Ο Κορκολής στο 9ο Φεστιβάλ Άνδρου 2023

Let’s meet on Andros island from July 28th to August 25th, 2024

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Pantelis Voulgaris’ note

Andros is loved; it’s dearly loved. By locals, by visitors. Personally, I feel I’m both a local and a visitor. For the past 35 years, winters and summers, my love for the island has been growing stronger, deeper, for reasons that are obvious – the interesting people, the rich nautical history – but also for reasons odd and mysterious, such as those longed for and set by the heart.

Ah, I say, there are some creeks, some chapels, some dry-stone walls and cypress lines and rocks I haven’t managed to see with my own eyes.

Ah, I also say this year, at the Festival’s 10 th anniversary. Some performances and musicians escaped us… It was impossible to include them in the programme in the past nine years.

But how can I not feel grateful for so many wonderful artists who have honoured the stone theatre, offering us gorgeous texts, melodies and emotions so that we can take a breath and give ourselves a break from the pressure and rush of our everyday lives; but, also, so that we can reflect more deeply, more meaningfully, on human adventure.

These years Andros has been heard of more and more, and it’s been heard of for good reasons, thanks to the Festival amongst other things.

See you at the 10 th edition. See you at August’s evening hang-out spot.

 

Pantelis Voulgaris
Artistic Director

Under the auspices of the municipality of Andros

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Dear visitors and fellow-citizens,

It is with great joy and enthusiasm that I welcome you to Andros Festival, which this summer marks 10 years of presence in the cultural events of our municipality and has become a staple thanks to your love and attendance.

Drawing upon the experience of the past years and aiming for a spectacle of even higher aesthetic quality, this year’s programme includes exceptional performances, outstanding concerts, stellar musical-dance shows and intriguing visual art events.

The municipality of Andros guarantees all efforts to preserve our cultural heritage. Standing side by side with the Festival we assist not only the Festival’s activities, but also every activity and venture that promotes culture and the arts.

In all this effort we need to recognise the crucial contribution of the Festival’s Art Director Mr Pantelis Voulgaris, who curates the rich programme every year.

I would also like to warmly thank local benefactor Mr Alkiviades Tattos, who conceived the idea of Andros Festival and offered us the Festival’s Open-Air Theatre, for his valuable work, support and continuous contribution throughout all these years.

I wish and hope that we all continue to fight with the same passion and set an example for future generations to continue this effort. It is the duty of all to pave the way for culture and hope, for the future of our island and our municipality.

From 28 th July to 25 th August we gather together to welcome and embrace all of you who will grace us with your presence and participation.

We are waiting for you on our Andros!

Theodosis I. Sousoudis
Mayor of Andros

The programme

Sunday 28/7 – 21:00
Concert: “in The Same Places We’ll Meet Again…”
Filharmonic Orchestra Of Andros’ Music Association, With Gerasimos Andreatos

Wednesday 31/7 – 21:00
Theatrical Play: Eugene Ionesco’s “killing Game” – Directed By Andri Theodotou & Dimitris Degaitis – Laiki Skini Theatre Group Of Andros

Saturday 03/8 – 21:00
Concert: Giannis Aggelakas & 100°c – Summer 2024

Sunday 04/8 & Monday 05/8 – 21:00
Screening Of Short Films: 21 New Outlooks – Curated By Pantelis Voulgaris
Andros Film Club – Ciné Avli

Tuesday 06/8 – 21:00
Music Performance: 20 Years Of Encardia

Wednesday 07/8 – 21:00
Theatrical Play: Aeschylus’ “the Suppliants” – Directed By Marianna Kalbari

Friday 9/8 – 21:00
Screening Of Short Films: The World’s Top 3 Film Festivals Travel To Andros
Andros Film Club – Ciné Avli

Sunday 11/8 – 21:00
Concert: Dimitra Galani Accompanied By Pavlina Voulgaraki

Tuesday 13/8 – 21:00
Concert: Stavros Lantsias Quartet “my Ennio Morricone”

Saturday 17/8 – 21:00
Theatrical Play: Sergio Blanco’s “tebas Land” – Directed By Vangelis Theodoropoulos

Monday 19/8 – 21:00
Children’s Theatrical Play: “do-re-mi-redes” By Aggelos Aggelou & Emi Sini – Directed By Johnny O. – Kopernikos Group

Wednesday 21/8 – 21:00
Concert: “my Breath And Air” By Lina Nikolakopoulou & Paraskevas Karasoulos

Friday 23/8 – 21:00
Theatrical Play: Aristophanes’ “the Birds” – Directed By Aris Biniaris

Sunday 25/8 – 21:00
Open Party: Dj Sets By Nalyssa Green & The Boy (Free Entrance)

 

INFO
10th Andros International Festival
July 28-August 25 at the Open Theater of Andros.

TICKET PRE-SALE: WWW.TICKETSERVICES.GR
Online ticket pre-sale starts July 5, 2024.
Pre-sale at the Theatre’s box office starts July 22, 2024.

The festival

The International Festival of Andros began in July 2015 and it has been successfully held every summer since then. The performances start in the last week of July and draw to a close toward the end of August.

Over the past four years, the festival has hosted great theatrical plays, Greek music concerts and classical concerts,while ithas also presented local groups, such as the Philharmonic Orchestra and theatrical and dance groups from Andros.

The Festival aims to present high-quality theatrical and dance performances, as well as great classical and jazz concerts. Every year, the theatrical plays constitute the main part of the Festival performances.

The place

The open-air theatre of Andros is located in Chora, between the neoclassical City Hall (Voulgaris building) and the Lyceum. Its construction was inspired and mainly funded by Alkiviades Tattos, who comes from Andros.The theatre is built on an idyllic hillside which is protected from the wind and gives panoramic view of the south.

‘A theatre that looks like it has been there forever’; this was the original idea of the architects Kiriaki Kondylatou and Konstantinos Loukos, who undertook the implementation of this ambitious idea.

The open stage of the theatre reminds of the architecture of classical stages and is one of the most daring interventions in the public space of Andros.The construction works began in July 2014 in a plot of land ownedbythemunicipalityofAndros. The theatre has a seating capacity of 870 seats.

The people

The International Festival of Andros is organised by the Non-profit Company ‘Friends of the Festival of Andros’ under the auspices of the municipality of Andros.

Artistic director: Pantelis Voulgaris

Production director: Anastasia Kavallari

Lighting designer & supervisor: Yiannis Vollelis

Sound system designer &audio supervisor: Thodoris Papanikolaou

Assistant sound engineer: Zisis Tona

Media relations manager: Anzelika Kapsabeli

Photography: Maria Lambriadou

Social Media: Anna Voulgari

Graphic designer: kiss my art

Video promo: ΠΑΝΚ TANK

Production: KAΡΤ

Editing of the english text: Niki Karagianni

Program layout: John Stamatopoulos

Video promo: Vangelis Loukisas

Site administration: Michael Voulgaris | silentforce digital reflections