12th HRTFest – Open Call

Open call to the 12th edition of the Handmade & Recycled Theater Festival of Multi Active Group of Art Fabrica Athens in Greece.

until June 30th 2024 

Fabrica Athens Multi Active Group of Art invites you to the 12th Handmade & Recycled Theater Festival that will take place 19th – 29th of September 2024. The beloved festival returns to the neighborhood of Kerameikos, Athens, for the eleventh consecutive year, more dynamic than ever.

We make art, once again, like the first time!

11 years handmade and recyclable! 11 years of creation! 11 years of HRTFest!

“What we did with effort, now it has a title.” The main theme of the Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival or HRTFest, as it is now called, is the idea of ​​handmade and recyclable. Reflecting the identity and the ways the team that created it, Fabrica Athens, HRTFest is the fulfilling of a vision. An artistic vision – and not only – where artists work as a team, and take on many different parts to create their own opportunities with the materials and tools they already have.

Until now, the aim is to support independent artistic creation, to promote DIY initiatives and to cultivate an ever-expanding community of artists who share this way of thinking, perceiving and creating.

It is a fact that we are through difficult times and unfavorable conditions in the field of culture. So the artists are asked to find new ways to continue creating and communicating; the Festival inspires and supports a different way of working.

After 11 years, Fabrica Athens invites you this year to co-create with it a unique Festival of Handmade & Recyclable Theater and Art!

Hosted Art Fields

HRTFest is based on Fabrica Art Space and Rektifie – Research Center of Mixed Performing Arts and stretches in the wider area of Kerameikos, Metaxourgeio and Votanikos neighborhoods downtown Athens, areas well known for their colorful and multicultural features.

The title may point to a purely theatrical festival, though it covers all forms of art. The call is open to (not only) artists, tutors and researchers of any artistic field. HRTFest hosts:

  • Any Theater genre (prose, social theater, physical theater, street theater, shadow puppetry, puppet theater, theater for children, stand up comedy, improv comedy, devised theater etc.)
  • Performance (music performance, site specific performance, video & multimedia performance, drag show etc.)
  • Dance (contemporary dance, dancetheater, jazz dance, ballet, traditional dances etc.)
  • Circus (acrobatics, aerial arts, juggling, clowning, stilt walking, hoop dance etc.)
  • Music (live music, dj sets, chorus etc)
  • Workshops (seminars and masterclasses of any kind for minors and adults)
  • Cinema (feature and short films, documentary films, documentary films, music films, video art, video dance etc.)
  • Visual arts (painting, sculpture, collage, photography, architectural design, installations, site specific art, jewelry, mask, puppet and doll manufacturing, clothing, DIY etc.)
  • Lectures, debates, banquets, book presentations etc.

In recent years, in fact, the program has been enriched with more nationwide and international participation!

We aim all Festival’s actions to be inclusive and accessible to all cultural and societal subclasses, such as immigrants, disabled people, children and teenagers, seniors, LGBTQ +, students, artists, scholars, working class etc.

To fulfill our goal, in this year’s HRTFest edition, we take the initiative to include theme days & nights tributing social minorities. We welcome creators of any kind to apply their works including or inspired by:

  • Arts & Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+ Beats
  • Femininities’ Voices
  • Multicultural Athens

12th Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival – “Flickering Flame” edition

The theme of the 12th Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival, by the title “Flickering Flame”, draws inspiration from the flame that, despite the outside forces of nature, keeps burning on and lights up the surroundings. Fire is historically linked to the dawn of human civilization, while semantically is connected with creation and regeneration. These turbulent times we live in, we constantly have to face the uncertainty of a collapsing world we used to know, coming through crisis after crisis. Art comes in to rekindle hope and give us katharsis. The main theme of this year’s HRTFest edition is the union of people’s actions collectively emerging through the spark of artistic creativity.

Thus, the 12th  HRTFest becomes one more time international, with an open call for artists and artistic ensembles in and out of borders, so that new artistic and cultural exchanges and correlations may brew among the participants. This year HRTFest edition will take place during 19 – 29 of September 2024 in Athens, Greece, based on Fabrica Art Space and Rektifie – Research Center of Mixed Performing Arts stretching around the Kerameikos neighborhood.

GREEN OBJECT

Fabrica Athens aspires to form a Festival that creates opportunities and gives financial support to the participating artists, in these difficult times we are going through. Specifically, launching the “Green Object” contestin the 9th Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival, our goal is to grow and advance this endeavor by motivating and supporting a constantly greater number of young artists and new artistic teams, so that they can have the opportunity to present and show their work, hoping that this festival will be the pivotal point and inspiration, through the interaction and exchange of ideas, for a new artistic journey.

Performance Contest

The central idea of this contest is to spark the creation of brand new performing projects – of up to 20’ duration – inspired by the name of the title. You can create a new work in progress performance and present it in the 12th  HRTFest.

What does “Green Object” mean for you:

  • An actual green object in the scenery that affects the dramaturgy of your project

And/Or

  • An invisible “co-star” – a “green” idea, word or condition that affects the dramaturgy of your project

And/Or

  • A performance on an ecological subject

The winners of the contest will have the opportunity to present their performance project, when completed, after the end of the Festival, in one of our venues, granted for free both the stage space and the technical equipment:

Green Team Award: Eight (8) performances
Green Team consists of Fabrica Athens members, former winners of the contest, and a guest of honor. The names will be announced soon.

Public Award: Four (4) performances
The public votes exiting by the end of each performance to their taste. The performance that has the highest amount of votes wins the prize.

Submission of proposals

The open call for participation is addressed to professional and rising artists, but also students, who are active in art, education and research.

Those who are interested in participating in the festival, need to fill in the application form below by the 30th of June 2024 (23:59, UTC +3. EEST).

Apply Here:

  1. Performance Application Form
  2. Music Application Form
  3. Film Application Form
  4. Workshop/Seminar/Conference Application Form
  5. Exhibition/Bazaar Application Form

Applications that are overdue will be considered invalid.

First, read carefully the terms of participation, please.

Further information about HRTFest

The infrastructure where the actions will take place are given free of charge to the artists. The venues will be announced to the participants later on.

All submissions will be informed about their participation or not in the Festival by the 15th of July 2024.

Dates of the Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival : 19/09/2024 – 29/09/2024

Inquires

Email: hrtfest@gmail.com

Social Media: Facebook

Website: here

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Terms of Participation

Open Call – 11th HRTFest

OPEN CALL – 11th HRTFest
Open call to the 11th edition of the Handmade & Recycled Theater Festival of Multiactive Group of Art Fabrica Athens in Greece.

Fabrica Athens Multiactive Group of Art invites you to the 11th Handmade & Recycled Theater Festival. The beloved festival returns to the neighborhood of Kerameikos, Athens, for the eleventh consecutive year, more dynamic than ever.

We make art, once again, like the first time!

11 years handmade and recyclable! 11 years of creation! 11 years HRTFest!

“What we did with effort, now it has a title.” The main theme of the Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival or HRTFest, as it is now called, is the idea of ​​handmade and recyclable. Reflecting the identity and the ways the team that created it, Fabrica Athens, HRTFest is the fulfilling of a vision. An artistic vision – and not only – where artists work as a team, and take on many different parts to create their own opportunities with the materials and tools they already have.

Until now, the aim is to support independent artistic creation, to promote DIY initiatives and to cultivate an ever-expanding community of artists who share this way of thinking, perceiving and creating.

It is a fact that we are through difficult times and unfavorable conditions in the field of culture. So the artists are asked to find new ways to continue creating and communicating; the Festival inspires and supports a different way of working.

After 11 years, Fabrica Athens invites you this year to co-create with it a unique Festival of Handmade & Recyclable Theater and Art!

Hosted Art Fields

HRTFest is based on Fabrica Art Space and stretches in the wider area of Kerameikos and Metaxourgeio neighborhoods downtown Athens, areas well known for their colorful and multicultural features. We aim all Festival’s actions to be inclusive and accessible to all cultural and societal subclasses, such as immigrants, disabled people, children and teenagers, seniors, LGBTQ +, students, artists, scholars, working class etc.

The title may point to a purely theatrical festival, though it covers all forms of art. The call is open to (not only) artists, tutors and researchers of any artistic field. HRTFest hosts:

  • Any Theater genre (prose, social theater, physical theater, street theater, shadow puppetry, puppet theater, theater for children, stand up comedy etc.)
  • Performance (music performance, site specific performance, video performance etc.)
  • Dance (contemporary dance, dancetheater, jazz dance etc.)
  • Circus (acrobatics, aerial arts, juggling, clowning etc.)
  • Music (live music, dj sets etc)
  • Workshops (seminars and masterclasses of any kind for minors and adults)
  • Cinema (feature and short films, documentary films, music films, video art, video dance etc.)
  • Visual arts (painting, sculpture, collage, photography, architectural design, installations, site specific art, jewellery, mask, puppet and doll manufacturing, clothing, DIY etc.)
  • Lectures, debates, banquets, book presentations etc.

In recent years, in fact, the program has been enriched with more nationwide and international participation!

11th Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival - “Branch Out” edition

The theme of the 11th Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival, by the title “Branch Out”, draws inspiration from the way plant branches expand in nature. Just like in trees and bushes - their branches get mixed and tangled, affect each other and, in the end, they mingle and support each other, breeding and hosting new life - thus the interaction and dialog between various forms of art, social backgrounds and civilisations paints, each and every time, a unique and constantly evolving scenery, that leaves its mark by being open to influences.

The multidimensional meaning of the title aims at raising collective awareness on environmental issues, on one hand, and also at the artistic synergy, on the other hand, along with the social and cultural interaction and collaboration. Goal of this year’s Festival is to open a dialog on subjects, such as climate change and the human imprint in nature, inclusivity in modern societies and art, and how artistic expression may help dive deep into these matters.

Thus, the 11th  HRTFest becomes one more time international, with an open call for artists and artistic ensembles in and out of borders, so that new artistic and cultural exchanges and correlations may brew among the participants. This year HRTFest edition will take place during 20-30 of September 2023 in Athens, Greece, based on Fabrica Art Space and stretching around the Kerameikos neighborhood.

One of the main goals of the 11th  HRTFest is to give access and the opportunity to all social sections and classes to mingle with Art. This is the reason why we want the 11th HRTFest to be a Festival open for all, with free access and no cost for the public.

GREEN OBJECT & PERFORMANCE CONTEST OF NEW PLAYS

Fabrica Athens aspires to form a Festival that creates opportunities and gives financial support to the participating artists, in these difficult times we are going through. Specifically, launching the “Green Object” contest and the performance contest of new plays in the 9th Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival, our goal is to grow and advance this endeavor by motivating and supporting a constantly greater number of young artists and new artistic teams, so that they can have the opportunity to present and show their work, hoping that this festival will be the pivotal point and inspiration, through the interaction and exchange of ideas, for a new artistic journey.

Performance Contest

The central idea of this contest is to spark the creation of brand new performing projects - of up to 20’ duration - inspired by the name of the title. What does “Green Object” mean for you? You can create a new work in progress performance and present it in the 11th  HRTFest.

The winners of the contest will have the opportunity to present their performance project, when completed, after the end of the Festival, in Fabrica Art Space, granted for free both the stage space and the technical equipment:

A’ Award: Eight (8) performances

Public Award: Four (4) performances

Contest of new Theater Plays

This contest is addressed to play writers and writing teams and calls to submit their plays to premier at Fabrica Art Space. A new play just completed or an old one which never had the chance to be presented in front of a public, now has the opportunity to win one of the following awards.

The applicants should be able to present their work in the shape of a reading stand of up to 20’, during the 11th  HRTFest.

Winners will have the opportunity to present their play in the shape of a performance, when completed,  after the end of the Festival, in Fabrica Art Space, granted for free both the stage space and the technical equipment:

A’ Award: Eight (8) performances

Public Award: Four (4) performances

 

Jury panels of both contests will be announced soon.

 

Submission of proposals

The open call for participation is addressed to professional and rising artists, but also students, who are active in art, education and research.

Those who are interested in participating in the festival, need to fill in the application form below by Sunday 4th of June 2023 (23:59, UTC +3. EEST).

(*) There will be a guarantee fee for the selected applicants of 30€, to establish their participation, which will be refunded upon completion of your participation in the Festival.

Application Form

Applications that are overdue will be considered invalid.

First, read carefully the terms of participation, please.

 

Further information about HRTFest

The infrastructure where the actions will take place are given free of charge to the artists. The venues will be announced to the participants later on.

All submissions will be informed about their participation or not in the Festival by the 30th of June 2023.

 

Dates of the Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival : 20/09/2023 – 30/09/2023

 

Inquires

Email: hrtfest@gmail.com

Social Media: Facebook

Website: here

Press Release – 11th HRTFest

Press Release - 11th HRTFest

11th Handmade & Recycled Theater Festival
Fabrica Athens Theater Group | Athens, Greece

The beloved festival returns to the neighborhood of Kerameikos, Athens, for the eleventh consecutive year, more dynamic than ever.

We make art, once again, like the first time!

10 years handmade and recyclable! 10 years of creation! 10 years HRTFest

“That we did with effort, now it has a title.” The main theme of the Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival or HRTFest, as it is now called, is the idea of handmade and recyclable. Reflecting the identity and the ways the team that created it, Fabrica Athens, HRTFest is the fulfilling of a vision. An artistic vision – and not only – where artists work as a team, and take on many different parts to create their own opportunities with the materials and tools they already have.

After 10 years, HRTFest invites you this year to co-create with us a unique Festival of Handmade &
Recyclable Theater and Art!

About the Participations

HRTFest is based on Fabrica Art Space and stretches in the wider area of Kerameikos and Metaxourgeio neighborhoods downtown Athens, areas well known for their colorful and multicultural features. The title may point to a purely theatrical festival, though it covers all forms of art. The call is open to (not only) artists, tutors and researchers of any artistic field. HRTFest hosts:

● Any Theater genre (prose, social theater, physical theater, street theater, shadow puppetry, puppet theater, theater for children, stand up comedy etc.)
● Performance (music performance, site specific performance, video performance etc.)
● Dance (contemporary dance, dancetheater, jazz dance etc.)
● Circus (acrobatics, aerial arts, juggling, clowning etc.)
● Music (live music, dj sets etc)
● Workshops (seminars and masterclasses of any kind for minors and adults)
● Cinema (feature and short films, documentary films, music films, video art, video dance etc.)
● Visual arts (painting, sculpture, collage, photography, architectural design, installations, site specific art, jewellery, mask, puppet and doll manufacturing, clothing, DIY etc.)
● Lectures, debates, banquets, book presentations etc. In recent years, in fact, the program has been enriched with more nationwide and international participation!

11th Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival - “Branch Out” edition

The theme of the 11th Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival, by the title “Branch Out”, draws inspiration from the way plant branches expand in nature. Just like in trees and bushes - their branches get mixed and tangled, affect each other and, in the end, they mingle and support each other, breeding and hosting new life - thus the interaction and dialog between various forms of art, social backgrounds and
civilisations paints, each and every time, a unique and constantly evolving scenery, that leaves its mark by being open to influences.

Thus, the 11th HRTFest becomes one more time international, with an open call for artists and artistic ensembles in and out of borders, so that new artistic and cultural exchanges and correlations may brew among the participants. This year HRTFest edition will take place during 20-30 of September 2023 in Athens, Greece, based on Fabrica Art Space and stretching around the Kerameikos neighborhood.

One of the main goals of the 11 th HRTFest is to give access and the opportunity to all social sections and classes to mingle with Art. This is the reason why we want the 11th HRTFest to be a Festival open for all, with free access and no cost for the public.

GREEN OBJECT & PERFORMANCE CONTEST OF NEW PLAYS

Fabrica Athens aspires to form a Festival that creates opportunities and gives financial support to the participating artists, in these difficult times we are going through. Specifically, launching the “Green Object” and the performance contest of new plays, in the 9 th Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival, our goal is to grow and advance this endeavor by motivating and supporting a constantly greater number of young artists and new artistic teams, so that they can have the opportunity to present and show their work, hoping that this festival will be the pivotal point and inspiration, through the interaction and exchange of ideas, for a new artistic journey.

Information

Where: Fabrica Art Space, M. Alexandrou 125 & Evrimedontos, Kerameikos, Athens, Greece
When: 20/09/2023 – 30/09/2023
Organization: Fabrica Athens Theater Group

More Info

Email: hrtfest@gmail.com
Tel.: +30 210 341 1651 (Monday – Friday: 13:00 – 18:00, UTC +3. EEST)
Social Media: Facebook
Website: http://www.fabricaathens.gr/

10th HRTFest – Call for Volunteers

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Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival and Multi-active Theater Fabrica Athens is launching an open call for volunteers for 10th HRTFest.
From September 22 to October 2 we take the art in our hands!

The most Handmade and Recycled Festival of Athens, the Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival, organized for 10 years by the Multiactive Art Group Fabrica Athens, invites people of all ages inspired by the Festival’s vision to co-organize an artistic celebration.

10th HRTFest

During its years, the Festival of Handmade and Recyclable Theater has hosted over 40 forms of expression and artistic creation. For a more complete picture of the Festival, and its activities, visit the following website.

The duties of volunteers include the:

– welcome to the public and artists,

– information about the actions,

– promotion on social media,

– supervision of parallel actions (eg photo or crafts exhibition)

– participation in the coordination of activities.

Volunteers should be available both during the Festival and if possible, during its preparation (the period of September-October). All volunteers will have free access to the whole Festival and will be given a certificate of participation.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

To participate in the festival, those interested should send an email with the subject “Application for Volunteer Participation” to the following email address: hrtfest@gmail.com.

The email needs to include the following information in a pdf file:

– Curriculum vitae

– A photo (portrait)

Proposals will be accepted until September 15, 2022. Applications that do not include the above information or that are overdue will be considered invalid.

The Festival is organized with the support and the sponsorship of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Call for Participation – 10th HRTF

Call for Participation – 10th HRTF

Open invitation to participate in  Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival of Athens.

Fabrica Athens Multiactive Art Group invites you to the 10th anniversary Handmade & Recycled Theater Festival. The beloved festival returns to the neighborhood of Kerameikos for the tenth consecutive year, more dynamic than ever.

We make art, once again, as if its for the first time!

10 years handmade and recyclable! 10 years of creation! 10 years HRTFest

“That we did with effort, now it has a title.” The main theme of the Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival or HRTFest as it is now called is the idea of ​​handmade and recyclable. Reflecting the identity and the way the team that created it, Fabrica Athens, HRTFest is the realization of a vision. An artistic vision – and not only – where artists work as a team, and take on many different roles to create their own opportunities with the materials and tools they already have.

Until now, the aim is to support independent artistic creation, to promote DIY initiatives and to cultivate an ever-expanding community of artists who share this way of thinking, perceiving and creating.

It is a fact that we are walking on difficult roads and unfavorable conditions and the field of culture has not emerged unscathed from these conditions. So the artists asked to find new ways to continue creating and communicating; the Festival inspires and supports a different way of working.

Closing 10 years, HRTFest invites you to celebrate with it and to co-create this year a unique Festival of Handmade & Recyclable Theater and Art!

Participations

For nine years, the festival has hosted over 40 forms of expression and artistic creation. Indicative:

– Theater, prose, musical theater, physical theater, street theater, children’s theater, improvisation, dance theater, theatrical analogy, shadow theater, bar theater, forum theater, puppet theater.

– Performance, video performance, video dance, skype performance, music performance, site specific performance, circus artists, acrobatics, aerial Skills,

– Stand-up comedy, narration,

– Contemporary dance, jazz dance, concerts, dj sets, live music,

– Feature films, short films, video art screenings, documentaries,

– Painting, collage, photography, architectural drawing, installations, book presentation, book reading, site specific art, jewelry, mask, doll, garment, DIY Constructions,

– Creative employment of children, seminars, lectures.

In recent years, in fact, the program is enriched with more nationwide and international participations!

As the previous years, the infrastructure and the way of operation will be formed considering the protection measures proposed by the competent bodies. For this reason we ask from all artists who want to participate to have the opportunity to adapt their actions so that there is the possibility of their realization both indoors and outdoors.

Submission of proposals

The open call for participation is addressed to professional and rising artists, but also students, who are active in art, education and research.

Those who are interested to participate in the festival, need to send an email with the subject “HRTF Application Form” to the e-mail address: hrtfest@gmail.com

The email needs to include the following information in a pdf file:

– Description of the proposal (content, type, duration, etc.)

– Curriculum vitae of the group or the artist

– Contact details (contact phone and email)

– Audiovisual material (if any)

Proposals will be accepted until 10/08/2022. Applications that do not include the above information or that are overdue will be considered invalid.

Information

The infrastructure where the actions will take place are given free of charge to the artists. The venues will be announced to the participants later.

All submissions will be informed about their participation or not in the Festival until August 30, 2022.

Dates of the Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival : 22/09/2022 – 02/10/2022

Graphic diligence: Dimitra Milioni

Information
Email: hrtfest@gmail.com
– Enter Subject: “HRTF Application Form”
– Contact details: Telephone, Email
Telephone: 210 3411651 (Monday – Friday: 13.00 – 21.00)

Program – 10th Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival

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The Multiactive Art Group Fabrica Athens organizes this year the 10th Handmade & Recycled Theater Festival. The most handmade and recyclable festival in the neighborhood of Kerameikos, returns for the ninth consecutive year!
The idea
Why handmade and recyclable?

“What we did with effort, we gave it a title. Central to the philosophy of the festival are the ideas of handmade and recyclable. The name and character of the Festival arose from the very identity of the group and continues its course over time. In the special circumstances we are going through, with the field of culture being affected and artists being called upon to find new ways to continue creating, the idea of the Festival is inspired by a different way of operating.

Our goal is to highlight the artists who take the art in their hands and the presentation of diy creations. For the first time this year the festival also hosts international participations; artists and groups that share a common vision with Fabrica Athens,honor us with their presence!

The program of the 10th HRTFest includes:

Theater, physical theater, street theater, children’s theater, improvisation, dance theater, theatrical analogy, performance, video performance, video dance, music performance, site specific performance, standup comedy, narration, contemporary dance, concerts, live music, short and medium length movies, video art screenings, documentaries, painting, collage, photography, installations, book presentation, circus artists, acrobatics, aerial Skills, jewelry, mask, doll, clothing, DIY Constructions, children’s creative work, seminars, lectures.

What’s new?
- Performance/ Psysical Theater Competition
Contest for artists! Each group has the opportunity to present their project. Fabrica Athens will host the production of the winning team for 10 performances at Fabrica Artspace. 

* Book your entrance tickets from the viva.gr platform
* Regarding the seminars, the reservation is made after contacting the instructors of the seminars.

Poster artwork:Thanos Kermitsis, Dimitra Milioni

Poster curator: Thanos Kermitsis

Program – 10th HRTFest

Exhibitions*

Alexandra Papailia – Origami art

Asteropi Polykandrioti – “Mother in fertility”,”Medusa in motherhood”, “The coming of spring”

Argyris Gelis – Carving of fruits, vegetables and soap

Hara Georgaki – “Spring”

Vasiliki Demetra Kailoglou – Sti.Pressa

Vang – The toast ideas

Maria Damianidou – Photographic Dream/ White and Black Dream

Kodi Kollia Proseilakiou – Say it with a sketch

Vicky Tsikrika – Design Synopsis

Crafts*

IrisFusteris – IFHRRR ( Art for daily use)

Marta Becherini – Ceramic Art

Ioanna Karavasili – ERKYNA

Anima Care – Anima Care Store

Pandora Halari – D.H Candles

Hara Delli – Soap n` Goods

Kodi Kollia Prosilakiou – Tote bags/ Cart postals

Alexandra Gets – Jewellery made of polymer clay

Irini Karambatou – Objects and clothes made of reusable materials

*The exhibitions will be hosted at the festival venue throughout the duration of the festival from 22 September to 2 October

Thursday 22/09

19:00Opening of exhibitions/bazaar of handmade creations

16:00 – 19:00Seminar of body theater technique Self with Others / Thekla Gaiti / Duration: 180`/ Venue: Theater

22:20 – 22:40Aerial acrobatics performance / Performer 1 : Kyriaki Baili/ Duration 5`-Performer 2 : Maria Sotiropoulou/ Duration 15` / Venue: Bar

23:00 – 00:30Musical journey with “Tarantesys band”/ Duration 90` / Venue: Ba

 Friday 23/09

10:00 – 16:00 – Workshop of the European exchange programme In and Out/ Fabrica Athens Theater Group

16:00 – 19:00 – Site Specific Workshop/ Natassa Arabatzi/ Duration: 180′ / Venue: Outdoor

19:30 – 20:00 – Performance “Routes”/ Io Katsimiha, Martha Kotsia / Duration: 15`/ Venue : Theatre

Saturday 24/09

10:00 – 16:00 – Workshop of the European exchange program In and Out/ Fabrica Athens Theater Group

16:00 – 19:00 – Site Specific Workshop/ Natassa Arabatzi/ Duration: 180′ / Venue: Outdoor

16:30 – 18:30 – Seminar “Tempting Objects” / Angeliki Nikolaidou-Maria Papachristodoulou/ Duration: 120`/ Venue: Theater

21:00 – 21:45 – Theatrical Performance “The dog bite” / Group “Dromocosmicas Teatro Itinerante” / Duration: 45`/ Venue: Theater

22:30 – 23:15 – Jack Blue live concert / Theodoros Pappas/ Duration: 45`/ Venue: Bar

00:00 – 01:00 – Monnodic World live / Duration : 45`/ Venue: Bar

Sunday 25/09

10:00 – 16:00 – Workshop of the European exchange program In and Out/ Fabrica Athens Theater Group

16:30 – 19:30 – Seminar : Sound autonomous & mechanical music/ George Stenos – George Satavridis/ Duration: 180`/ Venue: Theater

16:00 – 19:00 – Site Specific Workshop/ Natassa Arabatzi/ Duration: 180′ / Venue: Outdoor

17:00 – 18:30 – DIY Construction Workshop with reusable materials / Stefanos Lolos / Duration: 90`/ Venue: Yard

20:30 – 20:50 – Theatrical play ” Tell others when you saw me”/ Bow Theatre Group/ Duration: 20`/ Venue: Theater

21:15 – 21:45 – Theatrical play ” Waiting Landscape” / Evi Steliou / Duration: 20`/ Venue: Theater

Monday 26/09

10:00 – 16:00 – Workshop of the European exchange program In and Out/ Fabrica Athens Theater Group

19:00 – 20:30 – Lecture Performance ” What don’t you understand?” / Melina Plasti – Dimitris Pericharos/ Duration: 90`/ Venue : Theater

21:45 – 22:15 – Performance Parentheses/ Antonis Koutroumpis, Irini Papachristou, Akrivi Malissova / Duration : 30`/ Venue: Theater

22:45 – 23:15 – Performance ” Petia : Behind the walls of the big house.”/ Hlias Kovanis/ Duration: 30`/ Venue: Theater

Tuesday 27/09

10:00 – 16:00 – Workshop of the European exchange program In and Out/ Fabrica Athens Theater Group

19:00 – 20:00 – Theater Performance ” ROOMS 2 ( Inside Outside) / Nimertis Performance / Duration: 60`/ Venue: Theater

21:00 – 22:00 – Performance ” XANTHI” / Giovanna Michaliadi Sarti – Fanis Katehos/ Duration: 60`/ Venue: Theater

Wednesday 28/09

10:00 – 16:00 – Workshop of the European exchange program In and Out/ Fabrica Athens Theater Group

17:00 – 19:00 – Stilts Workshop/ Fanis Katehos/ Duration: 120`/ Venue: Yard

19:00 – 19:30 – Performance “Ordinary people – Video presentation “Carpe Diem”/ Eleni Koliopoulou/ Duration: 30 `/ Venue: Theater

19:30 – 20:15 – Short Film Festival/ Dimitris Katsimiris, Magda Moschou/ Katerina Tourla, Natassa Smyrnaiou, Irini Papadaki/ Duration 35`/ Venue: Theater

21:00 – 22:00 – Performance : Holy and Profane love / Caterina Scotti/ Duration: 60`/ Venue: Theater

Thursday 29/09

10:00 – 16:00 – Workshop of the European exchange program In and Out/ Fabrica Athens Theater Group

17:00 – 18:00 – Power Stretching Workshop / Natassa Arabatzi / Duration: 60`/ Venue: Theater

19:30 – 20:00 – Performance “(A)UTOPIA 2.2 (a) being in a woman’s body”/ Iris Fusteri/ Duration: 25`/ Time: Theater

20:30 – 21:00 – Performance ” Metadramatic situation” / Thekla Gaiti/ Duration : 20’/ Venue : Theater

21:30 – 22:30 – Performance ” Road trippin to Elefsina” presentation by the team of the European exchange program In and Out / In and Out team / Duration : 60`/ Venue : Theatre

22:45 – 23:30 – Stand up comedy / Thomas Papadakis / Duration: 60`/ Venue: Bar

Friday/ 30/09

15:00 – 16:30 – Contemporary Acrobatic Dance Seminar / Natassa Arabatzi/ Duration: 90`/ Venue: Theater

17:00 – 20:00 – Seminar Theater of Research/ Fanis Katehos/ Duration: 180`/ Venue: Theater

21:30 – 22:30 – Theatrical Clown “beautyFOOL!” / Group ” Triboulet”/ Duration: 40 `/ Venue: Theater

22:30 – 23:30 – Performance “Talk of the town” / Wiliam levy/ Duration: 60`/ Venue: Bar

Saturday 01/10

11:00 – 12:00 – Children’s musical performance ” Mama we have rehearsal”/ Manolis Brimbos / Duration: 50` / Venue: Theater

12:15 – 12:45 – Puppet show “Violet” / Irini Lalou / Duration: 20`/ Venue: Theater

13:00 – 16:00 – Seminar Theater of Research / Fanis Katehos/ Duration: 180`/ Venue: Theater

16:00 – 18:00 –East West Workshop/ Agapi Orfanidou / Duration 120`/ Venue: Outdoors

19:30 – 20:30 – Performance ” Blood Wedding” / Teatro Abrego / Duration: 60`/ Venue: Theater

21:30 – 22:30 – Performance ” Penelope” / Gregorio Amicuzi- Viviana Bovino/ Duration: 55`/ Venue: Theater

23:00 – 00:00 – Musical group ” FRYDES” / Duration: 60` / Venue: Bar

Sunday 02/10

11:00 – 12:00 – Children’s narrative music performance ” A hero is afraid” / Group ” Paramithokamomata” / Duration: 60`/ Venue : Theatre

13:00 – 16:00 – Seminar Theater of Research/ Fanis Katehos/ Duration: 180`/ Venue: Theatre

16:00 – 18:00 –East West Workshop/ Agapi Orfanidou / Duration 120`/ Venue: Outdoors

16:30 – 18:30 – Hoopdance Workshop / Giovanna Michaliadis – Sarti / Duration: 180`/ Venue: Courtyard

20:30 – 21:30 – Performance “Penthimi Fooga se Re elassona” / Fabrica Lab / Duration: 60`/ Venue: Theater

22:00 – 00:00 – Fabrica Athens clossure party & DJ set

With the support and under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports We thank our sponsors for their support: cue / unstage / theatermag.gr / monopoli.gr/culturenow.gr

Golden sponsor: East West Greece

9th HRTFest – Call for Volunteers

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Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival and Multi-active Theater Fabrica Athens is launching an open call for volunteers for 9th HRTFest.
From 14 to October 24 we take the art in our hands!

The most Handmade and Recycled Festival of Athens, the Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival, organized for 9 years by the Multiactive Art Group Fabrica Athens, invites people of all ages inspired by the Festival’s vision to co-organize an artistic celebration.

9th HRTFest

During its years, the Festival of Handmade and Recyclable Theater has hosted over 40 forms of expression and artistic creation. For a more complete picture of the Festival, and its activities, visit the following website.

The duties of volunteers include the:

– welcome to the public and artists,

– information about the actions,

– promotion on social media,

– supervision of parallel actions (eg photo or crafts exhibition)

– participation in the coordination of activities.

Volunteers should be available both during the Festival and if possible, during its preparation (the period of September-October). All volunteers will have free access to the whole Festival and will be given a certificate of participation.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

To participate in the festival, those interested should send an email with the subject “Application for Volunteer Participation” to the following email address: hrtfest@gmail.com.

The email needs to include the following information in a pdf file:

Curriculum vitae

A photo (portrait)

Proposals will be accepted until September 20, 2021. Applications that do not include the above information or that are overdue will be considered invalid.

The Festival is organized with the support and the sponsorship of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Call for Participations – 9th HRTFest

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Open call for participation in the most “Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival” of Athens.
The Multi-active Group of Fabrica Athens once again, organize the 9th Handmade & Recycled Theater Festival. Our favorite festival in the historic neighborhood of Kerameikos, returns for the ninth consecutive year!

From October 14 to October 24, 2021, we take art in our hands!

Call for participations in the 9th HRTFest

The idea
Why handmade and recycled?
“What we did with effort, we gave it a title.” Τhe main concept to the Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival is the idea of handmade and recyclable. The name and character of the Festival emerged from the identity of the group. So it is not about choosing a title, but it is about choosing a need, a way of life that is reincarnated in an artistic vision. A festival with self-organized artists, creating together, each taking on different roles to achieve a result.

In this particular period we are going through, with the field of culture being affected and artists being called upon to find ways to continue creating, the idea of the Festival is inspired by a different way of operating.

Our goal is to support artists who want to take art into their own hands, to highlight diy creations and to develop a network of artists who have a common way of thinking, perceiving and creating. So, we invite all of you to share your ideas with us and to co-organize a different Festival of Handmade & Recyclable Theater and Art!

A few words about the festival
Participations
For seven years the festival has hosted over 40 forms of expression and artistic creation: prose, musical theater, performance, music performance, site specific performance, physical theater, street theater, children’s theater, improvisation, standup comedy, bar theater, forum theater , narration, theatrical analogy, modern dance, dance theater, jazz dance, concerts, dj sets, music screenings, feature films, short films, documentaries, painting, collage, photography, architectural design, installations, book presentation, book reading, projections video art, site specific art, video performance, video dance, skype performance, shadow theater, puppet show, circus, acrobatics, aerial Skills, juggler, clown, jewelry, mask, doll, costume, DIY Constructions, workshop, children’s creative work, seminars, lectures.

What is new;
Green Object – Contest for 15minutes shows
Contest for theater groups! The green color, the green objects, the idea of “green” inspire us. Every team have 15 minutes to present a show or a performance that is inspired by the green color, the green objects, the idea of “green”. The winning team is going to receive a price.
– Contest for new theatrical plays
HRTFest invites writers, with a new theater play that haven’t been presented to the audience yet, to apply to the festival. The presentation in the festival should have the form of theatrical analogy
(maximum presentation time 30’) and every writter can submit only one theatrical play. For the winning theatrical play, Fabrica Athens through the yearly Theater of Research Workshop will undertake its theatrical transfer.


This year’s festival, like last year, the venues and the way of operation will be shaped – determined in accordance with the rules and protection measures proposed by the competent bodies.

For this reason we invite all artists who want to participate to have the be able to adapt their actions, so that there is the possibility of their implementation both indoors and outdoors.

Submission of proposals – Call for participations 9th HRTFest
The open call for participation is addressed to professional and amateur artists, but also students, who are active in art, education and research.

To participate in the festival, those interested should send an email with the subject “HRTFest Application Form” to the email address: hrtfest@gmail.com

The email needs to include the following information in a pdf file:
– Description of the proposal
– Curriculum vitae of the group or the artist
– Contact info
Photo or video material (if applicable)

Proposals will be accepted until September 8, 2021. Applications that do not include the above information or that are overdue will be considered invalid.

Information
  • The spaces where the actions will take place are given free of charge to the artists. The venues will be announced soon.

  • All submissions will be informed about their participation or not in the Festival until September 10, 2021.

The Festival is organized with the support and the sponsorship of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports.

8th HRTFest – SCHEDULE

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The 8th Handmade & Recycled Theater Festival, our favorite festival in the historic neighborhood of Kerameikos, returns for the eighth consecutive year!
From September 24 to October 4, 2020, we take art in our hands!
The idea

Why handmade and recyclable?

“What we did with effort, we gave him a title.” Central keystone to the Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival is the idea of ​​handmade and recyclable. The name and character of the Festival emerged from the identity of the group. So it is not about choosing a title, but about a need, a way of life that is reincarnated in an artistic vision. A festival with self-organized artists, creating together, each taking on different roles to achieve a result.

In this particular period we are going through, with the field of culture being affected and artists being called upon to find ways to continue creating, the idea of ​​the Festival is inspired by a different way of operating.

Our goal is to support artists who want to take art into their own hands, to highlight DIY creations and to develop a network of artists who have a common way of thinking, perceiving and creating. We invite all of you to share your ideas with us and to co-organize a different Festival of Handmade & Recyclable Theater!

A few words about the festival

As in previous years, this year the festival program includes many different forms of expression and artistic creation:

Prose, musical theater, performance, music performance, site specific performance, physical theater, street theater, children’s theater, improvisation, standup comedy, bar theater, storytelling, theatrical analogy, contemporary dance, dance theater, jazz dance, concerts, dj sets, music , movie screenings, short films, documentaries, painting, collage, photography, architectural design, installations, book presentation, book reading, video art screenings, site specific art, video performance, circus, acrobatics, aerial Skills, jugglers, clowns, jewelry, mask, doll, clothing, DIY Constructions, workshop, children’s creative work, seminars, lectures .

At this year’s festival, the venues and the way of operation will be differentiated from the previous years, and will be shaped – determined in accordance with the rules and protection measures proposed by the competent bodies.

Festival Program

Thursday 24/09

19:00 8th Hrtfest Start Party [Live Graffity, Fabrica Events show, Handmade creations Lottery]

A surprise night in the colorful courtyard of Fabrica Technoparka always with the most funky music and cool cocktails

Opening of art exhibitions

“Reborn” – Stella Diplachili

“Pulpstruct” – Manolia Kokologianni / Paul Goodman

“Couples in 10 worlds” – Silvana Sarti

“Digital portraits” – Christina Goumourian

“State of War” – Aris Beozo

“Wooden animal shapes” – Ricardo Di Lauro

“Chaos” – Elvis Santzakou

Craftsmen

Dot.I – Greek Yota / Fabric painting

Chryssalendra – Alexandra Spanou & Chrysi Petroulaki / Handmade macramé jewelry

Pocket Clay Jewelerry – Melina Koffa / Handmade clay jewelry

Artastic abstract by ctefu – Stefania Ioannidou / Constructions from recyclable materials

Friday 25/09

18: 00-20: 00 “Principles of the Actor’s Presence”, The participants will work on the principles of the actor’s presentation as they apply in the Anthropological Theater. Seminar with Antonis Diamantis and the Omma Studio team

20: 30-22: 30 “The Conquest of Difference”, Documentary screening of the Odin Theater by the group Omma Studio

22: 30-24: 00 Dj Set

Saturday 26/09

10: 00-13: 00 “Principles of the Actor’s Presence”, The participants will work on the principles of the actor’s presentation as they apply in the Anthropological Theater. Seminar with Antonis Diamantis and the Omma Studio team

13: 30-15: 00 “Aikido” Exercise for the body and cultivation for the spirit, lesson-presentation with Makis Kosmidis and the Aikido Center

15: 30-16: 30 “Dance trips”, Creative play and improvisation workshop for young and old, with the team A(r)CT

17: 00-20: 00 “Clown Playground Impro Rehearsal”, open rehearsal for those interested in taking part in the show Clown playground Impro

20: 30-21: 15 “Ascetic” performance / research on: “The Relationship between Ritual and Theater” Conception – Text Composition – Direction – Visual Arts: Antonis Diamantis, Omma Studio group

Sunday 27/09

12: 00-14: 00 “Zero Waste” Walking Workshop on zero waste and ecological visual arts, with Nikos Malamas

15: 00-17: 00 “ShenDao-Qigong / Fabrica Lab”, ShenDao-Qigong Workshop with Emilios Italikos

17: 30-19: 00 “Ram Yoga / Fabrica Lab”, New Ram Yoga course at Fabrica Lab of Fabrica Artspace. A personal encounter with the breath, body and mind, with Giòvanna Michaliadi Sarti

20: 00-21: 30 “Clown playground Impro”, After a while of not thinking, the clowns decided to improvise! The theatrical clown relies on improvisation because that is how he inspires and creates with what is happening around him. He plays and enjoys his uniqueness, and with them he survives on stage. From the Maybe A Company team

Monday 28/09

16: 30-18: 00 “Tai Chi and Theater”, An opportunity for the body to learn – to take a position, to find the measure, and to have a clear direction – keeping the mind at peace, with Maria Riga

18: 30-20: 30 “HoopDance – Dance Class with Hula Hoop / Fabrica Lab” For those who like dancing, acrobatics, juggling or all three, Hoopdance is the perfect combination for them in one lesson, with Giòvanna Michaliadi Sarti

Tuesday 29/09

17: 30-19: 30 “Stilts / Fabrica Lab” A workshop for those who want to get in touch with the art of Stiltwalking and wish to enrich their skills on stilts, with Fanis Katechos.

20: 00-21: 30 “Martial Arts and Theater”, A workshop that combines Theater and Martial Arts, with Grigoria Petropoulou.

21: 00-22: 00 “1st year DARE DANCE DIGITALIZE The 3D project”, Event that includes screening of the video of the performance of DARE DANCE DIGITALIZE The 3D project at the European Music Day in June 2019 and short speeches about the goals and the vision by DARE DANCE DIGITALIZE The 3D project.

Wednesday 30/09

16: 00-18: 00 “Modern Acrobatic Dance / Fabrica Lab”, The aim of the course is to find the mechanics of each movement and its possible alternations, to play the limits of a three-dimensional movement in space and to develop a choreographically complex result that will emerge through simpler kinetic materials, with Natassa Arabatzi.

18: 30-20: 0000 “Ram Yoga / Fabrica Lab”, New Ram Yoga course at Fabrica Lab of Fabrica Artspace. A personal encounter with the breath, body and mind, with Giòvanna Michaliadi Sarti.

20: 30-22: 30 “What is Erasmus +”, A talk about Erasmus + such as Youth Exchanges, Training Courses, ESC, Seminars etc., with Adriana Maltezeanou.

Thursday 01/10

18: 00-19: 30 “Suzuki Training / Fabrica Lab Meeting”, The purpose of the meetings is to create a common place and time where performing artists have the opportunity to learn about the Suzuki Method for Actors and to train together, based on the techniques with Giòvanna Michaliadi Sarti.

20: 00-21: 30 “I WRITE – SONORCH, the” hybrid “”, Presentation of the book Sonorh by Jenny Dagla an experimental text, the fruit of 10 years of work, by the author herself.

Friday 02/10

16: 30-19: 00 “The Dimensional Actor – Research Theater / Fabrica Lab”, Fanis Katechos, founding member of Fabrica Athens, inspirer and keynote speaker of the modern theatrical method “Research Theater”, shares for another year intensively the findings of his personal theatrical research, workshop with Fanis Katechos.

20: 30-22: 30 “Film Screenings”, Screenings of short and medium films by the team of Fabrica Athens and independent creators.

Saturday 03/10

11: 00-13: 00 “Awakening the Body”, An exciting practice of motor meditation / physical awareness through movement and free dance, with Maria Varela of Movement Medicine Greece.

14: 00-15: 30 “HoopDance – Dance Class with Hula Hoop / Fabrica Lab” For those who like dancing, acrobatics, juggling or all three, Hoopdance is the ideal combination of them in one lesson, with Giòvanna Michaliadi Sarti.

16: 30-19: 00 “The Dimensional Actor – Research Theater / Fabrica Lab”, Fanis Katechos, founding member of Fabrica Athens, inspirer and keynote speaker of the modern theatrical method “Research Theater”, shares for another year intensively the findings of his personal theatrical research, workshop with Fanis Katechos.

18: 30-19: 20 “Jaguar Wariors Show”, Martial arts presentation by the Jaguar Wariors team and Grigoria Petropoulou.

20: 30-21: 00 “Masks on”, A show based on the modern reality of the now well-known coronavirus. Five dancers in an improvisation choreography aim to transmit the… laughter virus, from group A(r)CT.

Sunday 04/10

12: 00-13: 30 “The heroes of the forest”, An experiential workshop for children from 4-10 years old through the method of theatrical play centered on ecology, by the team Tyranteles

14: 00-15: 30 “Play jam”, an interactive group game workshop based on the value and importance of the game at any age, with Eleni Papaioannou and the A(r)CT team.

16: 30-19: 00 “The Dimensional Actor – Research Theater / Fabrica Lab”, Fanis Katechos, founding member of Fabrica Athens, inspirer and keynote speaker of the modern theatrical method “Research Theater”, shares for another year intensively the findings of his personal theatrical research, workshop with Fanis Katechos.

19: 30-22: 30 “Physical Cinema Research Laboratory”, This workshop aims to tackle and study the writing of motion, the Cinema. Here the camera, as the main narrator, the present existence of the action, is embodied and reveals to us the subjective, each time, truth, with Kostas Tataroglou and Cinemascoop.

19: 00-20: 00 “PuRangers improvise”, The PuRangers improvisation team invites you to come and play with her in an improvisation show. In improvisation there are no texts and scenes. We will create them together on stage to make a show just for us and only for one night, by the PoRangers team.

20: 45-21: 45 “The Seagull ‘Ou”, The’ Ou is a seagull. It flies, it dreams, it sees the world not only from above to the earth, but also from the bottom to the sun, from the land to the fertile land, and many times from the cut waves to the land. He knows that there is always something more to go through in all lengths and breadths. He learns from wandering and knows how to generously share his experiences with other seagulls, comic theatrical improvisation – Improv Comedy Theater – from the Comic Theatrical Improvisation team, Sweet Herring.

21: 45-24: 00  Closing Party