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, yoga stories, crafting etc). 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 TEACHERS:
Katerina Petridou is the founder of Teleporta theatre. She 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 studied for her Master’s degree in Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She trained as a teacher at the Faculty of Education of AUTH and and as an actor 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.
Christina Tsartsaraki is an Early Years Practitioner and proud mum . Christina has been awarded a Drama certificate by “Tabula rasa” Drama Academy in Greece, specialised in creative writing and theatrical play. She continued her studies at the Acting Academy in London and attended courses and seminars on: Child protection for everyone, Children’s observation and planning, Paediatric emergency first aid course, Play, learning & the brain, Children’s mental health and well-being, Kids yoga teacher training/ yoga stories. Christina loves arts and crafts and messy play and believes that the best way for children to expand their imagination and creativity and develop their personal, social, emotional and physical skills is through the arts and playing .