Teatr ZAR presented in Thessaloniki two performances “Armine, Sister” and “Medeas. On Getting Across” and led Witness/Action conference and workshops for acting students in Greece.
Performances and workshops of Teatr ZAR and seminars and panels with participation of members of Teatr ZAR at the Forest Festival 2017 in Thessaloniki
6–7 July 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Art of Invisibility Workshops led by Aleksandra Kotecka and Tomasz Wierzbowski from Teatr ZAR
The workshop introduces three-part polyphony, basing on the various musical scales of Georgian music, both folk and religious, and making use of basic musical formulas. Through a selected set of exercises shaped throughout ten years of both teaching and learning experience of the leaders, it aims at developing what may be called a sense of polyphony.
Actor’s Body – an Evoked Drama Workshops led by Jarosław Fret and Simona Sala from Teatr ZAR
The change, and an ability to recognise it, is the main and fundamental aspect of every drama. How to make a live, visible stream of permanent movements, how to structurize them within their inner microdramaturgical potential? How to learn your partner a unique code of your own acting body communication? How to create a body – text without a common body language?
10 July 2017, 6:00 p.m. Vassiliko Theatre, Leof. Meg. Alexandrou street Witness/Action Debate led by Jarosław Fret participants: Giorgos Alisanoglou, Dimitris Dimitriadis, Graziano Graziani and Simona Sala
Witness/Action is a debate that aims to define a new model in art, especially in the performing arts.
11 July 2017, 6:00 p.m. Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 2 Ethnikis Amynis street My Eye is My Country, My Voice is My Country Panel led by Filippo Furri participants: Efi Latsoudi and special guests
Dignity will be a leading theme of a panel. Dignity as a process of objectivisation of a person, dignity of dead person and his/her body, dignity of those who are passing borders in search of home and are standing just behind the doors of Europe.
12 July 2017, 6:00 p.m. Vassiliko Theatre, Leof. Meg. Alexandrou street Transmission-Transgretion Panel led by Jarosław Fret participants: Murat İçlinalça, Aram Kerovpyan, Mahsa Vahdat, Marjan Vahdat
A demonstration of the process of transformation of musical source material into a dramatical form. A particular example would be Armenian modal singing and Persian singing traditions. This meeting and live presentation aims to bring us closer to the phenomenon of transmission of modal singing.
10–11 July 2017, 9:15 p.m. 13 July 2017, 7:15 p.m. Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 2 Ethnikis Amynis street Medeas. On Getting Across Performance
Medeas is an unbroken sequence of actors’ actions and installations that coalesce into a poetic vision of rejection. The musical dramaturgy is built around Arabic, Persian and Kurdish songs sung by guest singers from Cairo, Tehran and Istanbul. Their voices are surrounded and contrasted with a sea of Latin confraternities.
Medeas is a music-based performance, but words are also present. Greek poet Dimitris Dimitriadis wrote a poem/choral for us called I Anthropos.
12–13 July 2017, 9:15 p.m. Vassiliko Theatre, Leof. Meg. Alexandrou street Armine, Sister Performance
Spectacle tells a story of tragic events of Ormian Genocide which has taken place 100 years ago in Turkey, treating this as an universal and symbolic tale of human tragedy. The title Armine, Sister could be read as a beginning of an unfinished letter. The audience during the spectacle becomes a witness in action, unlike the regular spectator, everything they experience serves a purpose to pass the memory of this tragedy further on.
The cost of the tickets is 15.00 euros-regular,12.00 euros for students,10.00 euros(people for special needs,unemployed).The is also a special deal with a card which costs 60.00euros(for all the performances of the international forest festival). You can buy tickets online.
Information and Ticket Sales at the NTNG box offices (Tel: 2315 200200) at the Royal Theater: Tuesday to Sunday 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
The full program of festival (in Greek) you will find here