Anniversary event I.M. Nea Ionia at the Herod Atticus Conservatory

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An ensemble of 130 traditional dancers, actors and musicians, under the artistic and directorial supervision of Zacharias Karounis, present a unique tribute to the unforgettable homelands, a nostalgic cultural journey of music and dance, a tribute to the Holy Land of Asia Minor and to the Founders of the new center of the Ionian civilization.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the sad anniversary of the Asia Minor Disasterthe Holy Metropolis of Nea Ionia, Philadelphia, Heraklion and Chalkidon honors its roots in the Herodes of Atticus Conservatory with an anniversary music and dance event with the title: “I return to my place with dancing steps”.

An ensemble of 130 traditional dancers, actors and musicians, under the artistic and directorial supervision of Zacharias Karounispresent a unique tribute to the unforgettable homelands, a nostalgic cultural journey of music and dance, a tribute to the Holy Land of Asia Minor and to the Founders of the new center of Ionian civilization.

The cohesive link of all the actions on stage will be the beloved Karagiozis, a figure of Asia Minor culture, who, with the voice of the wonderful Ilias Karellas, will present, comment and direct the action of the show through specially written texts for the occasion.

Pontos, Cappadocia, Smyrna and Polis will be the stations of Karagiozis, who will laugh while crying and cry while laughing in a festival of colors from traditional costumes, texts from theatrical performances, dances and songs, which will be united by the complaint of the person who is lost , but he succeeds in his new homeland, not only to stand, but to graft it with culture and change it.

The event is under the auspices of S.A. of the President of the Republic Mrs. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, is organized in collaboration with the Municipalities of Ionia Prefecture, Philadelphia Prefecture-N. Chalkidona and Heraklion Attica and is held with the kind sponsorship of the Region of Attica.

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FACTORS:

• Artistic and directorial supervision: Karounis Zacharias
• Conductor of the orchestra: Thomas Constantinou
• Actress: Eleni Karakasi
• Shadow theater: Ilias Karellas

They sing:
• Zacharias Karounis Charitini Panopoulou

• Friendly Participation : Fotini Darra

They play:
• Friendly participation: Giorgos Papachristoudis

• Clarinet: Giorgos Kotsinis
• Violin: Christos Dalianis
• Canon: Stefanos Dorparakis
• Sandouri: Stella Valasis
• Counter bass: Nikos Gyras
• Percussion: Manousos Klapakis
• Outi – Lute: Thomas Constantinou

Dance Groups (alphabetical):
• Workshop of art and culture (representing the Association of Asia Minor N. Philadelphia-N. Chalkidona “the Unforgettable Homelands”)
• Lyceum of Hellenes P.t.X of Nea Ionia
• Cultural Association of Nea Ionia “Memories of Tradition”
• Dance workshop of Nea Ionia
• Dance Team of the Holy Church of Panagia Prasinos Lofou
• Dance Club “EIRINI” of Heraklion, Attica
• Dance Department of the Ecclesiastical Ministry Center of Oinofyta

Choirs:
• Choir of OPAN traditional song of Nea Ionia
• Choir of the Association of Alagians of Nea Ionia

Production Organization: Anastasia Papageorgiou

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