The masterclass brought together 6 young actors from Italy, Hungary, Portugal and Russia and 8 young actors from the National Theatre of Greece to work together with Lydia Koniordou on Antigone by Sophocles and on the refugee crisis.
The participants had a strict schedule: Starting in the morning with body exercise and voice training in an open space and projections of ancient drama, discussions and analysis of the play in the course of the day, followed by rehearsals in the evening. Meetings with Stathis Livathinos, artistic director of the National Theatre of Greece Athens, dramaturg Eleni Varopoulou and the philosopher Pavlos Kalligas were also part of the masterclass.
The participants offered a public presentation of their work in the ancient theatre of Delphi on 21 June 2016. The ancient theatre in Delphi was built in the 4th century B.C. and is usually not in use for public representations anymore because of its protected status. The National Theatre of Greece has asked for a special permission for the masterclass’ presentation at this unique place full of history.
Masterclass with Lydia Koniordou Presented by the UTE Decentralized Academy From 11 – 22 June 2016 at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Greece
The international participants of the masterclass:
Orosz Ákos, Vígszínház Budapest, Hungary Maria Carolina Pinheiro Amaral, Teatro Nacional São João do Porto, Portugal Daria Novoselceva, Maly Theatre Moscow, Russia Daniele Molino, Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Italy Nicolo Parodi, Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Italy Nicola Sorrenti, Teatro di Roma, Italy
The Greek participants from the National Theatre of Greece:
Helen Dafni Sofia Fytianou Stella Kostopoulou Petra Mavridi Melita Psychogiopoulou Lygeri Tampakopoulou Eugenia Vissariou
The presentation took place on 21 June 2016, 7.30 p.m. at the Ancient Theatre of Delphi.
Organised by the Union des Théâtres de l’Europe and the National Theatre of Greece, Athens in collaboration with the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Greece. In context of the CONFLICT ZONES network programme of the UTE. With the support of the “Creative Europe” programme of the European Union.
Union des Théâtres de l'Europe gathered, in the last 3 decades, some of the most important European theatres and artists. Through festivals, exhibitions, exchanges, masterclasses, cooperation projects, the UTE help create a continuous flow between West and East, between generations, between tradition and innovation. Our celebration is inspired by this rich history. With the help of the Interferences International Theatre Festival, we wish to remember some of the best performances presented at past editions of the UTE festival and look forward to new horizons.