“Wishing to nurture a tree that one day will grow lush foliage and bear fruit, we dig deep into the soil to plant the seed that was given to us by our ancestors.
The ATTIKO SCHOOL OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA is our contribution to our country’s arid contemporary cultural life.
With the support of leaders from the artistic and intellectual communities, our teachers and students become companions on this expedition. On our journey to the past, present and future of the theatrical praxis, we only carry with us in our luggage nothing else but the texts of the ancient Greek poets. And we hope that this journey that started in Elefsina will continue for the years to come and that it will bring great adventures and knowledge.”
What Is ATTIKO SCHOOL OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA?
The ATTIKO SCHOOL OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA is a ten day intensive program that explores Ancient Greek Drama from an interdisciplinary perspective. An initiative of actress and theatre director Martha Frintzila and music composer and set designer Vassilis Mantzoukis, the program brings together high caliber artists and teachers from Greece and abroad to engage participants in a unique, immersive exploration of Greek tragedy and related art forms.
When and Where is it held?
The ATTIKO SCHOOL OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA is held every year from July 1-10 in the historical city of Elefsina (Eleusis), the birthplace of the tragic poet Aeschylus. Just 18 km away from the center of Athens, the ATTIKO SCHOOL takes place in the Old Oil Mill Factory. In recent years, the factory has become an arts exhibition center and the on-site open air theatre has become the home of the annual Aeschyleia Theatre Festival.
Who is it for?
The ATTIKO SCHOOL OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA is geared towards any individual above 18 years of age who is interested in exploring Ancient Greek Drama with an open mind. Since we believe that Ancient Greek Drama can be approached from a variety of perspectives, we invite everyone from professional artists of all artistic genres to aspiring artists, students, teachers and academics to take part.
ATTIKO SCHOOL OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA seeks to link the Ancient Greek dramatic theatre to the modern world. In doing so, the program explores the values and dynamics of Ancient Greek Drama on an aesthetic, ethical and socio-political level and how they relate to society today. Thus, the core of the program entails an interdisciplinary approach to Ancient Greek tragedy through theoretical and practical training, including workshops, masterclasses, seminars, film screenings, performances and educational excursions.
The seminars and workshops cover a wide variety of disciplines, including acting, vocal training, dance, physical theatre, puppet theatre, traditional folklore and translation.
Should you have any questions after exploring our website please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to welcoming you to ATTIKO SCHOOL OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA.
Martha Frintzila- Vassilis Mantzoukis
and the ATTIKO SCHOOL OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA
WHO WE ARE
Martha Frintzila (theatre director, acting teacher, actress)
Vassilis Mantzoukis (music composer, set designer)
Nicoletta Frintzila (philologist, translator, Scholar in Linguistics)
Linda Kapetanea (choreographer, dancer) | RootlessRoot
Jozef Frucek (choreographer, dancer, actor) | RootlessRoot
Iossif Vivilakis (Professor, Senior lecturer at the Athens University Theatre Studies Faculty)
Ioanna Remediaki (lecturer at the Athens University Theatre Studies Faculty, theater director, actor)
Savina Yannatou (singer, vocal trainer)
Akyllas Karazisis (actor, theatre director, acting teacher)
Nicholas Spanos (counter tenor, voice trainer)
Konstandina Efthimiadou (choreographer, dancer)
Μiranda Terzopoulou (Ethnologist)
Αndreas Segditsas (Teacher of Greek Traditional Dances)
Alekos Kyrarinis (painter)