European Heritage Days in collaboration with the Museum of Byzantine Culture
The NTNG is participating in the celebrations for the “European Days of Cultural Heritage 2017”
The National Theatre of Northern Greece, in collaboration with the Museum of Byzantine Culture and the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, is participating in the celebrations for the “European Days of Cultural Heritage 2017” which have been organized by the European Council on the last weekend of September since 1991. The theme selected by the Museums Directorate of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is dedicated to "pol(e)is" (i.e. city-cities).
The touring event presented by the NTNG on Thursday 21 September, at 19.30 in the halls of the Museum of Byzantine Culture (Permanent Exhibition) includes the reading of assorted source-texts of the Byzantine and post-byzantine periods by the actors of the NTNG: Giolanta Balaoura, Dimitris Siakaras, Vasilis Spyropoulos, Chrysa Toumanidou.
Direction: Chrysa Toumanidou.
In the second part of the event writer Isidoros Zourgos will read parts of his works, which are connected with the city of Thessaloniki and other European cities.
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Stratou Avenue 2, P. O. Box 50047, 540 13 Thessaloniki
+30 2313306400, fax 2313306402, email: [email protected]
The National Theatre of Northern Greece, in cooperation with the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, is taking part in the “European Heritage Days 2017”, which have been organized since 1991. For the biennium 2017-2018, the event’s theme, selected by the Museums Directorate of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is dedicated to "pol(e)is" (i.e. city-cities).
The annual three-day celebration “European Heritage Days” (EHD) takes place in the 50 signatory states of the European Cultural Convention, including Greece. For the next two years all kinds of cities, old and new, big and small, important or less important, will suggest a different narrative not only of Greece’s story, but of Europe’s as well, raising concerns but also initiating discussions about their transformation within the modern world and their future.
The National Theatre of Northern Greece participates in the celebration of the “European Heritage Days 2017” with a theatrical performance entitled “Active sites: the museum ‘interprets’ the city”, which will be presented on September 22 and 23, 2017 at the Foyer of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
Leading figures of the performance, unfolding in three acts, are the archaeologist, the journalist, the citizen, and sometimes the conqueror during the war. However, the monuments themselves have a leading role as well: an Attic sarcophagus, dated to roman times, from the western cemetery of Thessaloniki, the Herculaneum Woman sculpture from the city’s Ancient Agora, the Derveni krater and papyrus. Through the work of the writer George Ioannou, the poet Maria Kentrou Agathopoulou, the poet Dinos Christianopoulos, and other authors, the museum’s antiquities claim a living presence in the city’s everyday experience as receivers and transmitters of manners, gestures and attitudes. The theatrical text is an original synthesis of archaeological studies, official documents, letters of citizens, articles, short stories and poems, created by Styliana Gkaliniki, archaeologist at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
The performance is directed by Kiki Strataki, actor and director at the National Theatre of Northern Greece, and the roles are interpreted by the actors: Aigli Katsiki, Giannis Mastrogiannis (violin), Ioanna Pagiataki, Lilian Palantza, Roula Pantelidou, and Giannis Panorios.
“Active sites: the museum ‘interprets’ the city”
Friday, September 22, at 20.00 and Saturday, September 23, at 12.30
Foyer of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Admission is free
During the weekend of September 23 & 24, admission to museums and archaeological sites will be free.
For further information: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
T. 2313 310201 | F. 2310 861306 | E: [email protected]
The text was translated from Greek by Despoina Passali, student at the Joint Postgraduate Studies Program (J.P.P.S.) “Conference Interpreting and Translation” of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Aristotle University, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Lees.