ELEKTRA Masterclass: Held by Csaba Antal Maly Theatre, Russia, 2015
ANTIGONE Masterclass: Held by Lydia Koniordou
The Maly Theatre in Moscow suggested a highly interesting concept for this masterclass: inviting one of the most important international stage designers and founding members Csaba Antal to give a class for teams of young directors and stage designers from Germany, Italy and Greece together with Russian actors from the Maly Theatre to work on Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s “Elektra”. At the end of the class, the participants offered a work in progress, presenting the results of their ten-day cooperation at the Ordynka venue of the Maly Theatre.
EUROPEAN OF THE YEAR Masterclass: Held by Eric de Vroedt Schauspielhaus Bochum, Germany, 2015
Eric de Vroedt, a highly-regarded international director from the Netherlands (artistic director of the National Theatre Den Haag), held this masterclass at the Schauspielhaus Bochum, where the ISO actors from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, and Israel/Palestine together with other young actors from Greece and Germany tackled the theme of the “European of the Year”. The outcome was filmed, edited, and posted online. The masterclass took place during the time of the Ruhrtriennale, which allowed the participants to see a series of performances and rehearsals of this festival, including productions by Johan Simons; Susanne Kennedy; Studio Orka; and Krzystof Warlikowski.
European Cultural Centre of Delphi In collaboration with the National Theatre of Greece | Greece, 2016
Six young actors from Italy, Hungary, Portugal and Russia and eight young actors from the National Theatre of Greece worked together with Greek director and actress Lydia Koniordou on “Antigone” by Sophocles and on the refugee crisis against the stunningly beautiful backdrop of the ancient theatre in Delphi. The participants’ tight schedule started in the morning with body exercise and voice training in an open space. That was followed by projections of ancient drama, discussions and analysis of the play over the course of the day, and ended with rehearsals in the evening. Meetings with Stathis Livathinos, artistic director of the National Theatre of Greece in Athens, dramaturg Eleni Varopoulou, and the philosopher Pavlos Kalligas were also part of the masterclass. In a public presentation the participants showed the interim result of their work in the ancient theatre of Delphi. The ancient theatre in Delphi was built in the 4th century B.C. and is usually not in use for public performances anymore because of its protected status—the National Theatre of Greece was granted a special permission to use the ancient theatre for this masterclass.
Cargo Plane Fairchild C-123 Used by the US Army for spraying Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
Three Years of Battle Union des Théâtres de l'Europe