Teleporta theatre workshop is an ideal workshop you can choose for self-awareness and self-development.
During the activities I had the opportunity to reflect on past and future, learn both for myself and others, to interpret emotions and ideas and imagine new worlds and situations. This workshop improved my self confidence and helped me with stress.
All the activities are so well structured and help you effortlessly, in a safe environment to improvise, imagine, think out of the box and be creative. As an educator myself I understand how much effort and thinking is put on this activities by our wonderful and passionate teacher, Katerina.
I highly recommend it to everyone.
I love devising theatre. Teleporta is a fantastic workshop which helps you a lot to increase your spontaneity and your confidence. There you have the chance to meet other people, make new friends and discuss with others your ideas about any games and theatre. Moreover, Katerina is a lovely teacher with lots of creative ideas making the lesson even more funny and exciting.
I recently started participating in Teleporta theater workshop and it has been such an amazing experience so far. Katerina is a fantastic and very creative educator and through her activities we get the chance to express ourselves and to gain confidence. I cannot wait till my next session and meet my wonderful team.
Every week, I'm looking forward to our next session. Katerina is such an innovative, playful and creative facilitator and makes it so easy for me to feel comfortable and express myself. This workshop is a unique way to explore yourself and work as a team, even online.
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.
I know Christina from attending my ‘mix it up’ art sessions. During these sessions she often made very original art. She's fun, passionate and always 'lights up' when involved with art and imagination, all the necessary skill set needed to make children's workshops fun.
Michela, Nursery Deputy Manager
"Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life”. This is the best motto for Christina! When she works, you can clearly see her passion for children and their emotional well-being, she is sensitive and creative, always engaged and ready to share the fun! It’s a joy to work with her.
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Theatre should play a vital part in people’s education and that needs to start at an early age.
Children need opportunities to express their feelings and thoughts, share their experiences, build relationships, work as a team, learn to respect each other, embrace diversity, explore the world and themselves, develop their confidence and imagination, have a go without the fear of failure, get inspired. Theatre is one of the most magical ways for all these to happen.
What makes this theatre workshop different is the warm environment, our child-centred approach and the fact that it is a mix and match workshop where different arts are blended together through drama games and immersive projects. It's a journey full of inspiration and stimuli that bring out children's interests, ideas, talents and creativity. Part of this journey are: devising, creative writing, storytelling, short film making, directing, crafting, history of Art/music/movement/book/museum/verbatim/site-specific/community/international projects. According to J.H. Pestalozzi -the "father of modern education"- children should be "learning by head, heart and hands", so that they are holistically developed. This is our goal, too.
Apart from the above, young people need to be heard. They need to feel appreciated. This is why a devising performance will be one of our main priorities here. Exploring the world by raising awareness for a social issue, a place of heritage, a historical event or a story that hasn’t been heard will be one of this group’s projects. The children's concerns, their dreams, their fears, their interests, their passions will be mirrored in the team’s work. Making new friends and having their voices heard will help them feel included and develop their confidence and self-esteem.
This is a group for adults. It’s never late to enter the world of theatre, a parallel universe in which we can have a break from the stress and the automatisation of the world outside. Time to put everything back, be ourselves, discover the truth inside us, collaborate and share. Theatre is liberating. It’s purifying. It leads to catharses. Participants will experience all the games, activities and projects described above plus acting techniques and role approaches. The destination of this journey will be a devised piece of theatre, a performance made from scratch by us. The workshop will be run in English or Greek, depending on people’s demands.
We teleport in Greek. What changes here is that we add one more goal: to keep in contact with the Greek language and cultural heritage and to instil in children the thirst for further exploration of their origins. Through amusing theatre and arts activities and games, children come closer to the Greek language and culture, their tradition, their history. We want them to enrich their vocabulary and feel confident. We encourage them to speak in Greek, even if they make mistakes. One of the most effective teaching methods is “learning by doing”, by having fun and exploring. As A. Einstein had said: "Play is the highest form of research."
Some of our topics are: Greek mythology, Aesop's fables, folk tales, traditional games and songs, poetry, Christmas, Easter, Carnival, Greek customs, National days, Ancient Greece, numbers, colours, weather, emotions, families, animals, food & cooking, body & clothes, seasons and months, professions, geography & maps. Although our focus will be our spoken Greek, we will, also, get familiar with the Greek alphabet and a few words, too.