Sunday May 10th, 2015

National Participation at the 13th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, June 18 – 28 2015

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Hellenic National Participation in the 13th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space
18-28 June 2015


The Hellenic Centre of the International Theatre Institute (H.C.I.T.I) announces the Greek Participation in the 13th  Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, PQ.

The International Exhibition takes place every four years and is the most important exhibition of Scenography and Stage Architecture worldwide. The forthcoming PQ takes place in June 2015, and more than 5.000 artists from more than 60 countries will participate, and the number of visitors from all over the world is expected to exceed the 60.000. So far Greece has been represented five times in the PQ, receiving great distinctions.

H.C.I.T.I is responsible for the International Greek representation with supervisor, the theatre designer -costume maker and vice president of the Board of Sirectors, Thanos Vovolis. It acts under the auspices of the International Greek Board for the UNESCO, the Greek Scenographers Association, the Hellenic Theatre Studies Association, and is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs, ΝΕΟΝ Organisation for Culture and Development, the Institution of Iannis F. Kostopoulos, Info-Quest Technologies, Read Point and VA Translations.

The theme of the Greek participation is «New spatialities: Design for Outdoor/Open Performance Space». This broadened, spatial approach proves to be quite fruitful in Greece. Firstly, due to to the historical structure that defines the biggest part of the natural, rural and urban environment of our country. Secondly, due to the mild weather conditions that favour not only creating, but also being spectators of a performance in outdoor spaces. Thirdly, due to the long lasting spatial and performing arts  tradition, which Greece has, in various forms of open and outdoor spaces.
Moreover the choice of the specific topic has been made in accordance with three equally important factors in todays, under crisis, Greece:

  1. The indoor, artistic space of scenography is usually costly, due to the various constructions that it entails, while the same performative event in an outdoor/public space is not only creative, but also less extravagant, since it is linked, among others, with concepts and  uses of the finding itself – found space/ sound/ object.
  2. Being a spectator of a performative event in the open/ public space does not rely anymore on the financial situation and the social status of the audience, as it is usually offered freely to all.
  3. The initiative of reconquering the use of outdoor and public places as performative spaces, is being minimized and fragmented, in our era, through the westernized sociopolitical and financial schemes of cultural production and consumption.

What makes the Greek participation unique, is the coexistence of different expressive forms and arts as the performative event is demonstrated through a variety of esthetic forms such as: theatre, dance, performance, opera, actions, interventions, facilities, hybrid forms etc. The artists cover every field of artistic creation and are scenographers, directors, actors, dancers, performers, visual artists etc.

The Greek participation has been formed based on the common effort and the team representation of the Greek artists. Twenty artists take part with 27 projects at Clam-Gallas Palace (Husova 158/20, Prague 1) and 9 educational institutions with approximately 240 students at Kafka’s House (Namesti Franze Kafky 3, Prague 1).

The Greek participation has been formed based on the common effort and the team representation of the Greek artists. Twenty artists take part with 27 projects and 9 educational institutions with approximately 240 students.

The participating artists with their projects are:

  1. A4M performing arts group with the project Project Odysseies: Thessaloniki
  2. amorphy.org – Argyriou Tzeni with the project Memorandum
  3. amorphy.org – Argyriou Tzeni with the project Memoria Obscura
  4. Avgitidou Angeliki with the project Returning
  5. Dukas Barbara with the project Lamda Project
  6. Kliën Michael with the project Prologue to Parliament
  7. Laskaridis Euripides – OSMOSIS Theatre Company with the project Ridicule & Transformation / The Walk
  8. Legakis Paris with the project Linenality
  9. Legakis Paris with the project Voices of the People
  10. Marketou Jenny with the project Bubbles
  11. Marmarinos Michael – Theseum Ensemble with the project Dying as a Country
  12. Marmarinos Michael – Theseum Ensemble with the project Insenso
  13. minimaximum improvision with the project Agora-I haven’t slept enough in this century
  14. Ohi Pezoume Performing Arts Company with the project UrbanDig Project-Marathon Dam 2010
  15. Ohi Pezoume Performing Arts Company with the project UrbanDig Project Marathon Dam 2012
  16. Omada7 with the project YAPI “A very nice place”
  17. Omada Ison Ena (Group Equals One) with the project Sacred Way 2
  18. Papadamaki Apostolia with the project The Death Series #3: Uninhabited
  19. Papakonstantinou Elli  – ODC Ensemble with the project Derma (Skin)
  20. Papakonstantinou Elli  – ODC Ensemble with the project Meta (After)
  21. ROOTLESSROOT – Jozef Frucek, Linda Kapetanea with the project Dogman
  22. ROOTLESSROOT – Jozef Frucek, Linda Kapetanea with the project Endless Composition
  23. Spanoudaki Annetta with the project Corpus#
  24. VASISTAS theatre group – Argyro Chioti with the project Domino
  25. Zamboulakis Giorgos – Experimental Theatre of Thrace with the project Tea time Europe
  26. Zygouri Mary with the project Bullmarket
  27. Zyrougi Mary with the project Sound of Property

The participating educational institutions are:

National Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture, Department III Arcitectural Language – Communication – Design
Teaching Professors: Vana Xenou, George Parmenidis, Ifigenia Mari
Number of participating students: 2

National Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture
Teaching Professor: Stavros Gyftopoulos
Number of participating students: 95

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Drama
Teaching Professors: Apostolos-Fokion Vettas, Lila Karakosta, Olympia Sideridou
Number of participating students: 27

Athens School of Fine Arts, Studio of Scenography
Teaching Professor: Lili Pezanou
Number of participating students: 30

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Philosophy, Faculty of Theatre Studies
Teaching Professors: Manos Stefanidis, Ilias Grammatikos
Number of participating students: 19

University of the Peloponnese, School of Fine Arts, Department of Theatre Studies
Teaching Professor: Assi Dimitrolopoulou
Number of participating students: 23

University of Western Macedonia, School of Fine Arts, Department of Fine and Applied Arts
Teaching Professor: Angeliki Avgitidou
Number of participating students: 20

Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Interior Architecture, Decorative Arts and Design
Teaching Professors: Chara Agaliotou, Loukia Martha, Aris Klonizakis,  Panagiotis Panos
Number of participating students: 20

Laboratory of Scenography (LSA)
Teaching Professor: Maria Chaniotaki
Number of participating students: 20

Moreover, the hosting country itself, has selected three live performances from Greece, which are:

  • «Relic – Josef Mánes» by Euripdes Laskaridis & OSMOSIS Theatre Company
  • «Yapi, a very nice place» by Omada7
  • «Debtocrazy Revolutions / Meta (After)» by Elli Papakonstantinou & ODC Ensemble


Opening hours:
Exhibitions: 18-28/6: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., 19/6: 10 a.m. -11 p.m.
Accreditation center: 15-28/6: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.pq

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