ATTIKO INTERNATIONAL ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA SUMMER SCHOOL
When: July 1-10, 2017
Where: Old Oil Mill of Elefsina
Welcome to the fifth year of the ATTIKO INTERNATIONAL ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA SUMMER SCHOOL.
Welcome to the 5th Attiko International Summer School of Ancient Greek Drama!
The Summer School will take place from the 1st to the 10th of July at the Old Oil Mill of Elefsis, situated about 18 km northwest from the centre of Athens. The program of the 5th Summer School will focus on the work of the great tragic poet, Sophocles.
We, the coordinators as well as the participants of the Attiko International Summer School are delighted to announce the participation of our school in the newly established International Network of Ancient Greek Drama by the Ministry of Culture. Our participation in this network comes as a reward for the tireless endeavours of the professors, students and volunteers of the Attiko School for the furtherance and research on ancient Greek drama and marks the beginning of a new era on the study of ancient Greek texts as well as their interpretation in theatre.
The bodies, which will participate in the International Network including educational programs and artistic projects for the furtherance of ancient Greek drama and its importance under a 3-year programme agreement with the Ministry of Culture, are the following: the National Theatre of Greece (in cooperation with European Cultural Centre of Delphi), the National Theatre of Northern Greece, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival with the Epidaurus Lyceum and the Attiko International School of Ancient Greek Drama of Elefsis.
From 2017 the Attiko International School is integrated into the Elefsis 2021- European Capital of Culture action framework and has established its collaboration with the International Performing Arts Festival “Between the Seas”, based in New York.
Our intensive summer school program, conducted by professors from Greece and abroad, will host 50 students. Furthermore, our theatre company will present in August 2017 the tragedy Philoctetes in a new translation, with the participation of many renowned actors.
The Summer School is open for everyone over the age of 18 with an interest in Ancient Greek Drama and its modern interpretation, and includes:
70 hours of classes
2 three-hour masterclasses
1 opening performance
5 experimental performances of Greek tragedies
3 professional performances
2 film screenings
1 educational trip (Epidaurus)
1 welcome lunch
1 farewell ceremony
CONTEMPORARY DANCE | Improvisation/ Technique
The workshop focuses on the construction and deconstruction of movement, the clear perception of the concept of space, the development and transformation of the body through the process of research. Through simple exercises we strengthen our natural energy source, our centre, as the core and instrument of our research. By using gravity and breathing, we discover freedom and flow in movement. The alternations of movement dynamics will gradually lead us to an advanced, dynamic combination of phrases aiming at the natural momentum of movement, the inner pulse. The cooperative spirit within the group will facilitate the conduct of the class. The workshop is intended for amateur or professional dancers, actors, performers and anyone practicing dance and movement.
“The World Is Your Body”
In this four day workshop, participants will explore the “moving body,” both by self-discovery and observation. How am I present? How do I move? How do I communicate? Through improvisitory and choreographic movement, participants will use the ideas of time and space in order to test boundaries and to play with deep curiousity to discover the myriad ways in which we can move.
“Finding One’s Voice”
Actor and Director Akyllas Karazisis works with participants to develop and explore their unique theatrical voice and perspective. Using Euripides’ texts as a foundation, Karazisis will lead participants in an interdisciplinary improvisational workshop, leading to the creation of devised theatercial work.
“Mask, a Pathway to Acting”
In the theater, the mask can be as essential for an actor as a musical instrument is for a musican. In this workshop, participants will explore the mask as a tool for constructing character and also to gain inner knowledge of the body.
“The Ten Minute Tragedy”
Over the course of one week, students will develop a solo performance of a ten-minute tragedy of his/her choice, in which s/he will play all of the roles. The ten-minute performances will be presented at the end of the workshop session.
“Actor Ex Machina”
In this physical workshop, acrobat, dancer and choreographer Camilo Bentancor questions the idea of physical limitations in performance. Participants will take part in exercises of balance, breath and control, exploring what happens when the body is put into an extreme situation on stage.
Our lesson will focus on the coordination of a group through rhythmical exercises based on Karnatic music and Gamelan. Using konnakol and other rhythmical phrases we will find a common pulse to breathe on and to develop as a group.
"In the words of Aeschylus"
The schedule of our classes and events is still in progress.
lapses of light - Dance Perfomance | Konstantina Efthimiadou, Kostas Makrygiannakis
EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCES | Free Admission
Along with the rest of the scheduled activities, the program of the 5th Attiko International Summer School includes the presentation of a number of experimental performances, the results of the theatre workshops taking place at Baumstrasse from October 2016 until June 2017:
PHILOCTETES – chorales
Direction: Martha Frintzila
Direction: Giorgos Vourdamis Mavrogennis
Direction: Mihalis Panadis
Direction: Giorgos Frintzilas
OEDIPUS AT COLONUS
Direction: Fenia Tsami
THE GREAT TEANIE READS SOPHOCLES -performance
Direction: Theano Metaxa
Aktina Stathaki THE ANCIENT DRAMA IN SOUTH AFRICA
In South Africa, as in all colonial societies, ancient drama played a manifold political role: initially as an instrument for the consolidation of the cultural “superiority” of the white colonialists (Afrikaans and Anglo- Saxons) and consequently as a liberation speech against the apartheid regime. After 1994, after the collapse of apartheid and the transition of South Africa to democracy, ancient drama is converted into a vehicle of search of the new social relationships beginning to develop in the country.
First of all, we are going to discuss some fundamental concepts of the post-colonial theory and their relation to the comprehension of ancient drama in the South-African society. In continuation, we will focus on the transitional period from 1994 and on and analyse, through examples, the basic components of the tragic forms (such as the relationship between the character and the chorus a.o.), in order to reflect on crucial issues concerning the post-apartheid society, such as the concepts of justice, of multicultural coexistence, of power.
Pericles Mathiellis INTRODUCTION TO LIGHT
Oedipus rex Igor Stravinsky, Jean Cocteau (Historical Recording of the first performance at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, 1952)
FILM SCREENINGS | Free Admission
EDIPO RE Pier Paolo Pasolini (1969)
OEDIPUS REX- first draft for the Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama, Tassos Dimitropoulos, Panagiotis Issaris (2015)
Telephone: 30 6983313302 (EET: 17.00-21.30)
Adress: Old Oil Mill, Paralia Elefsinas