Poios ti Zoí mou …

“Mikis Theodorakis – Poios ti Zoí mou …” is a theatrical musical performance about the life and work of Mikis Theodorakis. One of the performances took place on the island Makronissos on September 14, 2013.
“When the Greek Civil War started, in 1946, this islet was turned into a prison for communists, political prisoners and defectors. These people were tortured in cruel ways and suffered starvation and privation of water to be forced to deny their political beliefs and sign a statement of regret and obeisance to the Greek rightist regime. Many people died there and others, those who managed to survive, still carry this traumatic experience.
Among the prisoners of Makronissos, we include many famous Greek people, such as the music composer Mikis Theodorakis, the film maker Pantelis Voulgaris and the poet Giannis Ritsos. It stopped functioning as a prison when the Greek dictatorship ended, in 1973. Needless to say, Makronissos islet stands today, in the memory of the Greeks, as an islet of torture and shame. Makronissos has today been declared as a Civil War monument.” (From: Greeka)
The Musical Theater Production “Poios ti Zoí mou …”
“It was Theodorakis’ wish for the performance to take place there, in order to send a message of reconciliation to all Greeks. The members of the Central Council of Modern Monuments gave their permission unanimously as they believe there will be no damage to the historic site.”
(From: Greek Reporter)
Screenplay-Direction: Themis Moumoulidis
Scenery: George Patsas
Costumes: Panagiota Kokkorou
Choreography: Apostolia Papadamaki
Orchestrations: Giannis Papazachariakis
Light management: Nikos Sotiropoulos
Producer: Michalis Adam
Gregorios Valtinos / Aris Lempesopoulos / Filareti Komninou / Elisabet Moutafi / Christos Plaïnes / Marouska Panagiotopoulou / Giannis Mathes / Tzortzina Palaiothodorou / Kostas Velentzas / Natasa Zankli / Kon/Nos Famis / Errika Bigiou / Eirini Kyrmizaki / Pinelopi Sergounioti / Maria Gerodimou / Euthymis Balagiannis / Nikorestis Chaniatakis / Giorgos Nousis / Panagiotis Gourzoulidis / Natasa Sarantopoulou
Kostas Makedonas / Giota Negka, Kostas Thomaidis / Anna Linardou / Giannis Mathes


For the full theater production on 14 September 2013, on Makronissos: click here.

About "The Music of Mikis Theodorakis"

The blog "The Music of Mikis Theodorakis" started in 2010. The not-for-profit activities of the initiator were and are to collect, create and publish information about the MUSIC of the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis via YouTube, Google+, Twitter, and this blog. Sources for this information are utterly strictly related with Mikis Theodorakis' Music only. The icon is a bouzouki. It is Greece's national symbol for freedom. During the Regime of the Colonels (Military Junta, 1967-1974) the bouzouki was forbidden. Mikis Theodorakis used this authentic Greek instrument in almost all his compositions, and Greeks were listening to Theodorakis's music in the underground scene, during the Military Junta time.
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