Like every year at Christmas time, the Christmas Stories of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) come to life at the Lighthouse, in a luminous, dreamy landscape.
Director Yolanda Markopoulou, is forming a multicultural company of actors, musicians and performers hailing from different countries, to tell a story capable of uniting children from all parts of the world, brought together by the need to reach out to their peers and build relationships based on understanding, acceptance and mutual support.
The new play by Angeliki Darlasi, It is snowing pink snow – specially commissioned for the Christmas Stories at the Lighthouse of the SNFCC – is lighting up our Christmas with live music, songs, puppeteers, and an emphasis on movement and interaction. The show, staged thanks to a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), highlights the uniqueness of each child and the importance of collective effort, while at the same time attempting to draw attention to the need to raise awareness on the climate crisis.
The author, Angeliki Darlasi, writes about the play:
“Sometimes, when you feel alone, incredible things can happen. For example, Elves might appear out of nowhere and make your wish for snow come true.
Yet, no one, not even the Elves, could see this coming: a Snowman made of... pink snow!
How is this even possible? Does pink snow exist?
And where does this very different Snowman come from?
The Lonely Girl and the Elves embark on a journey, in order to help the Snowman find a place that is suitable to host him. Along the way, they will meet some exceptional people, bee-guides, a scared wolf, a sad polar bear, the spirit of snow, and a young female scientist.
A piece about the importance of collective effort, about embracing diversity, about addressing our fears, and about raising awareness on the issue of climate emergency.
Because, although it may seem like a fairy tale, pink snow does exist.”
Conceived - Directed by: Yolanda Markopoulou
Original Music Score: Thodoris Abazis
Set Design: Thalia Melissa
Costume Design: Olga Evangelidou
Movement: Edgen Lame
Puppet Construction & Movement Supervision: Stathis Markopoulos
Lighting Design: Alekos Anastasiou
Paris Alexandropoulos, Khalil Alizanta, Hosein Amiri, Christina Christodoulou, Sakina Hashimi, Aidim Joymal, Eva Vogli
Piano: Theodoros Kotepanos
Clarinet - Flutes - Kaval - Gaida: Dimitris Brentas
Percussion: Alexandros Rizopoulos
Production Management: POLYPLANITY Productions / Vicky Strataki & Nikos Charalampidis