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.


21.00-21.30 Music with "doros" 
(at courtyard)

Four musicians meet each other on March of 2011 and form the music group dorόs. They introduce their own original musical compositions, having improvisation as core feature, and emphasize to communication through expression and vice versa. Contact and interaction with musical traditions from different geographical areas inside and outside borders of Greece and with western music, creates a new audio platform.
Stamna, darambuka, bedir, cajon, lute, lavta, oud, ney, kaval, clarinet, guitar, pianika, caliba, make up the sound canvas.
The members of dorόs are:
Nikolas Angelopoulos – lute, lavta, guitar, pianika
Alexis Nonis – darambuka, bedir, stamna, cajon
Dimitris Brendas – clarinet, ney, kaval
Christos Syngelos – oud



20:00 – 21:00  PERFORMANCE “From Antigone to Medea”  (main Hall)
Text/ Direction/Musical Composition/Video Art: Kostas Gakis
Actors: Kostas Gakis, Maria Papafotiou
in Greek with English subtitles



16.30-17.30 PERFORMANCE "
A slowly boiled frog"  (main Hall)

A frog, slowly heated, will happily, if unknowingly, be boiled to death.
This performance confronts notions of creeping normality within Greek and British education systems. Devised in the week preceding the conference, the project takes inspiration from recent events and the participants’ own experiences to ask whether the pursuit of individual utopias ‘now’ might be leading to collective ‘dysptopias’ of the future.

A collaboration between Applied Theatre students from LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) and ‘Ideatro’, a drama/theatre in education group of students from NKUA (National Kapodistrian University of Athens).

Coordinators/facilitators: Brendon Burns, Georgina Kakoudaki, Sonia Mologousi, Iro Potamousi.

The performance is part of the 8th international youth exchange “Creating spaces in-between cultures”, a collaboration between the Hellenic Drama/Theatre & Education Network, Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts and the Drama School of Athens Conservatory that was initiated in the 2012 Athens Conference.