Projects and participations 

Once upon a Covid

 

A song about our Covid-19 situation through fairytale characters that have experienced lockdown conditions. Let's don't forget that, in the end, they lived happily ever after.

Lyrics by: Katerina Petridou

Music by: Andria Antoniou

Performed by: Andria Antoniou

Directed by: Katerina Petridou, Marilena Sitaropoulou

Produced by: Teleporta Theatre

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A story about our ability to choose and change the world and about our common humanity.

War and Peace are personified and presented through the five senses which all awaken while reading it.

Inspired by the unique event of the Christmas Truce.

Contact us to get our book.

Drama, emotional intelligence and the Greek language:

My speech in Potters Bar Greek School prompted by Observance Day in Education (30th of January)

School Cones in Class

 

"According to author and psychologist Daniel Goleman, EQ (or emotional intelligence quotient) might actually be more important than IQ*. Furthermore, Einstein has stated that “the true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination” and that “the only source of knowledge is experience.”**

Very often, education appears as though it’s mainly centred on collecting information, instead of being holistic, which means focusing more on our emotional and social development, our values, a genuine communication with the world, developing an optimistic perception of life, expressing and believing in ourselves, working together and respecting diversity.

One of the most efficient ways to develop our emotional intelligence is through the use of drama. More specifically, through theatre games, improvisation and role playing we participate in scenarios that require a solution, we empathise with the characters we are playing, co-operate, share, learn to respect each other, have a go without the fear of failure, encourage the expression of emotions and gain confidence. Through devising theatre, we become creators, our voices are heard, we feel valued and included.

Theatre builds a fun and creative environment full of stimuli, positive energy and enthusiasm which helps us focus, think fast, enrich our vocabulary and makes us want to improve. It’s a place full of opportunities for developing both our oral and written communication skills with themes from both everyday life and the realm of imagination. Children practice their spoken Greek together with their body language which is particularly useful in communicating in a second language.

Theatre is a magical way in which children can enjoy learning, love their heritage, their ancestors’ language, and further explore their origins whilst comprehensively developing."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

*Goleman, D. (2006) Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Random House

**Walter Isaacson (2007) Einstein: His Life and Universe, Simon Schuster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      January 2020

Art in Lan

 

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We took part in this amazing project called ARTinLAN.  It is a project about Learning a foreign language through the Arts.
Through the Arts children learn by doing and having fun, develop their imagination, confidence & emotional intelligence, work as a team, embrace diversity, get motivated and love learning.

Check ArtInLan Erasmus+ project. UK is a partner country. 


"Brain changes are most extensive and powerful when emotions are part of learning." Zull, 2005

Our COVID-19 Devising Theatre Workshop “EXPRESS YOURSELF” result, made by the kids

 

Inspired by ONCE UPON A COVID -a project about our Covid-19 situation through fairytale characters that have experienced lockdown conditions, like us- we made art and shared some of the thoughts and feelings we experienced during this last year.

 

It is proven that children growing up with classic tales (Brothers Grimm, Perrault etc) tend to have a more optimistic perspective of life, as they know that despite any adversities or obstacles that may be in their way, everything will go well in the end.