The Greek National Theatre’s Third International Ancient Drama Workshop will be held at Delphi from 16 to 30 July 2018 in collaboration with the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.
The aim of the GNT is the study and dissemination of ancient drama, providing specialist knowledge to theatre professionals who wish to equip themselves with additional practice-based tools designed to be relevant to their work.
The success of the workshop over the last two years demonstrates both its importance and its high standards. The workshop is intended for professional actors with at least two years’ experience, as well as directors, set designers, costume designers, choreographers and theatre creatives who want to deepen their education by focussing on ancient drama.
On each day of the workshop, participants will attend intensive morning and afternoon sessions that involve physical and mental exercise, study, theory and practice.
This year’s workshop, run by the director Katerina Evangelatou, will focus on Euripides’ Hippolytus.
It will be structured into two stages in which the director will take a global approach to the work – theoretical and practical – with the assistance of her two long-term associates, the choreographer Patricia Apergi and the composer Giorgos Poulios.
The first stage of the workshop:
1. INTRODUCTION: Study of the play (introduction to the world of the poet and the play; comments; historical, dramaturgical and literary elements; character analysis; main themes and dramatic levers, etc.)
2. EXERCISE: A series of exercises on poetic speech, the body and the function of the actor; always in terms of the play and the issues it raises.
The second stage of the workshop:
1. EXERCISE: Development of the exercises by targeting specific episodes and stages of the play to apply them to.
2. PRACTICAL WORK/SCENE COMPOSITION: Focus on particular episodes and stages of the play, attempting a synthesis of the elements organised in the previous phase.
The workshop will be conducted in Greek and English. Knowledge of English is also essential for Greek participants.
Participation fee: €400 (including tuition, transportation from Athens to Delphi, accommodation, breakfast and lunch).
Those taking part in the workshop will stay in the guesthouses of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.
Anyone interested in participating should send their CV by 15 April to: email@example.com
The final selection will take place following an interview.
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