Walk with Amal

The Walk & Education

An arts festival under the auspices and coordination of Good Chance Theatre from the United Kingdom

 

Free internet workshops for educators and youth group facilitators

 

Walk with Amal 

A 3,5 meter high puppet with the form of a 9-year-old refugee girl will travel for 8.000 klm,
crossing Turkey and Europe, from July to November 2021.

The Walk with Amal is a mobile - peripatetic arts festival where a multitude of state, humanitarian and artistic institutions and organisations participate, from European as well as Asian countries under the auspices and coordination of Good Chance from the United Kingdom.

Amal will be walking in Greece in August-September 2021 (specific dates will be announced), in a great march which in our country will set off from Chios island, will continue to Piraeus, Athens, Eleusina, Larissa, Trikala and will conclude in Ioannina and Igoumenitsa before departing for Italy. 

In every stop, we are planning to cooperate closely with the artistic community of each place and the scheduling and hosting of events which will showcase the cultural wealth of the city and will promote it to the international audience that follows closely Amal's walk in person or online.

For more on the international project, see here.


Educational project
Free online workshops
for educators and
youth group facilitators

An important part of this entire initiative is the educational project "One step forward", which will take place alongside the artistic activities of The Walk. Before, after but also during her walk, little Amal will bring young people in touch with each other through projects of creative learning, aiming to create a worldwide network of educators, organisations and groups.


 

The Walk in Greece

Amal in Piraeus

Amal in Piraeus

Piraeus, 4/9/2021

Event date: 9/4/2021 Export event


Piraeus 4/9/2021

Sleepless

19:30 We walk from the Stone Clock in Pasalimani to the Municipal Theater of Piraeus, through Grigoriou Lambraki and a short stop at the Statue of the Mother.
20:30 Municipal Theatre of Piraeus

Amal is looking for a safe space to sleep as she arrives at the square in front of the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus. She sees beds. Upon each bed, sits a child with their parents. The children don’t want to sleep, but to play and dance to the music of Giorgis Christodoulou. Their parents try everything until slowly they start falling asleep one by one. All except Amal. She is tired but more than anything she is alone.

The children gather around her one by one offering comfort and finally Amal can sleep to the sound of the lullabies provided by Marina Satti’s chórès choir.

All of this will take place in front of the Municipal Theater of Piraeus, one of Greece’s pre-eminent theatres, which served as a safe haven for displaced people who arrived in Greece in the wake of the destruction of Asia Minor.

Giannis Panagopoulos - direction, Maria Stamataki & the teachers of Chorologie: Myrto Katsou, Aggeliki Mouzaki and Christina Bitou - children's choreography, Dimos Klimenof - set and costume design, Evina Vasilakopoulou - lighting, Yannis Damianos - sound engineering, Aristeidis Marantos - lyrics to the songs of Giorgis Christodoulou. With the participation of students from the Piraeus Association School of Dramatic Art.

All events have free admission. All COVID-related protocols will be adhered.


 

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PRODUCTION

The educational project of The Walk is taking place with the collaboration of Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) and UNHCR Greece, in the context of "it could be me; it could be you" project.

 

Production for the WALK: Good Chance Theatre
Production for Greece: Yolanda Markopoulou / Polyplanity Productions

Educational project coordinator: Dafni Kalafati, walkedugr@gmail.com

Workshop organisation: Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) and UNHCR Greece, in the context of "it could be me; it could be you" project


Creative Team
Art director Amir Nizar Zuabi
Puppet design & construction Handspring Puppet Company
Puppet handling directors Craig Leo και Enrico Dau Yang Wey
Puppet handling assistant Sarah Wright
Costume designe Annie Symons

Production Stephen Daldry, David Lan, Tracey Seaward, Naomi Webb for Good Chance
Art directors fo Good Chance Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy
Executive producer Kevin Fitzmaurice
General management Sarah Loader
Production management Suzy Hawes
Production design Patrick Glackin
Producer for Turkey Recep Tuna and IKSV
Producer for Greece Yolanda Markopoulou
Producer for Italy Roberto Roberto and Ludovica Tinghi
Producer for France, Switzerland, Belgium & Germany Claire Béjanin
Producer for the United Kingdom Amaya Jeyarajah Dent