Athens International Conference 2018
Theatre/Drama and Performing Arts in Education
Utopia or Necessity?

Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) in the 20th anniversary of its foundation (1998-2018), in partnership with the International Drama/Theatre & Education Association (IDEA) and in collaboration with a number of academic, professional and artistic institutions in Greece and abroad, is organizing the 8th Athens International Conference on Theatre and Performing Arts in Education.

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Event date: 11/24/2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Export event
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(ALL SEATS ARE FILLED) Movement Reading

(ALL SEATS ARE FILLED) Movement Reading

Athens, 24/11/2018, Workshop, Antigone Gyra

Movement Reading

Athens, 24/11/2018

Antigone Gyra, choreographer, Greece

Workshop 2,5 hours
organised by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) 

Language: Greek & English

“Movement Reading” is an informal experimenting method of how text can come to life by reading the “movement words” in it.It is part of an artistic and educational research of the choreographer Antigone Gyra to re-invent ways of approaching all kinds of texts and finding ways of choreographing them without being too narrative or too abstract.The first part of the workshop is a soft warm up of the bodies whereas at the second part, the participants will improvise and create short movement scenes deriving from different kind of texts, using a specific way of Kinetic reading.It is a workshop for teachers, performers and creators.Comfortable clothes and soft shoes or socks are recommended.


Antigone Gyra creates dance and theatre performances as well as video art. Antigone is the mother of three children. She graduated from Laban Centre London with distinction and she was awarded with the Graduates’ Choreography award in 1993. In 1996 she created Kinitiras Dance Spectacle (Chorotheama) company with which she has choreographed many works until today. She has also facilitated workshops and has given lectures on dance and theatre subjects. In theatre she has cooperated as a choreographer and movement director with many theatre companies including the National Theatre of Greece and the National Theatre of Cyprus. In December 2008 she was the co-founder of the first residency centre for the performance arts in Greece, Kinitiras Studio. In September 2015 she re-established Kintiras as the Artistic Network for Performing Arts. Antigone, in 2012, while working as a volunteer in the 2nd Primary School of Voulashe got the inspiration for the new performance EK PLIXI (Sur Prise) that brings dance in schools (