Is It True




A city, a community, a war, a ghetto, a displacement, a farewell, a promise for an uncertain meeting after the return to a place that may no longer exist. Houses that suddenly were left abandoned, families who were split and crammed into trains to an unknown destination.

A tribute to the citizens of emptied cities. At night the breeze brings their voices and songs to the neighborhoods where they once lived.

My mother’s stories about the extermination of Thessaloniki’s Jewish community in 1943, met Leon Saltiel’s book “Don’t forget me”- Letters of three Jewish mothers to their sons from the ghetto of Thessaloniki. It struck me to the heart and became the base of this piece that aims to give a human face and a voice to those who perished.


Direction / Dramaturgy / Choreography Andromachi Dimitriadou Lindahl

Music 2nd string quartet op. 13 by Felix Mendelssohn

Set / Costume design Elena Katsouri

Lighting George Lazoglou

Texts extracts from Don’t forget me – Letters of three Jewish mothers to their sons from the ghetto of Thessaloniki, curated by Leon Saltiel

Translation Eleni Saltiel

Narrator Vasilis Vasilakis

Fusionia Quartet Marios Ioannou, Savvas Lagou, Sorin Alexandru Horlea, Robert Grod

Dance / co-creation Maria Chrysostomou, Paulina Ioannou, Vicky Kalla, Aneesha Michael

Photo Sergio Vaccaro, Giorgos Stylianou

Graphic design Ernst Lindahl

Production Asomates Dynameis Dance Company with the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Athletics of Cyprus, within the Terpsichore 2020 program, the Rialto Theatre and the Pallas Theatre.

Supported by the Embassy of Israel within the frame of the 60th anniversary of the Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the State of Israel.


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