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Intensive course 2011


Dynamics and Metamorphoses of Classics as Performative Events: Between Celebration and Communication

intensive_course_2011_1In 2011, the European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama celebrated its ten year anniversary of successful research and educational activities.
This year’s Course under the title, Dynamics and metamorphoses of classics as performative events: Between celebration and communication was held from 26 June to 10 July 2011 and concentrated on topics, such as translation-adaptation-interpretation, history of performances, iconography and design, theatre space and chorus, comparative analysis/reviews of performances, dramaturgy/aesthetics of production, theatre and society, production/management, acting – directing. The main goal of the Course was to bring together academics and postgraduate students both in classics and theatre studies as well as theatre practitioners so as to exchange views and their different approaches to ancient Greek drama.
The following professors participated in the seminars:
Vassilis Lambrinoudakis, University of Athens (“Ritual and Theatre Performance in the
Archaeological Site of Epidaurus”)

Erika Fischer-Lichte, Free University of Berlin (‘‘Dealing with the Crisis-Putting The Bacchae on Stage”)

Henri Schoenmakers, University of Erlangen (“Dramaturgy and the Aesthetics of

Evelyne Ertel, Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, (“Metamorphoses of the Chorus in
Modern Performances of Ancient Drama”)

Laura Monrós Gaspar, University of Valencia (“Performing Gender in Victorian Britain:
Classical Burlesques”)

Mary-Louise Hart, Getty Museum (“Satyr Play and the Art of Ancient Greek Theatre”)

Katia Arfara, (“Short Introduction to Krzysztof Warlikowski Documentary screening:

Krzysztof Warlikowski or the Legacy of Sacrifice [directed by Manuelle Blanc])

Anna Poupou, University of Thessaloniki (“Film Analysis”)

Gregory Ioannidis, University of Athens (“Performance Analysis”)

Dmitri Trubotchkin, State Institute for Art Studies, Moscow (“Finding a Place for Tragedy
at the Cultural Crossroads”)

Bernd Seidensticker, Free University of Berlin (‘‘The Conditions of Production and
Performance in the Fifth Century”)

Romain Piana, Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle (“Politics of Utopia: Metamorphoses of Aristophanes’ Birds”)

Monica Centanni, University IUAV of Venice (“The Queen’s Two Bodies: Focus on Clytemnestra in Aeschylus’ Oresteia”)

Eleni Papazoglou, University of Thessaloniki (“At the Crossroad between Gender, Politics, Classics and Performance Dramaturgical exercise on Sophocles’ Electra I”)

Nikos Diamantis, director (“Directing Ancient Greek Drama”)

Oliver Taplin, University of Oxford (“Questions about Greek Tragedy and Comedy, Using Vase-paintings as a Stimulus” and “Medea and Gender”)

Eva Stehlíková, Masaryk University (“Jules Dassin and Melina Merkouri Meet Greek Tragedy”)

Anna Banfi, University IUAV of Venice (“The Reasons of the Irrational. Clytemnestra and the Erinyes in Pasolini’s Oresteia”)

Minas Alexiadis, University of Athens (“Carl Orff’s Music Theatre on Ancient Drama”)

Freddy Decreus, University of Gent (“Operation Media Storm. Or how Aeschylus’ Persians Started to Naturalise and Universalise the “Gap” between “East” and “West”)

Professor at the University of Athens Platon Mavromoustakos presented the activity of the European Network and gave a lecture on theatrical space (“Ancient drama and theatrical space”).

kristof-varlikofski-ApolloniaCourse participants attended two performances in Epidaurus and one in Athens, within the framework of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, which was sponsored the course in 2011. The performance in Athens was (A)pollonia directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski. In the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, they attended a performance of Aristophanes’ Peace produced by artistic organization ”theatrical route” and directed by Petros Philippides as well as the performance Little Dionysia produced by the ”National Theatre of Northern Greece” and directed by Yiannis Rigas and Grigoris Karantinakis. Actress Aglaia Pappa and composer Philippos Tsalachouris participated in the seminars as guests.


The participants can be found here.