Creating Contemporary Chorus
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On Creating a Contemporary Chorus
Workshop with Alkisti Pitsaki
This two-day workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of physical theatre and embodied storytelling. Through this workshop, you will learn how to create an ensemble. Day one will focus on the individual as well as building blocks for chorus work. Day two will focus on coming together and forming an ensemble. We will work on the poem Candles (Κεριά) by C.P. Cavafy.
Requirements: There are no physical requirements or prior knowledge of physical theatre. This is an introductory workshop. Please bring with you a pen and paper, water, and the poem below.
Attire: Please wear loose and comfortable clothes preferably black.
Dates & Venue:
Huntingdale Community Hall Germain St, Oakleigh South
Day 2: Wednesday, June 21 [time] (2 hours)
Alkisti is a director-writer-performer from Athens, Greece, and a graduate of the Masters in Theatre Directing program at the Victorian College of the Arts. She began her career as a singer/ actor on stage and TV. Upon graduating with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Arts and receiving an award for Best Graduating Artist, Alkisti directed self-written shows in Greece and Australia. During her masters at the VCA, Alkisti was a directing intern at Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. As a director, she focuses on physical theatre plays, embodied storytelling, and works that explore political and social issues, such as gender rights, war, and violence. In 2023 Alkisti was the creator and performer of a show based on an ancient Greek myth that was part of the NGV’s Summer Kids Festival and directed Inside Out an original comedy by Indigenous artist Maurial Spearim that premiered at the Malthouse as part of the Yirramboi Festival. In 2022 she was a guest panellist on International Women's Day at the Greek Community of Melbourne. Alkisti now focuses on her roots and aims to create performances based on Ancient Greek myths and other Greek stories.
- LANGUAGE English
- CATEGORY Theatre
- PRESENTED BY The Greek Community of Melbourne