The Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni and the Artistic Director of the National Opera George Koumentakis presented today, Tuesday, October 19 at the Choir Rehearsal Hall of the National Opera, at the Cultural Center Stavros Niarchos Foundation of Greece »For 2021.
Lina Mendoni announced that the theme of "All Greece a Culture 2022" will be the Asia Minor Catastrophe, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Smyrna Catastrophe in 1922.
The Minister of Culture and Sports, Lina Mendoni stated, among other things:
"… From July 15 to September 27, 133 events of theater, music, dance, visual arts, children's and musical theater took place, 79 new productions in 68 archeological sites
premises, in 12 administrative districts of the country. Attica is excluded, which we consciously did not include in the program because it has all the other events of the summer, the various festivals, the events of the municipalities, of the Region, therefore it was consciously excluded.
1.400 people worked in these productions, 11.100 spectators watched them and here I can say that one can say that the number is small….
… .So it is important and I think we all feel very satisfied for this year again for two reasons. One reason is that they opened beyond the usual and new archeological sites. In other words, the local communities came in contact, communicated and communicated with places to which they were not accustomed. The same goes for artists.
The second positive is that this year completely new productions were created, which were used twice within the program, ie each production had two performances and from there on, the bands, the AMKE, who participated in the program, had the opportunity the same production, which was funded by the Ministry of Culture, to transport it wherever they wanted, wherever else they had planned.
I think that was a significant support during this difficult period. In total, so that I do not take too much time, to say that the amount, which was allocated for the productions is 2.284.000 euros. Our initial announcement provided funding of 1.800.000 euros, but due to the scope and special conditions of the program, an additional grant of 450.000 euros was disbursed ".
Report data "All Greece a Culture 2021"
- The Special Evaluation Committee consisted of: George Koumentaki, Katerina Evangelatou, Daphne Kokkino, Kornilios Selamsi, Syrago Tsiara, Panagiotis Tsiridis, Nikos Stampolidis.
- 70 productions were selected and presented, in seven thematic sections: Byzantium, The City, Classicism - Romanticism, Middle Ages / Renaissance / Baroque, Mythology, Tragic Excerpts and World and Greek Literature.
- All productions involved original creation and combined at least two of the six fields of art: Music, Theater, Dance, Musical Theater, Visual Arts / Performance and Performances / Actions for children & teenagers.
- The total amount allocated for the production of producers amounts to € 2.284.000. The initial announcement of the Ministry of Culture and Sports provided funding of € 1.800.000, but due to the scope and special conditions of the program, an additional grant of € 450.000 was disbursed. An additional amount of € 34.000 was spent on the performances, which were rescheduled due to cancellations due to fires, national mourning, but also restrictions due to Covid.
- For the theater productions € 855.600 were given, for the music productions € 483.600, for the dance productions € 279.000, for the musical theater productions € 279.000, for the children's theater € 167.400 and for the visual arts € 167.400.
- The execution of the production and the general coordination of the program was undertaken by the National Opera.
- As a very specific axis of the program and the primary goal of the Ministry was - and is - the support of the employees of Culture, whether they are artists, technicians, or any other complementary specialties, for All Greece, a Culture signed three-month contracts for all artists and all labor, insurance and wage rights of all participants were guaranteed.
- From July 15 to September 27, which lasted this year, a total of 133 performances took place, over a period of 62 days, in 68 archaeological sites throughout Greece.
- Of the 70 actions of the program:
· 27 were theater productions
· The 15 music productions
· 8 were dance productions
· 8 were musical theater
· The 6 were children's theater and
· All 6 were art exhibitions / installations
- More than 1.400 people took part in this year's event. Specifically:
- The performances took place in 12 of the 13 regions of the country: Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Central Macedonia, Western Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, Central Greece, the Ionian Islands, Western Greece, Peloponnese, North Aegean, the South Aegean and Crete. Attica was deliberately excluded from this year's planning, in order to give priority to the region. However, the last performance of September 27 (Spanos), which had been postponed twice due to fires and national mourning, finally took place at the Dafni Monastery in Athens.
- In this year's program, for the first time, 11 archeological sites were opened for performances or for artistic installations. These places were:
· Archaeological site of Kato Zakros, Lassithi
· Archaeological site of Latos, Lassithi
· Burial Monuments Area of Apteras Archaeological Site, Chania
· Asclepieion in Kos
· Archaeological site of Skarkos in Ios
· Shareholder complex of Flogites of Halkidiki
· Archaeological site of the Holy Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Deskati, Grevena
· Archaeological site of Ancient Olynthos, Halkidiki
· European Ancient City, Kilkis
· Archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Messos, Mytilene
· Nikopolis, Epirus
- In the context of supporting artists outside Athens, the committee selected the following 13 productions from an equal number of Urban Non-Profit Companies operating in the region:
· AMKE OMMA STUDIO: Loves of Gods, Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
· AMKE Anemi Theater Company: Woman of Zakynthos, Zakynthos Castle
· Androidus Company: Doom, the feast of mourning, Ancient Tylissos, Heraklion
· AMKE DITTO: Anthropomorphic monsters, Archaeological site of Gortyna, Heraklion
· AMKE Steropi: Mimos, Venetian City, Chania
AMKE Art Traces: Who are you, Alexandroupolis Museum
· AMKE Work Culture: The city of invisible women, Eptapyrgio, Thessaloniki
· AMKE International Festival of Karditsa: From Homer to Dante Aligeri and Foskolos, Byzantine Castle of Fanari, Karditsa
· AMKE Theater without curtain: In search of lost time or snails, Antirrio Fortress
AMKE Mikros Vorras: Iliad of Homer, Ancient Theater of Argos
· Music workshop of Serres: Love Cycles, Archaeological site of Amphipolis
· AMKE Dancers of the North: The Myth of Medusa, Dion Ancient Theater
· AMKE Artifactory: Four poems about Nikopolis, Nikopolis, Preveza.
- In the difficult conditions of the summer, there were 12 productions that either did one of their two scheduled performances or were postponed due to fires and national mourning or due to restrictions for Covid-19 and were presented on other dates or in other places. At the same time, two of them were videotaped, as it was not possible to present them to the public.
- In this year's event, important collaborations were developed with local festivals, such as the Festivals of Philippi, Dodoni and Olympus. The contribution of the Ephorates of Antiquities, the Municipalities, the Regions, the Archaeologists and the local cultural institutions was valuable for all the presentations.
- Four of the productions of this year's event continue their journey and are presented by AMKE in new venues for a wider audience. These are the performances of Arta the geyser from the Art Theater, Saturn and Zeus of AMKE Other Side, Achilles of bijoux de kant, Iliad of Homer of the Little North and Ealo Thessaloniki of AMKE The Greyblue Gap & Metatheater. As it was announced from the beginning, all AMKE can, if they wish, present the productions that we have assigned to them wherever and whenever they want, as they now belong to them.
- All Greece a Culture 2021 aroused the interest of over 11.000 spectators, who honored the performances with their presence. From archeological sites that could safely accommodate a few dozen spectators to places that could accommodate a few hundred spectators, the variety and wide direction of the All Greece One Culture 2021 program offered Greek and foreign spectators a special experience of seeing and listening to unique monuments. of the Greek region.
- The performances / actions of the program were given with free entrance and the spectators are invited to pay only the entrance fee to the archeological site, the monument or the museum.
- The measures for protection from Covid-19 were strictly observed in all 133 performances given. The reservations of the seats were made electronically through the platform of the Ministry of Culture digitalculture.gov.gr, something that, among other things, allowed the spectators to be informed about cases of postponements, cancellations, transfers, etc.