9th Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama
Notes Towards a Pandemic Orestes
The 9th Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama will be taking place online. From 1 to 10 July, the complete programme will be uploaded to the estage.gr platform. There you can find our detailed daily schedule and all the information you may need surrounding the School’s workshops and happenings.
The 9th Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama will be opening with a screening of the musical performance MEDEA — A Song, which closes the cycle “Love in Greek Tragedy”. Our School’s three-year programme on the subject of Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy is entitled “Notes Towards a Pandemic Orestes” and it will open with a recorded performance of Jean Paul Sartre’s The Flies, presented in a new translation by Nikoletta Frintzila. The performance will be broadcast in three parts.
In our School’s ten-day programme, you can attend masterclasses in the form of an interview entitled “Meetings”. In these interviews, a student meets their teacher to discuss art, life, methodology, education and so much more, sharing all the valuable kernels that result from their meaningful connection.
In “Meetings”, we will be speaking with actress, director and theatre instructor Roula Pateraki, actor and director Akillas Karazisis, dancer and choreographer Linda Kapetanea and choreographer Jozef Frucek, the great singer/songwriter Savina Yannatou, vocalist and musician Marina Satti with Erasmia Markidi and Elena Leoni from her group “Fones”, composer and set designer Vassilis Mantzoukis, dramaturg and director Georgina Kakoudaki and the great master of shadow puppet theatre Athos Danellis, in a heart-to-heart talk with young dramaturg and puppeteer Nikolas Tzivelekis. Athos Danellis will also be presenting the performance “The Good Neighbours”, starring of course our beloved Karagiozis. Professor and President of the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Athens Iossif Vivilakis will be talking to us about the presence of the gods in the works of Aeschylus, and Martha Frintzila will be giving a lecture on the role of the Chorus in ancient Greek drama. Together, we will watch a performance of Prometheus Bound by the Baumstrasse theatre group, recorded at the Old Oil Mill of Elefsina, as well as the films “Notes Towards an African Orestes” by Pier Paolo Pasolini and “Lord of the Flies” by Peter Brook.
For its 9th year, the Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama will be taking place online for the second — and, hopefully, the last — time. So, for now and until we meet again, we invite you to spread the immunity of liveliness, communication and creativity by participating in our daily interactive questionnaires, tests, quizzes and games that will be posted on our School’s websites, on — what else? — ancient Greek drama.
Please visit our websites and book your ticket on the estage platform to get the opportunity to become sponsors, architheoroi or theoroi of the School for ten whole days!
The 9th Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama will offer 15 scholarships to residents of Elefsina who are interested.
EVENT SCHEDULE (1/7 – 10/7)
All the events will be available on the estage.gr platform from their premiere until 10th July at 23:59.
Thursday 1st July
21:00 Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama Opening - Welcome
& Musical performance MEDEA — A Song – Euripides – TICKET €10
Saturday 3rd July
19:00 Performance Jean Paul Sartre’s The Flies – Second Act -FREE
20:00 Vidcast MEETINGS –Second Meeting SAVINA YANNATOU –TICKET €7
*Only for scholars and contributors of Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama
The Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama is realised with the support of the International Network of Ancient Drama of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Municipality of Elefsina.
DAILY 1-10 July 2021 | estage.gr
All the events will be available on the estage.gr platform from their premiere until 1oth July at 23:59.