In the context of the Cultural Summer 2017 the CHILDREN's THEATRE LONGOS presented the theatrical performance
«Festivity with Nourian»
on Sunday, August 13, at 9.00 p.m. at the Theatre F.O.L. in the Cultural Centre Longos.
There was a performance of two pieces with the same theme: „The light-hearted meadow“ by Fillio Nikoloudi, which is about the acceptance of the different and „Festivity with Nourian“, a realistic everyday story, a comedy, by Volker Ludwig which tells about prejudice and cultural reconciliation, in an adaptation of Vassilis Koukalani.
Children's Theatre Longos
The managing committee of the CULTURAL SOCIETY LONGOS asked the audience to donate food to the SMILE OF THE CHILD.
|SCENERY and VIDEO:
|SELECTION OF MUSIK, GUITAR:
|Werner Charilaos Sollbach
|Angelos Georgoudakis, Georgios Sollbach
|LIGHT and SOUND:
|Mantikas - Aigio
The evening was opened by the chairman of the CULTURAL SOCIETY LONGOS, Mr. Ierotheos Mourikis, who welcomed the audience on behalf of the managing commmittee.
He spoke amongst other about the significance of the play and the autor and explained that the CHILDREN's THEATRE LONGOS exsists 10 years thanks to Werner Sollbach and Maria Dourou-Sollbach, who established the theatre in 2007.
Mr. Mourikis reminded the DONATION OF BLOOD on August, 27, too.
«Festivity with Nourian»
The play tries to show the advantages of acceptance, the understanding of each other, of tolerance and the spontaneous identification among the children.
A greek family meets at a camping site a family from Iran. Mr. Papadakis is at odds with with the iranian father Nourian. Prejudice and fear of otherness lead to misunderstanding. The children - although speeking different languages - help to clear the misunderstandings by the kindness of their behaviour and their humour. They have confidence in becoming friends and they manage it, because the children believe that they all are children of one world.
Fillio Nikouloudi was born in Athens. She is a nursery-school teacher and teacher of dramaturgy and works at the University of Athens at the instruction course for Muslim children. She writes articles and ist staffer of the journal „Modern kindergarten“. Her works: „Kalimera File“, „Mathematika tragouantitheta“, „Oi Olympiakoi Agones sto nipiagogeion“ and other.
Volker Ludwig, actually Eckart Hachfeld, is dramatist and stage-manager. In 1969 he founded an emancipatory theatre for children, which became famous with the name GRIPS Theater in 1972. The GRIPS Theater developed to the most important german theatre for children and the youth, with solely indigenous productions which were translated in nearly 40 languages.
Vassilis Koukalani was born in 1969 in Cologne as son of an iranian father and a greek mother. In 1980 he returned from Teheran and visited the German School of Athens. He studied dramatics in Berlin and until 1995 at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He participated on theatre performances in New York and Germany and works since 2002 as an actor in Athens.
|MARGUERITES and BUTTERFLIES
|Penelppe Kanava,Panagiota Kanava, Silia Georgoudaki,
Evelina Bouna, Niki Skoulatou, Marina Mitropoulou
"THE SMILE OF THE CHILD" thanks the CULTURAL SOCIETY LONGOS to invite
the children of "THE SMILE OF THE CHILD" to the
with Nourian» and for the initiative to collect food to support "THE SMILE OF THE CHILD".
The Committee of the Longos Cultural Society "Lord Byron" thanks the auditors of the performance for their support.