1821 Rebirth of the Greek Nation comes alive on university theatre stage

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The Rallis Dance Group invite the community to attend their theatrical tribute to the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821, "Rebirth of a Nation: The Uprising of 1821" tomorrow Friday, 18th November 2022 at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

The tribute has been organised as part of the ongoing international celebrations on occasion of the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence.

"Rebirth of a Nation: The Uprising of 1821" promises a rich presentation of the Greek heroes and their struggles for freedom, through unforgettable music, storytelling and dance.

Dressed in vibrant and authentic Greek & Ottoman costumes, the Rallis Group dancers will transform the stage into a theatrical experience depicting one of the most important events in Greek history.

In addition to traditional Greek dances, the audience will be entertained to the beat of tambourines and unique harem dances which were performed for the ruler, Ali Pasha during the time of the Ottoman Empire. Male students will set the stage alight performing strong and powerful numbers such as Τσάμικος and Kλέφτικα. Specially choreographed dances have been created which include “The Dance of Zalongo”, a sombre dance depicting the mass suicide of the women of Souli in addition to a highly energetic sword fight between Greek and Ottoman soldiers.

The production will showcase the diverse talent of students which includes performances by the talented Natalia Papadakis and Joanna Panagiotidis. Papadakis will sing moving hymns like Ἁγνὴ Παρθένε, Τη Υπερμάχω and songs such as: Έχε γεια καημένε κόσμε,

Two well respected storytellers and history enthusiasts, Mr Stavros and Mrs Vicky Kritikos narrate throughout the show and share valuable knowledge, critical events, details and information with the audience.

According to the organisers, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia will be in attendance as well as many other dignitaries.

Booking information
$55 adults / $45 students and pensioners / $25 children 12 & under
Tickets on sale from 10th October via Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/CCWRO
or direct through [email protected]