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Programme in english - 15th Folktales Festival


15th Folktales Festival 
21- 30 July 2017 

Friday, July 21, 2017 

Pisses (on the quay)/ 20:00 / (for children over 8 years old and adults)
“Don Quixote”. Miguel de Cervantes
Having read many stories about knights, poor lord Alonso Kihada ends up believing that he is a knight. Thus, his imagination becomes reality. He changes his name to Don Quixote and embarks on a life adventure in the company of knights, magicians and giants.
Storytelling: Smaragda Apostolatou, Music: Christos Kokkinos.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 

Otzias (on the beach) / 12:30 / (for children over 5 years old and adults)
Stories about the winds and flying feathers that change everything around them.
Storytelling: Evi Gerokosta.

“Lambros Katsonis” Straits / 19:00 / BOOK PRESENTATION (for children over 7 years old and adults)
“Lambros Katsonis”
The writer Maria Mouzaki - Chionatou talks about her new illustrated children’s book on Lambros Katsonis’ life.

“Lambros Katsonis” Straits / 19:20 / (for children over 7 years old and adults)
“The wind of the Revolution”
They haven’t been in the historical spotlights… although they drew their own luminous line in history…Stories of brave people from the time the wind of the 1821 revolution was blowing in Greece…
Storytelling: Aspa Papadopoulou.

Mylopotamos (Museum of Agricultural, Folklore and Cultural Heritage) / 21:30 / (for children over 8 years old and adults)
“The girl who saved her father”
Some folktales, in which the hero goes and goes… longs for life, gets through many ordeals until his recognition and his arrival to real freedom!
Storytelling: Agni Stroumbouli, Music (cello): Stavros Parginos.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 

Mylopotamos (Museum of Agricultural, Folklore and Cultural Heritage) / 12:30 / (for children over 5 years old and adults)
“The child and the lion”
With folktales from Greece, Africa, Serbia and Pontos, Stavros with his cello and Agni take the children by the hand and they all follow, step by step, the red thread of tales! And they go and go and they still go… Storytelling: Agni Stroumbouli, Music (cello): Stavros Parginos.

Ioulida (Antique Lion) A storytelling walk from the Antique Lion to the Fountain of Kourentis / 19:30 / (for children over 8 years old and adults)
“Myth and freedom: Stories from the Greek Mythology”
From distant Phoenicia, we come in the wake of Kadmos searching for Europe. On the way we shall meet Sphinx. We will try to solve her riddle and get to know the three Graces!
Storytelling: Giorgos Laios.

Ioulida (at the stairs of the new Town Hall) / 21:30 / (for children over 8 years old and adults)
“Dreaming of an Open Cage”
Folk tales and stories from Latin America: a land of light and laughter where magic is part of the daily dance. Also a land where darkness haunts the jungles and fear roams the mountains; therefore some tales must be told in whispers. Dangerous tales. Where just telling them is an act of revolution.
Storytelling: Julian Marín Fryling.

Monday, July 24 2017 

Otzias (on the beach) / 12:30 / Water games and Book Presentation (for children 5-12 years)
“The fish manifesto”
A group of kids are, enjoying themselves building castles and cities on the sand. When suddenly, huge waves appear and take their breath away. The astonished kids watch as various water species walk out of the sea and on to the beach to demonstrate holding pickets and banners! They demonstrate against Pollution and Contamination that makes their life in Sealand unbearable. Will the children manage to save the water species and our invaluable seabed? A fairytale that turns into a game.
Author - Storytelling: Anna Dendrinou – Publications: Kokkini Klosti Demeni. Workshop: Smaragda Apostolatou, Aggeliki Gkogkou.

Prophet Elias’ trail (Meeting and Goodbye point at the entrance to the trail, at Gyristis, near the shop) (For more information please read the memo) / 20:00 / (for children over 8 years old and adults)
“Midgets and Dragons in the paths of Folktales”
There is an age-long habit among men: they are afraid of what they cannot see with their own eyes but they are terrified even more by that, which they cannot explain with their own mind. Flying dragons or evil dwarves, images for the deepest fears of mankind…..
Storytelling: Filia Dendrinou.

Tuesday, July 25 2017 

Ellinika (At the fountain) / 20:00 / (for children over 6 years old and adults)
“Karibou and the sorceress: A folk story from Africa”
A boy born in a spectacular way fights against the sorceress of his village having in mind a great truth: Nobody is born bad.
Storytelling: Virginia Kokkinou, Music: Emmanuel Paliakis.

Kato Meria (At the Square) / 21:30 / (for children over 8 years old and adults)

“Maria and Alexander”
A girl has lost her friend. This becomes the starting point of a journey all around Greece with songs and fairy tales. The girl will visit various places, meet people, get to know their customs and traditions and in the process also get to know herself.
Storytelling – Music: Emmanuel Paliakis.

Wednesday, July 26 2017 

Korissia (Primary School) /21:30 / (for children over 8 years old and adults)
“The Rose of Constantinople”
A Storytelling - musical journey, from the destruction of Smyrna to September 1955: Testimonies of people who managed to survive, entangled with songs that reveal their memories and take us along with
them through the path of pain and persecution they have experienced. The narration includes a short visual tribute concerning the historical events of the time.
Storytelling: Aggeliki Gkogkou, Music: Irene Nikolakopoulou, Emmanuel Paliakis. Artistic supervising- Editing of visual material: Giorgos Evgenikos.

Thursday, July 27 2017 

Mylopotamos (Aristaios Farm – threshing floor) / 20:30 / (For teenagers and adults)
“Izabelle Eberhardt: The seeker of the desert freedom”
The true story of a young aristocrat of the early 20th century, who, intent upon realizing her dreams, dares to break all kinds of conventions. She dresses herself in men’s clothing, changes her faith and leaves for Maghreb, passionately looking for the absolute freedom of the desert…
Storytelling: Maria Vrachionidou, Music: Irene Nikolakopoulou.

Mylopotamos (Aristaios Farm – threshing floor) / 21:30 / (For teenagers and adults)
“Free women”
Folktales about women warriors, sorcerers, charmers, slaves, amazons, mistresses and many others… Stories about free women!
Storytelling: Anthi Thanou, Music, song: Alexandros Makris.

Friday, July 28 2017 

Orkos (Quarry)/ 13:00/ (for children over 8 years old and adults)
"The Lady of the Nether World"
A folktale from Kea: The struggle of a stone cutter to fill the oil lamp of his life with oil from the Eternal Olive Tree. In his quest, he has to fight with dragons and beasts and to go against the decisions of the Lady of the Nether World.
Storytelling: Giorgos Evgenikos, Storytelling – Music: Irene Nikolakopoulou

Orkos (on the beach) /14:30 / (for children over 8 years old and adults)
“I ‘ll tell you a tale”
The Folktales Festival invites anyone who wants to share with the audience a tale from the oral tradition around a table of wine and appetizers. (Entries at the event point. The fairytales should not exceed 5 minutes). Coordination: Maria Vrachionidou
Ioulida (Grove Theater) / 21:30 / (in English) (For teenagers and adults)
“Tales of War”
Iran 1980: The Islamic revolution has torn the country apart. In a godforsaken radar station close to the Iraqi border, a young man looks towards the horizon. A swarm of Cobra helicopters fly into view. Soon Amir Mirzai is thrust into the middle of one of the longest and most brutal wars of the 20th Century. "Tales of War" is his story, and the story of many others. Together with colleague Torgrim Mellum Stene he paints a vivid picture of the stark realities of war, intermixed with tales of friendship, laughter and craziness.
Storytelling: Amir Mirzai, Torgrim Mellum Stene.

Saturday, July 29 2017 

Otzias (on the beach) / 12:30 / (for children over 8 years old and adults)
"Fearless heroes”
They are small in size and so what? They wear boots of iron and go to the ends of the earth looking for fear and searching for freedom!
Storytelling: Anthi Thanou, Music, song: Alexandros Makris.

Korissia (along the alleys of old Korissia) / 21:30 / (for children over 8 years old and adults)
“A pot of lies and hidden truth”
How far can love go to hide? Put on your iron shoes to find out! How many battles does one have to fight to get rid / to set himself free from his body? If you find out, keep it a secret! What if you have to lie to win?
 Storytelling - Music: Elenitsa Georgiou.

Sunday, July 30 2017 

Pisses (on the beach) / 12:30 / STORYTELLING-MUSIC&MOVEMENT- CLAY WORKSHOP (for children 5-12 years old)
“Two birds are singing and out comes a story!"
Two birds made of clay tell the story of a boy imprisoned in a room full of sweetmeats. The boy together with a girl will manage to melt the wall and free themselves. A folktale from Crete that comes alive with music and movement from the attending children! After the storytelling session, the participants will be invited to take part in a clay modeling workshop.
Storytelling – music (violin, song): Irene Nikolakopoulou, Guitar: Thomas Beltsios

Ioulida (Saint Dimitrios) / 20:00 / (for children over 8 years old and adults)
“The rebel cat”
Have you ever met someone who has literally turned your life upside down? Who has changed your life forever? This is the story of a cat living peacefully when...suddenly, a "huge, fluffy thing" appears in front of him and nothing is the same anymore...
Storytelling: Jenny Diamantopoulou. The story is based on a text by Alkiviades Kousis entitled "Not a word about Hera!”.

Ioulida (St. Charalambos Square) / 21:30 / (for children over 8 years old and adults)
A feast night with storytelling, music and songs.

Storytelling: Georgia Lazarou.

Storytelling in Greek: Giorgos Evgenikos, Storytelling in Farsi: Amir Mirzai.

Fight and Revolution
The Norwegian soprano Kristin Groven Holmboe sings songs of struggle and revolution from all over the world.

"Folktales Festival"
Korissia, 840 02, Κea Island, Cyclades – Creece
"The Folktales House - The Museum Otherwise "
Iosif ton Rogon 11, Akropoli, Athens, PC 117 43
Tel: +30 210 4313332, FAX: +30 210 4313322
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