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“2ND MEETING OF YOUNG ARTISTS OF SOUTHEAST EUROPE”
ANCIENT DRAMA AND POLITICS
Approach of the comic

22-29 September 2018 (Vassiliko TheatreEMS)
 
An event where young artists take centre stage

Presentations | Workshops | Masterclasses | Discussions | Lectures
 
At the 2nd Meeting of Young Artists of Southeast Europe, organized by the National Theatre of Northern Greece, as part of the International Network of Ancient Drama, the concept of the comic element, its nature, its characteristics, its prerequisites for its existence in comedy, in satyr drama even in tragedy will be analysed.  

Focusing on Aristophanes −an expert in the creation of comic situations− all the comic techniques will be used: the comic of the situation, the comic of the characters, the comic of the text and the comic of the stage techniques.
 
The comic element in Aristophanes works subversively, in a way that is liberating for the Athenian Citizen. It relieves him of the anxiety and the fear and leads him to a “catharsis”. The satirical assault against the gods, against the political power and even the intellectuals, leads to the freedom of expression that is free from censorship and prudery. The comic hero violates divine and human laws and he challenges the socio-political reality. Therefore, it marks a new way of functioning for the active and thinking citizen. With comic “weapons”, such as surprise, overturn, exaggeration, ridicule, imitation, deceit, confusion, disregard for the conventions, naivety, modernisms, use of time, all the participants will search together for a contemporary and necessary concept: the comic. The aim of the meeting is to link the past with the present and the future, through a series of actions, such as workshops, presentations, masterclasses, discussions, lectures in which young people from southeast Europe participate.
 
PROGRAMME OF THE MEETING


Saturday 22/09
Arrivals. Participants’ Meeting.
 
10:00-15:00
* Mask making workshop
- Martha Foka: “Creation of a theatre comic mask”
 
21:00 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies
An “Anagoor Company” performance (Italy)
“Socrates, the Survivor / Just like leaves”
Based on the novel “Il Sopravvissuto” by Antonio Scurati
Direction: Simone Derai

After the performance, there will be a discussion with the audience.
 
 

Sunday 23/09

10:00–15:00
* Workshops
Emiliano Bronzino: “Satire in the ancient drama and the construction of ‘characters’, a link between comedy and tragedy”
Michalis Sionas: “The comic in ancient drama and myth”
Martha Foka: “Creation of a theatre comic mask”
 
19:00| Vassiliko Theatre (Upper Foyer)
Open presentation by the “Epidaurus Lyceum” of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival and by the “Summer Oracle” of the Municipal and Regional Theatre of Ioannina, in the framework of the International Network of Ancient Drama

Speakers:
Georgina Kakoudaki (Theatre Specialist, Director, Consultant for the Educational Programmes of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival)
Eleni Dimopoulou (Artistic Director of the Municipal and Regional Theatre of Ioannina)
 

Monday 24/09
 
10:00–15:00
* Workshops
Emiliano Bronzino: “Satire in the ancient drama and the construction of ‘characters’, a link between comedy and tragedy”
Michalis Sionas: “The comic in ancient drama and myth”
Martha Foka: “Creation of a theatre comic mask”
 

16:00–18:30 and 18:30–21:00
* Masterclass “The education I have and the education I want: in connection with Aristophanes’ ‘The Clouds’”
with Georgina Kakoudaki (Theatre Specialist, Director, Consultant for the Educational Programmes of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival)

* Participants’ tour to the NTNG’s stages and to the costume exhibition at the Vassiliko Theatre.
 

Tuesday 25/09

10:00–15:00
* Workshops
Emiliano Bronzino: “Satire in the ancient drama and the construction of ‘characters’, a link between comedy and tragedy”
Michalis Sionas: “The comic in ancient drama and myth”
Martha Foka: “Creation of a theatre comic mask”
 
19:00| Vassiliko Theatre (Upper Foyer)
“One rock with two peaks”: A spatial interpretation of Sophocles’ “Antigone”
Amalia Papastergiou, Konstantina Giannoulaki (graduates of the School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
 

21:00 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies
Performance by students of the final year of the Academy of Arts of the University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
 “Antigone”
Based on Sophocles’ “Antigone”
Direction: Velimir Blanic
After the performance, there will be a discussion with the audience.
 
* “The dramaturg’s role in the theatre”
Discussion with the participants of the Summer School of the Democritus University of Thrace “The ancient Greek drama as a performative art” (Supervising professor: Giorgos Tsomis).
Coordination: Gianna Tsokou (Dramaturg)
 
 

Wednesday 26/09

10:00–15:00
* Workshops
Emiliano Bronzino: “Satire in the ancient drama and the construction of ‘characters’, a link between comedy and tragedy”
Michalis Sionas: “The comic in ancient drama and myth”
Martha Foka: “Creation of a theatre comic mask”
 
19:00 | Vassiliko Theatre (Upper Foyer)
Discussion
“Contemporary approaches of the comic in ancient drama: from text to performance”

Speakers:
Yorgos Blanas (Translator, poet)
Nikos Chatzopoulos (Actor, Director, Translator)
Emiliano Bronzino (Director)
Michalis Sionas (Director, Actor)
Yannis Anastasakis (Director, NTNG Artistic Director)Coordination: Gianna Tsokou (Dramaturg, Translator) and Amalia Kondoyanni (Dr. of Theatre Studies, Head of the NTNG Artistic Planning and Literary Department)
 

Thursday 27/09

10:00–15:00
* Workshops
Emiliano Bronzino: “Satire in the ancient drama and the construction of ‘characters’, a link between comedy and tragedy”
Michalis Sionas: “The comic in ancient drama and myth”
Martha Foka: “Creation of a theatre comic mask”

19:00 | EMS Foyer
Lectures–Discussion
“Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’: legal, political, aesthetic approaches”
 
Speakers:
Yannis Stavrakakis (Professor, School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Andreas Takis (Assistant professor, Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)Coordination: Aris Stylianou (Head of the School of Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and President of the Board of Directors of the NTNG)

21:00 | Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies
National Theatre of Sarajevo
 “The Phoenician Women” by Euripides (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Direction: Ozren Prohic
Adaptation: Lade Kaštelan
After the performance, there will be a discussion with the audience.
 
 

Friday 28/09

10:00–15:00
* Workshops
Emiliano Bronzino: “Satire in the ancient drama and the construction of ‘characters’, a link between comedy and tragedy”
Michalis Sionas: “The comic in ancient drama and myth”
Martha Foka: “Creation of a theatre comic mask”
 
21:00| Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies
Presentation of the Workshops led by Emiliano Bronzino, Michalis Sionas, Martha Foka 
Open to the public
 

Saturday 29/09

11:00 | Vassiliko Theatre (Upper Foyer)
Final Discussion – Report of the Meeting 
 

*The workshops and the masterclass are addressed only to the participants of the 2nd Meeting of Young Artists of Southeast Europe.
 
There will be English surtitles in all the performances and the general admission will be €5.
 
 

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