The "Halkida Theatre" Association celebrated the World Theatre Day on Monday, March 27th, at Papadimitriou Theatre, in Halkida, with a debate on "What direction is  the theatre going in, at such a  speed?".

Mr Yangos Andreadis, Emeritus Professor of the Athens Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, associate director of the University's Center for Classical Drama and Spectacle, Mrs Maria Vardaka, theatrologist, director and Mrs Evangelia Basdeki, creator of figurative artwork, performer, were the guest speakers of the event.

Mr. Ioannis Katsanos, teacher of Literature, director and artistic ditector of the "Halkida Theatre" Associaton, moderated the discussion.

At the beginning of the event, the actors of the H.Th. Association sang the Stasimon B' (third Chorus Stationary Song) of  "Iphigenia in Tauris", the play which is to be presented by the Association, in July 2017, at the Cultural Area of Artemis in Aulis.

Yangos Andreadis
Is there a way to make our ancient drama attractive again, for the Greek and international audience, in our ancient theatres; and an ambassador of the Greek culture around the globe?

Is there a reason to return to ancient drama texts with the conviction that they have been written by authors who were not ordinary people of letters but great theatre artisans, who were at the same time directors, actors, musicians, choreographers, able to enrich the spirit, the soul, the body and the craft of a modern actor? Are there teachers between our theatre people, who bring forward and at the same time rejuvenate a theatrical heritage which is at the same time Greek and universal? And is there a path of dialogue with the great international theatrical cultures, not in a hurry and in pretence, but insistently, laboriously, prolifically and creatively? 


A pilot program on Ancient Greek Drama, and its importance on the formation of modern education and society.



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