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.


Please see below the Conference 2018 WORKSHOPS

WHEN: Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November 2018. Workshops are 2,5 hour or 5 hour long.

All 5 hour Workshops are on Saturday 24/11/18 09.30-12.00 & 15.00-17.30

2,5 hours Worksops are on Saturday 24/11/18 09.30-12.00 or Saturday 24/11/18 15.00-17.30 or Sunday 25/11/18 09.00-12.00

WHERE: several rooms to be announced later REGISTRATION: Those who have completed Conference Registration may then register for Workshops. Places in Workshops are limited.

ATTENTION: Please NOTICE day and time of the workshops, to avoid registering in workshops offered in the same time zone. No changes are possible. Also take note of the language the workshop is offered.



Why do bats hang upside down?

Why do bats hang upside down?

Athens, 25/11/2018, Workshop, Eirini Marna

Event date: 11/25/2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Export event

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Why do bats hang upside down?

Athens, 25/11/2018

Eirini Marna, kindergarten teacher, theatre/ drama pedagogue, Greece


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

The Workshop "Why do bats hang upside down?" is an accredited workshop offered as part of the
“it could be me – it could be you - an awareness raising project on refugees and human rights"
using experiential learning, theatre and educational drama techniques
implemented by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network in collaboration with the UNHCR 

Language: Greek

Using the Sudanese folktale “Why do bats hang upside down?” participants will explore the issue of diversity. Within the protective framework of Drama in Education they will recognize how they perceive the role of the weak and isolated, due to some external characteristics, and how their perception could be reconstructed. Through their participation, they will also be given the opportunity to change preconceived roles and empower the hero who is in this unfavorable position.


Eirini Marna holds a degree in Preschool Education of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1995-1999) and has completed her Postgraduate Studies in Theater in Education in the United Kingdom (MA in Applied Drama, University of Exeter, 2000-2001) and France (DEA, Etudes Theatrales, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III, 2003-2004). She has participated in various Theatre- in- Education (TiE) programs, has organized Drama in Education seminars in primary and secondary education and has collaborated with several drama groups. She facilitates various amateur theater groups of adults and directs their performances. She has taken part in storytelling seminars in Greece and France and she likes to narrate the fairytales she loves. She currently works in a public primary schoolin northern Greece. She is also a facilitator and trainer at the project "it could me- it could be you", organizedby the Hellenic Theater/Drama Education Network (TENet-Gr)in collaboration with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece.


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