“Shadows in the Light”

Dec 1, 2012

Conference on the “Greek Shadow Theater” at the Hellenic American Union…

Athos Danellis

The Greek Shadow Theater is a 200-year-old. At the peak of its popularity it had an audience of millions. A unique form of theater, it continues to play a significant role in Greek society and to influence Greek art and culture.

Academics and artists talk about the rich repertoire of the Greek Shadow Theater, its music and songs, the influences it has received from classical forms of performing arts and its adaptability to modern times, and its timeliness, the present and future of this unique folk hero and his friends.


Iosif Vivilakis (Professor, Faculty of Theater Studies, University of Athens), “Karaghiozis and Byzantium”
Athos Danellis (Karaghiozis master & Shadow Theater Researcher), “One thousand and one performances; the inexhaustible repertory of Greek Karaghiozis”
Michalis Ieronimidis (Shadow Theater Researcher), “Realism and Abstraction in Shadow Theater”
George Kotsinis (Musician), “Music and Songs in Greek Shadow Theater”
Makis Morfakidis (President of the Centre of Byzantine, Modern Greek and Cypriot Studies, University of Granada), “Transformations and Adaptability of Shadow Theater; From the 20th to the 21st century”
Lefteris Xanthopoulos (Poet-Director), “What is Karaghiozis up to?”
Martha Frintzila (Director), “Shadow Theater and Ancient Drama”
Marios Christoulakis (Ms student, Electronic and Computer Engineering Department, Technical University of Crete), “eShadow; A tool used for digital narration, learning and creative expression for children and adults, inspired by the Greek Shadow Theater”

Reservation required


Organizer Hellenic American Union, arts company Among the Ants,Archive of Greek Shadow Theater,MUSIC* laboratory of the Technical University of Crete
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 01/12/2012
End Date 01/12/2012
Starting Time 10:30
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Iosif Vivilakis,Athos Danellis,Michalis Ieronimidis,George Kotsinis,Makis Morfakidis,Lefteris Xanthopoulos,Martha Frintzila,Marios Christoulakis
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: Yes
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2012/12/03 - 14:33:20



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