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Full schedule of the 3rd Meeting of Young Artists of Southeast Europe (26/08/2019)

 
Viewpoints and Approaches 

The National Theatre of Northern Greece is proud to announce the organization of the 3rd Meeting of Young Artists of Southeast Europe, entitled “Ancient Drama and Politics”, which will take place in Thessaloniki, from the 9th to the 19th of September 2019 as part of the International Network of Ancient Drama inaugurated by the Greek Ministry of Culture.
 
The creation of a “core” in which various artists from different cultural backgrounds will work on ancient drama, exchanging their views on its political dimension and trying to approach ancient texts in a contemporary way, is one of the main targets of this Meeting. The artists will have the opportunity to get acquainted to experts and practices that will help them to develop their work.
 
 
During the 1st Meeting we tried to trace the limits and the possibilities of ancient drama whereas in the 2nd Meeting we focused on the Comic element, not only in comedies but in tragedies as well. This is the third year in which the idea of democracy and the public space, will be our main topic.
 
For ten days in September, a series of workshops and masterclasses will be conducted by experienced and well-acknowledged directors, while international performances of well-established theatre companies will be presented at the NTNG stages, as well. Moreover, the Meeting will include lectures, open presentations and open discussions in which interesting issues will arise, from linking ancient drama with contemporary politics. What’s more, for the first time participants will have the chance to appreciate the results and the experiences of the two previous fruitful Meetings. 
 
The 3rd Meeting of Young Artists of SE Europe is subsidized by the Greek Ministry of Culture as part of the International Network of Ancient Drama.
 
 
Schedule


Tuesday 10 September
16.00 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Foyer-Café
Educational screenings of ancient drama productions / archive material NTNG
Free entrance
 

Wednesday 11 September
16.00 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Foyer-Café
Educational screenings of ancient drama productions / archive material NTNG 

21.00 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Foyer
An imaginary symposium
Participatory action / Performance
Concept & Direction: Danae Theodoridou / With: Katerina Zisoudi, Danae Theodoridou and 14 members of the audience
 
 

Thursday 12 September
19.00 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Foyer
An imaginary symposium
Participatory action / Performance
Concept & Direction: Danae Theodoridou / With: Katerina Zisoudi, Danae Theodoridou and 14 members of the audience
 
 
21.15 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies
Antigone – 2000 years later
Direction: Lenka Udovički / Mess Festival, Ulysses Theatre
Croatia
With grek and english surtitles
Entrance: 10€
Unemployed: 20 seats (Booking request)
Persons with disabilities: Free
 
 

Friday 13 September
18.30 & 21:30 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Foyer
An imaginary symposium
Participatory action / Performance
Concept & Direction: Danae Theodoridou / With: Katerina Zisoudi, Danae Theodoridou and 14 members of the audience
 


 


Saturday 14 September
16.00 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Foyer-Café
Educational screenings of ancient drama productions / archive material NTNG
Free entrance 
 
19.00 | Vassiliko Theatre, Upstairs Foyer
Round table discussion on “Ancient Drama: Contemporary directorial approaches”
Speakers: Io Voulgaraki, Boris Krastev, Andrei Măjeri
Coordination: Prodromos Tsinikoris, Director, Dramaturgue, Artistic Director of the -1 Experimental Stage
of the Greek National Theatre


Sunday 15 September
20.00 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Foyer-Café
Meet Árpád Schilling
A discussion about the work of the distinguished Hungarian director with Prodromos Tsinikoris.
Coordination: Prodromos Tsinikoris, Director, Dramaturgue, Artistic Director of the -1 Experimental Stage of the Greek National Theatre
 
21.15 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Foyer
The Wound Philoctetes – Post Truth Le(sv)mnos
after Philoctetes by Sophocles and Heiner Müller

Direction: Boris Krastev / Sfumato Theatre Laboratory, Bulgaria
With greek and english surtitles
Entrance: 8€
Unemployed: 10 seats (Booking request)
Persons with disabilities: Free
 


 


Monday 16 September
16.00 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Foyer-Café
Educational screenings of ancient drama productions / archive material NTNG
Free entrance
 
19.00 | Vassiliko Theatre, Upstairs Foyer
Lecture-discussion “An Imaginary Lecture - performing arts and social alternatives”
Presenter: Danae Theodoridou
 

Tuesday 17 September
16.00 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Foyer-Café
Educational screenings of ancient drama productions / archive material NTNG
Free entrance
 
19.00 | Vassiliko Theatre, Upstairs Foyer
Lecture-discussion «Aischylos‘ Oresteia on the German Stage – Political Theatre and Aesthetic
Avantgarde. Three Examples (Peter Stein 1980, Michael Thalheimer 2005, Christopher
Rüping 2019)»

Presenter: Dr Johanna Canaris
In association with the 4th Summer School 2019 - Department of Greek Philology, Democritus University of Thrace:
“Ancient drama as a performing art”.
With the support of the Goethe Institut, Thessaloniki.
 

Wednesday 18 September
19.00 |  Vassiliko Theatre, Upstairs Foyer
Presentation of the results of the “Ancient Drama: How relevant is it?” workshop
Free entrance
 
20.00 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, Rehearsal Room 7th floor
Presentation – Open seminar from the “Theatre and Politics” workshop
 
21.30 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Foyer
Presentation of the results of the “Oedipus Genos” workshop
Multinational group from the 2nd Meeting of Young Artists from South-East Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Russia, Serbia
 

Thursday 19 September
11.00 | Vassiliko Theatre, Upstairs Foyer
Meeting - Discussion of what the event has achieved
 
WORKSHOPS


The suspended body” by Io Voulgaraki (Acting Workshop)
10-15 September

The workshop will take ancient drama’s most ambivalent Chorus as its starting point: the Argive elders from Aeschylus’ Agamemnon. Although they are forever being overtaken by events, the conflict is only profound in so far as it conceals a profoundly personal involvement. The Argive elders are bodies in a state of permanent and agonizing suspension, and this is what we will set out to study.
 
 
“Theatre and Politics” by Árpád Schilling (Acting Workshop)
16-18 September

Taking ancient drama as its reference point, this workshop will look at the link between theatre and contemporary politics and social issues. Why do we address our work at audiences and what do we seek to achieve by doing so? How do we make use of space, and how do we open up conflicts and characters?
 

“Ancient Drama: How relevant is it?” by Kenny MacLellan (Scenography Workshop)
10-18 September

In this scenography workshop, we will research an ancient theatrical text at the visual approach level and pose questions relating to which of its politically-related subjects and/or issues are of relevance to us today. The workshop will have two phases: In the first, we will conduct research in the visual field. In the second, we will build a 3D model of the stage set and costumes based on concepts arrived at during phase one.
 
 
“Oedipus Genos” with the multinational group of participants from the 2nd Meeting
of Young Artists from South-East Europe (Workshop)
10-18 September

The “Oedipus Genos” workshop came into being thanks to the efforts of participants in the two previous Encounters for young artists from SE Europe. Using excerpts from various ancient plays in five languages, the participants will combine techniques from physical theatre and puppeteering with a view to exploring the universal nature of ancient Greek drama with a focus firmly on the present.

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