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Arts Festival 2017

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When: Friday, March 3 – Friday, March 11

Where: Deree – The American College of Greece

Organized by: the Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts

Free Admission

The Arts Festival 2017, organized by Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts, is launched on March 3.
The arts will be celebrated on campus until March 11, with cultural and educational events open to the public: exhibitions, concerts, performances, as well as masterclasses and workshops offered by Deree faculty members and invited artists and lecturers.


PROGRAM

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

18:00–22:00 | “Keep on Keeping on. A Visual Meta-Collection”, Exhibition Opening
ACG Art Gallery
Curated by guest curator Evita Tsokanta in collaboration with the Art History, Graphic Design, and Visual Arts programs, and Galini Notti (ACG Art Collection). A number of parallel events will be organized in relation to this exhibition.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7

13:40–14:55 | “Futuracha Pro – a creative journey from a typography class to thousands of users around the world.” Graphic Design Lecture by Høly Branding Agency
New Painting Studio
Futuracha Pro is an Open Type Font that magically adjusts and readjusts as you write, based on the preceding and following letter. Although designed in 2012 as an experimental display font aiming at giving people the chance to explore and create, Futuracha became unexpectedly popular and loved by the whole world due to its quirkiness and eccentricity.

13:40–14:55 | Discussion with Visual Arts alumni
Studio 202 (AC)
Visual Arts alumni discuss their professional life with moderator Effie Halivopoulou. Alumni will present a record of their professional life and discuss their experience of graduate work.

15:00–19:30 | Piano Masterclass by Dimitris Toufexis
7th Level Auditorium
Open attendance for guest participants and Deree students. Please register in advance to participate as space is limited. Contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1456, 1427

20:00 | “The Romantic Piano”, Recital by Dimitris Toufexis
7th Level Auditorium
A performance lecture on interpretive approaches to the Romantic piano repertoire.

16:30–18:00 | Workshop by Thresh Dance Company
Dance Studio, Gym
The workshop explores the relationship between Dance and Music in the Indian classical form of Bharatanatyam.

17:00–20:00 | “Who is the Stranger Now?…” The advent of foreign… in our body, in our country, in our minds… / Theatre Workshop by Barbara Doukas
Black Box Theatre
A unique opportunity to participate in a theatre workshop led by renowned director B. Doukas. The workshop will close with a sharing of the work, open to the public, on Friday, February 10, at 20:30.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

09:30–15:00 | Arts @ Deree Day, all FRSFPA Programs
Black Box Theatre
A day specially designed for high school students to get a “taste” of arts and performing arts studies at college level. A variety of workshops and seminars delivered by our faculty from the Art History, Contemporary Dance Practice, Graphic Design, Music, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts programs. 13:30 – Schools performance “Études /Stories by Hand” by Thresh Dance Company

13:00–14:30 | Music Theatre Workshop I
7th Level Auditorium
A workshop on development of character in Musical Theatre through movement and expression offered by Themelis Glynatsis, Effi Minakouli, Maira Milolidaki, and Cindi Trent. Open attendance. Please register in advance to participate as space is limited. Contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1456, 1427

15:00–19:30 | Music Theatre Workshop II
7th Level Auditorium
A workshop on awakening the consciousness of an “acting body” on stage and its many ways to relate to emotion and impulse. Students will perform scenes from W.A. Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Led by Themelis Glynatsis, Maira Milolidaki, and Effi Minakouli. Open attendance. Please register in advance to participate as space is limited. Contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1456, 1427

17:00–20:00 | “Who is the Stranger Now?…” The advent of foreign… in our body, in our country, in our minds… Theatre Workshop by Barbara Doukas
Black Box Theatre

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

13:40–14:55 | “The End of Type — <3 : D (*_*) : -( : -) /// ó_ò . Typical. Organization for standards & order.”, Graphic Design Lecture
New Painting Studio
Post-Typograpic Language. Emoji, Emoticons & the Standards of Tomorrow. A normcore system of emotion. The funeral of the Typographic Man. A Typical lecture about the creation and destruction of writing systems.

17:00–18:30 | Performance Workshop by Sami Amiris
Sound Studio
An introductory workshop on Solkattu – the South Indian rhythmic language – in the context of the Performance Workshop class. No registration required.

17:00–20:00 | “Who is the Stranger Now?…” The advent of foreign… in our body, in our country, in our minds… Theatre Workshop by Barbara Doukas
Black Box Theatre

20:30 | “Études” and “Stories by Hand”, Performances by Thresh Dance Company
Black Box Theatre

Thresh is a performing arts collaborative founded in 2004 by Preeti Vasudevan, a leading exponent of the classical Indian dance (Bharatanatyam). Thresh brings to the festival two recent works: “Études,” a dynamic dance dialogue between an Indian classical dancer and a ballet that redefines classical movement, and “Stories by Hand,” a dance theatre piece in which the hand gestures of Bharatanatyam interweave east and west, past and present, the mythic and the everyday.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

17:00–19:30 | Electric Guitar Workshop by Angelos Matsopoulos
Sound Studio
Performance and coaching of students in a guitar jam session. Open to students, please register to participate. Contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1456, 1427

17:00–20:00 | “Who is the Stranger Now?…” The advent of foreign…in our body, in our country, in our minds… Theatre Workshop by Barbara Doukas
Black Box Theater

20:30 | “Who is the Stranger Now?…” The advent of foreign… in our body, in our country, in our minds…
Black Box Theater

The workshop (Tuesday–Friday) will end with a sharing of the work, open to the public.


For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1456 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 16:00)
or email: fineperformingarts@acg.edu