open Theatre (14/07/2010 - 15/07/2010)
Thessaloniki, Municipal Garden Theatre (Theatro Kipou) (22/07/2010 - 23/07/2010)
Sykies, 'Manos Katrakis' Open Theatre (27/08/2010)
Diavata Prisons (31/08/2010)
Sindos, "Ithaca" rehabilitation community (01/09/2010)
“Genessis-Minos Volanakis” Quarry, Kallithea, Oreokastro (03/09/2010)
Pylaia, Thessaloniki, Petrino Cultural Centre (10/09/2010)
Byzantine Watermills of Polichni, Thessaloniki (28/09/2010)
Lazaristes Monastery - Studio Theatre (08/10/2010 - 24/10/2010)
Open Theatre Festival
Merkouria- Municipality of Sykies
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