Teleporta is a door ("porta" in Greek means "door") that leads us into magical worlds.We travel through time and space, explore the world and express ourselves. It’s a mix & match theatre workshop where different arts are combined and projects are held (community theatre, site-specific theatre, museum projects). They all result in a devised piece of theatre, a unique performance made from scratch where everyone can participate in any way they prefer, on stage or off stage. Children, teenagers and adults become teleporters -in English or Greek- through drama games, improvisation, role playing, dramatisation, storytelling, pantomime, puppetry, movement, music and songs, props making, short film making, writing and the use of media.
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Katerina Petridou is a teacher (with specialization in Arts: theatre education, history of art, museum education, music, movement, visual arts and children’s literature), actor and theatre maker. She has recently completed her Master’s degree studies in Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has, also, studied at the Faculty of Education of AUTH and at the A. Voutsinas Drama School in Greece. She has been working with children of different ages for more than 10 years and running the Cypriot Educational Mission’s Drama club for two years. She has attended courses and seminars on: storytelling, short film making, acting on screen, writing for children, Arts in languages, theatre of the oppressed and psychology. Drama and the Arts are some of the most important tools in her work, as through them, invisible worlds become visible, we feel more complete, we have fun and learn effectively.
Mimi Vasilaki, proud mum
Katerina is such an outstanding educator. For each lesson she spends hours of studying and preparation. My daughter has tried other workshops in the past but this is totally a different league, she loves every minute of it. Katerina has great empathy, she is playful and fun but her work is dead serious and deep. I feel she is capable of making any child shine. I cannot recommend this workshop enough.
Mary Cassidy, Drama teacher at St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School(2018-19)
Katerina was a real asset to the Drama department, consistently delivering creative, energised and fun workshops and devising performances for our annual talent show.
Eleftheria Tsinaslanidou, proud mum
My child experienced wonderful images,sounds and unique projects. She developed her imagination and self-esteem in such a caring and warm environment.