MEMORIES OF ASIA MINOR
WHY DOES IT MATTER TO YOU WHERE I COME FROM?
Organizer: THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL
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i) Vaccination certificate issued by a certified authority or
ii) Certificate of recovery from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection issued by a public authority or a certified laboratory or
iii) Self-test taken in the last 24 hours for children aged from 4 to 17
In addition they should show:
their ID or driver's license or passport or any other proof of identification
All spectators are required to wear face masks throughout their stay in the Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Identity and memory in the refugees’ songs
Honoring the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe, the Thessaloniki Concert Hall presents a musical performance on the role and significance of music and song as an identity and memory for refugee Hellenism.
The tribute is the fruit of the historical and musical research conducted by Professor Lambros Liavas, who, in collaboration with the music group "Rodopi" highlights the traditional triptych "song-music-dance", in direct connection with the stories and experiences of refugees.
The script is based on a selection of representative texts and songs that run through various regions of Hellenism in Asia Minor: Smyrna-Ionia, Constantinople-Propontis-Eastern Thrace, Pontus and Cappadocia.
The aim of the performance is to highlight the function of music, with its enormous wealth and diversity, as a "mirror" of the high cultural level of the Greeks of the East. At the same time, the role of the song as an ark of collective memory, as well as consolation and driving force behind the revival and restart of Hellenism after its uprooting.
With the kind participation of:
Dance group of the Lyceum Club of Greek Women of Thessaloniki
Model Dance Art Group “
Eknefsis” Konstantinos Nikolaidis
Association of Asia Miror Greeks from Nikomideia “OI Kizderviotes”
Audiovisual material research- screenings editing Grigoris Filidis
Sound editing Dimitris Dimitriadis
30€, 25€, 20€, 15€ (reduced)