“TANK/ All Night Here”: A show about the rebellion of a generation - Wishevoke

“TANK/ All Night Here”: A show about the rebellion of a generation

YOU HAVE FIFTY YEARS run through Polytechnic and the young people arriving at the Phrynichos Art Theater to watch the performance of the Mataroa team He knows that this chronicle, which is celebrated every year in schools, was not told in the theater.

This is the only program this year that deals with this topic and the events of November 1973, taking us back to the silence and censorship of the dictatorial regime, but also to the heart of a mass uprising that placed Greece at the center of the world Attention moved. .

“The Polytechnic represents the culmination of a society that breaks its silence and, through the student movement, openly calls for the overthrow of the regime for the first time.” Through the testimonies of his book Jason Chandrinou “All Night Here” and archival materials, we structured a mass narrative and examined the conditions that led to students, builders, and citizens gathering at the Polytechnic to transcend party and ideological identities and unite to claim higher ideals. And yet this supreme and unrepeatable moment in Greek history did not concern society as a whole.

The numbers are shocking. In four days there were 324,000 bullets, 1,103 wounded and 24 confirmed dead, stretching from Agioi Anargyros to Zografou and Neos Kosmos.

Many remained silent out of fear, or worse, climbed onto the roofs of the buildings opposite and angrily shot anyone who dared to approach the polytechnic. The numbers are shocking. In four days there were 324,000 bullets, 1,103 wounded and 24 confirmed dead, stretching from Agioi Anargyros to Zografou and Neos Kosmos.

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What do we remember and what do we forget? What do we choose as a resource to move forward and what topic do we never deal with? Photo: Fotis Skourletis

The two questions that appear again and again in the show: “Do you remember where you were on November 17th, 1973?” and “Grandpa, what did you do in the junta?” repeatedly confront us with the central question of the series, whether personal political stance is the only path to resistance. Or is the very ultimate provision of the Constitution purely ceremonial?’ says Manos Vavadakis about the show.

“TANK/Here All Night” was the natural sequel to his “Bodyguards” Pericles Korovesi to address the questions of this people’s resistance to seven years of cruel dictatorship.

The show’s narrative flows like water. THE Manos Vavadakis He engages with history in his theatrical research and engages the audience in a process of searching for the crucial detail, the truth, which is often obscured by hasty official narratives.

The scenic reconstruction of these four days attempts to explore the historical truth and the actors of the group, Manos Vavadakis. Stella Vogiatzakis, Hara Mata Giannatou, Katerina Zisoudi, Katerina Papandreou, Konstantinos Plemenos, Through a simple and extremely interesting stage performance, you become witnesses and guides on a very close and very unexplored path of history.

His “test”. Gilles Dassinthe book by Jason Chandrinos with 84 testimonies from people who lived through the events of those days, newspapers, scrapbooks, archive material, writings such as “The Children of the Dictatorship” by Kostis Cornetis and his very important research Leonida Kallibretakis For the dead of the Polytechnic, they become research instruments that arrive on the stage of the theater to give new meaning to an event now associated with the school holidays and on the verge of losing its essence. And to remind us all that the value of struggle, of asserting values ​​and rights that are often taken for granted, has strength and momentum and continues to this day.

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The theater experience becomes a theatrical “dowry”, for many perhaps the beginning of a memory and a new search.
TANK/ All Night Here: A show about the rebellion of a generation Facebook Twitter
The only program this year that deals with this topic and the events of November 1973, taking us back to the silence and censorship of the dictatorial regime.

It is a dense performance without directorial chatter that tries to put the facts in order to complete the mystery of amnesia, a political but also very personal performance that reminds us of a younger self who had the desire for Fight for justice and the best thing is not to give up and learn not to be silent.

This simple and very essential narrative has value in the theater and arrives here without seriousness, but only with respect for events that move and raise questions of the present, building a bridge with the memory of the past, leading us along historical paths and create common knowledge and collective experience of a moment that shaped the movements of its time and still influences its problems today.

What do we remember and what do we forget? What do we choose as a resource to move forward and what topic do we never deal with? Are there any unresolved myths from this time? As a viewer, you can’t help but be amazed. The theater experience becomes a theatrical “dowry”, for many perhaps the beginning of a memory and a new search. It is the moment when theater transcends the boundaries of personal and existential passions and acts as our guide along the neglected path of history, making it easily accessible and interesting from a different perspective.

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“The polytechnic is the culmination of a society that is breaking its silence and, through the student movement, is openly calling for the overthrow of the regime for the first time.”

Further information about the show can be found here

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