March, 2016

201604Mar(Mar 4)18:0011(Mar 11)21:00Arts Festival 201618:00 - 21:00 (11)

Event Details

When: Friday, March 4 – 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 2016, organized by Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts, is launched on March 4.
The arts will be celebrated on campus until March 10, 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.



18:00 – 22:00 | Overseas Exhibition Opening
ACG Gallery
Curated by Galini Notti and produced by the Art History, Graphic Design and Visual Arts programs. Parallel events will be organized to accompany the exhibition.


15:00-16:00 | Theater Games for All – Theater Arts Society/Theater Arts Club
CN Studio 2

An hour of fun and creative theater games and improvisations open to all College students.

20:00 | One – Off Dances – A Dance Platform (Dance Area)
Black Box Theater

Off the grid dances. Dance as it should be: free, unique, ephemeral. Second installment of the year-long series One-Off Dances, a collaboration between Theatre enCorps and the Theater Arts & Dance Department with choreographers Mariela Nestora, Maria Koliopoulou and Olga Spiraki.


13:30-16:30 | Blood of Shakespeare Master Class (Theater Arts)
Black Box Theater

Master class by Dr. Kiki Selioni on biophysical acting, an innovative methodology for a comprehensive training of the actor. Participants will have the opportunity to work on extracts from Shakespeare’s plays (in English).


15:00 | Computing in the Arts: Exploring Music, Technology and Innovation. (Music)
7th Level Auditorium

Lecture by Professor Bill Manaris from the College of Charleston, SC. USA
Professor Bill Manaris will present Computing in the Arts (CITA), an interdisciplinary degree program. The talk will discuss several projects involving students, such as a Laptop Orchestra, a computer musician that listens to humans and responds with new material in real-time, a system for exploring harmonic spaces in J.S. Bach chorales, and a motion-based interface for navigating M.C. Escher’s works.

19:30 | Music and Technology Concert
7th Level Auditorium

Synchronized concert between the College of Charleston and Deree students and faculty.
Panel discussion will follow the performance

15:00–16:00 | Lectures by Tommaso Taraschi and Roleplay (Graphic Design)
Center for the Arts Auditorium

The Italian graphic designer Tommaso Taraschi and the interdisciplinary group of design professionals called Roleplay will present their lectures from the international conference Design Athens 2. Tommaso Taraschi will give a survival guide to freelance work, and Roleplay will discuss the increase of both DIY self-releases and limited deluxe special editions in recent music, book and magazine publications.


13:40-14:55 | Athens Festival and the Cold War: Lecture by Dr. Steriani Tsintziloni (Theater Arts)
6th Level Auditorium

An examination of the philosophy, performances and operation of the Athens Festival as an artistic event, a cultural and political initiative, and an internationally oriented event within the Cold War context.


9:30-15:00 | Arts @ Deree Day, all FRSFPA programs
A day specially designed for high school students to get a ‘taste’ of college level studies in arts and performing arts. A variety of intensive workshops and seminars delivered by our distinguished faculty from the Art History, Dance, Graphic Design, Music, Theater and Visual Arts programs

13:30 | School performance (part of Arts Day @ Deree)
Black Box Theater

19:30 | Sex Strike – an adaptation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata. (Theater Arts)
Black Box Theater

The Actor’s Wheel/BA Acting Program, University of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth UK
A devised performance based on Aristophanes Lysistrata. How do you bring the world to a halt? How do you stop a war? The women of Athens and Sparta band together to demand peace; their plan? – go on a sex strike until the war ends!

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1456 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 16:00)
or email: [email protected]