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Bringing the footsteps of Ioannis Kapodistrias to Nicosia

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The latest edition of the Faneromeni Arts Festival is here with numerous free events hosted at the amphitheatre of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. On Thursday, the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Greece will present a notable theatrical performance – part of a triptych project that includes an exhibition, an educational programme and a play written specifically for this action – on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.

Ioannis Kapodistrias: in the Footsteps of a Great Leader is an original theatrical text about the life and actions of the first leader of Greece whose mother was of Cypriot origin. The performance combines with the organisation of a travelling exhibition about Kapodistrias, which is also used as a backdrop for the performance.

The play is a radical attempt to look at the life of the Greek leader. With important unpublished historical information, the path of Kapodistrias is shown from the perspective of the women he sacrificed for the sake of the only one he served throughout his life: a free and independent Greece. The performance traces the path that led Kapodistrias to his death, in his white clothes, to be embraced by his true love, his Homeland.

In charge of writing the texts for the exhibition, the play, and the selection of visual materials are Polyxeni Adam Veleni, Archaeologist-Theatrologist, General Director of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, and Asteris Peltekis, director, actor and theatrologist.

 

Ioannis Kapodistrias: in the Footsteps of a Great Leader

Theatrical performance by the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Greece. June 30. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia. 9pm. Free. Tel: 22-128157

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