Tonight made, as shown by the photos and the video of the tempo24.gr, and the final rehearsal and everything is ready for the big celebration, the Opening Ceremony of the Carnival that will be held tomorrow night.
The time that we wait for, the time of fun, creation, subversion, satire has arrived and gives us an appointment with the joy of life in Patras, greece.
The Carnival 2017, organised by the public Benefit Company of the Municipality of Patras ‘Carnival of Patras”, is ready to open his wings and take us to travel for more than a month (37 days and nights) ÎµÏ€Î¹Ï†Ï…Î»Î¬ÏƒÏƒÎ¿Î½Ï„Î¬Ï‚ our moments of escape which we all need.
The first date given for Saturday 21 January at 21.00 the Opening Ceremony of the Carnival 2017 in George square A, the literal square of the Carnival. There will be broadcast the good news, the most safe, healthy, and authentic note of optimism that it will flood the senses and the soul against the threatening clouds that shade the peace of the peoples, and the poor prospects for new economic measures, The only war that I will declare the Carnival is on drugs, dependencies and passive life, something that is declared clearly in the dominant theme of the Carnival “ÎšÎ±ÏÎ½Î±Î²Î±Î»Î¹Î¶ÏŒÎ¼Î±ÏƒÏ„Îµ free from substances and kits”.
The actions of the Day Start will unravel in two phases, which will take place at noon and in the evening of the Sabbath.
Actions will start from 10 in the morning with the music float, and the town crier to give a festive atmosphere, carrying the joyful message of the opening in the center of the city. At 11.30 in the morning, starting with the Roman Conservatory will start procession participants, and members of the board.Of the Charitable Company and of the Advisory Committee, with direction to the city Hall of Patras, which will upset the pleasant streets of the city following the route: Roman Odeon-German-Ag. Nicholas-Corinth-Kolokotronis-Maizonos-George Square, Maizonos-Town Hall. At the town Hall at 12 noon it will become the tradition of carnivals Î»Î±Î²Î¬ÏÎ¿Ï… the Mayor of Patras Kostas Î ÎµÎ»ÎµÏ„Î¯Î´Î· under the Î±Ï€Î¿ÎºÏÎ¹Î¬Ï„Î¹ÎºÎ¿Ï…Ï‚ Ï€Î±Î¹Î±Î½Î¹ÏƒÎ¼Î¿ÏÏ‚ of the Band of the Municipality and with the unchanged sweet custom ÏƒÎ¿ÎºÎ¿Î»Î±Ï„Î¿Ï€ÏŒÎ»ÎµÎ¼Î¿Ï… in full swing by the associations of ÏƒÎ¿ÎºÎ¿Î»Î±Ï„Î¿ÏÎ¹Ï‡Ï„ÏŽÎ½: “Î£Î¿ÎºÎ¿Î»Î±Ï„Î¿ÏÎ¯Ï‡Ï„ÎµÏ‚”, “Î£Î¿ÎºÎ¿Î»Î±Ï„Î¿Î¼Î±Ï‡Î¯ÎµÏ‚”, “Î£Î¿ÎºÎ¿Î»Î±Ï„Î¿Î´ÏÎ¿Î¼Î¯ÎµÏ‚”, “Î£Î¿ÎºÎ¿Î»Î±Ï„Î¿Î¼Î±Î½Î¯ÎµÏ‚” and “Î£Î¿ÎºÎ¿Î»Î±Ï„Î¿Ï€Î±Î¯Ï‡Ï„ÎµÏ‚”. The banner of the Carnival 2017 will remain at city Hall until the end of the event on 26 February marking the great feast of carnival capital.
The carnival thermometer will climb vertically at 21.00 in George square with the Opening Ceremony, which is a proposal of Patras George Î ÎµÏ„ÏÎ¯Ï„ÏƒÎ· and attempted a revival of the Carnival from 1900 to today, highlighting all the genuine characteristics of a great celebration of Patras to the passage of time.
The Opening Ceremony will be based solely on the presence of local artistic talent.
The scenes will be 10, one per decade, with an interruption of the decade of 40 (1940-1950) due to wars, occupation , etc., that the carnival was not held.
Two actors on the main stage will indicate how the what important happened every decade, and this is represented after with action, dance and song in the second scene, in front of the Municipal Theater “Apollon”.
Just finished the event (a musical), the host of the opening ceremony, Natasha Î¤ÏÎ±Î³Î¿Ï…ÏƒÏ„Î® will welcome the President of the Public benefit Company of the Municipality of Patras ‘Carnival of Patras” Nico Î§ÏÏ…ÏƒÎ¿Î²Î¹Ï„ÏƒÎ¬Î½Î¿ and then the Mayor of Patras Kostas Î ÎµÎ»ÎµÏ„Î¯Î´Î·, who with the carnival solemnity befitting the great celebration will declare the start of the Carnival 2017, in the context of the ritual and it will become an attraction-surprise(!) The surprise will frame and the group of the White Christodoulou (zumba) from the body house , dancing the chorus of the best patras carnival songs, while the fireworks will turn night into day. The joyous news of the launch of the Carnival will send out a message of optimism in all of Greece. A message of hope, vitality and joy from the top of a kind institution in the country.
It will follow a concert with the band â€œThe Bandâ€ for about an hour and a half with rhythms of latin-disco-rock n roll â€“ patras carnival and the unforgettable songs of the 60’s. The orchestra is composed of distinguished citizens of patras musicians and singers
The outdoor party and carnival fun will last late into the night with three djs, who will take the fun in the square.
Teaching roles: Miltiadis Î Î±Ï€Î»Î¬Ï‚
Responsible for program flow and final director: Konstantinos Albanis.
Choreography: Vicki Purchase
Orchestration and program curated by: Artemis ÎœÏ€ÎµÎºÏÏŒÏ€Î¿Ï…Î»Î¿Ï‚
Designer Lighting: Î›Î±Î¶Î±Î½Î¬Ï‚ George
George Î ÎµÏ„ÏÎ¯Ï„ÏƒÎ·Ï‚, Marianna Voulgari, Angel Nicholas, Michael Panaretos, Maria ÎšÎ±Ï„ÏÎ¹Î²ÎÏƒÎ· (lyric soprano and actress musical theatre) , Tasos Maragos, Nikos Papakostas (tenor)
Drums: Efthimios Î Î±Ï€Î±Î´Î¿ÏÎ»Î±Ï‚, Percussion: Akis Î§Î±Ï„Î¶Î·Î¼Î¹ÎºÎÏ‚, Bass: Artemis ÎœÏ€ÎµÎºÏÏŒÏ€Î¿Ï…Î»Î¿Ï‚, Synthesizer: Panagiotis Panagopoulos, Synthesizer: John Î“ÎºÎ¹Î¿ÏÏƒÏ„Î¿Ï‚, Electric Guitar: Paschalis Basis, Saxophone: ÎšÎ±Î»Î¹Î½Ï„ÎÏÎ·Ï‚ Fotis, Trombone: Panagiotis Zafeiropoulos, Trumpet: Yannis Varvitsiotis, Flute: Alexandra Cosma, Piano: Olena Fedko.
ACTORS (from the group of the hypocrites)
Dimitris Georgopoulos, Alkis Sarakinis
Georgia Sakka, Georgia Î”Î¿Ï…ÎºÎ»Î¹Î¬, Kelly Î Î¿Ï…Î»Î¹Î¬ÏƒÎ·, Phaedra ÎšÎ¿Î½Ï„Î¿Î³ÎµÏŽÏÎ³Î¿Ï…, Kon/Î’Î±ÏÎÎ»Î·, Raffaella Sofia, Natalia Î¤ÏÎ¹Î±Î½Ï„Î±Ï†Ï…Î»Î¿Ï€Î¿ÏÎ»Î¿Ï…, Joan Tradition, Helena Î¤ÏƒÎµÏÏ€ÎÎ»Î·, Angelica Î Î±Ï€Î±Î½Î´ÏÎ¹Î±Î½Î¿Ï, Fanny Papaefstathiou, Demis ÎšÎ±Ï„ÏƒÎ±ÎÏ„Î·, Evdokia Î“Î±ÏÎ¿Ï…Ï†Î±Î»Î®, Lucia Î’ÎµÏÎ¿Ï€Î¿ÏÎ»Î¿Ï…, Alexandra Papadatos, Anastasia Î¤ÏƒÎ±Î³ÎºÎ±ÏÎ¿Ï…ÏƒÎ¹Î¬Î½Î¿Ï…, Alexis Georgiopoulos, Theodore Î¦ÎµÏÎ±Î´Î¿ÏÏÎ¿Ï‚, Miltos Î Î±Ï€Î»Î¬Ï‚, Asimakis Î£Ï„ÏÎ±Ï„ÏŒÎ³Î¹Î±Î½Î½Î·Ï‚
Christodoulou White, Paxinou ÎŸÎ»Î¯Î½Î±, ÎšÎ±ÏÏ†Î® Vivi, Karampelas Peni, Karaberi Î‘Î½Ï„Î¹ÏŒÏ€Î·, Mrs. Koutraki Respects, ” Despina, ÎšÎ¿Ï…Î¹Î½Î· Dia, Î Î±Ï€Î±Ï‡Î»Î¹Î¼Î¹Î½Ï„Î¶Î¿Ï… Friday, Zervos ÎœÎÏÏ†Î·, Christina Lemon Tree, Î¤ÏƒÎ¹Î»Î¹Î±Î½Î¿Ï… Joan
Takis Angelopoulos, Ioannis Kanellopoulos, Stephanos ÎÎ¬ÏƒÎ¹Î¿Ï‚
ÎšÎ‘Î¡ÎÎ‘Î’Î‘Î›Î™ÎšÎ— TEAM WITH MEMBERS OF THE CREWS
Presenter of the opening ceremony will be the journalist Natasha Î¤ÏÎ±Î³Î¿Ï…ÏƒÏ„Î® and town crier will be Dimitris Î§Î¿Ï…ÏÎ´Î¿ÏÎ¼Î·Ï‚.
The hairstyle of the anchor chair is courtesy of the salon Elviras Hair Studio and makeup of the anchor chair is courtesy of Maddie Pantazidou.