Musico-Theatrical Festival: 150 young from 12 countries
May 13, 2014 -
150 young from 12 countries
More than 150 university students from 12 countries will take part in the musico-theatrical festival that is organized by the Thessaloniki-European Youth Capital and the Youth Support Center “Aigaio”, from 20-26 May 2014 at Thessaloniki and the beach of Katerini.
The final show will be performed on May 25th at the Ceremony Hall of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, while a photo exhibition with the title “A special view on the life of immigrants” will be take place at the same day.
From 20 to 26 May the almost 150 young people that participate in the Festival- having as a starting point the beach of Katerini, where they are also staying- will have the opportunity, besides the seminars and the courses in which they will take part, to participate in trips to Thessaloniki, to the Museum of the Royal Tombs at Vergina, Dion and Olympus.
The institution of the musico-theatrical festival “KVN unites young people” started in 2006 and takes place every May. It was “born” from a movement that began 50 years ago in Russia, when students from various universities are competing to find out who is the funniest comedian, the quickest to answer and the most imaginative. Today every school of Russia (and all the countries of the Former Soviet Union) has got its own “KVM” team.
With the dissolution of the Former Soviet Union KVN became known to all the countries where Russian-speaking people immigrated. So in 2004 the first Greek team “KVN” – “Trojan Horse” of AUTH was created at Thessaloniki. Today there are seven teams in Thessaloniki, which are consisted of about 60 students of different departments of AUTH and UOM. There are also three more teams from Athens, Serres and Komotini. During the last seven years “KVN” festivals are organized in different cities of Greece. Every May Thessaloniki hosts at the Ceremony Hall of AUTH the biggest and most important festival “KVN” in which participate apart from Greek and other teams of more than 15 countries.
The festival is part of the partnership Culture and media production as a tool for integration (CMPI) that is based on the European program of Lifelong Education-Gruntdvig