Hydrama Theatre and Arts Centre:
Hydrama Theatre & Arts Centre offers a two-week intensive Greek theatre course, as well as general theatre and drama summer programs for theatre professionals, actors, teachers, classics or drama students (adults of all ages, 18 years+). Established in 1999, and run by experienced theatre practitioners, Hydrama offers participants a unique opportunity to train, rehearse and perform in a Greek amphitheatre on the beautiful and cosmopolitan island of Hydra (just one hour by sea from Athens). The training methods taught are applicable and relevant to all forms of theatre.
Summer Greek Theatre / General Theatre & Drama Courses for Adults (18+)
"Acting to the Gods" - 2-week Intensive Summer Drama Program:
This summer program is suitable for theatre professionals, actors, teachers, classics or drama students. A maximum of 12 participants are selected for this course and we welcome a diversity of nationality, age and experience. Set in Greece, where theatre originated 2,500 years ago, the course offers a unique opportunity to learn about the ritualistic origins of theatre in its birthplace, to train, rehearse and perform in a Greek amphitheatre, and to attend a performance at the spectacular Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
The course follows a daily schedule of six hours of classes, rehearsals and workshops led by experienced professional theatre directors. The course trains actors to use their voice and body in large open spaces - in a beautiful setting which echoes theatre's origins - and provides invaluable skills with which to approach the Greek-sourced plays which are increasingly performed in all major theatres.
Birth and Cult of Theatre; Improvisation; Character Work; Masks; Chorus Work; Greek Dance; Movement; Voice and Text Work.
The first days of the course will focus on the background to theatre's Greek origins, plays and themes and contemporary theatrical influence and significance. Practical/hands-on classes intensify as the course progresses. The training methods taught are applicable and relevant to all forms of theatre. The course culminates with a public and filmed ("work-in progress") performance in the Hydrama amphitheatre. A Certificate of Participation is awarded on successful completion of the course.
Optional Field Trips:
- During the course: Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (performance and theatre museum).
- Before or after the course: Visits to further sites in Athens (Herod Atticus Theatre, Theatre of Dionysus, Acropolis etc.) or Delphi (Sanctuary, Oracle, Theatre) and/or additional accommodation in Athens or Delphi can be easily arranged.
Greek Theatre & General Theatre Study Courses, Workshops:
We offer a range of summer theatre courses, workshops and training for anyone who may be interested in setting up a course in Hydra. Courses are individually designed to meet participants’ requirements and combine theory with practice - as well as with leisure and cultural activities.
Courses / Workshops include:
Voice-work, Movement, Dance, Drama games, Improvisation, Character-building, Masks, Text analysis, Chorus-work. The origins and development of ancient Greek drama, Greek language & culture
For further details on our summer programs, including dates and rates, please email us via our "Contact Us" page.
|Address: Hydra, Athens, Greece|
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