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EPIDAURUS LYCEUM
International Summer School of Ancient Drama

Theme (2018): Polis and the Citizen

CYCLE A: July 2- 16, 2018
CYCLE B: July 18- August 1, 2018

The 2018 thematic axis entitled “Polis and the Citizen” [2], will apply to the performances scheduled to take place at the two theatres of Epidaurus and the Lyceum’s programme, emphasizing the two-way relationship of the City (Polis) and the citizen, inspired by the dimension the theatrical works of the golden age of the Athenian Democracy offer through their content and form, and the way these plays are connected with the contemporary globalised world.

[2] Citizenship and Ancient Drama by Efimia D. Karakantza, Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, University of Patras.

2018 PROGRAMME

Practical Workshops

(Daily, for Epidaurus Lyceum students only)

CYCLE A (2-16 July 2018)

Lilo Baur
Lilo Baur
Sine Qua Non ART
Sine Qua Non ART(Christophe Béranger & Jonathan Pranlas-Descours)
Patricia Apergi
Patricia Apergi
Georgia Mavragani
Georgia Mavragani
Dennis Hilton-Reid
Dennis Hilton-Reid
Maria Shmaevich
Maria Shmaevich

CYCLE B (18 July – 1 August 2018)

Sanjoy Ganguly
Sanjoy Ganguly
Christina Zoniou
Christina Zoniou
Eleana Georgouli
Eleana Georgouli
Pichet Klunchun
Pichet Klunchun
Francesco Origo
Francesco Origo
Enrico Bonavera
Enrico Bonavera
Xu Jiali
Xu Jiali
Griffón Dance Company
Griffón Dance Company

Lectures/Masterclasses/ Theory Workshops

Georgina Kakoudaki
Georgina Kakoudaki
Maria Mikedaki
Maria Mikedaki
Edith Hall
Edith Hall
Angeliki Spiropoulou
Angeliki Spiropoulou
Efimia Karakantza
Efimia Karakantza
Vassilis K. Lambrinoudakis
Vassilis K. Lambrinoudakis
Ioanna Karamanou
Ioanna Karamanou
Gong Baorong
Gong Baorong

EPIDAURUS LYCEUM PROGRAMME 2018

PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS (On a daily basis, for Epidaurus Lyceum students only)

CYCLE A (2-16 July 2018)

  1. The reversal of gender in Aristophanes’ The Assemblywomen / With Lilo Baur, actress, director
  2. Emotions and catharsis: Transforming the contemporary performer’s body / With Sine Qua Non ART (Christophe Béranger & Jonathan Pranlas-Descours), dancers, choreographer
  3. “Plunging”: A personal approach to defeat, employing dance as a tool of resistance / With Patricia Apergi, choreographer and the Aerites Dance Company
  4. The function of the Chorus: The case of Oedipus / With Georgia Mavragani, director
  5. Women: Victims and violence in classical drama in the age of #MeToo / With Dennis Hilton-Reid, director, acting coach
  6. Biomechanics and the emotional gesture in ancient drama: The case of Electra / With Maria Shmaevich, director, drama teacher

CYCLE B (18 July – 1 August 2018)

  1. Antigone, or when I becomes We and We becomes They / With Sanjoy Ganguly, director & Christina Zoniou, director, drama teacher
  2. Expanded body and the collective landscape in ancient drama / With Eleana Georgouli, actress, physical theatre teacher
    Deconstructing the traditional body / With Pichet Klunchun, dancer, choreographer
  3. Chinese opera as a paradigm of performative continuity /With Xu Jiali,actress, chinese opera teacher
  4. Chaos and order / With the Griffón Dance Company (Ioanna Portolou, Yiannis Nikolaidis, Cecil Mikroutsikou, Antonis Palaskas)
  5. Aristophanes vs. democracy / With Enrico Bonavera, actor, Commedia dell’ arte teacher & Francesco Origo director, drama teacher

LECTURES/MASTERCLASSES/THEORY WORKSHOPS*

CYCLE A (JULY 2-16)

TUESDAY JULY 3, 19:00 – 20:30

Georgina Kakoudaki, theatre theorist, director, Head of Epidaurus Lyceum

Building civic identity on the stage of ancient drama

THURSDAY JULY 5, 17:30 – 20:30

Gong Baorong, Vice President and Head of International Studies, Shanghai Theatre Academy

Cultural dialogues: Chinese theatre and its roots

Maria Mikedaki, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Studies, University of the Peloponnese

Architecture and opsis of the ancient Greek theatre: The case of the theatre of Asklepieion at Epidaurus

SUNDAY JULY 8, 19:30 – 21:00***

Edith Hall, Professor of Classics King’s College, University of London

A short history of gender and revenge: or, why are the Erinyes female?

***The event will take place at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

TUESDAY JULY 10, 19:30 – 21:00

Angeliki Spiropoulou, Associate Professor, Theatre Studies Department, University of the Peloponnese & Research Fellow, University of London

Oedipus’ enigma

CYCLE B (JULY 18 – AUGUST 1)

FRIDAY 20 JULY, 18:30 – 20:00

Efimia Karakantza, Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, University of Patras

The self in the polis of tragedy: Antigone, Oedipus, Electra

MONDAY JULY 23, 19:00 – 20:30

Georgina Kakoudaki, theatre theorist, director, Head of Epidaurus Lyceum

Building civic identity on the stage of ancient drama

TUESDAY 24 JULY, 10:00 – 12:00**

Vassilis K. Lambrinoudakis, Emeritus Professor, Classical Archaeology,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

The cults of Apollo and Asklepios in Epidaurus: Healthcare and theatre

**For Epidaurus Lyceum students only

THURSDAY 26 JULY, 17:30 – 19:00

Ioanna Karamanou, Tenured Assistant Professor of ancient drama, Theatre Studies Department, University of the Peloponnese

The polis in Euripidean tragedy

*Evening lectures, theory workshops and masterclasses are open to the public and will run English.

CENTRAL WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

CYCLE A (2-16 JULY)

Aerites Dance Company – Patricia Apergi

Citizens Defeated

A tragedy not conveyed through speech, only dance

How does it feel to be the citizen of a defeated country? This workshop, taking off from the eponymous performance by the Aerites Dance Company, presents a society beyond breaking point, whose smiling citizens have fought and run themselves to exhaustion in the process. Or could it be that, through defeat, they’ve come to win everything? Dance becomes an instrument of resistance against all our fears, and a means for exchanging stories and narratives. The workshop examines the manifestation of choral interludes in ancient tragedy.

July 15 – ANCIENT STADIUM OF EPIDAURUS- 21:00

Concept – Choreography: Patricia Apergi

Assistant choreographers: Eva Georgitsopoulou, Elias Chatzigeorgiou

Music: Giorgos Poulios

Performers: All Epidaurus Lyceum students

FREE ADMISSION

CYCLE B (July 18 – August 1)

Griffón Dance Company

The responsibility of the Polis

The collective trauma and the collective debt, the responsibility each one of us assumes individually and for themselves, but also on behalf of past generations. What does it all mean for the responsibility each one of us needs to assume?

JULY 31 – ANCIENT STADIUM OF EPIDAURUS – 20:00

Concept – Choreography: Ioanna Portolou, Yannis Nikolaidis, Cecil Mikroutsikou

Production manager – Communications for the Griffón Dance Company: Yorgos Katsonis

Music: Anthony Palaskas

Performers: All Epidaurus Lyceum students

FREE ADMISSION