Educational Workshops

Giving voice to my body with songs from the greek shadow theatre “Karagiozis”

Giving voice to my body with songs from the greek shadow theatre “Karagiozis”

Music and song have always co-existed in a good show of the shadow theatre. They complete it as public entertainment, and enhance it as an expression of art.
The introduction of every hero was accompanied as a rule by a song that was either played by the puppeteer himself with a musical instrument, or by a band.
The puppeteers left a mark in their own way, and were the ones to give the shadow theatre characteristics of a “folklore opera”.
Karagiozis shows confirm that music is an inseparable piece of our culture. The melodies were written with ardour and respect for tradition, while also urging you to experiment with it by changing the lyrics. Musicians and puppeteers gave their own complexion based on where they were from.

This year the theme of our musical workshops is Karagiozis.
Stella Chronaiou, in a collaboration with the wonderful musician and puppeteer Dimos Bougioukas, will help us discover the shadow theatre and its characters through their songs and their voices. We will learn how the shadow puppets are created and how a Karagiozis show is setup.
With love and respect for tradition, we will sing and learn new melodies written with ardour and passion in different parts of Greece, and we will have fun learning about the comedic aspect of the songs.
At the end of the workshop cycle, Dimos Bougioukas will perform a Karagiozis show accompanied musically by the children that participated in the workshop!

7 & 8 October
4 & 5 November
9 & 10 December
20 & 21 January
10 & 11 February
10 & 11 March
21 & 22 April

An exhibition of the children’s works of art will take place in 19th-20th ofMay.

 Saturday  Sunday
 For 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students.16:00-17:30  For 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students.10:30-12:00
 For 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.18:00-19:30 For 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.12:30-14:00

Participation is free and must be ensured by parents calling  to the following numbers 22860 85141, 6971828108 (Wednesday to Sunday between 10.00-18.00) Maximum number 20 children per class.   Since places are limited they will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Facilitators: Stella Chroneou, Dimos Bougioukas