Theatrical Connections – Summer Seminar
Summer Seminar “Theatrical Connections” The Multiactive Art Group Fabrica Athens organizes a seven-day theatrical seminar in nature!
From August 3 to 10, Fabrica Athens trainers will hold a theatrical research and creation seminar in the coastal city of Methoni in Messinia. The seminar will be based on the theatrical methodology developed by the “Research Theater” group, but also on the mutual teaching method, which was first established in the Messinian resort.
During the seminar the participants will have the opportunity:
To combine theatrical research and creation in nature with their summer vacations
To connect with the place and the inhabitants of Methoni, through theatrical practice and
To get acquainted with the original methodology of the “Research Theater” group
Purpose of the Theatrical Seminar in Nature!
The main goal of the theatrical seminar is the exchange and the creation of connections between the place that hosts the action, the participants and the organizers. This will be achieved by creating and carrying out actions and events for the public of the provincial city, which will have the theatrical seminar as a point of reference. In addition, participants will be able to share moments of creation and recreation 24/7, as the experience of the seminar in nature, includes their stay at Camping Methoni (10 steps, literally, from the sandy beach) and visits to places and monuments of historical importance and natural beauty.
More specifically, within a week the participants will create from scratch a performance for the residents and the vacationers of the area. In addition, the Fabrica Athens team will hold workshops and events for them, in which participants will be able to participate on behalf of the public or animators / artists, gaining additional experience in their theatrical education and research.
The theatrical training will start with the body (kinesthesia, strengthening, plasticity) and will include techniques from world-renowned theatrical methods, such as those of Tadashi Suzuki, Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba etc., and techniques that have been developed within the Theater. of research.
In addition, on the occasion of the empowerment and development of the expressive means of the participants, their theatrical education will acquire a social dimension, using directly and practically the theater as a cultural and social tool for creating connections.
In this context, the seminar will incorporate all the protection measures proposed by the competent bodies, due to the pandemic, using them as conditions for the development of the theatrical process and its practitioners
The main trainer of the seminar is the speaker – creator of the Theater of Research, Fanis Katechos. Next to him will be the performer-trainer of Fabrica Athens, Giovanna Michaliadi Sarti, but also trainees at the “Theater of Research”, who will undertake selected parts of the training of the participants, on the occasion of the Lagastrian or peer-to-peer teaching method, which is applied from the team.
Who is the seminar aimed at?
The summer, theatrical seminar “Theatrical Connections” is addressed to artists (performers, actors, dancers, etc.), students of documentaries and other arts, but also to people with less experience in the (performing) arts, who have the mood and availability to work in a dynamic team centered on theater.