An authentic pulsating experience reminiscent of the historic Woodstock has been created in Tinos since July 23. It’s PolyPhoniK where the radio is the lead.
PolyPhoniK is the fruit of a French-Greek partnership. From July 23 to July 28, it brings together Greek and French writers, journalists, artists, musicians around one common denominator: the enjoyment of listening and highlighting the particularity of the radio, that wonderful, dynamic media. It is also based on the common desire to strengthen cultural ties between France and Greece, especially in a place – on Tinos – that hosts a large French-speaking community.
PolyPhonik: The Greek-French Woodstock
Focusing on the Theater in Kumaros and its Tinian hinterland, with 40 volunteers coming from France, with the participation of Kumarians who will be generously caring for the volunteers, with scenes to be set on the backs, with great guests and participants PolyphoniK promises to open us new horizons of knowledge and inspiration.
This French-Greek bet starts with one finding: radio and, by extension, sound and listening are all contributors to bringing cultures closer together, as it is not necessary to understand one language in order to let go of the beauty of one voice, one sound, one vibration. To this bet is added the common desire of the two sides to create an event that is like no other. Finally, it depends on the successful work that has been done in France since 2003 in the framework of the “Longueur d’ondes” festival.
PolyPhoniK: A space for dialogue
PolyPhoniK is meant as a forum for dialogue of journalistic and artistic stories and traditions, of Greek-speaking and French-speaking people who have not met before. Selective, unique, inviting and accessible, the festival proposes a highly interesting program over the course of 6 days: Meetings with female and male radio producers and journalists live broadcasts, performances, concerts, time dedicated to journalism, documentaries, podcasts, radio directives, fiction, radio theater, group auditions, art installations, archive material…
Screenings, plays, discussions, concerts, oral testimonies from immigrants over time, audio installations, a hiking program, audio meetings in the church of Agia Thekla are just some of the events included in the festival’s lavish program. See it at www.koumarostheatre.gr.