Athens International Conference 2018
Theatre/Drama and Performing Arts in Education
Utopia or Necessity?

Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) in the 20th anniversary of its foundation (1998-2018), in partnership with the International Drama/Theatre & Education Association (IDEA) and in collaboration with a number of academic, professional and artistic institutions in Greece and abroad, is organizing the 8th Athens International Conference on Theatre and Performing Arts in Education.

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Invited speakers - Paper contributors - Workshop facilitators

Adıgüzel Ömer

Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Ankara University, Turkey

Alexiadi Katerina

Greek language and literature teacher, theatre theoretician, teacher of C. Orff music pedagogy, cultural administrator, Greece

Alexiou Giouli

Greek language and literature teacher, Greece

Ambazis Thodoris

Composer, theatre director, deputy Artistic Director of National Theatre, Greece

Anastasiade Maria

Social worker, drama facilitator, Cyprus

Andreasen John

Associate professor, Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Angeloglou Maria-Nefeli

Theater/ drama pedagogue, Germany

Asprogeraka Dionysia

Literature teacher, Greece

Avdi Avra

Greek language and literature teacher, drama teacher, Greece

Baldwin Patrice

Education Consultant, past President of IDEA, Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, UK

Baltas Haralambos

Teacher, Greece

Bargiel Anna

Art curator and teacher, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Poland

Baxter Veronica

Associate professor, Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Bekiaris Georgios

Primary school teacher, theatre theoretician, Greece

Beljanski-Ristic Ljubica

Founder, ex-President and honorary member of the Center for Drama in Education and Art- CEDEUM, Serbia

Birba Katerina

Primary schoolteacher, postgraduate student, Greece

Boumpleka Maria

Kindergarten teacher, Greece

Burns Brendon

Programme Leader, BA(Hons) Community Drama, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, UK

Chatzigeorgiou Melina

Drama teacher, Greece

Cheung Kung-Man-Matthew

PhD Candidate at Monash University, Hong Kong

Choleva Nassia

Drama pedagogue, PhD candidate, School of Early Childhood Education, (S.E.C.Ed.), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Greece

Chowdhury Mousumi

Activist, Board Member of BITA (Bangladesh Institute of Theatre Arts) Bangladesh

Christodoulou Theodora

Theatre theoretician, Cyprus

Coetzee Marié-Heleen

Associate professor, acting head, Drama Department, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Dakari Virginia

Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

de Vries Paul

Course leader, BA Theatre in Education, HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht, Netherlands

Dima Aikaterini

Primary school teacher, Greece

Dimopoulou Nicoletta

Theatre teacher/facilitator, Greece

Dougali Anna

Preschool teacher, special education teacher, Greece

Doumpa Vivian

Urban planner, geographer, Greece

Dutta Sisir

Founder Member and Executive Director of BITA (Bangladesh Institute of Theatre Arts) Bangladesh,

Fanouraki Clio

Assistant professor, Faculty of Theatre Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, director, writer, Greece,

Farmakaki Fani

Primary school teacher, Greece

Fragi Maria

Theatre theoretician, director, member of specialized and laboratory teaching staff, University of Patras, Greece

Fridrichova Petra

Head of Educational Research Centre, Faculty of Education, Matej Bel University, Slovakia

Gakis Kostas

Director, composer, actor, Greece

Giagiozi Evangelia

Greek language and literature teacher, Greece

Giannoulatou Ioanna-Daphne

Ph.D candidate, Department of Early Childhood Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Gillett Johnny

Theatre director, story practitioner, UK

Govas Nikos

Theatre/drama pedagogue, “It could be me – It could be you” project coordinator, Greece

Grollios Giorgos

Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Gümüş Nevin

Teacher. drama teacher, Turkey

Gyra Antigone

Choreographer, Greece

Helstola Maria

Drama teacher, Finland

Hentschel Ulrike

Professor, University of Berlin, Germany

Jackson Adrian

Artistic Director of Cardboard Citizens, UK

Jelić Aleksandra

Founder, president and theatre director of the ApsArt Centre for Theatre Research, Serbia

Jozifek Zsófia

Actress, theatre/ drama pedagogue Hungary

Kakoudaki Georgina

Theatre theoretician, director, Greece

Kaldi Maria

Educator, Greek language and literature teacher, Greece

Kallianta Thaleia

Primary school teacher, ΜΑ Drama in Education, Greece

Kalogridi Valia

Kindergarten teacher, special education kindergarten teacher, theatrical play animator, Greece

Kanli Sofia

Primary school teacher, Greece

Karagianni Αgni

Teacher, museum educator, Ph.D candidate, Drama pedagogy, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Karamoutsiou Alexandra

Music teacher, musicologist, Greece

Karamoutsiou Maria

Theatre/ drama pedagogue Greece

Karantzouli Emilia

Teacher, PhD candidate, Department of Primary Education, National and Kapodostrian University of Athens, Greece

Karaviti Jenny

Greek language and literature teacher, theatre/drama pedagogue, Greece

Kareta Eirini

Trainer/ Partnerships and Programmes Coordinator British Council Greece

Katsaridou Martha

Dr., Theatre/ drama pedagogue, fellow teacher (member of specialized and laboratory teaching staff), School of Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Kitchen Jennifer

PhD candidate in Arts Education, University of Warwick, UK

Kladaki Maria

Assistant professor, Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean, Greece

Kondoyianni Alkistis

Emeritus professor, Department of Theatre Studies, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Kondylidou Areti

Archeologist, social anthropologist, Greece

Konsolas Emmanuel

Associate professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of the Aegean, Greece

Kosma Georgia

English language and literature teacher, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Kosti Katerina

High school teacher, Ph.D in Drama in Education, postdoctoral researcher, Department of Theatre Studies, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Kotzampasaki Evangelia

Msc STEM in Education, Greece

Koukounaras-Liagis Marios

Assistant professor, Department of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Kremmydas Charalampos

Actor, theatre manager and producer, Greece

Krithari Christina

Theatre theoretician, drama pedagogue, Greece,

Krsmanović-Tasić Sanja

Theatre director, choreographer, actress, dancer, drama teacher, Serbia

Lagou Eleni

English language teacher, drama teacher, Greece

Lavda Myrto

Head of Educational Programs, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece,

Lenakakis Antonis

Assistant professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Lendvai Lilla

Intercultural expert, social pedagogue, Hungary

Lioliou Hara

Drama/theatre pedagogue, theatre theoretician, Greece

Loli Marita

French language and literature teacher, Greece

Madika Afroditi

Teacher, Greece

Makri Vasoula

Ph.D. candidate, School for German Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Mamali Evgenia

Primary school teacher, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Mantaka Chryssa

Assistant professor Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, set and costume designer, Greece

Mardas George

French language and literature, high school teacher, theatre theoretician, Greece

Margaroni Mary

Educator, Greek language and literature teacher, Greece

Marjanovic-Shane Ana

Independent scholar, professor of Education, USA

Markopoulos Stathis

Puppeteer, puppet maker, Greece

Marna Eirini

Kindergarten teacher, theatre/ drama pedagogue, Greece

Mavreas Dimitris

Greek language and literature teacher, Greece

Memou Stamatia

Student, Department of Theatre Studies, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Meszlényi-Bodnár Zoltán

Theatre director, actor, theatre/ drama pedagogue, president of Nyitott Kör (Open Circle) Theatre in Education (TiE) Company, Hungary

Metinnam İhsan

Research assistant, Faculty of Education, Trakya University, Turkey

Mitsika Ioanna

Choreographer, dancer, Greece

Mologousi Sonia

Theatre theoretician, theatre/drama pedagogue, Greece

Moustaklidou Dafni

Communications executive, Greece

Myronaki Fani

Institute of Educational Policy, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, Greece,

Naughton Greg

Senior lecturer, Department of Performing Arts, University of Winchester, UK

Nikolopoulou Dimitra

Theatre/drama pedagogue, art historian, director, Greece

Oddie David

Actor, educator, founder at ARROW Programme and INDRA Congress (Reconciliation through Art), UK

Özen Zeki

Drama teacher, research assistant, Department of Primary Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara University, Turkey

Papadopoulos Simos

Assistant professor, Department of Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Papaioannou Theodora

Ph.D., Department of Primary Education, University of Thessaly, Greece

Papariga Fotini

French and German language teacher, Greece

Papastefanaki Lydia

Primary school teacher, Msc Theatre and Education, Greece

Papatriantafylloy Marialena

Drama facilitator, actress, Greece

Papoulia Myrto

Drama facilitator, Greece

Paroussi Antigoni

Associate professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Pascoe Robin

President of International Drama/Theatre & Education Association (IDEA), Murdoch University, Australia

Pavlidou Kalliopi

Primary school teacher, Ph.D candidate, Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean, Greece

Pigkou-Repousi Myrto

Dr Theatre in Education, Greece

Polyviou Eleni

Greek language and literature teacher, drama facilitator, Cyprus

Potamousi Iro

Sociologist, theatre/drama pedagogue, Greece

Poutahidou Rita

Actress, musical, director, theatrical pedagogue, Greece

Prentki Tim

Professor, University of Winchester, UK

Reiss Joachim

IDEA Executive Committee member, Board member of BVTS Germany

Riga Vassiliki

Assistant professor, Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education, University of Patras, Greece

Shelley Rebecca

Theatre/ drama pedagogue, arts education professional, UK

Simou Alexandra

Doctor of English Language and Literature, teacher of English (Art School of Heraklion)

Simou Polyxeni

Highschool teacher, MSc Drama in Education, Greece

Siroka Katerina

Kindergarten teacher, midwife, Greece

Socratous Demetra

Teacher, drama facilitator, writer, Cyprus

Spanou Haritini

Greek language and literature teacher, Greece

Stafylaraki Aristea

Actress, theatre theoretician, Greece

Stavrogiannopoulou Efthymia

Ph.D. candidate, Department of educational Sciences and Early Childhood education , University of Patras, theatre theoretician, Greek language and literature teacher Greece

Stenou Sofia

Greek language and literature teacher, facilitator, Greece

Stojiljković Jelena

Serbian Language and Literature teacher, Serbia

Stratou Elpida

Occupational therapist, Greece

Tomasidou Nandia

Theatre/drama pedagogue, Cyprus

Tsarbopoulou Antigoni

Language and Literature teacher, Greece

Tselfes Vasilis

Emeritus professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Tsiaras Asterios

Associate professor, Department of Theatre Studies, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Tsichli-Boissonnas Anna

Theatre director, dramaturg, member of specialized and laboratory teaching staff, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Tzamargias Takis

Theatre director, Greece

Venieri Foteini

Theatre theoretician, museum theatre professional, Greece

Ventouli Konstantina

Kindergarten teacher, Msc Greece

Vgages Stelios

Primary school teacher, theatrical play animator, Greece

Vitsou Magda

Preschool teacher, Ph.D in Drama in Education, Department of Theatre Studies, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Voulgari Kalliopi

Primary school teacher, Greece

Vouyoukas Constantinos

Assistant professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Winston Joe

Professor University of Warwick, UK

Zachu Katerina

Assistant professor, School for German Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Zanni Maria

Body psychotherapist, social anthropologist, criminologist, Greece

Zouridou Christina

Drama teacher, actress, Greece