Little Amal continues her walk
on 27 & 28 of August in Ioannina!
"Don't forget us" is the message relayed by 9-year-old Amal who began from Syria and is crossing Europe, in search for her mother around the lands that unravel ahead of her. She walks from country to country, meets other children and people, always with the hope that somewhere a home will be there for her to stay, grow up, get educated and create her own world.
After the enthusiastic reception of Little Amal in Chios, her Walk continues in the city of Ioannina on 27 & 28 of August.
Friday 27 of August 2021@ 20:00 "Walking with the Words"
Little Amal begins her route from the area of Katsikas, where Habibi Works organization is receiving her. Bridging the gap of 8 kilometers between the refugee camp of Katsikas and the crowded city center of Ioannina, her way will be lit by more than 1500 light boxes with words in a collaborative installation.
From within a gigantic light box the shadows come to life and accompany her in a musical journey that begins in Epirus and reaches all of Greece and the East.
The light boxes were created in the artistic workshops organized by artists, community members, numerous organizations and institutions of the city.
Light boxes for Amal in Ioannina
Installation Artistic Direction: Biennial of West Balkans (BOWB) Artemis Papageorgiou, Elli Leventaki
Shadow Theatre: Sokratis Pappas / Antrala Theatre
Music: Alexandros Papageorgopoulos – clarinet, Thanasis Axenopoulos – song & violin, Stathis Paraskevopoulos – percussion, Stamatis Pasopoulos – accordion, Pantelis Agkistriotis – lute, Alexandros Rizopoulos – percussion
In collaboration with the organizations: Cultural Centre for the City of Ioannina, Biennial of West Balkans (BOWB), Antrala Theatre, Vyssinokipos, Habibi Works, ARSIS Epirus, Youth Centre of Epirus, Second Tree, ASB Greece, KDAP: The Tree of Life, Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr), Sympaignia Theatre, KETHEA Epirus.
Special mention is due for the priceless contribution of all educators, children, adolescents and volunteers.
Amal meets Karagkiozis (Greek shadow theatre)
Exhibition for "the Walk": "A step forward"
In the Cultural Venue "D. Chatzis" on 27 of August an exhibition is inaugurated with the outcomes of the educational program "A step forward", with creations from schools and organizatinos from all around Greece. Presented in the exhibition are photographs, visual creations, comics, puppets, texts and videos created by children and adolescents who participated in the Walk's workshops during the school year. The theme of the works has to do with the migration of peoples and the Walk of Little Amal and introduces us to the thoughts and emotions of the children around these important social issues. The workshops were facilitated by UnimaHellas, ΑthensComicsLibrary, ΑΜΑΚΑ NGO but also stemming from the educational manual of the Walk: https://www.walkwithamal.org/education/activity-pack/
Exhibition duration: 27/8 – 5/9, 17:00-21:00
Processing of the Exhibition material: Dafni Kalafati
Curator for the exhibition: Spyros Aggelopoulos
Saturday 28 of August 2021 – Sounds in the castle: "Marigo and Yannos - eternal passage"
We walk from Mavili square towards the Castle @19:30
Music performance begins @ 20:30 in the Museum of Silverworking, Its Kale - Ioannina Akropolis.
Amal walks towards the Ioannina pier
Amal will walk along the lakeside towards the Ioannina pier. There, she meets children and young people from the Youth Centre of Epirus and plays with them a "scavenger hunt" with an intercultural character, designed by the artist and pedagogue Alexandra Zoi. The children lead her inside the Castle.
She is the honored guest in a music performance created especially for her. The performance is inspired by the traditional, polyphonic, epirote song "Yannos and Marigo", which consists of a metaphysical base from love to death. Natural instruments, sounds of stone and air, in new compositions that are blended with contemporary dance in an integral dramaturgy. Alexandros Rizopoulos is the composer and editor of the performance, videoartist Kostis Emmanouilidis, the polyphonic ensemble Anassa and Alenti group also participate.
Amal walks in the Castle of Ioannina
Music performance credits:
Alexandros Rizopoulos – composition & editing, percussion, singing, dancing, Pantelis Agkistriotis – lyre, lute, Alenti group, Vasilis Zigkeridis – qanun, Alenti group, Giorgos Polychroniadis – double bass, Alenti group, Marina Liontou-Mochament – oud, Xanthoula Ntakovanou – singing, dancing, Athina Kyrousi-Salvucci – singing, dancing, Georgia Vakali – singing, percussion, Taxiarchis Vasilako – dancing, singing, accordion, VideoArt: Kostis Emmanouilidis
Warm thanks to TVSAudiovisual and Thomas Nastos for the technical support of the event.
All events have free admission
All COVID protocols for the safe conduct of events are duly applied
Production: AMAKAMKO&POLYPLANITY Productions
The Walk's program is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports
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