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.
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
Greek community theatre project
Mum, I eat okra now!/maMA, TROo BAmies!
A devised, playful performance about real experiences of Greek immigrants in the UK.
10th of July, Crouch End Festival
17th of July, The Hellenic Centre
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)
"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
Art in Lan
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.