The bridge of Karitena

The bridge of Karitena is shown on the 5000 drachmas note. It is a bridge that many battles have been fought during the 1821 revolution. While standing on this bridge, my mind was thinking of him.

Theodoros Kolokotronis, was an emblematic personality during the Hellenic revolution of 1821 who was originally from Karitena.

He appears to express progressive thinking as well as being very courageous during the political conflicts that followed the end of the revolution.

In a play, titled “Our Great Circus”, written by Iakovos Kabanelis, Kolokotronis has a monologue where his progressive thinking is illustrated clearly. He asks of the modern Greeks to keep looking ahead and stop leaning in their past.

This play, the scenario and the music have been always a great inspiration for me.

My music is a revision of a piece called “T Anapli” originally composed by Stavros Xarhakos, for this play.

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