From 11 – 22 June 2016, the UTE Decentralized Academy in collaboration with the National Theatre of Greece in Athens, offered a masterclass for young actors at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi directed by Greek actress Lydia Koniordou.
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:
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.