KiDitiras (12+) Theatre
Φωτογραφία: Χρήστος Καλυβιώτης
Coordinated by Violetta Gyra in collaboration with Vicky Adamou
“the creative journey”
Through exercises, improvisation, play, music and dance, we will learn how to work as a team, take risks, practice our imagination and the ways we can express ourselves without fear. Each of us can strengthen his self confidence, share his diversity and discover his hidden gifts. There is no right or wrong. Everything is allowed on stage.
The participants will learn to develop their ideas in both autonomous and collaborative stories and develop them into a theatrical act.
The parts we will study during the creative process are:
- Movement, rhythm and voice
- Onstage presence
- Creating characters through everyday life observation
- Storytelling (Different ways to tell a story)
During the year and through the common process, we will choose a specific play in order to work on its text and create a show open to the public.
We will get to know world repertoire writers and their texts and the pupils will go through the whole process of creating, rehearsing and setting up a performance (set, costumes, lights, makeup, live music etc.).
Vicky Adamou is an actress, performer and director. She is a graduate of Athens Drama School of George Theodosiadis (1996) and of the Vakalo Visual and Applied Arts School (1992). She has been a student of I. Grammatikouli (Yoga and Meditation, 1998 – 2004). She has attended a series of specialized courses in Movement, Improvisation, Experiential Listening, Devised Theatre, Grotowski Αcting, Scenography as well as sociopsychology for parents. She is one of the founding members of Kinitiras Artistic Network for Performing Arts, the first Artistic Residency Centre for performing arts in Athens. She offers workshops of theatre and movement improvisation in actors, amateurs, parents and children with whom she has presented many performances in Athens and other cities. She has directed the performances “Foreign language” 2009, “Timeline Project” 2013, “Shut up or the lost slipper of Manolis Karelis” 2015-16. She has co-directed the improvised children’s performance “Where is the giraffe?” 2013-14. From 2012 she creates the web project “Are you serius?”.
Some of the Kinitiras’ performances she has taken part in are: “Klitemnistra Invisible”- participation in the 2008 Dance Platform in Megaro Mousikis & in the International Fringe Theatre Festival in Thailand, “Lisistrati”- participation the 2006 Dance Platform in Megaro Mousikis, “Plektani”, “Karderines”, “Doors and Clouds”, participation in the Biennale of young artists from Europe and the Mediterranean countries, Turin, Parma, Biel 1997. She collaborates with “Splish-Splash” company of Johnny O. and she was a member of the “Omada Drasis” company (Vasilis Mirianthopoulos) with which she took part in the following productions: “I just broke up”, “ The Patty world”, “Black out”. In the past she has worked with various theatre and tv directors. She is also active as a Scenographer, Costume designer and Graphic designer. She was born in Athens, where she currently lives, and she is the mother of two children.