Youth Exchange Erasmus+
photo from Kinitiras 12+ theatre class: Christos Κavaliotis
‘Supplicants’ is a youth exchange project baced on the theme of “otherness” and difference, which will use theatre, dialogue, and artistic collaboration to explore young people’s understanding of the situation facing refugees in Europe, and to help them use performance to share the stories of young migrants and refugees. It will take place at Kinitiras in August and is an artistic collaboration with Crooked House Theatre from Irland and Association On & Οff from Spain. The project will take place from 5 untill 11 of August and it is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.
We will bring 40 young people together with professional artists from Ireland, Spain and Greece to create collaborative youth theatre and dance presentations. This showcase will be staged in Kinitiras on Saturday, 11th August and is open to the public.
The project “Supplicants” is co-orinated by the Irish group, Crooked House Theatre Company. They decided that they would hold the project in Athens in order to see, and learn, first hand, from the migrants themselves and from those working with them. The performance material will consist of migrant’s and refugee’s stories, and also include the participants’ ideas about what pour society can do to change perceptions and become more open to refugees. The project is inspired by the ancient Greek tragedy called The Suppliant Women, which tells the story of 50 African refugees seeking asylum in Argos, Greece.
The 40 participating young people from Athens, Irland, Spain, Syria, Afganistan and other countriew will have a four-days trainning at Kinitiras and “Dilos Drama School“of Dimitra Hatoupi, of dynamic and interesting theatre workshops conducted by established artists in Athens. These include Antigone Gyra, Georgina Kakoudaki, Violetta Gyra, Juan Escalona Corral, Silvia Sáenz García, Caolán Dundon, Jerry Iwu and Peter Hussey.
This is the 3rd collaboration between Kinitiras and Crooked House Theatre, and the second one to involve Association On & Off.
Supplicants (Youth Exchange Programme Erasmus+)
5 – 11 Αugust 2018
Κinitiras and “Dilos Drama School” – Dimitra Hatoupi
Supplicants (A Performace)
Κinitiras (Erechthiou 22, Αkropoli)
When: Saturday 11 of August at 20.30
Free Entrance. Necessary to hold a seat: 210 9248328, email@example.com