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Mystery 40 10th Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama

It was 2012 when the city of Elefsina first welcomed the idea of ​​creating a school dedicated to the teaching and practice of ancient Greek drama. From that point on to the present day, the Attiko School has kept its finger on the pulse of the city, teaching, learning and growing as an institution.

Over the course of this decade, the programme has assembled valued friends and collaborators, supporters, believers and devotees, collaborating with major universities and institutions in Greece and abroad, contributing to the creation of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports’ International Network of Ancient Drama, and carving out its own path in the cultural life of the city. The summer school’s cultural contribution has also been cemented by its establishment as a legacy programme within the framework of 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture.

It is with the same dedication and drive that we continue to provide the city and its inhabitants with a school open to all, a place for learning, unity and creative expression, a school worthy of the city that was, is and will remain a cultural capital for both Europe and the wider world.

The 10th Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama is addressed to all individuals over the age of 18 with an active interest in Ancient Greek Drama and its interpretation in the present day. The school’s intensive summer programme, featuring teachers from both Greece and abroad, will host a total of 30 students.

TEACHERS

AKYLLAS KARAZISIS — ACTING
MARTHA FRINTZILA — ACTING
CAMILO BENTANCOR — ACTING WITH MASKS
YIANNIS DESPOTAKIS — VOCAL IMPROVISATION
NATALIA LAMPADAKI — POLYPHONIC SINGING
SIMONE MONGELLI — BODY PERCUSSION
IRO KONTI — KINESIOLOGY / MODERN DANCE
NIKOLETTA FRINTZILA — INTRALINGUAL TRANSLATION

EVENTS (Free admission on a first come, first served basis)

Centring on the main characters of Aeschylus’s Oresteia trilogy, the Attiko School convenes the “Ecclesia”, the Citizen’s Assembly, starting a dialogue with the people on the issues that emerge from the trilogy and remain highly relevant to this day.

We start a conversation about the “musts” and “forevers” of the Oresteia trilogy and of society, about the institution of family and the unwritten laws of submission, about women in power, about victims of the patriarchy, about women who are perceived as masculine and men who are perceived as weak, about loyalty and infidelity, about pedophilia, about the duty of a son and that of a daughter, about “collateral” damages, about warmongering, about the commodification, exploitation and abuse of women, about guilt and forgiveness, about human and divine justice.

We discuss the modern Aeschylus and the past and future of theatre in Europe and the world with guest speakers from Greece and abroad. The Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama and 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture invite you to weigh in on an urgent debate that has been going on for 25 centuries.

A MEETING WITH LYDIA KONIORDOU “CLYTEMNESTRA — A woman in power”
A MEETING WITH THALIA PORTOKALOGLOU “Cassandra, the voice of collective female trauma”
A MEETING WITH GEORGINA KAKOUDAKI – “MUSTS and FOREVERS in Oresteia”
A MEETING WITH DIMITRIS ANGELIS “To whom does Language belong?”
A MEETING WITH TED PAPAKOSTAS “Let’s talk about the ancient Greeks”
STUDENTS’ ASSEMBLY
DRAMATIC READING OF “CLYTEMNESTRA” by Marguerite Yourcenar
Reading by MARTHA FRINTZILA
Cello by NIKOS PAPAIOANNOU
PERFORMANCE OF KARAGIOZIS BY ATHOS DANELLIS AND THE ATHENS SHADOW THEATER COMPANY
SCREENING OF THE FILM “RECONSTRUCTION” by Theo Angelopoulos
SCREENING OF THE FILM “NOTES TOWARDS AN AFRICAN ORESTES” by Pier Paolo Pasolini

The Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama is implemented with the support of 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports’ International Network of Ancient Drama.

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